Summer Festivals & Vendor Tents

It is that time of the summer season up here in northern Michigan where festivals are in full swing. With that come corporate sponsors and vendors setting up their promotional tents for the designed purpose to engage potential customers. Vendor tents can be rather large and constructed of heavy metal. And when placed in open spaces (e.g., near the shore of a lake), wind becomes a foreseeable environmental factor that creates risk of the tent blowing over and hurting people. Minimum standards are required for anchoring vendor tents. Unfortunately, corners are cut or time is rushed to get to the festival and the vendor tent raised for business; the consequence of those negligent choices, however, is that the gathering public is put at risk of serious injury. People who have been injured because of the negligence of festival vendors are welcome to contact Smith & Johnson, Attorneys, P.C., for a free consultation to learn more about their legal rights.

Authored by L. Page Graves