If this is your first application in 2020, please see 2020 Annual Application Processing Fee listed above.
Come out and join us as we celebrate the 48th anniversary of this fair. The event takes place on Castro Valley Blvd. in front of the Shopping Center. This is the main shopping area in Castro Valley. Advertising is good. Many locals attend this event due to the number of community service booths, local entertainment, and commercial booths containing chamber members. Lower and mid priced items sell best. The Fest does allow a limited number of vendors to sell import items. Show hours are 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Spaces are 10' x 10' and will be on the street and may be left up over Saturday night. Security is provided. Fair hours are 10 am to 6 pm both days. There is no water available on the event site, and portable generators are allowed after receiving written permission from Festival Productions at the time you apply for the event.
Sales Tax rate is: 9.25%
Returning artists will have preference to have their 2019 space reassigned to them until February 1, 2020. Applications that are not complete or the space fee has not been paid for at least 21 days before the event date will automatically be cancelled. A $25 LATE APPLICATION FEE will be assessed to reinstate any cancelled application that was not completed and paid for 21 days before the event.
ON GOING JURY DATES: March 1, May 1, July 20, August 1. Please note that either a category or the entire show could close prior to a scheduled jury date. Artists should apply early to avoid getting a category full response to their late application.
Space Fee: Arts & Crafts - $275 Commercial - $475 (Chamber $380) Info/Nonprofit - $285 (Chamber $185) Food - $575 (Chamber $475)
If you need to rent a walkin or counter booth, the charge is $275, includes 1 table and 2 chairs. (not required if you bring your own equipment)