Mermaid Parade and Festival Food Vendor Signup

Mermaid Parade and Festival Food Vendors

The Downtown Marshall Association (DMA) invites you to apply now to the 15 th Annual Mermaid Parade and Street Festival. The event takes place in the quirky mountain town of Marshall on Saturday, June 1st . 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!

Vendor Location
North Main Street in the parking lot across the street from the Marshall Fire Department and on Blannahassett Island aka “Splash 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 9:00 am.
  4. All vendors on Splash Island must be ready to sell by 11:00 am. Vendor 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 is responsible for loss or damage of any items.
  9. Every vendor (no exceptions) must collect North Carolina state sales tax of 4.75% and 2.25% Madison County Sales tax as required by law.
  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. Vendors will need to secure a Madison County Health Dept Temporary Food Establishment permit. Download application here.

Vendor Selection
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. 

Schedule for Saturday, June 1st

9:00 am-10:30 pm: Set up
11:00 pm-7:00 pm: Mermaids Festival activities including, live music, water slide and
bouncy house, craft, retail and food vendors.
6:00 pm: Parade launch
7:00 pm: Vendor break-down

Vendor Fee Payment & Schedule
Cost is $100 and the application below must be submitted by May 15th, 2024.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting vendor applications for this year’s festival.