STREET FAIR VENDOR APPLICATION

Our festival will bring quality arts & crafts vendors, commercial products, downtown merchants, amazing food, treats and lots of entertainment to Goldsboro. We would love for you, your business, and your product to join us during the most exciting weekend that the Goldsboro area has to offer. Won’t you join us at NC Freedom Fest?

Registration Opens: May 1st, 2021

Application Deadline: August 1st, 2021

Please Note: This event is open to artisans, informational booths, pre-packaged food vendors, and businesses. We are allowing a limited number of vendors at this event to ensure a positive return for each participating vendor, and will do our best to limit duplicates of the same product. No flea market, fair items, direct sales, or political booths are allowed.

Street Fair Vendor Categories

  • Artisans ($125): Artisan vendors are those who have made at least 50% of their products by hand. This includes, but is not limited to: handmade jewelry, woodworking, paintings, crafts, handcrafted clothing, soaps, candles, etc.
  • Informational ($100): Informational vendors are those who are not selling any items. This includes, but is not limited to: non-profit organizations, civic organizations, educational organizations, etc. (Non-profit organizations must provide non-profit ID#)
  • Commercial ($125): Commercial vendors are those who are selling items that are not handmade. This includes, but is not limited to: retail businesses, or businesses who are representing a product or services they intend to sell at a later date (i.e. car sales, home improvement, etc.)
  • Pre-Packaged Foods ($125): Pre-Packaged Foods vendors are those selling items that have been pre-prepared and packaged ahead of the festival. This includes, but is not limited to: honey, jams, jellies, sweets, treats, popcorn, pork skins, etc.

Street Fair Vendor Rules

  1. You MUST provide a working email address as this is how festival staff will communicate event information with you.
  2. Vendors are allotted one 10×10 space, and must provide all of their own items (tent, tables, chairs, etc.). Water and electricity will not be available.
  3. Vendors are asked to submit a photo of their booth set up with their application.
  4. The actual street fair hours will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
  5. All vendors must have their vehicles removed from the event location by 3:00 PM, and be set up and ready by 3:30 pm. Ample parking is available nearby.
  6. Vendors can return with their vehicles to pack up at at 7:30 PM. Vendors are not allowed to leave the event site until 7:30 PM.
  7. Vendors must agree to leave the area free from trash and any other items when they leave.
  8. The use of audio amplification equipment is prohibited in the vendor areas.
  9. All vendors are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner when interacting with festival guests, fellow vendors, and festival staff.
  10. Aggressive and inappropriate conduct and/or contact with festival guests, staff, or volunteers will be addressed by representatives of the NCFF Planning Committee and the Goldsboro Police Department, if necessary. Vendors failing to modify their conduct or behavior accordingly will be asked to shut down booth operations and may return at the end of the festival to pack their belongings.
  11. The NCFF Planning Committee reserves the right to approve or disapprove any application, as well as the right to bar vendors from exhibiting poor conduct and/or unsafe practices form participating in future events.

Fees and Refund Policy 

  • Vendor fees are as follows: Artisans: $125, Commercial: $125, Pre-Packaged Food: $125, and Informational: $100
    • Vendor fees are due within five business days of acceptance as a vendor. (You do not need to pay when you apply).
    • They can be mailed to or dropped off at 901 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530
  • Payment by cash or check is due no later than 5:00 PM on August 9th, 2021.
    • Please make checks payable to NC Freedom Fest.
  • In the event that the event is cancelled due to inclement weather or force majeure, your money will be refunded and/or checks will be mailed back to you.
  • Refunds will not be issued to vendors who cancel after August 17th.
  • Refunds will not be issued to vendors who do not show up on the day of the event.
  • If your vending area is not completely cleaned at your departure you will be asked to pay a deposit prior to participating in any future NCFF events.

Checking “I agree” on the vendor application signifies that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms above.

Street Fair Vendor Application

Our festival will bring quality arts & crafts vendors, commercial products, downtown merchants, amazing food, treats and lots of entertainment to Goldsboro. We would love for you, your business, and your product to join us during the most exciting weekend that the Goldsboro area has to offer. Won’t you join us at NC Freedom Fest?
  • This event is open to artisans, informational booths, pre-packaged food vendors, and businesses. We are allowing a limited number of vendors at this event to ensure a positive return for each participating vendor, and will do our best to limit duplicates of the same product. For this reason, it is imperative that you fill out the application with as much detail about your products as possible. The NCFF reserves the right to approve or disapprove any application. Sales tax collection and payment to the State of North Carolina is the responsibility of the participant. No flea market, fair items, direct sales, or political booths are allowed.
    Approved Vendors are allotted one 10x10 space, and must provide all of their own items (tent, tables, chairs, etc.) Water & Electricity will not be available.
    After submission of the application, we will review your application and respond within 5 business days. If your booth is approved, you will have 5 business days from notification of approval to submit payment.
    By checking the box below, you agree to these initial rules.
  • If you have a website or social media site for your business, please paste the link here.
  • What other festivals or events have you participated in as a vendor?
  • What type of vendor are you?
    Artisans: At least 50% of your crafts or products are handmade.
    Informational: Non-profit groups or organizations not selling any products.
    Commercial: Business or Organization
    Pre-Packaged Food: Food items not made on site.
  • What specific type of products do you sell? What is the price range of products you offer? If you will not be selling any products, please describe what your booth with be representing.
  • Which of the below do you sell from?
  • Please specify the width (front) and depth (side) of your booth setup.
  • What makes you different from other vendors who sell the same type of products?
  • Please upload at least three photos: one of your booth setup, one features some or most of the products you sell, and one of a price list of some of the items you sell.
    Drop files here or
  • By checking this box you agree that, if selected as a vendor, you will arrive on time, ready to set up your vendor site on the date of the festival. You agree to make plans according to the details which will be emailed to you approximately 10 days before the festival date, which may include instructions to arrive at the festival site up to two hours prior to the start of the festivities. You agree to stay for the duration of the event. You also agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions stated above.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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