Vendor Information

All vehicles entering Blissfest property must purchase a parking pass; cost is $10 advance or $20 at the gate.

Food Vendors

Booth Particulars

  • If your application is not accepted your booth fee will be refunded.
  • 10% of GROSS due to Blissfest within 30 days ($50 per month late fee).
  • All workers must be registered by June 15th.
  • Up to 10 prep workers may enter on Thursday (must be registered).

Food Vendor Checklist

  • You must have your permit from the Health Dept. in advance. Contact Information – 231-347-6014 | http://www.nwhealth.org/food-temp.html
  • Remember that all food vendors are required to use 12 gauge or heavier SO-type extension cords. The county electrical inspector will be around on Friday to assess compliance.
  • A #10 ABC extinguisher is minimum and very inexpensive. The fire department will inspect Friday for fire extinguishers and propane tanks.
  • The fire dept. will check to make sure any propane tanks are secure. Tanks can not be free-standing. A t-post with a chain will work in a pinch.
  • Bring your own adapters (30 to 110)
  • SO Molded and grounded 12 gauge cord

Blissfest’s Expectations of Vendors

  • You are expected to clean up your site thoroughly by Tuesday the morning after the festival. This includes compost, recyclables, paper, cigarette butts, can tabs, and all concession materials. We suggest you bring a leaf rake. Your cooperation in cleaning up your spot will be evaluated by staff and will be a consideration for future involvement. Recycling cardboard, glass, plastic cooking oil, compost, and metal is mandatory. The facilities manager and recycling coordinator will stop by with instructions and answer any questions.
  • Each vendor has its own electrical box with a variety of plug-ins to choose from. You are not allowed to plug into any other vendor’s power box without their permission.
  • Please note that the festival sells ice cream as a fundraiser and we will require pre-approval if any ice cream-related items are sold. We will also be handling the ice concession and can supply you with ice at a good price. you can pick up your own at the ice concession, and Blissfest has regular ice delivery routes too.
  • Donations of meals for our raffle are also encouraged as well as ads for our festival program. These are two ways to get your message to the festival attendees. The Blissfest plans to provide food vouchers to some musicians and contractors and will reimburse food vendors at checkout. Your participation would be much appreciated and we will be glad to give you some mentions from the stage to promote your booth.

Going Green!

Blissfest is trying to do its part to reduce, reuse and recycle. We have a successful composting program and STRONGLY ENCOURAGE food vendors to contribute to the compost bin. We use this compost on our orchard trees throughout the property. Also, you are REQUIRED to use the recycling program located behind the food area and dispose of cooking oil properly at our bio-diesel oil collection facility.

We PROHIBIT food vendors from selling bottled water. Blissfest has expanded our own excellent well water distribution system to include fill-up locations in the concert area and near the vending area. Water containers are available at the Blissfest Store.

NO STYROFOAM DINNERWARE AT THE FESTIVAL

Our own hospitality area will be using composting dinnerware and we ask you to do so, too!

Arts & Crafts Vendors

The arts & craft fair is a juried show that is open to artisans who create their own work. Our goal is to provide opportunities for these creators and innovators of traditional and contemporary arts and crafts to present their respective talents in a festival atmosphere of music and dance that affirms and honors our shared cultural heritage and diversity.

All Merchandise Must be Handmade

Booth Particulars

  • Booth spaces are 10′ x 10′ in size with the artists providing their own setup.
  • Set up available beginning Thursday between 4 pm-9pm.
  • Booths must be attended from Friday 2pm – 6pm, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am.-3pm. on Sunday.
  • Friday and extended hours are optional.
  • Only selected work will be eligible for sale.
  • 10 x 20 (deep) booths are $150 extra.
  • NO power or Wifi provided for Craft Vending Booths.

Other Information​

  • No cannabis or paraphernalia booths (medical or recreational).
  • There is no use of the name “Blissfest” on T-Shirts or other items for sale.
  • Artists and children are not allowed to walk around festival grounds to solicit sales.
  • Camping is available on site and you can set up and service your booth with a vehicle.
  • Separate parking and camping are available. We strongly recommend sharing a spot with other vendor friends so we can fit everyone in.
  • Each exhibitor will be responsible for collecting the 6% MI sales tax if it applies to them. For more information, you may contact the MI Department of Treasury at 1-517-636-4730.
  • Sorry, no pets are allowed!

Healing Arts Vendors

The healing arts area is focused on presenting traditional and integrated health practitioners who provided services and products that advance our collective understanding of traditional, alternative, and complementary approaches to health and body care. We are looking for experienced professionals dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our festival-goers If you are a practitioner in bodywork, psychic reading, crystal therapies, naturopathy, homeopathy, herbal therapy, and body care products this area is for you.

Booth Particulars​

  • Artists provide their own setup.
  • No power or wifi provided.
  • If your application is not accepted your booth fee will be refunded.
  • Please, no tattoo or piercing artists.
  • No cannabis or paraphernalia booths (medical or recreational).

Non-Profit Vendors

Non-Profit Organizations are invited to participate in the Blissfest Festival and dispense information about their organization.The non-profit booth area is located just to the left (West) of the Main Stage area. Five and 10 ft spaces are available and there is room for 4-5 booths first come first serve. Organizations will need to provide their own setup.

For Non-Profit Booths:

  • There is no charge for the space.
  • Staff will need to purchase a wristband at the normal price for entry.
  • The Blissfest Organization will determine if the non-profit mission is compatible with the Blissfest mission and values.