VENDOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are Pecan Street Festival dates and hours?
The Fall 2017 Pecan Street Festival will be held on September 23 & 24, 2017 on 6th St. between Brazos and IH35. Fest hours are Saturday, September 23rd 11AM – 10PM & Sunday, September 24th 11AM – 8PM.
Is there an entry fee for attendees?
NO! We are completely free and open to the public.
Do we need a tent?
YES! We provide the booth space only. Vendors must provide everything else. Please note: Due to Fire Marshal regulations, ALL VENDOR TENTS MUST BE NFPA701 certified. Tents without this specific certification will not be allowed to participate within the show. You can purchase an NFPA701 certified canopy online here: Buy Tents Here
Is power available to vendors?
Unfortunately, we do not offer power to our artisan vendors. We DO, however, provide power to our food concession vendors – this is included within food concession booth price.
Is there vendor parking downtown?
We do not have designated vendor parking. There are ample parking lots and parking garages within walking distance of the Fest. For vendors, especially those with large vehicles / trailers, we suggest parking in the big surface lot at the intersection of Trinity & 7th Street. You can find more info on downtown Austin parking here: Downtown Parking Info
How do we jury vendors?
There are numerous elements considered when making a jury. These include: quality of product, when vendor applied, if they have participated with us in the past, what medium they are under, what type of booth space they are applying for, booth presentation, and vendor experience.
Do we accept vendors whom have never vended at an event ever?!
Yes. BUUUUUUUT, you really need to prove to us that you are capable. Being an original artist is a start. Having an amazing setup is another huge advantage. Pecan Fest is a big first time event. We suggest that vendors get a few test events under their belt before giving Pecan a shot.
What is load in procedure like?
Load in starts @ 6AM on the Saturday morning of Festival. Accepted vendors will have direct access to their respective booth space on Saturday morning to load in. On Sunday, vendors must manually load into their booths. Load out will be on Sunday night after foot traffic is clear to allow vehicles back onto 6th Street.
How long will it take for my application to be juried?
Please allow for up to 2 weeks for application to be juried. Once a jury is made, vendors monies will either be confirmed or fully refunded. If you not juried within 2 weeks, it may be that you are on the waiting list and we are trying to find you a space. If you need an answer before the 2 weeks or if you have a question regarding app status, please shoot us a line via the question platform on your app.
What is the money process?
We take payment up front in full for all apps. This is to ensure the successful capture of vendor monies. Jury takes up to 2 weeks to complete given our high volume of registrations and other factors. If a vendor app is rejected, the vendor will receive a full refund.
What sort of vendor booth spaces do we offer?
We offer (9) different types of booth configurations: Regular Booth / Corner Booth / 2 – Side Regular / Regular Double / Double Corner / 2 – Side Double / Double Three Sided Corner / Three – Side Corner / End Cap
When should I apply as a vendor?
ASAP. The sooner you submit an application, the better your chances are of getting a space within the floor.
What is the cost of a vendor booth space?
Vendor booth space starts @ $565 for a regular 10X10ft. booth for the weekend and goes up from there. This price includes vendor booth space for the entire weekend. We offer booth space only. Vendors are responsible for tenting and all additional elements within tent space.