2023 Vendor Applications now OPEN!
You can’t have a successful Festival without FOOD!! Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor for the 2023 Freedom Festival. Due to the unique line-up of events, vendor spots were extremely limited. We make every effort to continue to support local businesses, especially for our 40th Anniversary!
We are seeking Vendors for The Balloon Glow on June 17th, 2023 at Jones Park and for The Celebration of Freedom Fireworks on July 4th, 2023. There will be no rain date for either event. Times of the events are still TBD but will be announced no later than April 1st.
The Balloon Glow has an average attendance of 5,000 – 10,000. The booth fee is $300. Each booth space is only one 15×15 booth (per paid vendor) due to our limited space. Each vendor is responsible for their own electrical needs. The Freedom Festival will NOT be providing electrical. If you cannot provide your own electrical, you will be unable to vend.
The Celebration of Freedom Fireworks has an average attendance of 5,000 – 10,000. The booth Fee is $300. Each booth space is only one 15×15 booth (per paid vendor) due to our limited space. Each vendor is responsible for their own electrical needs. The Freedom Festival will NOT be providing electrical. If you cannot provide your own electrical, you will be unable to vend.
A Refundable Sanitation Deposit is REQUIRED for both events in the amount of $200. Checks for the Sanitation Deposit are NOT deposited unless post-event clean-up is deemed inadequate. You are responsible for taking care of your trash to the designated trash dumpster at the event. If clean-up is deemed satisfactory, checks will be destroyed after the completion of the Festival. If you wish to receive your check back, please provide this request via email to Marnie Schultz – Marketing@freedomfestival.com.
All vendors must provide a copy of insurance to the Freedom Festival in order to be able to vend.
Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival reserves the exclusive Right to select, reject, limit or restrict vendors. All Decisions are final. This form is a formal Concession Agreement. and is a contract binding you to the Freedom Festival Vendor Terms & Conditions. In submitting this application, you certify that you have read the Vendor Terms & Conditions and agree to abide by them. If you need a copy of the Freedom Festival Vendor Terms & Conditions please email Marnie Schultz – Marketing@freedomfestival.com
PLEASE NOTE: Food/drink Vendors ONLY – NO garb or merchandise booths are EVER accepted
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 The Roundup (previously, BBQ Roundup). This event is produced by Venuworks Cedar Rapids. Please contact them with any inquiries pertaining to The Roundup.
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the Freedom Festival.