photo by Christopher Nelson

Become a Vendor

Each year Northwest Folklife accepts applications for Food, Craft, Uncommon Market and Sidewalk vendors. The application process typically begins in November and ends in March. Deadlines for applications will vary each year, but applications for each vendor category typically remain open for 4-6 weeks. Applications will usually follow the below schedule:

Food Vendors: applications accepted November – December

Craft Vendors: applications accepted December – January

The Uncommon Market: applications accepted January – February

Sidewalk Vendors: applications accepted February – March

Photo by Ben Shaevitz

Photo by Ben Shaevitz

A common question we receive is the difference between Craft Vendors and Uncommon Market Vendors. Craft vendors sell handmade items that they make themselves, while Uncommon Market vendors sell items that are made by others or made by themselves as well as others. Uncommon Market vendors typically sell imported goods, prepackaged food or other specialty items. If you are unsure which category you should apply to, please contact Katie McColgan at


Questions about becoming a vendor at the Festival? Contact Katie McColgan at