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Canopy Safety Guide

Most accidents at street festivals and markets involve wind-blown tents, canopies, and umbrellas. Numerous festival organizers have developed guidelines, rules, regulations, and best-practices to minimize or eliminate injury caused by high winds.  Below are some of the guidelines from festivals and markets around the United States for using canopy weights.

 

Setting up & taking down canopy weights

 

Examples of Good Canopy Weights

 

Examples of Bad Canopy Weights

 

Select USA Canopy Weights Rules and Regulations

http://www.concordartsmarket.net/blog/tent-weights-101

http://www.theheightsfarmersmarket.com/2016_Canopy_101.pdf

http://kellerfarmersmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/files/kfm_canopy_safety_101.pdf

http://www.craftprofessional.com/tent-weights.html

http://www.mcfarm.org/uploads/2/1/3/3/21335256/canopy_safety.pdf

http://firstfridayindiemarkets.blogspot.com/2014/06/tent-weights-who-needs-them.html

http://www.keystonefestivals.com/wp-content/uploads/Canopy-Weight-Guidelines-letter-size-9.pdf

https://brazosparking.com/rules-of-use/#canopy

http://www.durhamcraftmarket.com/images/DCMRules2014.pdf

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/downloads/farmers-markets-handbook.pdf

http://www.villageatcopper.com/copperCountry/Copper-Mountain-2015-Canopy-tent-Weights-rv-6-9-15.pdf

http://www.northeastmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/NEFM-Rules-Regulations-2016-.pdf

http://urbanharvest.org/documents/118591/226131/market+rules.pdf/93e1c170-ae6e-4bf5-8e1e-d6ef4b5d7293

http://www.naplesart.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Art-in-the-Park-Show-Rules-15-16.pdf

http://www.wolfranchfarmersmarket.com/Wolf%20Ranch%20Farmers%20Market%20Rules%20&%20Waiver.pdf

http://www.goodlocalmarket.org/?p=2599

http://www.providenceflea.com/faq.html

http://www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/vendorrules.pdf

https://bellevuefarmersmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Rules-and-Regs.pdf

http://traf.trustarts.org/traf_home/artists/artist-market/booth-display-requirements-conditions-of-the-festival/

 

What Users are Saying About Canopy Weights

http://jwallacephoto.com/tutorials/sell-photography-at-art-festivals/

http://www.artfairinsiders.com/forum/topics/tents-and-weights

http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/blog/booth-display-mistakes/

http://daskendesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/10-tips-for-outdoor-craft-shows.html

http://samanthasartstudio.blogspot.com/2009/05/outdoor-art-show-advice-part-1-tent.html

http://www.bobestrin.com/artshow.htm

https://fusionbysmh.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/tent-weight-tutorial/

 

Canopy Weights in the News

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-grant/climate-change-affecting-_b_777494.html

 

Watch the Dangers of Canopies Flying Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vRkm6_nkoE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7LHyz_Gd4k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zjM9AN7gSw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELXWZiC849g

http://abc7.com/weather/canopy-thrown-kfc-sign-knocked-down-as-winds-rip-through-socal/1308684/

http://abc7chicago.com/weather/chicago-weather-storms-knock-over-cta-canopy-snarl-train-service/1440510/

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