FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions?
Q. Where is the Fair?
A. The Fair is on Broadway beginning at 21st Street and as of 2020 will go up to 26th Street.
Q. How do I become a vendor?
Visit our Vendors page for information, or join our mailing list by clicking this link and subscribing to our vendor and sponsor list! We email out event & registration information several times a year.
If it is close to the Fair date you can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or BHTFops@gmail.com
Q. How do I become a sponsor?
Join our mailing list by clicking this link and subscribing to our vendor and sponsor list!
We email out event & sponsorship information several times a year.
If it is close to the Fair date you can email us directly at BHTFsponsors@gmail.com or BHTFops@gmail.com
Q. How large is a vendor space?
A. A single space is 10x10, a double space is 10x20
Q. How do I know where to set up?
A. All vendors receive a Setup Info email in the end of May. The email will contain registration, setup, and parking information.
Q. Are there rules about setting up my space?
A. We want you to have fun and get creative, but there are a few rules to keep vendors and fair goers safe. Click here to learn more about vendor spaces.
Q. Is there anything special that food vendors need?
A. Yes. The BHTF Association will file permits with the Board of Health, and for any food vendors that will be cooking onsite, with Fire Prevention. A representative from the Board of Health and from Fire Prevention will inspect each food vendor prior to the Fair opening on Saturday morning. Please plan your setup to allow yourself the time you will need.
Fire extinguishers must be up to date. Additionally, if you plan to cook under the shade of a tent, it must have an NFPA-701 tag attached, or you must be able to provide the appropriate paperwork to certify that it has been rendered fire retardant to the NFPA-701 standard.
Q. What happens Saturday night?
A. Bayonne is a safe place to be thanks to the vigilance and dedication of the Bayonne PD, however neither the City of Bayonne, the Police Department, or the Bayonne Hometown Fair Assoc. are responsible for any items left on the street. If a tent is left over night the weights MUST remain on all legs and the tent should be lowered in case of increased wind.
Q. Is there a stage with entertainment?
A. There are TWO stages with free, live entertainment. The Main Stage features professional musicians and the Community Stage features local, child focused entertainment.
Q. Is there alcohol at the Fair?
A. There is a Beer Garden located beside our Main Stage. Alcohol can only be purchased there, and it must be consumed within the boundaries of the Beer Garden. Anyone outside of the Beer Garden boundaries consuming alcohol will be subject to the regular laws, enforced by our fine BPD officers.
Q. What do you do with the money you raise?
A. We are a non-profit organization run by volunteers who receive $0 compensation for their time. All of the money that we take in from vendor fees, sponsorships, and fundraising go right back into the Fair to cover expenses; learn more here.
Q. What if my question isn't on here?
A. Click on "Contact Us" at the top of the page and ask us anything you like!