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Laws Applying to Municipal-Sponsored Festivals and Fairs

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Reviewed Date: October 19, 2018

Original Author: 
Hemsley, Sid
Date of Material: 
Apr 18, 2008


Subjects:
Festivals and celebrations

Laws Applying to Municipal-Sponsored Festivals and Fairs

Summary: 
MTAS was asked about prohibiting fund-raising activities at the festival, prohibiting the sale of merchandise that does not qualify as arts and crafts, and restricting the kinds of merchandise that property owners abutting the festival sites can sell that compete with the arts and crafts sold at the festival.

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