Be Part of Our Lineup

Please note: we are sold out for this year. Look for a new application for 2018 on the web in November 2017.
It wouldn’t be Old Settler’s without our vendors. Every year, we put as much thought and planning into our vendor selection as we do for our festival line-up. We strive to get the mix exactly right-to help establish that free-spirited, artistic, eco-friendly sense of community our attendees love.
We are always looking to welcome new vendors into the Old Settler’s family. But because they are so important in creating the right vibe, we have to choose with care.

We can’t accept everyone who wants to vend with us, and our guidelines are fairly strict.

Still, our vendors find it’s worth it to work with us.. You’ll reach a large audience with disposable income-over half of our attendees earn more than $75,000 per year. Festival-goers are educated, tech-savvy, creative, and environmentally aware-and they are loyal to companies that support the festival.

Please sign up for our mailing list for updates on vendor-specific information. You will get all the information you need from this list. Don’t worry, we won’t clog your inbox-it’s a low-volume list with no discussions.

What we look for in our vendors

Products. Our attendees love high-quality, handmade, and local products. We are not local-only or handmade-only, however. If your company has an eco-friendly philosophy, so much the better.

Food. We only allow the sale of alcohol, iced tea, soda, and bottled water through the festival itself. But we rely on our vendors to provide a diverse menu of other high-quality food and beverage options. Those who include vegetarian fare will be given priority.

Presentation. The atmosphere is so important that we’re selective about vendor booth presentation. We’re looking for companies that project an image that’s unique, creative, clever, maybe a little off-beat and quirky-but also high-end. We aren’t looking for a “carnival” or “fairground” vibe.

Attitude. If your staff is made up of professional, friendly individuals who are passionate roots-music lovers themselves, that’s the ideal situation. Your staff will have fun at the festival, and it will show.

Experience. We prefer vendors who have done this kind of thing before. If this is your first time and you’re a great fit for us, we may take you on anyway. But we do ask that you read the guidelines carefully and come prepared.

More Information


Booth acceptance is based on the understanding that you will sell only those items listed on your application. You may not sell any additional items without our express written consent. In addition, those items we specify you may not sell must be omitted from your product line. In this case, we will contact you before depositing your booth fee.

Vendors may not sell any item with the Old Settler’s Music Festival (OSMF) logos without the express written consent of OSMF. Additionally, you may not sell any item with the name or image of any act playing the festival, without express written consent of said artist.

You may not sell… Drug Paraphernalia, tobacco of any kind, glow or flashing items. Art vendors may not sell food or drink. Food vendors may only sell food.

Food vendors may NOT sell ice tea, alcoholic beverages, soda or bottled water. These items are sold exclusively by the festival.


We wish to offer a high quality mix of food and crafts. Our emphasis is on quality hand-made and/or local items, though we are NOT a ‘hand- crafters only’ or ‘local only’ event. OSMF is a juried festival and we pick booths based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Hand-made or hand designed product.
  • Unique, creative and quality merchandise.
  • Previous history with us.
  • Our desire to offer a quality assortment of merchandise.
  • Vendor community and/or county residency.


Booth placement is based on, but not limited to, the following:

  • Receipt of payment.
  • Previous history with us.
  • Our desire to offer a quality assortment of merchandise.

Please do not contact us to request a specific space. They are all great spots!

Due to the limited number of art/craft spaces available with a direct line of sight, on the main stage field, we are offering 2 pricing tiers. Not everyone who applies to vend will be placed on the main field, yet if this if your preference, please include an additional $50 check. If we are unable to accommodate your request, your check/s will be returned. Please list your preference/s in the special requirements area of your application, & it will be taken into consideration.

Vendors are placed at the sole discretion of OSMF staff & placement during load-in is final.


Every accepted vendor will receive the following, for each booth space purchased:

Art: 2 weekend/working passes & 1 parking pass

Snack/Entrée: 4 weekend/working passes & 2 parking passes – Passes will be supplied during load in, once vendors have checked in. We cannot be responsible for getting your passes to your staff. You must make these arrangements. No passes will be held at will-call, or by vendor relations staff. – If you have extra employees, you will have to purchase additional employee wristbands. Additional wristbands will be available for purchase from your vendor coordinator during/after check-in.  A vendor wristband does not get you camping, although you can purchase camping wristbands.


Vendor booths must be open and staffed between the hours of:

Friday, April 14, 2016 – 3:00 pm until conclusion of last act on main stage (approx. midnight).

Saturday, April 17, 2016 – 10:00 am until show ends.

Gate opening hours are typically an hour before the music starts, yet are subject to change.

ALL vendors must be open, staffed, and ready for business when the gates open, and remain so until the festival concludes.

Vendors placed in main stage area are not allowed to close early!

Vendors are permitted on the festival grounds as early as 9 am, to set up during the days of the festival.

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