Vendors

Be Part of Our Lineup

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.

We will begin accepting applications for 2019 in November.  For your information, last year’s vendor guidelines and application can be found here.

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

PRODUCT RESTRICTIONS

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 alcoholic beverages or bottled water.

BOOTH SELECTION

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

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!

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

PASSES

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

Art: 2 weekend/working passes & 1 vendor parking pass

Snack/Entrée: 4 weekend/working passes & 2 vendor 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.

Thank You to Our Festival Sponsors

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