First Missionary Baptist Church
Sunday Church School-- 8:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service-- 10:00 a.m.
​​ Wednesday Prayer-Praise-Study
12 noon & 6:30 p.m.

200 Avenue R, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Rev. C.E. Dollison,
"A Charge to Keep - A World to Reach"

The Church With 20/20 Vision
Heritage Day Festival
Celebrating Unity in Our Community for 26 Years!

FMBC is hosting its 26th Annual Heritage Day Festival
Sat., Feb. 15, 2020  10am—5pm
Lake Maude Park
1790 - 7th St NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881

We are excited to host this grand event at the beautiful, spacious, renovated Lake Maude Park. The festival will feature a fashion show, singing, dancing, and scores of vendors promoting food and other items. We expect attendance and participation from citizens throughout the State of Florida! 
The theme for this year's event is "One Vision, One Charge, One Community."

Admission is FREE!   To view our TWO-page flyer for details, click the "Flyer" button--->

ATTENTION VENDORS: Application deadline is Monday, February 10, 2020
Detailed guidelines, also included on the hardcopy/paper form, are below 

Online Application (preferred method)

  • Click the "Online Form" button to complete the application--->

  • Once the form is submitted, click the EventBrite link to complete payment--->

  • Click the "Paper Form" button to download/print the application form--->
  • Complete the form and follow instructions contained within

For more Information: Phone: 863-294-6553 | Fax: 863-294-4466
Mamie Leonard:
Dear Community Partners/Vendors:

Thank you for your interest in participating in the First Missionary Baptist Church (FMBC) 26th Annual Unity in Our Community: Heritage Day Festival event scheduled for Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Lake Maude Park, located at 1790 - 7th St NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881. This day of community engagement and celebration of African American traditions and family values is sure to be a memorable event for your organization/business! This event is FREE to the entire community.

Setup time for this year’s festivities will begin at 6:00 a.m. and end by 9:00 a.m. Vendors must be present during the above established set-up time. Vendors who arrive after this time will not be permitted to set up for the event. The event will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. sharp and end at approximately 5:00 pm. The event will include an array of delicious food vendors, music, entertainment, fun-filled activities, and information for families!
Again, we are so happy to have your participation in this year’s event! Please share information about this year’s Heritage Day Festival with your family, friends, and on your social media outlets.

  1. Vendor fees are non-refundable.
  2. All vendors must complete a Vendor Registration Form (below or online).
  3. There is $50 vendor fee for each allotted space (10’ x 15’) in this year’s event. If you require more than one vendor space, each additional space is $50 (e.g., two (2) spaces is $100; three (3) is $150).
  4. IMPORTANT: Food trucks, large trailers, oversized grills, needing more than one space:
  5. Space is limited for oversized vendors and is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Complete and submit your application and payment immediately.
  6. Food trucks or oversized trailers and grills MUST purchase two (2) or more vendor spaces and are still subject to the rules governing all other food vendors.
  7. We cannot emphasize this strongly enough so plan accordingly because failure to purchase the correct amount of vendor space means you will not be allowed to complete your full setup.
  8. Please note on this form if you ARE a truck and special event parking will be made available to you.

No vendor, except FMBC personnel, may sell bottled water.
Booth setup:
  1. Setup will take place on Saturday, February 15 between 6:00–9:00 am
  2. After 9:00 am, all vehicles/carts must be removed from the loading/unloading area and relocated to the designated parking areas.
  3. Vendors arriving after 9:00 am will NOT be allowed to set up for the event or receive a refund.
  4. Booth site designation is determined by Heritage Day staff. NO alteration to the site map placements of the Heritage Day festivities will be tolerated unless authorized by Heritage Day personnel.
  5. Volunteers will assist vendors with site location/mapping.
  6. Vehicles are prohibited from entering the grassy area at the park. Vendors should bring a cart, wagon, or other means to assist with loading and unloading items, if needed.
Food Vendors:
  1. Any cooking equipment that produces sparks or grease-laden vapors must be kept a safe distance (i.e., a minimum of 20 feet) from any combustibles, tents, inflatables, etc. Said equipment is NOT allowed on grassy areas or near the performance stage.
  2. Food vendors must have appropriate fire extinguishers and other safety supplies.
  3. Due to space constraints, food vendors will NOT be allowed to park their personal vehicles alongside their booth space(s).
Booth Tents, Electricity, Trash:
  1. Vendors must bring their own tents, tables, chairs, and power sources, such as generators/propane. NO electrical sources will be provided.
  2. For tents or any other setup that requires anchoring, stakes or holes are NOT permitted to be put in the ground to protect the irrigation system.
  3. It is your responsibility to securely anchor your booth, sandbags, or other non-intrusive materials, as the wind and weather can be severe.
  4. NO X-rated merchandise, drug paraphernalia, or items depicting violence will be permitted.
  5. Remove all booth/vendor trash in your designated area(s), both during and at the end of the event.
Property Loss/Damage:
  1. Reasonable efforts will be made to protect the vendor booths and their contents.
  2. However, neither First Missionary Baptist Church nor The City of Winter Haven will assume responsibility or liability for loss or damage to property.

  1. Consumption of alcoholic beverages on any part of the premises—during Heritage Day Festival event hours—is strictly prohibited.
  2. If a vendor or his/her crew violates this rule, that vendor will be barred from participating in future Heritage Day Festivals and FMBC-related events and will immediately be asked to leave the event.

  1. Reminder - vendors are PROHIBITED from selling water at the Heritage Day Festival!
  2. Only FMBC vendor may sell bottled water.

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