Heard on Hurd Manifesto
Citizens Bank of Edmond started Heard on Hurd to be a family-friendly, local community gathering where everyone can have a great time in downtown Edmond on a Saturday night. Heard on Hurd is an authentic block party style festival that proves to be an excellent opportunity to reach the Edmond community. Edmond has a special vibe of its own and we want to first and foremost provide an outlet for our community to shine. The goal of Heard on Hurd is to create a unique atmosphere large enough to bring in diverse audiences and vendors, but small enough to see a neighbor or friend. Heard on Hurd highlights the importance to shop, eat and dine local. At the heart of Heard on Hurd is our community bank which is proud to provide the means for so many local thriving businesses. We invite you to be a part of the Heard on Hurd movement! You can help us by writing a review for Heard on Hurd, sharing your social media posts with the hashtag #JoinTheHurd, and bringing your friends and family to the event. By being at the festival and sharing about it, you’re an active part of the #JoinTheHurd movement. Thank you for your support!
Interested in being a part of Heard on Hurd?
Thank you for your interest in our Edmond neighborhood block party! We are thrilled with the success of our 2017 season and cannot wait to see what 2018 will bring! With the 2017 season bringing in more than 150,000 total attendees, averaging 20,000 per event, we aim to bring the message of local food, local shopping, local music and local banking to many in the OKC metro area and beyond in 2018.
The festival itself garners a fabulous amount of local media attention and our goal is to continue to bring awareness to local businesses through the loudspeaker of Heard on Hurd.
We invite you to review the vendor information packet carefully, complete all forms and return them to event organizers as soon as possible. Our vendors are selected by a Citizens Bank of Edmond committee. Our vendor selection committee works to have something special for every HoH attendee, including local unique vendors with diverse products to fulfill the tastes of various audiences. Thank you for your support of Heard on Hurd as it would not be possible without our amazing community.
Heard on Hurd Contacts:
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO /
Community Engagement Manager
Citizens Bank of Edmond
Heard on Hurd Intern
Citizens Bank of Edmond
Heard on Hurd Applications:
Applications Checklist and Tips:
- Please be sure to complete all included forms (including health department state license number for food vendors and OK state tax permit number).
- Please be sure your vendor agreement is signed.
- Food and amusement vendors must be able to add “Citizens Bank of Edmond” to their insurance policy and provide documentation prior to participating in the event.
- Please be aware that the nonrefundable fee must be collected 4 days prior to the event.
- Only emailed completed applications (emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org) will be accepted. Faxed, mailed or forms handed in at the bank will NOT be accepted.
- If you do not have a physical product to sell, please be aware of the following:
- We will only allow a limited number of non-goods pop-ups at Heard on Hurd.
- You must provide a children’s activity or something beyond handing out fliers and merchandise in your application.
When is Heard on Hurd?
Answer: Heard on Hurd is currently scheduled for March 17, 2018. The event has previously been a monthly event, however, due to construction scheduled in downtown Edmond, we will be announcing the events on a month by month basis. We are hoping to stay as close to our usual monthly schedule as possible.
What kind of vendors do you normally accept into Heard on Hurd?
Answer: We love diversity and being able to provide many different types of merchants and cuisines at Heard on Hurd. We accept local food trucks, artisan Pop-Up shops and a monthly non-profit. Citizens Bank of Edmond customers are given priority in selection---we certainly invite you to join the Citizens family!
Why is electricity not provided?
Answer: Due to safety reasons, our circuits cannot support everyone being plugged into the outlets in downtown Edmond. Vendors can use generators if needed.
Why are state licenses and state tax permits required of vendors?
Answer: We aim to provide a high quality event that is safe and beneficial for the community. All food vendors must be approved by the health department and are inspected on a monthly basis so that our attendees can receive the highest quality of food. State tax permits are required so that the event can support the community holistically by benefitting the vendors who sell the merchandise and to the city who provides the space for us to have the event. It’s a win-win for the community!
What is each vendor responsible for?
Answer: Each vendor is responsible for their own set up and tear down. Vendors MUST stay in their designated position for the duration of the event due to safety reasons. Leaving prior to the event conclusion will result in termination from future Heard on Hurd events.
What type of products for Pop-Up shops are you looking for?
Answer: Artisan products, clothing, gifts, vintage, home decor. We are not accepting direct sales representatives or consultants at this time.
Can I apply as an alcohol vendor?
Answer: Currently, we are not accepting any new alcohol vendors for the 2018 season. Heard on Hurd aims to be a family friendly event and therefore, we will limit the number of alcohol vendors as to provide a safe environment for all. However, our awesome downtown restaurants/bars have alcohol and include a great environment to consume it. Check out some downtown Edmond establishments such as Othello’s, The Zu and the Patriarch.
How do I get my band to play at Heard on Hurd?
Answer: If you have an awesome local band, we want to hear from you! Shoot us an email to HeardonHurd@CitizensEdmond.com for consideration.