Join the annual celebration of Spring Fling. With over 200 vendors, games, giveaways and music, it is the most anticipated event at Temple.
Spring Fling 2013
Wednesday, April 17
(rain date is Thursday, April 18)
The application due date has passed.
Booth size - 10 ft. x 10 ft. Pop up tent, table and two chairs are provided.
Table size - 6 ft. x 2 1/2 ft. Table and two chairs are provided.
Electricity - 110 Volt, provided in a quad box, near your location
Water - access to a hose near your designated location
Incomplete applications will not be processed. This includes a lack of activity description. We request this information in order to try and separate any groups/vendors seeking to do a similar activity.
Vendors who wish to sell food or distribute food or beverages must complete the “Special Event Temporary Food Service Application”. This can be found at http://www.phila.gov/health/permitsForms.html
Payment must accompany completed applications in the form of certified check or money order - personal checks will not be accepted. If paying in person, cash will be accepted.
No credit card signups permitted.
There are a limited number of booths and spaces available; they are assigned according to many factors. Requests for a specific location cannot be guaranteed.
Refunds if appropriate will be processed 10 days after the event.
Any group interested in selling t-shirts must have artwork approved prior to the date of the event.
Setup for booths is restricted to between 9 am and 11 am. Your vehicle will not be allowed on the closed streets after 10 am under any circumstances.
If you would like to arrange for parking ahead of time, please contact Parking Services at 215-204-5301.
Items sold or given away at your space must be acquired legally - i.e. no bootleg DVDs, CDs, etc.
No alcohol is allowed at, in, or near your space.
Music is not allowed at individual booths. There will be a DJ on Liacouras Walk and live bands at the Bell Tower.
All booths, spaces, etc., must close at 4:00pm sharp.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Please take a look at them before reaching out to our office to see if your question is listed below.
1. Where is Spring Fling going to be on campus this year?
Spring Fling will be on Liacouras Walk from Montgomery Avenue to Norris Street, 13th Street from Montgomery Avenue to Norris Street and Polett Walk (formerly known as Berks Mall) from Liacouras Walk to 12th Street. http://temple.edu/sites/temple/files/uploads/documents/TUMain_map.pdf
2. I don’t know where my booth is. How can I find out its location?
Booth location can be obtained by going to the Student Activities’ office on or after April 1. Student Activities will also have an information booth set up at 13th Street and Berks Mall the morning of the event. Please visit this booth to check-in even if you obtain your space location prior to the event.
3. Can I set up my booth earlier than 9 am?
No. We will still be in the process of setting up booths, tables, sound equipment, etc. until 9 am and traffic on 13th Street will be limited to service vehicles only.
4. I didn’t ask for electricity, water, tables, booths etc. Can I get them today?
All requests for booths, spaces, electricity or water during Spring Fling must be requested and approved in advance of the event. We cannot accommodate walk-up requests.
5. Will my booth be close to the center of activity?
Unfortunately, everyone cannot have a booth by the Bell Tower area. We assign booths based on many different factors. We also make every attempt not to place you next to a vendor that might compete with you. Sometimes, due to a lack of space, you might be close to or next to someone who sells the same item as you.
6. I’ve been at Temple’s Spring Fling for the past 10 years and always had a spot at the corner of... Why am I not at the same spot this year?
A. Changes on campus require that your location be adjusted.
B. Your activity/set up can no longer be accommodated in the same spot or place.
C. We have decided to put you somewhere else due to the needs of the program.
7. The merchandise I sell is very valuable and I cannot afford to get it wet. When do you make the call for a rain date? Can I get my money back if it starts to rain and I don’t sell anything?
We usually make the decision to postpone Spring Fling for a rain date by 2pm of the day before the event. If it does start to rain during the day, we cannot give you a refund. Refund requests for slow sales will also be denied.
8. Can I bring my own tables and chairs?
No. All tables and chairs are provided by Temple University and our staff.
9. I want to play music at my booth/space etc. Is it allowed?
No amplified sound is allowed at individual booths.
10. I plan to have a barbecue at my booth/space. Where can I dump the hot coals (grease etc.) after I am done?
If you have obtained the appropriate permit from the Office of Food Protection, coals can be dumped onto the street after the event is over at 4 pm. Temple grounds crew staff will clean it up. You may not dispose of oil, grease or any such material on the grass or on University property. Incorrect disposal or leaving behind oil or grease will result in a fine for the costs of cleaning the sidewalk/street, as well as prohibition of participation in the future. All food vendors must meet the requirements outlined by the Department of Health.
11. My display has items that require stakes, poles etc., to be put into the ground. Are there any restrictions? What if I want to set up my own booth in a space that I requested?
Stakes cannot be placed in the ground, but sandbags are allowed. All such requests must be indicated on the application. We will allow such items on a case-by-case basis. We have the right to refuse or change a location if you gave incomplete information.
12. I requested electricity/water at my booth and it’s not there. I have to go all the way to the next booth to tap into it.
Electricity is provided in the form of a quad box near your booth/space. Other booths requesting such items will also access this quad box. You will have to bring your own extension cord so that you may access electricity. Water supplies will be near your booth.
13. I don’t want your electricity. I have a generator. Where can I put the generator?
Due to problems in the past, we restrict the locations where a generator can be used. You must indicate on the application that you wish to bring a generator.
14. I’m in a band. How can I perform at the Bell Tower stage next year?
Submit a press kit or website to Student Activities in Room 219 Mezzanine in the Student Center or by e-mailing email@example.com prior to March 22. Preference is given to bands comprised of Temple students, and selections are made by a student committee.
15. I changed my mind, I don’t/can’t be a part of Spring Fling. Can I get a refund?
Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the event. Refunds will be processed 10 days after the event.
16. I paid for parking, but it’s too far away. Can’t I park on the street so I can load and unload?
If you paid for parking with Parking Services, you may park your vehicle in the assigned parking lot. Any vehicles left on 13th Street will be ticketed and towed.
17. My booth/space is on Liacouras Walk. Can I drive my vehicle to my spot and unload?
No. All vehicles are restricted to 13th Street for loading and unloading. Please bring hand trucks and dollies for transporting your merchandise.
18. I am doing great business at my booth/space. Can’t I keep on selling after 4 PM?
No. All booths/spaces must shut down promptly at 4pm.
19. I still have questions about Spring Fling. Where can I get some answers?
If your question has not been answered by the above list, please direct questions you may have to the Office of Student Activities at 215-204-7131.
Info for Bands
Spring Fling provides Temple students in bands the opportunity to showcase their talents. Press kits with contact information can be submitted to the Student Activities office. Bands may also e-mail websites with music and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for band submission: March 22nd
Bands will be selected by March 29 by a committee of students.