Mermaid Parade and Festival Vendor Signup

The Downtown Marshall Association (DMA) invites you to apply now to the 17th Annual Mermaids Parade and Street Festival on Saturday June 1, 2024.  Last year’s event drew in large crowds and the organizing committee is capitalizing and expanding on that success.
Vendor amenities include easy load-in/load-out, parking close to booths, live music in the area, great access to watch the parade, a super easy application process and some really fun people to work with!

Vendors will be located on 2 locations on Main Street as well as on Blannahasset Island.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Booth Fees are non-refundable after May 21st.
  2. Each vendor will be assigned a specific space.
  3. Set-up can begin as early as 10:00 am.
  4. All vendors must be ready to exhibit by 11:00 pm and booths must be staffed at all times.
  5. Vendors are responsible for their own tables, tents, chairs, & all other supplies & equipment used for exhibits.
  6. Canopies & tents must be secured by weights.
  7. Vendor booth spaces will not be provided with electricity. This festival will occur during daylight hours. Generators may not be utilized without the prior approval of the coordinator.
  8. The Downtown Marshall Association, nor any of its affiliates or participants are responsible for loss or damage of any items.
  9. Every vendor (no exceptions) must collect North Carolina state and local sales taxes. Sales Tax ID must be provided.
  10. Vendors can begin tear-down at 7:00 pm (so if you plan on being in the parade, please make sure that someone is staffing your booth!).
  11. The festival will happen rain or shine.
 There is limited space available for vendor booths so the Mermaids Festival committee will review all applications and select vendors that fit the Festival theme and/or would likely do well at the show.


Festival Schedule for Saturday, June 1
10:00 am-11:00 pm: Set up
11:00 pm-7:00 pm: Mermaids Festival activities include live music, water slide and inflatables, craft, retail and food vendors.
6:00 pm: Parade launch
7:00 pm: Vendor break-down

Crafts Artists & Artisans: $50
Nonprofit Vendors: Free of Charge prior to May 21

Sorry, The Application Process is now closed for this years festival…if you have any questions please email us at