We welcome vendors from across the country to sell their wares at our event. Art in the Park Festival is one of the biggest outdoor vendor events in the Midwest. Each year, patrons fill the parks to shop and celebrate the 4th of July holiday. Often accompanied by friends and family visiting the area for family reunions, the Mandan Rodeo Days Celebration and more.
Our priority is creating an attractive space for vendors to sell and buyers to shop. Attention is paid to the selection of vendors, arrangement of booths, event advertising and extra attractions.
We look forward to welcoming you to Mandan.
Art, Craft & Food Vendor Application
The Vendor application period for the 2023 Art in the Park Festival is closed. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for special consideration. Requests will be reviewed, but there is no guarantee of placement.
Vendor Rules & Regulations
Art & Craft Vendor Rules
Artists and craftsmen will not be limited to a maximum number of works. Exhibit spaces measure approximately 10’ deep by 10’ wide. Work must be contained within the assigned space. Only one exhibitor will be permitted in each space. A two person team or partnership producing a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor if this is adequately explained at the time of application. Due to the expansion of our Festival, some booths will be on concrete.
All works must be original works of art done by the artist and quality of products must be maintained throughout your booth. Printing from widely circulated photographs is not considered original works of art and will not be accepted.
No dealers, agents or vendors of commercial items are permitted. Such items as imports, plants, velvet paintings, manufactured or kit jewelry, art supplies, decoupage, laser art, sideline foods and/or commercially produced merchandise are not eligible for exhibit or sale.
All paintings should be appropriately framed or mounted. Watercolors and drawings and graphics not framed must be displayed in portfolios. Artists are requested to use a substantial display that will withstand winds and crowds. PLASTIC COVERINGS AND SANDBAGS ARE URGED.
Artists and craftsmen are encouraged to demonstrate their crafts.
Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting North Dakota Sales Tax (7.25%) on all sales made during the Festival. You are required to collect 7.25% sales tax and mail your proceeds to the local office of the ND State Tax Commissioner.
All entries must be received by March 3, 2023. Acceptance and space reservations will be notified 3-4 weeks after your paid registration. Payment MUST be received 30 days after your registration is submitted. If payment not received, registration will be canceled.
Parking and traffic will not be permitted in the exhibit area. This rule will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. No driving in park.
Festival hours will be July 3rd, 9am – 7pm; July 4th, 9am- 5pm. To be eligible for admission to future shows, exhibitors must show both days. NO EARLY TAKE DOWNS!
Artists and craftsmen violating the rules of the Festival will become ineligible for re-admission to future Festivals. Participants must be present both days.
An accepted application is a commitment to show and NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 1 will be made for cancellation.
Booth location and preferences will be considered but not guaranteed. Artists are required to keep their area clean.
Artists and craftsmen must register at the Information Booth prior to setting up. Set-up time will be July 2nd. (Your set-up time will be available online after June 5th).
Security will be provided the evenings of July 2 & 3. The committee will not be held responsible for any accidents.
No soliciting will be allowed. NO PETS. NO BIKES.
Food Vendor Rules
Food vendors will be in the Heritage Park area directly east of The Depot (401 W Main St.). It may be necessary to place some vendors in/around Dykshoorn Park (near the bandshell).
Arrive on time! If you are late, you will forfeit your space and be put somewhere else. There will be NO REFUNDS for no shows. Early teardown or closing is not permitted.
Food vendors will enter on the 2nd Avenue entrance on the east end of Heritage Park. Confirm your space number, which is marked in chalk, before parking. Chuckwagons should back into their spots, unhook, and move vehicles so the next vendor can come in on time.
Complete and submit your Temporary Food License Application with Western Plains Public Health as soon as possible. A health inspector will conduct daily inspections. If you are not in compliance with current health regulations, you will be shut down. There will be hand washing stations for vendor use.
NEW REQUIREMENT - food vendors are now required to include a copy of your current mobile food license, upon registration for Art in the Park. Morton County requires vendors to obtain the State Mobile Food License in order to serve food in our jurisdiction. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS LICENSE MAY RESULT IN DENIAL OF YOUR APPLICATION. If you have any questions about this, please contact Western Plains Public Health at (701) 667-3370.
The Mandan Fire Department may also inspect your booth or chuckwagon. You will be responsible for properly disposing of wastewater and grease offsite. Containers may not be left near, or put in the dumpsters, or dumped elsewhere. Non-compliance could result in a substantial fine and exclusion from future events.
Garbage should be placed in available dumpsters, NOT in the garbage totes used by the public.
All booths MUST POST the prices of the food you are serving.
No ice will be available for sale at the event.
Vendors are prohibited from selling pop/water/bottled juice. Art in the Park Festival retains the right to sell these beverages at the event.