Now Accepting Applications for Festival Vendor Spaces!


The North Carolina 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.

Application deadline is October 1, 2019. 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 Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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.

2019 Booth Fees

  • $150 Arts & Craft Vendor

  • $100 Arts & Crafts "speedy" discount received by September 1, 2019

  • $450 Food vendor
  • $200 Beverage Sales only vendor
  • $300 Specialty or Home Based Vendor
  • $850 Commercial Vendor
  • $500 Non-Profit Political Booth
  • $250 Non-Profit Selling Food
  • $100 Non-Profit Selling Crafts
  • $100 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 Merchant (in festival zone)
  • $150 Downtown Merchant (perimeter of 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 application deadline.

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

2019 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 1st. To receive an application, contact the Downtown Development Office or the Festival Coordinator, Theresa Mathis