June 17 - July 4, 2021
Cedar Rapids

Vendor Information

ALL VENDOR SPOTS ARE TAKEN FOR 2020. APPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS WILL BE ACCEPTED STARTING IN OCTOBER 2020. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE CEDAR RAPIDS FREEDOM FESTIVAL

The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival board and staff takes pride in highlighting local business at all of our applicable produced (starred) events. Our vendors are tenured with the festival, and local to the Corridor.

If you are interested in being considered for Freedom Festival vending, please submit the following requirements for consideration:

  • Vendor must be local (30-mile radius from Cedar Rapids)
  • Vendor must have 1 reference letter attached with submission

PLEASE NOTE: Food/Activity Vendors ONLY – NO garb or merchandise booths are EVER accepted

Interested vendors that meet these requirements may email with a list of available food or activity options to Karol Shepherd at karol@freedomfestival.com

Affiliated events (non-starred) may offer additional vending opportunities. These events are all independently driven and individually regulated. Please refer to the producing agency for any affiliated event vending applications – this includes anything pertaining to BBQ Roundup. BBQ Roundup is produced by Venuworks Cedar Rapids. Please contact them with any inquiries pertaining to BBQ Roundup.

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival.

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Because of the continuation of social distancing and precautions taking place to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and with recommendations by both the Linn County Public Health Department and the City of Cedar Rapids Mayor, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that the 2020 Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival has been CANCELLED.

To encourage the community to help support our non-profit organization, and to ensure the Festival’s longevity and ability to return in 2021, 2020 Commemorative Freedom Festival Buttons are on sale NOW at all Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee Stores. Buttons are $5 each, and include a Hy-Vee booklet of coupons totaling over $30 in savings!

PLUS Hy-Vee has been generous to offer and honor our yearly Freedom Festival tradition of giving away a $100 Hy-Vee Gift Card to FIVE lucky winners! For “Show Us Your Button” Promotion details CLICK HERE.