How to Register to Sell At a New York Street FairTo sell your products or services at New York street fairs, the first step is to register with a street fairâ€™s producer or sponsor to become a vendor. Before the event, you will also need to get a street fair vendor permit through the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (see page 2).
How do I contact specific street fair sponsors?
To get a current list of New York street fairs and festivals registered with the Mayorâ€™s Street Activity Permit Office, contact the DCA Licensing Center at:
DCA Licensing Center
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
For more information, call 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside of New York City)
This list is updated monthly and includes contact information for the sponsoring organizations. To immediately see listings of upcoming New York street fairs, see our New York Street Fairs Listings.
How Much Does It Cost to Become a Street Fair Vendor? Different street fair producers have different options for participating vendors. Three companies produce the majority of New York City summer street fairs:
- Clearview Festival Productions -- Clearview is producing more than 100 street fairs and festivals in the five boroughs in 2010. Fees vary based on the festival, the type of vendor, and when you register (discounts for early registration). Fees for arts and craft vendors range from $55-$650 per festival, fees for food vendors range from $195-$650 per street fair, and fees for merchandise (non-food) vendors range from $55-$650. For more information, register online as a Clearview vendor or call 646-230-0489.
- Mardi Gras Festival Productions -- Mardi Gras will produce approximately 85 street fairs and festivals in 2010, most of them in Manhattan. To get current fee information, you must register as a Mardi Gras member and pay a $45 annual fee. Learn more about working with Mardi Gras Festival Productions online or call 212-809-4900.
- Mort & Ray Productions -- Mort & Ray will produce approximately 17 street fairs and festivals in New York City in 2010, primarily on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Fees vary based on the festival, the type of vendor, and when you register (discounts for early registration). Fees for food vendors range from $275-$475 per street fair and fees for non-food vendors range from $125-$185 per street fair. For more information, register online as a Mort & Ray vendor ($45 fee) or call 212-764-6330.