–CHECK BACK HERE OCTOBER 30, 2019 to APPLY for the SPRING 2020 FESTIVAL (May 2&3)–
VENDOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are Pecan Street Festival dates and hours?
The 2019 Pecan Street Festival will be held on September 21st and 22nd (11am-10pm on Sat/11am-8pm on Sun) on 6th St. between Brazos and IH35.
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 physically sewn within tent canopy 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. If you are 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. If you are invited to the Festival, you can then login to your profile and submit payment for booth space. Steps if / after being invited:
- Login to Zapplication Account
- Accept Invite
- Click on Zapp shop tab
- Submit booth type + payment
What is the money process?
Application fees are $25 (non refundable). Once you submit application, we make a jury. If you end up being chosen, we will invite you to the Festival. Once your app is updated to “invited” status, you can login to your account and submit booth layout + booth payment (non refundable). There are (3) tiers of booth pricing: Artisan vendors, commercial vendors, and sponsors. Commercial and sponsor inquires please do not apply via Zapplication. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info on how to become a commercial booth or sponsor.
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 @ $590 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. All tents must have NFPA-701 certified tag physically sewn within tent canopy.
What sort of vendor booth spaces do we offer?
Please take note that our booth offerings have changed. We now offer (4) types of booth configurations: Regular Booth / Corner Booth / Regular Double / Double Corner