BWF – Vendor Information

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at our 2023 BLACK WALNUT FESTIVAL!

The mid-size Black WalnutFestival is hugely popular with our 2022 attendance averaging 8,000-10,000 each day and showcasing a record-setting 175 vendors from five states!  Our vendors do well (more than 60% of the 2022 vendors had already signed up for 2023 by the end of the Festival!) and we appreciate and support them!

GENERAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION

FESTIVAL DATES & HOURS:
Saturday, October 21  and Sunday, October 22
Hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

BOOTH SIZES:  10' x 10' for Craft/Product/DS Vendors and Non-Profit Orgs AND 10' x 20' for Food Vendors (additional spaces can be purchased if needed)

SET UP:  Vendor arrival and set up for craft vendors located on Lafayette Street can begin on Friday 20th at 12:00 noon.  Food and other vendors located on Bloomfield can begin setting up at 4:30 pm on Friday, October 20th. (times are tentative)

2023 BWF VENDORS AND PRICING

Vendors can register via Online Registration and Mail-In Registration and this year, we have three types of vendors and pricing:

  • CRAFTS/PRODUCTS/DS VENDORS
    • Includes vendors who sell handmade crafts, antiques, homemade items (non-food), new products or direct sales products
    • 10’ x 10’ Vendor Space - $85/each
    • With 110 Electric - $135
  • FOOD VENDORS – 10’ x 20’
    • All vendors selling prepared foods to be consumed are FOOD VENDORS  (the only exceptions are non-profit organizations, vendors that are licensed cottage vendors and vendors selling non-prepared food items (i.e., dip mixes, Tastefully Simple)
    • 10' x 20' Space with electric (110 or 220 - up to 50 AMP) - $270
    • 10' x 20' Space without electric - $170
    • Additional 10' x 10'  food vendor space - $50
  • NON-PROFIT VENDORS
    • Non-profit vendors must provide a 501(c)(3) EIN number to be eligible for this pricing.10’ x 10’
    • 10' x 10' Vendor Space - $75/each
    • With 110v electric - $125

VENDOR RULES & GUIDELINES

There are some rules, of course, please review those here: 2023Rules and Guidelines.

 

READY TO SIGN UP TO BE A 2023 VENDOR?

If you are ready to sign up to be a 2023 Black Walnut Festival vendor, simply quick on the appropriate link below for an online application and the link to a PDF application to download also.  THANK YOU!   We sure look forward to having you!

 

OUR PLEDGE TO OUR VENDORS

VENDORS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL. We know it...and will treat you that way. Some of the things we do for you include:

  • We connect with you via email(s) to provide updates and info that you need.
  • We promote the Black Walnut Festival heavily within the state, regional and local websites, festival lists, Facebook pages, Facebook ads and more.
  • Prior to the Festival, we promote our vendors on our Facebook page and elsewhere with photos, link(s) to their FB page/website and any personal info they wish to share.
  • We provide uniformed security at the event space from Festival close at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Festival opening on Friday and Saturday.
  • We are available if you have questions or need assistance before and during the event. Give us a call at 513-330-2018 or send an email to blackwalnutfestival@gmail.com.

SEE YOU IN OCTOBER!