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Mississippi Street Fair

Vendor Information

July 15, 2023: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
N Mississippi Ave from Fremont to Skidmore

Frequently Asked Questions​

Vendor Day Information

Booth Location:

Your booth number will be available on the vendor listing page.

General Vendor and Fair Map – LINK

Vendor Listing – LINK

Your Booth:

One booth space is 10×10 feet. Your supplies and storage must remain in your allotted space.

Block Captains:

Each block will have a dedicated block captain who will help vendors check-in, be the point person for anything throughout the day and help with the departure process

Vendor Trash/ Recycling:

Event staff will be around throughout the day collecting trash and recycling. At the end of the event, leave the remaining trash and recycling in your booth space for event staff to take

Event Schedule:

7:30 am – Load in begins – Vendors who need additional set-up time can start as early as 7:00 am
9:30 am – No vehicles are allowed on the street after this time.
10:00 am – Event opens to the public
6:00 pm – Load out begins (vendors may not leave before this time)
8:00 pm – All Vendors May Leave
10:00 pm - Event Closes

Vendor Parking:

After your booth is set-up, no parking will be allowed on N Mississippi from N Fremont St. to N Skidmore St., or on the side streets from between N. Michigan and N. Albina, this includes N Beech, Failing and Mason. N Shaver is closed from 9:30 am throughout the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Vehicles left in loading zones will be towed.Vehicles or setups that are in emergency lanes will be moved or towed.

Vendor Load-In:

We recommend you give yourself extra time to set up as the street will be very crowded with other vendors trying to do the exact same thing as you in a small space.

Vendors who need extra set-up time can start setting up at 7:00 am. Vendors need to have vehicles off the street (unless it’s your booth) by 9:30 am. Please, plan accordingly to have everything from your vehicle unloaded by 9:30 am. Vendors will be instructed to enter the street via N Borthwick St. and turn west on appropriate block street. Refer to the vendor load in map.

Vendors will be instructed to drive north on Mississippi Ave and park in such a way to allow cars to pass through and so that unloading does not traffic. Cars will continue north after dropping off load and exit on the next block.

Your booth space will be chalked off and numbered for your convenience. Each street will have a block captain. The block captain will be your main contact throughout the event. If you find your booth location on your own, be sure to check in with your block who will also be making the rounds to every booth.

Vendor Load Out:

Vendors are encouraged to stay until 8:00pm, but will be allowed to pack up and leave at 6:00pm. If you depart early, you must carry your load out and cannot drive on the street. The block captains will help facilitate the departure process.
Vendor loading zones are on the map.
Please use extra care driving on the street after 8:00 pm. The fair is very busy and there will be many fair goers still on the street.

Vendors must be complete loaded out by 10:00 pm
Note: N. Beech between N Mississippi and N Albina will be closed throughout the event.

Vendor Code of Conduct:

Be respectful of your space and ours. Thank you for staying in your allotted space, respecting your neighbors, and keeping your space clean.
Be professional, personable and businesslike in your conduct to customers and other vendors.
Be courteous to your neighbors by keeping your music down, not dumping any liquids that could run downhill, including water, and not disrupting other vendors customers.

Be aware and follow of our specific vendor rules. They are:
Checking in and out according to the approved procedure
Staying until the set time of breakdown or closing
If you are a food vendor, having all your health and food service permits in place and listing the Historic Mississippi Business Association as an additional insured.
If you are serving alcohol, having all your OLCC permits in place and listing the Historic Mississippi Business Association as an additional insured.
Electricity is not provided and no generators are allowed.
Have your vehicle off the street by 9:30 a.m. Inform Fair staff of rogue vendors so they can be removed.
Vendor may choose to start breaking down at 6:00 pm.
You must be off the street by 10:00 pm.
Fair staff have the right to ask you to leave at any time.

Vendor Spaces on Sale April 19 at 12:00 Noon​

Vendor Space Categories and Pricing

Pricing is based on the type of vendor and the specific locations named below.


For all types and spaces – The allocated per space size is 10′ x 10′ space at the fair.

Tables, tents, and chairs are not included. Space is limited to a 10×20 booth size.

2023 Prices

  • General Vendor (all types except food and new vendors) – $250
  • Food Vendors – $250 (see options for electricity)
  • Corner Space – $300
  • Cross Street Space – $175
  • Emerging Business Space – $150
  • Non-Profit Space – $150


Vendor Space Location Option Descriptions

These descriptions are for where vendors are located regardless of your vendor category.

  • General Vendor – All spaces on Mississippi Ave between N Fremont and Skidmore
  • Corner – A single spaces with two service sides located on Mississippi Ave or a cross Street
  • Cross Street – All spaces located on Beech, Failing, Shaver or Mason between Mississippi Ave and the alley. All cross streets have booth spaces or an event activity (i.e. Main Stage).
  • Non-profits – Please request a non-profit rate from
  • Emerging Businesses – You are a business that is less than 2 years old and has 2 or less employees. This discount can only be applied once. Please request a new business rate from


Vendor Categories

There are a broad range of categories and we can restrict the number at any time for those in the various subsets of the “General” category.

The following categories have set limits for the number of vendors in each category.

  • Food
  • Jewelry
  • Non-Profits
  • Emerging Business(Your business is less than 2 years old and less than 2 employees. You can only get this discount once.


Food Vendor – Electricity Package

If you are a food vendor, we have a limited number of spaces with electricity. Contact the fair for pricing.


Vendor Contact

Vendor customer service hours may vary.Hours will expand closer to the event. If you reach us after hours, we will respond within 2-4 business days. Vendor Coordinator

Other Vendor FAQ


If your category is sold out it does NOT mean that the fair is sold out. Please add yourself to our waitlist. Waitlist approval will be performed on a rolling basis. We expect to provide an answer within 5-10 business days, depending on when you joined the waitlist.


In the event of a sell out of spaces by category or availability, you can opt for the wait list.  Once a category or the fair is full, you can opt to be placed on our waitlist. Details on the process will be sent directly to you.


We will assign you a space number within the proper category and email this information to you approximately three weeks before the event.


In the registration process, you can specify a preferred block. Due to the size of this event and the number of vendors involved, we cannot accept requests for specific spots or intersections or guarantee we can place you on your preferred block. Purchasing more than one space? If you purchase multiple spaces, those spaces will be allocated adjacent to each other.


  • All vendors are required to load in and out all their own equipment.
  • NO POWER is provided and generators are not allowed at any booth space.
  • Space size is 10’ x 10’ – Vendors are granted a 10’x10′ space and cannot exceed this area. Your supplies and storage must remain in this area.
  • Vendors are required to clean up their own garbage and recyclables at the end of the event. Vendors who do not clean up their booth space may not be allowed into the event next year. The volunteers who are cleaning up the event appreciate your efforts to leave your space as clean as you found it at the beginning of the day!
  • ABSOLUTELY NO STYROFOAM CONTAINERS ARE ALLOWED AT THE FAIR. We encourage the use of compostable and recyclable containers. If you choose to use styrofoam, you may not be allowed into the fair next year.
  • Vendor Code of Conduct: Registration includes your adherence to our vendor code of conduct.


Contact the vendor coordinator via email to cancel your space. All cancellation requests must be made in writing. Cancellation and Refund Deadlines
Full Refund: by June 1, 2023 at 6:00 PM
50% Partial Refund: by June 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM
No Refund: Any time after July 1, 2023