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Please note our office hours are 9am – 5pm Tuesday through Friday. We are closed on Mondays.
FOR ALL VENDORS…
No. If you need electricity, you will need to order it through StarEvents.
Tents must be PLAIN white with no logo, and that they will be responsible for taking their weights back with them.
Once you have been placed, you may not move. Exceptions can be made to prevent physical harm if necessary.
If you need any extra time to set up or tear down your site, let us know when you turn in your Vendor application.
No. You are allowed to display your products within the provided 10×10 area.
We will provide water barrel weights for all RENTED tents. If bringing your own tent, you are in charge of bringing your own weights.
Yes. You can split a booth space, but this must be noted on your application.
Artisans, Merchants, and Non-Profits receive a 10ft x 10ft booth space.
Food vendor space varies by event. Please check your application.
Yes. Pricing is based on a 10×10 booth space. Make sure to change your application accordingly and please keep in mind multiple spaces will still need to be approved.
No. All payment is due at least two weeks prior to the event.
Payments will be charged/deposited only if accepted into the festival. Please note: if using a credit or debit card, you will see a pending charge when submitting the application – this is simply reserving the funds, not charging your account; however, the pending charge will stay on your account until you are accepted or denied.
No. Amplified sound is not permitted unless approval is given in advance by StarEvents.
Unfortunately, because we produce all events on behalf of different non-profits, we cannot offer discounts for multiple events.
Acceptance emails will be sent 1 week after the application deadline. See application deadline on event page. We will still accept late applicants. Please check the website to see if spaces are sold out. There will be a $50 late fee if applying after the deadline.
No, you will not be able to rent any equipment (tents, tables, chairs, etc.) onsite at the event. If you need equipment, please notify StarEvents no later than 2 weeks before the festival.
No. We are up and running rain or shine. If there is a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch in effect, a SE member will notify each vendor onsite.
Load in details will be emailed no later than the week of the festival. See load in details email date on event page.
Yes. Applications can be dropped off Tuesday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. Outside of our office hours, you can drop off applications in the mail slot at our office: 1609 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
If you want to add a tent, electricity, chairs, etc. to your application please email [email protected] as soon as possible. We are not able to accommodate all requests made during the event.
Booth spaces are located on the venue map, included in the email with your confirmation letter, which will be sent out within the week of the event. Please find a StarEvents team member for placement.
We try hard to make minimal changes to the map. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, vendor placement is not always finalized in the days leading up to the event. Find a StarEvents representative to help you fin your space on site.
Load in Information can be found in your confirmation letter. Please follow these times as we need to get cars off the venue as quickly as possible.
Cars will be allowed on the venue approximately 30 minutes after the event closes.
Unfortunately, street parking is the closest option of availability. Tip: Remember some city streets only offer permit parking.
Yes, overnight security monitors the venue. StarEvents is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
FOR FOOD VENDORS…
This year we will require that all food vendors follow our price point suggestions with no main entree priced below $5.
All transactions will be on a cash basis. Each Restaurant is responsible for collecting money directly.
Yes, ice will be available on site this year for $5 at the beer booths. Orders will be cash & carry.
Dry Ice: As dictated by the City of Chicago Health Department guidelines, should dry ice be necessary to maintain the proper food temperature, it is the vendor’s sole responsibility to provide it.
Yes, ONLY if you are a food vendor.
Yes, ONLY if you are a food vendor.
Entry Fee– Only cash. You can find ATMs at every fest
Beer Booth– Only cash. You can find ATMs at every fest
Food Vendors– Some are only cash, some can charge cards. Plan accordingly.
Merchant Vendors– Some are only cash, some can charge cards. Plan accordingly.
Children’s games/ rides– Only cash. You can find ATMs at every fest.
Most food vendors will sell water and soda.
No. The event is open rain or shine. Only stages will be shutdown if there is lightning detected in the area. We will get up and running once lightning strikes are undetected for 20 minutes.
Click on the event you’re interested in attending and scroll down to “The Full Line-Up” to see who’s playing when.
Most events are donation only and support a local non-profit. Please check out the specific event page regarding admission fees.