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Vendor Opportunities

At Nathan Benderson Park, our carefully marketed, uniquely promoted and well-attended events provide businesses with an excellent opportunity to gain visibility and consumer awareness with both local and international audiences. 

To become a vendor, please complete our online Vendor Application. You will also be required to submit certificates of insurance prior to vending onsite. (samples and requirements below)


Please contact Michael Washington with any questions

941-358-7275 Ext.5801


Important Considerations:
Merchandise and food vendors will be provided with two daily parking passes at the venue. All merchandise and food (size, material, selling price, etc.) sold or distributed at events are subject to approval by The Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA) and the Local Organization Committee.

*After we receive your application, you will receive an email notification of acceptance or reason for denial. If approved, we will send an email with an invoice for your approved events.

Once you have been approved as a vendor, please use our Tent Rental Request Form if you need to rent a tent for an event. One request per event.  Please complete at least 2 weeks prior to each event.

Upcoming Vendor Opportunities

Below is a list of upcoming events that will be open to vendors.  SANCA/NBP secures the vendors listed in the first list.  The second list contains vending opportunities that are managed by the Local Organizing Committee that is holding the event.  Pricing for these events is dependent upon their fee structure.  

Suncoast International Dragon Boat Fest Oct 26 $250.00  
Big Bounce America Nov 1-3 $250.00  
Florida Turkey Trot Nov 28    
Sarasota Invitational Feb 21-23 $400.00 $300 
Sarasota Bradenton ITU Triathlon Mar 14-15 $350.00 $250
USRowing Olympic Trials & World Cup Triathlon Mar 17-21 $650.00  
FSRA Sculling Apr 4-5 $400.00  
USRowing Olympic Trials Apr 13-18 $400.00  
Sunshine State Conference (AM Only) Apr 24 $100.00  
FSRA Sweeps Apr 25-26 $400.00  
USRowing SE Regionals May 7-10  $600.00   
Sarasota International Dragon Boat Festival May 16 $350.00  
Sunshine State Games Jun 6 $200.00  
USRowing Youth Nationals June 10-14 $650.00  
NBP Fireworks on The Lake July 3 $700.00 $300.00




*If you are interested in vending at the events listed above, please contact the Event Holder directly.  Information on each event can be found on our Events Calendar webpage.  Details will be update regularly.


Vendor Insurance Requirements

Insurance must be submitted prior to the event.

Required limits for Comprehensive General Liability Insurance for Bodily Injury and Property Damage and Hired Non-Owned Auto Coverage must be at least One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) in single limit coverage. All certificates of insurance required by this Agreement must indicate that the insurance may not be canceled without thirty (30) days prior written notice, with 10 days for non-payment of premium.

Commercial General Liability Policy must be endorsed to include: Sarasota County Government, the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates and Regatta Organizing Committee shall all be named as additional insured’s per written agreement.

Vendor’s coverage must include a waiver of subrogation in favor of Sarasota County Government, The Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates and Regatta Organizing Committee.

Certificates of insurance must be issued to the 2 following entities:
a) Sarasota County Government, Attn: Risk Management, 1660 Ringling Blvd., 3rd Floor, Sarasota, Fl., 34236 (SAMPLE)
b) Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, Fl., 34235 (SAMPLE)

Park Hours

April - October: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November - March:     6 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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