Now, in it’s 42nd year, the Idaho State Draft Horse and Mule International is one of the largest draft horse and mule shows in the West, drawing spectators and exhibitors alike from several states and Canada. 5 action packed performances led by an all – volunteer show committee, this event is sustained with the support of volunteers who donate countless hours of their own time and resources every year.
By being a Vendor at the Idaho State Draft Horse and Mule Show is more than selling your product or company name: it’s about being associated with a 42-year tradition and vital piece of our American Heritage in the state of Idaho.
Although the show was held in Bonner County until being moved to Kootenai County this year, we’ve found that many people in the surrounding communities remember attending as a child or even those who go every year “just because” since 1976.
Because of you, our vendors, this area has been able to celebrate a part of our American Heritage ---- the Gentle Giants who tilled the soil and pulled our freight.
THIS YEAR WE HAVE UNDER THE GRANDSTANDS WITH LIMITED SPOTS AND ANOTHER BUILDING CLOSE TO THE ARENA.
Under the Grandstand is concrete floor the other building is a dirt floor so please if you want under the grandstands get your money and form in early. This year will be first come first serve.
Set-up: The show officially starts on Thursday, JULY 4TH at 1:00 p.m. Vendors, with proof of payment, may begin setting up as early as Wednesday but must be finished by 9:00 p.m. as the building will be locked. The building opens again at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday.
Vendors must be set-up by 8:45 a.m. on Friday, JULY 5TH, vehicles parked and out of the way of the exhibitors. Note the change in hours & DATE from last year.
Hours of Operation: Vendors Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to ONE HOUR AFTER THE LAST PERFORMANCE CLASS IS OVER ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Tear Down/Close: Vendors are required to stay until one hour after the last class is finished on Sunday afternoon. Those who leave early without prior arrangements will not be invited back next year. This is for the safety of animals and people alike. Vendors must be completely cleaned out by noon on Monday, JULY 8TH.
Each vendor is responsible for collecting the Idaho State Income Tax from all sales.
Contract Deadlines: Please complete the Vendor Booth Contract and return with FULL PAYMENT no later than JUNE 15TH, 2019. Each vendor who has paid in-full will get a vendor-package pass that admits two people to the entire show and parking for one car. Additional passes will be required to be purchased.
Camping: THE FAIRGROUNDS HAS A CAMPGROUND WITH FULL HOOKUPS THAT WILL GO THRU THE FAIRGROUNDS AT 208-765-4969 OR WEB SITE AT www.kcfairgrounds.com. We have more electrical spots than ever plus we still have dry camping. You will find a camping form enclosed. Please complete and return with your vendor contract. Contact Joy Crupper (208) 818-4222 if you have questions about camping.
Food Merchants: WILL BE HANDLED BY THE FAIRGROUNDS
Non-Profit Exhibitors: We will offer a limited number of fee-free booth spaces to non-profits/exhibitors/organizations. Non-profit documentation must be provided and acceptance approved by the Show Committee.
Educational Demonstrations: These are available on a first-come basis. If you are interested in sharing some of your expertise, please phone or email Sandy ahead of the vendor deadline. (Examples: horseshoeing, building wagon wheels, etc.)
Indoor Exhibitors Electrical Information: Electricity is available to booths along the wall but not mid-floor. Bring your own extension cords. We do not allow any high-energy electrical appliances such as irons or coffee pots as power is limited to lights, TV's and the like.
Outdoor Exhibitors: All booths must be 20 feet from any building and for the safety of the horses, not in-between barns.
We Provide: Your space! You bring your own chairs, tables, drapes, etc.
Trailer Parking: WILL BE GATE C ON KATHLEEN.
Church Service: There will be a Sunday morning church service. All are welcome.
Security: The VENDOR AREA will be opened at 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning, 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings and locked after 9:00 p.m.
No Refunds: If you are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP so that another vendor can have your assigned space.
We invite each vendor to help spread the word about our show! If you are on Face Book, please connect with our page. We also have BROCHURES that you can use in your booths as you frequent other events. Please tell your neighbors and friends also! This is a great event and it's our vendors, exhibitors and spectators that make it so!
Send contracts and payments to:
MAKE CHECKS TO NIDHMA
PO Box 105
RATHDRUM, ID 83858
Questions: (208) 691-4365
Email: [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you at our show! You will receive a merchant packet when you sign in at the show office under the grandstands!
The North Idaho Horse and Mule Assn. reserves the right to refuse any booth.