Vendors

VENDOR APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

Food Trucks

Cost: $400 (includes electricity)

Food trucks will be charged 1/2 of their fee upon acceptance, and the other 1/2 on September 11, 2024.

We offer a Paid in Full discount of $50.

 

Non-profits

We love to be able to host non-profits at our festival! Non-profits who provide 10 people to work one four-hour volunteer shift will be given a complimentary 10×10 space at the event.

Cost: $55 (plus $30 for electricity if needed) – booth that promotes your non-profit

Cost: $10 – booth offers a service at the festival

Craft, Boutique, & Artisan Vendors

Over 24,000 people visit our festival! We are accepting up to 50 craft vendors in 2024. Priority is given to local vendors with handmade art or crafts. 

Cost: $130 (plus $30 for electricity if needed)

Sponsors

Sponsors who donate $2,500 and above (Friends of Festival level) will be given a 10×10 booth space and access to electricity.

Commercial Vendors

Commercial vendors will find that the LOTS Balloon Fest is a fantastic way to get their products in front of people Commercial vendors include home repair companies, small appliance companies, etc.

Cost: $1,000

Vendor FAQs

We are looking for professional vendors with quality items for sale. We will accept multiple artisans and food trucks, but only one commercial or direct sales vendor per brand. We will accept food trucks based on variety for the festival and quality of the product. Nonprofit booths are welcome (please consider volunteering for a free booth).

 
Your attitude is important!  This is a happy, family-friendly event, and we are looking for vendors who portray a positive, upbeat attitude with professionalism. Vendors who are pleasant to work with and contribute in a positive way to the festival  *and clean up after themselves* will be invited back; others will not.
 
All booths must have a clear and visible sign with your name, and either a list of prices or each item priced clearly. Food vendors will either produce a health department certificate or pay for one the first day of the festival, in cash to the health department inspector.
 
We do not accept booths selling cigarettes or e-cigarettes, vaping products or anything illegal in the state of Tennessee.
 
See pricing information for booth fees.
 
All vendors will have access to trash cans, but please bring additional trash bags for your personal use within your tent or food truck.
Check In
The vendor entrance is at the far end of the property – 318 Nursery Rd., Dandridge, TN 37725.
 
You will check-in with Robin McMahon.
 
Please bring ALL tents, stakes, and power cords you might need. There will be security, but we cannot guarantee your items will be safe. You must have a sign with your booth name and prices, or price items separately.
Set Up / Take Down

You may arrive as early as 9 a.m. on Oct. 26. Be ready to go by 1 p.m., Oct. 26 and Oct. 27.

Parking – Park your vehicle in the vendor parking lot. NO vehicles on the festival field after 1 p.m., Oct. 26 or Oct. 27. Security will be available overnight, Oct. 26, but you are responsible for any damage from theft, rain, wind or other natural event.

Please make sure you stake down any tents and weather proof them if you plan on leaving them overnight on Saturday. You are responsible for any damage to your inventory in case of wind, storm or theft.
Electricity
You will be provided electricity if you purchased it. Food truck spots come with electricity. 
Refund Policy

Refunds offered by written request through Oct. 7, refunds available minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds after Oct. 7.