The main vendor portion of the 2023 Goddard Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 7 beginning at 8am and concluding Saturday evening. Vendor activities will take place along Main Street and in Linear Park.
Category A - Non-Profit Booths no food sold 16' W X 10'W space: $35.00 :
Category B - Commercial, Arts/Crafts, consumer product/services, games, raffle. Non-profit FOOD Booths and activities (this includes giving away free drinks/or food) 15' W X 10'W space: $50.00
Category C - Food Booths- Booths that will be selling food or drinks (DOES NOT INCLUDE FOOD TRUCKS): $75.00
Extra Day Category A-C - $30.00 (Limited availability. Price is $30.00 extra per day for Friday and Sunday)
Food Trucks - One Day: $75.00
Food Trucks - Two Day Vendor: $125.00Set up: Traffic will be blocked on Main Street from 2nd Street at 8am Saturday, Oct. 7. Stay tuned for other traffic information as the event gets closer.
Vendor deliveries (which need to be made by vehicle) need to be completed before 8 am on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Check In: Check in for booth locations will take place Saturday, Oct. 7 from 6:30am to 8am.
Special Requests: Special requests such as booth location, or booth placement for similar vendors, must be made in writing by September 15. All requests will be taken into consideration, however, we cannot guarantee booth placement.
Please note: No Tables or Chairs will be provided.
Refunds: No refunds will be issued for inclement weather or no shows.
Responsibility for Loss or Theft: Vendors shall be solely responsible for any loss, theft or damage to property or work displayed and will not hold the City of Goddard, Goddard Fall Festival Committee or Goddard Chamber of Commerce for liability of such. By registering your booth, you agree to these terms.
Rejection: The Goddard Fall Festival Committee reserve the right to reject any entry into the Goddard Fall Festival for any reason.
State Regulations: Collecting Sales Tax at special events ensures a level playing field to all customers and vendors, maintains tax compliance with Kansas tax laws and regulations, and improves the local economy. Sales tax is paid to the retailer/vendor by the consumer, remitted to the State by the retailer/vendor and distributed by the State to the City and County where the sale is made.
Kansas requires that all persons and entities making retail sales, collecting admissions, and/or renting a tangible personal property in Kansas, collect and remit sales tax, even if selling only one time per year. This includes not-for-profit organizations that are not tax-exempt.
Booth Payment can be made via credit card with online registration or by mail per the following:
Goddard Chamber of Commerce
Attn: Goddard Fall Festival
PO Box 244
Goddard, KS 67052
Please make Checks Payable to the Goddard Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, please contact the Goddard Chamber of Commerce: Chamber@GoddardKansas.us or 316-833-8385.
US107.9 is proud to present John Michael Montgomery along with Genesis Health Club, Blast Off Bay and Hampton Inn Goddard to the 2023 Goddard Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7.
Opening Acts: Jared Brown and the Dirt Road Misfits and The 99.
To purchase buttons or VIP Tickets visit www.GoddardChamber.net/store.
Buttons are required to attend.
Buttons are $20 in advance and will be only available by Will Call at the Goddard Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Limited VIP Tickets are also available for $100. VIP tickets include a Fall Festival Button, catered Meal, access to the VIP section and a select number of complimentary beverages.
Buttons required in stage area/Beer Garden after 3pm.
Opening acts at 5pm include Jared Brown and the Dirt Road Misfits and The 99.
For every button purchased you will be entered into a drawing to win a meet and greet with John Michael Montgomery prior to the headline show. Winners will be announced live on US107.9 during the event preview interview TBD during the week before the Goddard Fall Festival. Meet and Greet is for one person only. Seven Meet and Greets will be drawn from Button purchases.
VIP Tickets are limited and available at an additional cost.
Some activities and products available at the 2023 Goddard Fall Festival are not included in the button purchase and cost extra.
John Michael Montgomery presented by 107.9 KWLS
John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers. Behind the string of hit records, the roomful of awards and the critical and fan accolades that have defined his phenomenal success lies a connection that goes beyond his undeniable talent and his proven knack for picking hits. Since the days when “Life’s A Dance” turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets—believability. Few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this handsome Kentucky-born artist.
It is readily apparent in love songs that have helped set the standard for a generation. Songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That” still resonate across the landscape—pop icon and country newcomer Jessica Simpson cited “I Love The Way You Love Me” as an influence in a recent interview. It is apparent in the 2004 hit “Letters From Home,” one of the most moving tributes to the connection between soldiers and their families ever recorded, and in “The Little Girl,” a tale of redemption that plumbs both the harrowing and the uplifting. It is apparent even in the pure fun that has always found its way into John Michael’s repertoire—songs like “Be My Baby Tonight” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident),” where John Michael’s vocal earnestness takes musical whimsy to another level.
John Michael’s origins lie in deceptively modest beginnings. He was born in Danville, Kentucky, to parents who imparted a lifelong love of music.
“Where most people have chairs and sofas in their living rooms,” laughs John Michael, “we had amplifiers and drum kits.”
The family band played on weekends throughout the area, and John Michael and his brother Eddie eagerly soaked up everything about it.
“To a certain extent,” he says, “my dad always had a natural ability to draw fans and entertain people; I don’t care if it was on the front porch, the living room, or on a stage. I think that transitioned to me and my brother being able to do that on stage.”
John Michael took over lead singing chores after his parents divorced, and he performed for a while in a band called Early Tymz with Eddie and their friend Troy Gentry. Nashville talent scouts began hearing about and then seeing John Michael perform and by the early ‘90s he had a record deal.
The hits followed steadily, with songs like “Rope The Moon,” “If You’ve Got Love,” “No Man’s Land,” “Cowboy Love,” “As Long As I Live,” “Friends” and “How Was I To Know” establishing him as one of the elite acts of the era. He received the CMA Horizon award and was named the ACM’s Top New Vocalist, setting off a long series of awards that included the CMA’s Single and Song of the Year, Billboard’s Top Country Artist, and a Grammy nomination. Heavy touring meant he kept the close touch with fans he had begun in the clubs back home.
“You get to know your fans and what they like more and more through the years,” he says, “and you kind of gravitate towards one another.”
Indeed, he has always had an extraordinarily close relationship with his fans, and they have stayed with him through good and bad times.
Asked what he thinks gave him the edge in a career that calls millions but gives stardom to just a few, he pauses, then thinks back to the legacy of his parents.
“I reckon it was good genes and good blood,” he says with a smile. Few who know the depth and breadth of his own growing legacy would disagree.
Join us to network with fellow Chamber members, learn more about The Goddard Chamber and hear an update on what is happening in your community!
Advance registration is required to attend. Online Registration ends on Wednesday, October 11 at Noon. If registering after that time, please contact the Goddard Chamber 316-833-8385 or Chamber@GoddardKansas.us.
Advance registration is required to attend.