PO Box 1343
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 865-3636

2024 52nd Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival

Saturday, September 7, 2024 - Sunday, September 8, 2024 (10am - 6pm)
Castro Valley Blvd - Castro Valley Blvd at Redwood Rd., Castro Valley, CA, 94546
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If this is your first application in 2024, please see 2024 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 60 days before the event date will automatically be cancelled.

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) For NONCHAMBER Applicants, there is a 10% commission on the sales amount over $1500. For example: If your sales are $2700 for the weekend. You can subtract $1500 off of the $2700 leaving $1200 subject to the 10% commission or $120.

FP will accept a $100 non-refundable deposit of $100 that will guarantee your space if paid by May 30, 2024.  The final balance will be due by August 1, 2024, and the $100 will be applied to the total fee you are required to pay.       

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)

Vendor originated cancellations will receive a full refund if the cancellation occurs 60 days or more before the Saturday event date. Vendor cancellations within 60 days of the Saturday event day do not qualify for any refund amount.