2015 Vendor Applications now OPEN!

Festival is FULL and no longer accepting applications for the 2015 Festival

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 Friday - October 2, 2015. Mail application and payment to: Wilson Whirligig Festival 200 Nash Street NE Wilson, NC 27893

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.

2015 Booth Fees

  • $100 - Arts & Crafts Vendors - for handmade arts and crafts only

  • $125 - Beverage sales only

  • $350 - Food Vendors

  • $250 - Specialty Booths - reserved for booths selling hand-made crafts, but items are not made by vendor, for example: mission groups, international sustainability groups

  • $250 - Home Based Business - reserved for small, home based businesses not selling hand-made items, such as Avon, Oragami Owl, (limited spaces available)

  • $50 - Non-Profit Organization (display booth only)

  • $80 - Non-Profit Organization holding a fundraiser of any kind

  • $125 - Non-Profit Organization selling food

  • $500 - Commercial or Professional business (limited spaces available)

  • Sponsor booths are complimentary with donations at certain levels

  • Downtown businesses (in the festival zone) are complimentary, registration required by Sept. 18

2015 Booth Applications

Note - Partnering with our Downtown Merchants is a top priority. Merchants within the festival zone may apply for a complimentary booth space. The applications are due by Friday, September 18th. To pick up an application, contact the City of Wilson Downtown Development or the Festival Coordinator.