Vendor Guide

If you received a recent email from the NC Whirligig Festival Registration office without the Vendor Guide attachment - here it is! Open, print and review carefully. See you soon!

Festival Vendor Spaces Sold Out!

The 2018 vendor registration has closed. The NC Whirligig Festival vendor spaces are sold out. Any vendor wishing to be included in the mailing list for 2018 can submit their contact information via email. Thank you for giving it a whirl!

The Wilson Whirligig Festival is always searching for new Arts & Crafts artists that feature recycled and re purposed materials.

All applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to support vendors, we avoid duplication and only accept approximately two vendors of similar products.

Applications received after the deadline will have a $25 late fee. (the sooner the better - don't wait - we have sold out every year!)

Applications due by Monday, October 1, 2018 Mail application and payment to:

NC Whirligig Festival
PO Box 2124
Wilson, NC 27894

NC Business Registration requirement: According to NC General Statue, passed in August 2013, a "person engaged in business in NC and selling tangible personal property at specialty markets, flea markets, fairs, festivals, sporting events, entertainment events, and other events and functions must register with the North Carolina Department of Revenue and is required to collect and remit sales and use tax unless a specific exemption applies to the product sold." In order to obtain a Certificate of Registration, a person must complete Form NC-BR, Business Registration Application for Income Tax Withholding, Sales and Use Tax available online from the department’s website: NC Dept of Revenue

Therefore, the festival has added space on the Vendor application for the Business Registration/Tax ID #. If you do not have your number at the time of application, simply write in "pending". The number can be added at a later date. We do not want to delay your festival application!

Vendor Insurance In addition, the NC statues require all vendors selling to the public, be covered by an insurance policy. For many home crafters, this may be covered by your home-owners policy. While the festival has event insurance to cover major incidents, the policy does not cover any vendors, vendor items, vendor belongings, vendor merchandise or vendor personnel.

2018 Booth Fees

  • $145 Arts & Craft Vendor

  • $100 Arts & Crafts "speedy" discount received by Friday, September 1, 2018

  • $400 Food vendor
  • $150 Beverage Sales only vendor
  • $350 Specialty or Home Based Vendor
  • $750 Commercial Vendor
  • $200 Non-Profit selling Food
  • $80 Non-Profit selling Crafts
  • $80 Non-Profit holding any type of fundraiser
  • $50 Non-Profit Display only
  • waived Military display booth
  • waived Sponsor booth (donation must be attached)
  • $50 Downtown Vendor (in festival zone)
  • $150 Double size booth space (30’ wide x 12’ deep)
  • $225 Triple size booth space (45’ wide x 12’ deep)

  • Late Fee - Add a $25 late fee if received after Monday – October 1, 2018.

  • Note: $25 fee will be added for any returned checks

2018 Booth Applications

Note - Partnering with our Downtown Merchants is a top priority. Merchants within the festival zone will receive discounted booth space. We have limited spaces available, so apply early. The applications are due by Friday, September 14th. To receive an application, contact the Downtown Development Office or the Festival Coordinator, Theresa Mathis