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Vending for 2024 is now open!

Please be aware that all must have an Arcata Business License. You may apply for an annual license (great deal if you vend at multiple events per year) or $24 for a one-day license (unless you are a non-profit). You must have a California Sales Permit which allows you to collect sales tax and conduct sales (unless you are a service business). 


We welcome three types of vendors at Arcata Fairy Festival:

  • Artists, Artisans and Makers
    Clothing, fairy wings, hair pieces, hanging art, treasures of all kinds, accessories, plants and so much more

  • Activities and Experiences
    Offering services such as tarot, card readings, henna, face painting, craft and art projects, etc!

  • Food
    Food booths opportunities are available for area schools and 501(c)3 organizations operating. Food and beverages must offer thematic nourishment for our festival-goers, and Fairy Festival accepts those who are able to help us in our Zero Waste event goals. 

We also welcome non-profit organizations or businesses who would like to offer free or low-cost craft activities for festival-goers or who would like to have information booths, which we hope may be thematically connected with our festival in one way or another!


Fairy Festival is a FULL day of fairy fabulousness this year and so many community partnerships. ALL MAGICAL & MYSTICAL CREATURES OF ALL WALKS ARE WELCOME! Fairy Festival celebrates Fae of all kinds! Whether you are winged or not, scaled, toothed or furry- you are welcome!

Read on for COMPLETE Fairy Festival Vendor information and guidelines:

Welcome to the 4th Fairy Festival: Arcata's most whimsical art event happening on the central and community connecting Arcata Plaza 12 - 10pm on Sunday June 9th. This event is a to delight our North Coast communities, attendance topped 6,500 in 2023 and we know people are excited for 2024. We seek enchanting vendors, local nonprofits and businesses to collaborate with!

Fairy Festival specifically works to be completely unique in its production and experience. Vendors are expected to fully participate in the immersive quality of the event. This means you should:

1. Decorate your booth according to your theme or product.
2. Provide and interactive or immersive quality to your booth.
3. Dress and/or act in character at the event.
4. Fairy Festival aims to offer as many immersive activities as possible for attendees. You may be asked to harbor creatures or items in your booth for the whimsy of a treasure hunt, we hope that you will graciously approve and participate.

Fairy Festival provides fundraising opportunities for local schools and nonprofit to further their missions to support and educate our local youth.


Fairy Festival will jury application and consider Vendor Applications in this priority order:
1. Does the business or product represent fairy or fairy tale qualities and character (is it a good fit for the aesthetic of the Fairy Festival)?
2. Is the product handmade/produced and/or does it use up-cycled or zero waste efforts in its creation?
3. Have we observed you participating in the past? Have you dressed up, interacted or decorated to get in the magical spirit?
4. Customarily Fairy Festival is not going to approve multiple vendors offering the same products. In a case where we think that the patrons will support multiple booths with like items, they will be either placed at opposite ends of the event or purposely paired in an area together to create a specific ambiance (in each case, we endeavor to coordinate this planning with vendors).

Generally speaking Fairy Festival reserves all food vending opportunities for area schools and will not consider any food vendor who is not a 501c(3) organization who seeks to raise funds for their mission which must be working toward:
1. Child Welfare
2. Education (schools welcome!)
3. Art, performing art, all of its GLORIOUS forms!
4. The improvement or protection of the health of our Mother Earth.

This will be at assigned 6' tables, probably in the center, 12-6pm. Free, unless you'll be selling items, then it's $25.  You will need to hand-truck out your supplies... no cars will be allowed on the plaza. We can help you make a plan!

There is limited access to electricity. Additional fees apply - please inquire. Bringing battery and solar lights for the evening portion of the event is encouraged. Vending goes til 8:30pm!

Fairy Festival aims to be a zero waste leader, what are the Fae if not connected to the Earth? In 2024 Fairy Festival will enforce a strict "No Cups" policy. Attendees may bring their own, rent or purchase cups. There will be no compostable's or recyclable cups permitted on site as part of the event. We'll have cups to "rent" for a refundable $1.00.
Fairy Festival adamantly supports the use of biodegradable glitter.

In 2024 Vendor time lines will be strictly enforced. Vendors will be expected to be set in full up by 11:30am and prepared to sell at noon sharp. Vendors will not be permitted to break down earlier than 8:30pm (9:30 is ok too! Bring lights!). The Fairies of the City of Arcata & Arcata Main Street have rigid guidelines regarding road closures and traffic flow meant to keep our many attendees of all ages protected from vehicles. NO CARS on the plaza til after 10pm when it's safe. Thanks!

Please make checks to our nonprofit partner organization, Redwood Raks Collective (memo line Fairy Festival) and mail to 1210 Grant Ave, Arcata CA 95521, or drop off in the sparkly box on the porch at that location.

Vendor Questions:
Text Shoshanna at (707) 616-6876 or email

2023 Vendors

Our 2023 festival vendors include: 

  • Coastal Grove Charter School

  • Jacoby Creek School & Rabia's Baking Sale Treats

  • Mistwood Educational Center

  • Trillium Charter School

  • Hooked Kettle Corn

  • Patch's Pastries

  • Playhouse Arts Wonder Wagon

  • HUMLARP Boffering Arena

  • Tica Bruja Designs & Earthen Abudance

  • Tea Lounge with Tea He He

  • Land of Merriment

  • The Do-Nothing-Society

  • Tea Fairy and Friends

  • Same Sunset Designs

  • Ruthie Creates Art & Sam Glass

  • KS Roasted Garlic

  • Rock My Soul Crystal Caravan

  • FACE PAINTING with Gloria and Erin

  • Ambrz ArtRedwood Playhouse

  • Village Healers Massage

  • Cherry Bomb Crochet

  • The Bismuth Wizard

  • Baltic Amber and Creations

  • Roots to Rise

  • Yemaya's Apothocary

  • Painted Forest Art

  • Josh Overington Art

  • Cowgill's Creations

  • Misty Mountain Flora

  • Art by Eva Creature

  • Ron Peterson Jewelry

  • Fang 'n Faerie

  • Human Canvas Body Art

  • Fibre Poet

  • Homeboldt

  • Pure Humboldt Fae Folk

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