Booth Information for the
2006 Swallows Day Mercado
The 2006 Swallows' Day Parade & Mercado will take place on Saturday,
March 25 from 8:00am to 5:00pm (Parade is from 11:00 to 1:30pm).
All booths must be set up before 8:00am and remain setup until 5:00
pm. This is a rain or shine event, which simply means that this
event will not be rescheduled.
1. All booth applicants must submit the following to the San Juan
Capistrano Fiesta Association (referred to as S.J.C.F.A. in this
1.1 An S.J.C.F.A. Booth application
(form below) and a check made payable to the S.J.C.F.A.
1.2 A City of San Juan Capistrano Business License
Application and a check made payable to the San
Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association for $5.00
1.2.1 Currently licensed San Juan Capistrano business and nonprofit
groups are exempt from the $5.00 fee, however, the form must
still be completed indicating so, and returned to the S.J.C.F.A.
1.3 You are responsible for your own clean up, including trash
removal and providing trash bins at your booth. Prior to 5:00pm
an inspection will be made. If your area is not clean, you
will be subject to a $50.00 cleanup fee. After your area has been
inspected and approved, your clean up deposit will be returned
to you by mail in the form of an S.J.C.F.A. check.
2. Applicants wishing to sell food (hot or cold, snacks or beverages)
must also contact Orange County Health Department for their food
handling rules. The Health Department has advised us that all food
booths WILL be inspected and the health rules will be strictly enforced.
All food booths MUST obtain and display a separate handling
permit from the Orange County Health Department. There are different
regulations for commercial and nonprofit operators.
2.1 For food permit information and application contact:
San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association
Attention: Chris Jones
Post Office Box 532
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693
2.2 Nonprofit organizations must be prepared to provide official,
3. Rules and/or restrictions pertaining to booth operation and
merchandise are as follows:
3.1 All booth operators must operate from a stationary location.
Moving vendors will not be permitted and will be escorted from
the Mercado area by the Orange County Sheriff..
3.2 The City of San Juan Capistrano prohibits the use and/or
consumption of any alcoholic beverage on any city street or in
3.3 All booth operators must display both their BOOTH PERMIT
and CITY LICENSE in their booth on parade day or be subject
to a fine and/or closure..
3.4 A current, valid California Board of Equalization "Sellers
Permit" is required for all vendors (Nonprofit included)
and sales tax is to be collected as required by state law. For
permit information and application contact:
State of California - Board of Equalization
23141 Moulton Parkway - Suite 100
P.O. Box 30890
Laguna Hills, Ca. 92654-0890
(949) 770-2157 Ext. 324
3.5 Due to the large number of horses in San Juan Capistrano
on Parade Day, it is necessary for all of us to take extreme care
to not "SPOOK" them. Balloons (of any kind), streamers, silly
string, poppers or other floating objects are not to be displayed,
sold or carried. Any violation could result in injury to the horse,
the rider or a spectator and will not be tolerated.
3.6 No items may be displayed or sold which imply an official
endorsement by the S.J.C.F.A. specifically prohibited are:
The San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association name and/or
The name "Fiesta de las Golondrinas"
The name "Fiesta Association"
4. Deadline for all applications and fees is Wednesday, March
1 ,2006. Applications postmarked after the date will be returned.
S.J.C.F.A. - MERCADO
P. O. Box 532
San Juan Capistrano, Ca. 92693
5. Permits and licenses will be returned by mail.
6. San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association does not supply any canopies,
tables, or chairs unless prior arrangements are made and additional
costs are negotiated.
7. Booth space is 10' x 10'
8. Clean up deposit is returned by mail after the event. You have
a choice of using your clean up deposit to reserve your spot for
the following year or to have it returned.