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WELCOME VENDORS

This year marks the 47th year of the annual Cedaredge Applefest. This fun festival is October 4th-6th and is hosted by the Town of Cedaredge. Vendors will be set up on October 5th and 6th. This is the most looked forward to event by residents and visitors in the area. With a focus on local artists, craft persons, designers, food producers, and more we want to showcase all that those creatives have to offer from our fruitful Colorado town. 

Cedaredge, and Applefest, is located at the junction off of Highway 65, on the Western Slope of Colorado, the Gateway the Grand Mesa.  Grand Junction, Palisade, Delta, Hotchkiss, Paonia, and Montrose are our neighboring towns/cities.  We are at the base of the Grand Mesa on the Grand Mesa Scenic byway that takes you to scenic views from the largest flat-top mountain in the World. Applefest is a juried show with a commitment to quality to ensure that we are offering a quality show for both our artists and patrons. 

Vendor at Cedaredge Applefest

VENDOR PRICING & INFO

Vendor Categories & Fees
Surface Creek Valley Vendors must be located within Cedaredge, Eckert, Orchard City or Austin, Colorado.

Surface Creek Valley | Non-Profit | $0

Surface Creek Valley | Youth | $0

Surface Creek Valley | Main Street | $75

Surface Creek Valley | Arts, Crafts, Handmade, Cottage Foods | $175

Surface Creek Valley | Commercial Business | $250

Surface Creek Valley | Commercial Food | $550 | $25 per each additional linear foot

Surface Creek Valley | Alcohol Vendor | $225

 

Any Vendor not in the Surface Creek Valley is an Out of SCV Vendor.

Out of Surface Creek Valley | Non-Profit | $100

Out of Surface Creek Valley | Youth | $100

Out of Surface Creek Valley | Arts, Crafts, Handmade, Cottage Foods | $210

Out of Surface Creek Valley | Commercial Business | $325

Out of Surface Creek Valley | Commercial Food | $550 | $25 per each additional linear foot

Out of Surface Creek Valley | Alcohol Vendor | $225

*Event staff reserves the right to make the final determination on your business/organization's vendor category.​

After 7/31/2023, all fees are increased by $50 per booth space
After 8/30/2023, all fees are increased by $100 per booth space

Our fees fund Festival logistics, marketing, permits, set-up, break-down, etc. The remainder of the proceeds are earmarked for the Cedaredge Community Development Fund and the Applefest Business Grant Program. This fund supports community development activities to build a stronger and more resilient Surface Creek Valley.

Vendor Payments

Vendors are required to pay all fees once they have been accepted as a vendor. Vendors who have been accepted will receive an email. Payment is due within 10 business days of notification.

How to Apply for a Booth

All those interested in being an Applefest Vendor must complete and submit the application below. This include returning vendors. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Booth space runs out every year, so early applications are encouraged. Once the vendor spaces have all be assigned we will not take any additional applications.

Vendor Selection

Applefest is a juried vendor festival. We feel a jury is an essential element to the success of a vibrant and enticing festival. Our jury consists of professional artists and craftspeople, art patrons and collectors, and local small business owners. Complete vendor applications are reviewed carefully taking into consideration the information provided in the application as well as the photographs submitted. Better descriptions and photos will help the Jury Committee better evaluate your application. Returning  vendors do not have to go through the initial Jury Committee as long as their products/offerings have not drastically changed, they must still submit a complete application.

 

Returning vendors are evaluated on their festival etiquette from the previous year, for example staff will consider whether a vendor kept their booth open for all festival hours, cleaned up their booth site, kept their vehicle off of Main Street and 5th street, etc. Staff will also be check to see if returning vendors submitted sales and paid sales tax, failure to do so automatically disqualifies a return vendor.

Space requests are not guaranteed. If you would like a booth in a specific block you may note that in your application. You may also note if there are other vendors that you would like to be neighbors with.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the jury process as soon as vendor selections have been made. Some vendors may also be put on a waitlist.

Vendor Application

Please complete the online vendor application and click the submit button at the end. We recommend taking a quick look through the whole form before you begin completing it so that you can make sure you have all the information and materials you will need to submit the application successfully.

Were you a Applefest Vendor in 2023?
Number of Booths Needed. All spaces are 10x10 feet, and you may not extend the footprint of your booth in any direction. Booth space must include the length of your trailer and hitch, if applicable. If you need more than 10 feet, you must purchase multiple spaces.

After 7/31/2024, all fees are increased by $50 per booth space
After 8/30/2024, all fees are increased by $100 per booth space.

Draft vendor layout can be accessed here. Layout may change, booth locations are not guaranteed.

There are limited spaces available with electrical hookups. Generators are allowed on a case-by-case basis. If you are given permission to use a generator, the maximum level of decibels allowed will be 70 dB. Fees for electricity are $35 per space. Electrical Hookups?

Provide photographs of your booth from past events, 3-4 photographs of your merchandise and examples of any literature you plan on distributing. Ensure your business/organization name is included in all file names.

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The following are required to be submitted with your application.

Note: If you do not currently have your Single/Multiple Event Sales Tax License visit the State's Website to obtain one. If you are waiting to see which license you need, this will be required to be submitted before the event.

Applications that are missing these documents will be considered incomplete.

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Thanks for submitting your vendor application.

For Sales Tax questions:

  • Colorado Department of Revenue Special Events division, www.colorado.gov or 303-866-3711

  • Local tax compliance officer David Ely, david.ely@state.co.us, 970-248-7141 or 303-913-2374

  • Town of Cedaredge Finance Director Tammy Francis, 970-856-3123 ext. 115

For retail food service and/or Cottage Food specifications:

  • Delta County Health Department, at 970-874-2165 or deltacounty.com.

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