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PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline for The Summer Arts and Music Festival has expired for the 2015 event (Deadline: March 20th).
The information below has been left online FOR REVIEW PURPOSES ONLY. Details, options, and pricing may vary considerable in 2016.
We will post the updated 2016 information as soon as it's been determined. Thanks!

Festival Location: Benbow Lake State Park (2 miles south of Garberville)
Festival Dates: Saturday, May 30th & Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Set up: Friday, May 29th 12pm-9pm
Festival Hours: Saturday 10am-10pm and Sunday 10am-9:30pm
Application Deadline: >>> Extended to March 20th, 2015! Act Now!
Last Date to Receive a Refund: Friday, May 1st, 2015

Please Note: Application Deadlines (originally scheduled for March 13th) have BEEN EXTENDED to Friday, March 20th, 2015. Act Now!
Also: All items must be hand crafted by the vendor, absolutely NO IMPORTS OR RESALE ITEMS.


>>> Download 2015 Vendor Application

Application dead line post marked by March 13th 2015 (now extended to March 20th, 2015). All applicants will be juried. All applications received after the dead line will be returned. Incomplete applications will be returned.

A complete application includes; ALL FEES; California resale or nonprofit number; PHOTOS, and a SASE of adequate size and postage to cover the return of important documents and photos. This festival grows every year and becomes more competitive, so we encourage you to take your time, put your best foot forward. Photos should show you doing your work, your work shop, your craft & booth. If you need a temporary seller’s permit you call the State Board of Equalization at 707-576-2100 or call your local office.


All checks will be deposited immediately (according to GAAP standards.) This is not an acceptance into the event. There is a $30 charge for returned checks. In the event that you did not jury into the festival we will refund your booth fee. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from booth fee refunds.


The jury happens every year on one day only. Every application is juried against all others in their category. Even if you have been juried in, in previous years that does not guarantee you acceptance. Applicants and jurors change from year to year.


If you are a food vendor, parking is included in booth fee. Parking is available by first come first serve. If you want to park in the venue then purchase it now. Please record your vehicle’s license plate number, vehicle description on the application and enclose a check for $60. The parking spaces are only suitable for vehicles of a maximum length of 20’. Oversized vehicles may park at Benbow RV Park. This restriction includes cars towing trailers. We are unable to sell two spaces to one vendor, so if your length exceeds the limit then you must decide which vehicle will remain on-site and which will be parked off site in general parking area. There is no parking on the lakeside section of the fairway during the festival. This is our fire lane and regulations require us to keep it clear. Cars left parked there will be towed. Cars without parking permit will also be towed. Thanks for your cooperation.


We are offering the opportunity to highlight vendors in our program guide we call this “vendor spotlight” It is a small paragraph that tells the readers about you and your business. This is not a advertisement more like a mini bio. Call or email me if you’re interested. If you would like to advertise in the guide or you would like to sponsor, call Cathy Miller at 707-923-3368 Ext. 27 or email her


We are moving to the greener side of the fence this year, in efforts to reduce waste and help our planet. All of your service wares MUST be compostable. Paper plates, cups, red paper boats ect.... Thank you for helping us, help our earth!


We appreciate all the interested crafters. Any feed back or comments are greatly appreciated.

For more information contact our vending coordinator Sage Lyon at:
707-923-3368 Ext. 34 or email

Office hours are Wed-Thurs 10:30-5:00 ~ We look forward to seeing you there.

>>> Download 2015 Vendor Application


If you would like to sponsor the event and/or advertise in the program guide please call Cathy Miller at 707-923-3368 Ext. 27 or email her at

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