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Texas GATORFEST celebrates the Anahuac area's wetlands and their most remarkable inhabitant - the American alligator.

The Alligator Education Tent was established in an effort to provide visitors with information regarding literally "everything you ever wanted to know about alligators but were afraid to ask!" With a focus on the alligator and its wetland environment, the Alligator Education Tent provides visitors with a variety of informative displays.

A yearly average of 30,000 guests pass through the Texas GATORFEST gates to enjoy this family-oriented festival. If your organization is education-oriented, setting up a booth in the Alligator Education Tent is a great way to let a huge number of people know who you are and what you do.

If you're interested in hosting a booth in the Alligator Education Tent, either complete the application below and submit it digitally or download an application packet here and mail it to Texas GATORFEST - Alligator Education Tent, Attn: Jacque White at PO Box R, Anahuac, TX 77514. You will be notified in advance of the festival if your application has been approved.


  • Deadline for Entries: September 1, 2020 before 5 p.m.

  • Set Up: Friday, September 11, 2020 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Required Exhibition Times: 

    • Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    • Sunday, September 13, 2020 | 12 to 6 p.m.

  • Take Down: Sunday, September 13, 2020 | 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Exhibit Area: The Alligator Education Tent is strategically located on the main thoroughfare of the festival to provide optimum opportunity for public interaction with educational activities about the alligator and their native wetlands 

  • Display Area: Display spaces consist of a 10' x 10' (100 square feet) covered space with lighting. The festival will provide 1 table and two chairs. Larger space, more tables and chairs and electricity are available but must be requested

  • Entry Fee: FREE

Exhibitor Rules

  1. Once accepted, an entrant is committed to show

  2. There are no rain dates

  3. The festival provides daytime and overnight security (Friday and Saturday nights); however, entrant exhibits all displays at their own risk. Texas GATORFEST, the Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce and its members or agents assume no liability for damage, loss or theft of any exhibitor's display

  4. Exhibitors may sell items consistent with their organization's theme. However, any items that are sold must be approved by festival officials in advance

  5. Samples or other giveaways must be approved by festival officials

  6. Exhibitors are required to be open during the hours listed above. Exhibitors will be given two parking permits in a parking lot adjacent to the festival. If you arrive after teh set up hours or leave before the take down hours listed above you will have to carry or dolly your mechandise in and/or out of the festival area. There are no exceptions to this rule. All cars and/or motorized vehicles will be removed at the end of the set up times listed above; any vehicles left in the festival area after this time will be towed at the owner's expense. Vehicles or watercraft left inside the festival grounds as exhibits will not be allowed to leave until 30 minutes after the gates have closed. No exceptions will be made. No vehicles allowed in the festival area until 30 minutes after the gates close each day/night

  7. Texas GATORFEST reserves the right to reject any entry or to close any exhibit found to be breaking festival rules or whose conduct is found to be unfavorable to the festival or its guests

  8. Submission of an entry constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to the terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus

  9. No food or beverages may be sold by exhibitors

  10. Although the Alligator Education Tent will be in close proximity to the Beer Garden, consumption of alcoholic beverages will not be allowed in the Alligator Education Tent. Exhibitors and guests with alcoholic beverages will be asked to return to the beer garden

  11. All exhibitors agree to greet and provide professional service to all prospective customers and GATORFEST guests. Exhibitor agree to work with GATORFEST volunteers and staff in a positive manner. Exhibitors who choose to exhibit an unprofessional code of conduct will be asked to leave the festival

Alligator Education Tent Booth Application
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