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Terms & Conditions

2024 Florida Black Excellence Fest

The legal agreements set out below govern your use of the Florida Black Excellence Fest Website (“Services”), and all Activities associated with the Florida Black Excellence Fest Event.



Additional Vendor and Vendor information can be found at  This information is subject to change based on venue restrictions and regulations, but all vendors will be notified of any changes. Vendors will receive a copy of the Rules and Regulations upon final payment.



Remember that your application is incomplete until full payment has been applied and successfully cleared.


Checks: We will honor any payments at Early Bird or Advanced Rates sent via US Postal Service that are postmarked before the respective deadline. Any business that submits a payment postmarked after a deadline (Early Bird or Advance) will be contacted for the balance of their payment. No checks will be accepted two weeks prior to your selected Festival event.


Returned Checks: In the unfortunate event that a check written to the Florida Black Excellence Fest is returned unpaid for any reason, the check will be charged back to the payee's account, and the payee will be responsible for the payment of that check plus a $35.00 returned check fee for each item returned  regardless of the reason it was returned. Your vendor application will be suspended until full payment is received.


Refund Policy: We do not provide refunds after a vendor booth is purchased. If you are unable to attend the Florida Black Excellence Fest, please contact us at (904) 552-5227 with details of the occurrence. We will fully examine the circumstances, and within 60 days, notify you via email, as to whether you are entitled to a refund or an exchange for another Florida Black Excellence event. If you are entitled to a refund, we will refund the purchase price (taxes and fees excluded) to the original method of payment.


Vendor Booth Purchase includes:

  1. 1- 10x10 Space at the event venue (Booth location will be assigned by FBX staff)

  2. 2 - General Admission Tickets to the Festival

  3. 3 - Passes for Vendor and his/her staff

  4. Advertising space in the FBX Online Business Directory

  5. Free access to vendor-specific events (i.e workshops, etc)


THIS HOLD HARMLESS AND RELEASE AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made effective as of this day of electronic submission (the “Effective Date”), by (“Vendor”) in favor of THE POLLOCK GROUP, LLC , THE FLORIDA BLACK EXCELLENCE FEST, and the SIX COLUMNS FOUNDATION, INC.


WHEREAS, Vendors intend to participate in one or more events at the Florida Black Excellence Fest Event (the “Event”), which will include the preparation and provision of items of food and/ or drink at the Florida Black Excellence Fest (“Event”) without the assistance of the  Pollock Group, LLC or any of its entities.


NOW THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the Pollock Group, LLC  agreement not to object to Vendor’s participation in the Event and promises, covenants, indemnities and agreements contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Vendor agrees as follows:


1. To the fullest extent permitted under law, Vendor does hereby covenant and agree, without limitations, to indemnify, and release the Pollock Group LLC, the Florida Black Excellence Fest,  their members, agents, officers, directors, and representatives harmless, of, from, and against any and all claims, actions, damages, injuries, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including penalties, taxes, attorneys’ fees, and other professional fees), judgments, settlement payments, and fines of any nature whatsoever, whether actual or alleged, resulting from, or arising out of, or in any way connected with the Vendor’s participation and activities at or related to the Taste ( the “Event”), including but not limited to, those resulting from or arising out of the Vendor’s preparation and provision of items of food and drink at the venue in connection with the Taste. Vendor’s obligations pursuant to this section shall survive indefinitely.


2. Vendor understands and acknowledges that the Pollock Group, LLC  and all of its entities have no responsibility for the quality, preparation, or storage of any food, beverage, or products to be sampled or dispensed by the Vendor in conjunction with any Event. The vendor must comply with all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the purchase, storage, and preparation or dispensing of said  products.

3.  Vendor further agrees  the Florida Black Excellence Fest is to promote economic development through increased exposure for minority-owned businesses. However, the Pollock Group, LLC, the Six Columns Foundation, Inc., and the Florida Black Excellence Fest makes no guarantee of any specific results (i.e. sales, customers, etc).


This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to its choice of law provisions.



The Indemnification by the  Vendor and his/her representative(s)  is effective unless such injury was caused by the sole negligence, gross negligence, or willful misconduct of persons representing The Pollock Group LLC, the Florida Black Excellence Fest, and the Six Columns Foundation Inc.


Vendors agree  that in the event The Pollock Group LLC, the Florida Black Excellence Fest, and the Six Columns Foundation Inc.  is made a party to any litigation commenced by or against Vendor, or relating to this Agreement, then the Vendor and/or his or her representative(s) will pay all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred by or imposed upon The Pollock Group LLC, the Florida Black Excellence Fest, and  the Six Columns Foundation Inc., by reason of such litigation. 



Vendor and his/her representative(s)  shall have his/her own insurance at its own expense in commercially reasonable amounts to cover loss or damage to property or injury to persons, and to cover its obligations under this section.


The rules and regulations set forth by The Pollock Group LLC, (the Florida Black Excellence Fest) apply to the online registration and payment service and are incorporated by reference here. To agree to these terms, click “agree”. If you do not agree to these terms, do not click “agree”.


On behalf of The Pollock Group, LLC, the Florida Black Excellence Fest and the Six Columns Foundation, Inc., we would like to thank you for choosing to be a vendor at the 2024 Florida Black Excellence Fest. We are very excited about the Fest and working with you. 

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