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Craft Fest Application

DeKalb, IL
Friday, Aug 23rd
Saturday, Aug 24th
Sunday, Aug 25th

Sold Out

Crafter Fest Booth Space Application and Guidelines

The craft fest area is located off the main strip of the fest, hence why you pay a lesser rate, since traffic is not as high. If you would like to be located on the main strip, please fill out a vendor application.

Please read this application carefully and answer every question completely. Your initials are required at the bottom of each page to show that you have read all information. Applications are due no later than July 15th or when the allotted space is sold out. Space is reserved on a first come, first serve basis so the sooner you turn in your application, the better your chances for being guaranteed a space. Spaces will not be reserved until application along with payment has been submitted. Once your payment has been submitted, there will be no refunds.

Item #1- Craft Fest Application requirements

You may apply to have a booth space in the Craft Fest area if you are geared towards family-friendly merchandise or services only. This space is less than a regular vendor booth space because the hours are shorter than the festival main street hours and your booth is located in the Craft Fest area, not on Lincoln Hwy. We reserve the right to refuse any application that does not meet these requirements. You may choose to do a vendor booth application if you do not meet the requirements of Craft Fest.

Item #2- Craft Fest Operation Times

Craft Fest will be held on Friday, Aug. 23rd (3pm-8pm), Saturday, Aug. 24th (11am-8pm) and Sunday, August 25th (11am-6pm). These times do not include the time available for set up. If your application is accepted you will be sent instructions regarding set up the week before the fest.

Corn Fest festival hours are as follows:
Friday, Aug. 23rd- 3pm-11pm
Saturday, Aug. 24th- 11am-11pm
Sunday, Aug. 25th- 11am-6pm

There will be no vehicles allowed in/out during the festival hours. The only time you will be allowed to bring in/out any items via vehicle is during set up hours or before/after the festival hours. Breakdown of your booth can begin at 5:30 although no cars will be allowed in until 6:15 or until traffic control allows you in. You may line up your car beforehand so you can be one of the first in however, you may not block traffic of other vehicles. Your booth must be broken down and off the street by 7:30pm on Sunday, Aug. 28th.

Item #3- Booth Spaces

Booth spaces are 10 feet deep by 10 feet long. Your space cannot exceed these dimensions or you will have to buy an additional space. Each space is directly next to one another. Vendors that are not in compliance with the rules set forth will be required to make modifications at the discretion of the Corn Fest board. Vendors who are unwilling to comply will be removed from the festival without a booth space refund.

Nothing is included in your booth space but the space itself. You are responsible for any tables, tents, awnings, etc. needed. Your booth space may not be resold, shared, or given to any others than the person assigned by the DeKalb Corn Fest board. No electricity will be provided and no food or alcohol may be sold.

Item #4- Set Up

Set up begins at 9am on Friday, Aug. 23rd. You may line up your car before this time but no cars are allowed until Corn Fest staff allows you in. Booths cannot be set up or erected in any manner that will obstruct or cause damage to the pavement.

Item #5- Waste Disposal

Waste containers will be available and all vendors are responsible for cleaning their booth space sites daily.

Item #6- Water

There are no direct water hook ups available to your booth space but there are various locations at the fest where you can get water for your booth. No unauthorized hose hook ups are allowed. You may only fill up buckets and take to your booth. Ice is available for sale at the fest by the Boy Scouts.

Item #7- Governed by Illinois Law

This agreement shall be governed as to performance and interpretation with the laws of the City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, and the State of Illinois.

Item #8- Vendor Property

DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc. is not responsible for any damaged or stolen property in your area while you are participating at this festival.

Item #9- DeKalb Corn Fest Rights and Restrictions

All activities performed and products sold at this festival are subject to the approval of DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc. DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc. reserves the right to restrict any questionable booths, products, or services. No abusive or foul language towards staff will be tolerated. No animals will be allowed at booth spaces at the festival except service animals and police dogs.

Item #10- Cancellation

DeKalb Corn Fest will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds for weather conditions.

Item #11- Return Check Fee

Any vendor who pays for a booth space with a check and the check is returned will be subject to a return check fee of $55.00. In addition, the fee and the booth space will have to be paid for with a credit card, certified check, money order or cash) within 48 hours in order to guarantee your space.

Item #14- Remedies for Non- Compliance

DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc. shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any vendor from the festival grounds for any violation of the terms contained in this agreement. DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc. shall not be liable for any economic loss or injury to person or property occasioned by said removal, and vendor shall not be entitled to any refund of any fees paid in accordance with this agreement.

Item #15- Indemnification

The vendor agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc., its agents, officers, representatives, assigns and employees from and against any and all claims, causes of action, liability, loss or damages, costs and expenses, including but not limited to legal fees, attorney fees, and court costs arising directly or indirectly out of, or in any way related to any act of the vendor, its employees, volunteers, agents, servants, subcontractors, licensees, or assignees.

Booth Place Location

DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc. has sole authority over booth placement. It has been stated that the crafter area is not on the main drag of fest but in its own area off the main road. If you want to be on the main drag, you must fill out a vendor application.

Booth Space Products

List below all types of products you will be selling/distributing at your booth. You are only allowed to sell/distributed the products you have listed below. Vendors of the same type of goods may be limited.

3 Day Booth Space (10 x 10 space) at $160/space
Pay By

Make checks payable to DeKalb Corn Fest Inc. or pay online at cornfest.com under Vendor Payments. A 3.5% credit card processing fee has been added to your total amount if you indicated you will pay by credit card above.


I release DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc., DeKalb Park District, and the City of DeKalb from any liability and responsibility for any loss, damage, or bodily injury before, during, or after the festival herein. DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc. reserves the right to refuse any application.

Applications with fee should be completed no later than July 15, 2024. If paying by check, send payment to:

DeKalb Corn Fest, Inc.
Attn: Craft Fest Vendor
PO Box 948
DeKalb, IL 60115

Please contact us at vendor@cornfest.com or via phone at (815) 748-CORN (2676) with any questions.