If this is your first application in 2023, please see 2023 Annual Application Processing Fee listed above.
Come out and join us as we celebrate the 51st 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 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. Spaces are 10' x 10' and will be on the street and may be left up over Saturday night. Security is provided. 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%
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 - $325 (Chamber $300) Commercial - $495 (Chamber $395) Info/Nonprofit - $295 (Chamber $215) Food - $599 (Chamber $499)
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)
COVID CANCELLATION POLICY: All vendors will be entitled to a 100% refund of the space fee paid if the event is cancelled by the Castro Valleyt Eden Area Chamber of Commerce due to an order from a government agency more than 21 days before the Saturday event date. If the event is cancelled within 21 days or less of the Saturday event date due to COVID-19 or other causes, vendors will be entitled to receive a refund of a portion of the space fee based on the balance of available funds after certain festival expenses have been paid by the chamber. Vendor originated cancellations will receive a full refund if the cancellation occurs 30 days or more before the Saturday event date. Vendor cancellations within 30 days of the Saturday event day may be entitled to a partial refund, however no refunds are available if the cancellation is made within 8 days of the Saturday event date.