Art and craft vendors, food and drink sellers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations are invited to rent space at the DC State Fair.
Become a Vendor
The DC State Fair gives preference to vendors and exhibitors that are based in the District and, where applicable, sell handmade goods. Particular interest is also paid to vendors and exhibitors that celebrate local food, agriculture and art, and to those that are willing to help us hold a more sustainable DC State Fair by going “above and beyond” the requirements of the District’s Food Service Ware and Bag laws.
Vendor & Exhibitor Interest Forms must be submitted by midnight on Friday, July 20, 2018. Vendors and exhibitors will be notified of approval by Friday, August 3. Final payment will be due by noon on Friday, August 17.
The following pricing structure will be used for all vendors and exhibitors:
|Food Trucks||$300 per space (no electricity provided)|
|Food or Drink Vendors with Electrical Outlet||$300 for a 10′ x 10′ space with access to one 110-volt electrical outlet|
|Food or Drink Vendors without Electrical Outlet||$200 for a 10′ x 10′ space (no electricity provided)|
|Arts, Crafts or Other Vendors||$100 for a 10′ x 10′ space|
|Government Agencies or Nonprofit Organizations||$25 for half of a 10′ x 10′ tent with shared table and one chair|
Vendors (not including government agencies or nonprofit organizations) must provide their own tent, table(s) and chair(s).
Please contact the Vendor Committee at email@example.com with questions.
Help Us Hold a More Sustainable Fair by Becoming a Green Line Vendor or Exhibitor
The District of Columbia’s Food Service Ware law requires businesses and organizations providing food in single-use food service ware to use products that are recyclable or compostable. Exceptions to this rule include plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers, condiment cups, sample cups and bags (although the “Bag Law” requires businesses that sell food or alcohol to charge 5 cents for every paper or plastic disposable bag). These plastic items create trash that must be disposed of in ways that can harm public health and the environment.
Because the 2018 DC State Fair will feature compost hauling services, we are asking all vendors and exhibitors to provide compostable utensils, straws, coffee stirrers, condiment cups, sample cups and/or to-go containers, where applicable. We are also encouraging vendors and exhibitors to replace plastic bags with bags meant for long-term reuse and to consider offering straws only upon customer request. You can indicate your commitment to these practices through the Vendor and Exhibitor Interest Form.
In return, we will highlight your commitment to sustainability.
- Your business or organization will be named a Green Line Vendor or Exhibitor in a prominent place on our webpage. This list will be posted after all vendors and exhibitors have been notified of their approval (scheduled for Friday, August 3).
- At the Fair, your business or organization will receive a sign that designates you a Green Line Vendor or Exhibitor to show Fairgoers which businesses are engaging in more sustainable food service ware practices.
With your help, we can reduce the amount of trash generated at the DC State Fair and hold a more sustainable event for our environment and our community.
The DC State Fair is looking for a beer garden vendor!
The Board of the DC State Fair (Fair) provides this Request for Proposals (RFP) for an entity based in the District to provide a beer garden on the day of the Fair, Sunday, September 23, 2018. Please find our RFP here.