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 are now open and available here.

Deadline for applying is December 4th, 2017.

Craft Vendors: applications accepted November – January

Applications closed for 2017

The Uncommon Market: applications accepted January – February

Applications closed for 2017


Sidewalk Vendors: applications accepted February – March

Applications closed for 2017

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




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  2. Hi
    I was a vendor last year for the Folk Life festival.
    I would like to be a vendor again in 2015. I love to have the same size of the booth and the same location as 2014!

    Thank you!

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