The days are getting longer, the sun is getting hotter, and festival season is getting well underway. Applications for festivals throughout the year have gone live, and if you’re a vendor, it’s time to fill them out and get your vending events calendar ready to go.
Here are some of the upcoming North of Boston Vendor opportunities to be on the lookout for. If you’re new to applying to vendor fairs, check out these tips and tricks by Juls of Salem Style!
Dates: Saturday, June 1, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Vendor Fees: $120 for food trucks. We will be looking for 2-3. $60 for businesses who need a table and chair provided, $45 for businesses who will provide their own table and chair, and $30 for non-profits
Location: Hale Farm, Beverly
Get to know your community while picnicking in the yard, listening to local music, trying your hand at an art activity, or playing a lawn game! The festival is open to all ages, dogs are welcome.
Tickets are $10, seniors & students are $5, and kids under 12 get in FREE!
The Salem Flea
Dates: Every Third Saturday from May to October
Vendor Fees: SALEM Residents: $70, Non-SALEM Residents: $80
Location: Derby Square, Salem, MA
The City of Salem in collaboration with RM & Company invites artisans/vendors to showcase and sell their work the third Saturday from May-September, 10-5pm, in historic downtown Salem at Derby Square on Front Street. This area of the city was originally built as a market place and continues to be an important public plaza and pedestrian walkway.
The Salem Flea will feature a juried selection of vendors of vintage and up-cycled furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles, antiques, architectural salvage as well as a select number of jewelry, art, and handmade goods by local artisans.
Hamilton-Wenham Block Party
Date: Saturday, June 22nd from 3:30-8, Raindate – Sunday, June 23
Vendor Fees: DS Vendors – $75 for 10×10, Crafters – $65 10×10
Location: Hamilton Community House, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA
North Shore Vendor Events is teaming up with the Community House for their Annual Hamilton-Wenham Block Party/Centennial Event with Music, Kids Activities, Food Trucks, Fireworks at dusk, and lots of vendors and crafters!
Peabody Essex Museum Block Party
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
Vendor Fees: $100 for a 10X10 space, Creative Collective, Salem Arts Association and Marblehead Arts Association members receive a $15 discount.
Location: Salem – Essex Street between Hawthorne Square and the Armory Park
The annual block party hosted by the Peabody Essex Museum is one of the biggest community events around! Featuring local artisans, live music, Dj’s, food trucks, art-making, activities, dancing and more!
Creative Collective, in collaboration with Peabody Essex Museum, is proud to provide a platform for local artists, makers, creatives and crafters to sell their wares and creations. All vending spaces are 10X10 and you will receive more details and an invoice upon acceptance. This is a juried market! After many years of reviewing applications, we HIGHLY suggest you take the time to provide us with thorough descriptions and quality imagery that is reflective of your line of products. Here’s some tips for how you can make the most of your application.
Danvers Sip and Shop Under the Stars
Date: Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Vendor Fees: $50.00, Vendors Must Bring 6’ Table
Location: Breakaway, 221 Newbury Street, Danvers
Local Vendors, Crafters, and Artisans. Free Swag Bags for 50 Randomly selected guests, Cash Bar, Plus $25 Breakaway Gift Card Giveaway, everyone that can name the 3-star constellations in the cover photo will go into the drawing. BOGO Pizza in the Tavern!
Swampscott Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday September 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, September 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Vendor Fees: 10’ x 10’ Outdoor $235.00, 15’x10’ Outdoor $350.00, 20’x10’ Outdoor $450.00 – $100 deposit due on show acceptance
Location: Linscott Park, 17 Monument Ave, Swampscott, MA
Over 75 Juried Artisans will display and sell their work; including Fine Jewelry, Baskets, Seascape Photography, Watercolor Paintings, Personal Care, Hair Accessories, Shell Craft, Fine Jewelry, Ceramic, Pet Accessories, Ladies Apparel, Soy Candles, Furniture, Ornaments, Fine Art Photography, Pottery, Beaded Scarves, Oil Paintings, Turned Wood, Paper Craft, Leather, Home Décor, Sports Team Apparel, Quilts, Doll Clothes, Metal Sculpture, Decorative Painting, Country Wood Crafts, garden decor, Wearable Art, Maps, Fabric Totes, Wire-wrapped Jewelry and more!
Come and sample a variety of culinary delights, such as Gourmet Finishing Sauces, Herbal Dips, Greek Oils, Fudge, Salsas, Candy and more!
Live musical entertainment each day.
Peabody International Festival
Date: Sunday, September 8 (rain date is September 22)
Vendor Fees: $100 for a 10×10 space.
Application Deadline: June 30
Location: Foster Street and Citizen’s Lot, Peabody, MA
Peabody International Festival is proud to provide a platform for local artists, makers, creatives and crafters to sell their wares and creations. All vending spaces are 10X10 and you will receive more details and an invoice upon acceptance. This is a juried market! After many years of reviewing applications, we HIGHLY suggest you take the time to provide us with thorough descriptions and quality imagery that is reflective of your line of products.
Decisions will be announced mid-July
Freaks, Uniques, and Antiques Convention
Dates: Saturday, August 24 and 25 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MAVendor Application Info: Vendors will be selected by invite due to a long list of inquiries. If you would like to be added to the inquiry list for future shows please email Kat at email@example.com
Freaks Antiques and Uniques presents a two-day Oddities/Curiosities/dark art convention at the beautiful Hawthorne Hotel Save the dates!!
October Vendor Fair, Salem, MA
The Creative Collective Merchant Marketplace
After a fantastically successful 2018, the City of Salem has extended Creative Collective’s management contract and we are excited to once again be managing the marketplace in Salem for the last three weekends in October during the Haunted Happenings Celebrations! We are working on so many fantastic things to make this the best marketplace ever! All the details including pricing can be found in the application.
All efforts are going to be made to curate an amazing show! GOOD LUCK!
The dates for vending this year are as follows:
Oct. 11 – Pedestrian Mall and Derby Square
Oct. 12,13 – Essex Street, Pedestrian Mall, Derby Square
Oct. 14 – Pedestrian Mall
Oct. 18 – Pedestrian Mall and Derby Square
Oct. 19,20 – Essex Street,Pedestrian Mall, Derby Square
Oct. 25 – Pedestrian Mall, Derby Square
Oct. 26,27 – Essex Street, Pedestrian Mall,Washington St. Derby Square
Oct. 28,29,30 – Pedestrian Mall