1.All booths are required to collect Utah State Sales Tax on all merchandise sold. You will be given a sales tax chart and instructions at check in. You must check in prior to set up.
2. The Celebration will be held in Ivins City Park located at 100 N. Main. Set up time for Friday will be 4:00 p.m.. Vendor booths will be open from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday night and from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. We encourage all participants (even if you are not selling Friday night) to set up or deliver all heavy items Friday evening as there will be limited parking/access Saturday morning because of the parade. Please do not leave any valuables unattended overnight. You must be set up by 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning. Chairs, tables, and canopies are not supplied by the City. Vendors must bring their own supplies. If you are setting up on Saturday, we encourage you to come early to set up because roads will be blocked off closer to the time of the parade.
3. All food vendors will be required to obtain a license through the Southwest Public Health Dept. prior to the opening. You will need to have a food handler’s permit and adhere to all rules & regulations required. NOTE: If you are a food vendor (even if it is just cupcakes etc…) it is very important that you have a Temporary Food Permit and a Food Handlers Permit in HAND on the day of the event. The Heath Department will be coming around to each food vendor asking for this information.
Restaurants with in a 20 minute drive time of the event location may operate under their restaurant food license, all other prepared food booths need to obtain a permit.
If you are operating a bake sale……there needs to be a sign that says “HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS” displayed at your booth.
4. If you need electricity, you will need to bring your own extension cords.
September 9th at 9:00 a.m.
This years theme will be
We invite you to get creative in your parade entries. You don't have to stick to a float, you could form a precision marching team using such items as shopping cards, brief cases, baskets, balls, or any item that might represent your group. You could have music, or sing, perform a dance or musical number.
1. Gotta Go!
Each derby car must be gravity powered. No motors or engines. Cars will be started from a standstill at the starting line with no ramps but may be allowed a single standing push. Cars must be no longer than 6 feet, no wider than 4 feet, and height must be less than the width. There are no limitations on materials or designs but most are generally made of wood. When using wood it is suggested that you use screws rather than nails and be sure to use plenty of wood glue. All cars must have four wheels (max.20 inches) and each must touch the ground at all times. Cars should be built to endure several races without major adjustments.
2. Gotta Turn!
Simple pivot steering is the most basic and common steering system. Basically, the front axle is a solid piece that rotates about a single pivot in the center. This system is the most simple to construct and is quite adequate since you will not need a big turning radius.
Four bar linkage is like a steering mechanism that you might find in your automobile. It is more complex and harder to construct and thus it is seldom recommended. Whatever method of steering you use, it is not wise to limit it to the range of your car. The derby will be run on a straight course so that there will be little need for sharp turns. Please do NOT design your car to turn on a dime, it is not safe and may cause your car to flip.
Your car MUST have a breaking system capable of slowing the car to a smooth, short and safe straight line stop without damaging the road surface.
Skid pad on the wheels is a very basic, yet very effective braking method. In this method, you set up a pad or brake shoe that rubs against the wheels to stop the car. This is the most preferred method for cars made from scratch because of its effectiveness and simplicity.
A skid pad on the ground is similar to the first option, but instead of a pad contacting the wheels, it contacts the ground. This method is a little more complex to construct and probably less effective than the pad on the wheels method. However, this is the method that was first used in soapbox racers.
Caliper brakes on the wheels are like your basic bicycle brakes. This method works great although the construction needs to be fairly concise for the brakes to be effective.
Anchor or parachute could be used - but, Just for fun! Regardless of the braking system that you choose the most important thing is that the car must be able to stop. Good brakes will go a long way in preventing crashes.
Gotta be Safe!
Helmets (with chin strap) are a must! Please do not alter helmets in any way that would change their effectiveness. Cars will not be allowed on the track unless the driver is wearing a helmet. Elbow pads are also strongly encouraged. It is also recommended that the driver wear long sleeves and pants and close-toed shoes to reduce possible road-rash.
Driver must sit in the car, facing forward, and control the car using only hands and feet. The driver should not be able to contact the road surface or the wheels when seated in the normal operating position.
Cars must have had a test run prior to day of race to ensure ability for safe driving.
5. Gotta have Permission!