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Vendor Information
Arts & Crafts Expo

2024 APPLICATION OPEN JUNE 1 - SEPT. 10, 2024 

Please read this page in full before applying to be a vendor.

 

Our vendors are a major highlight at the Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival for visitors. The Dia de los Muertos Festival has been recognized as one of the top events of its kind and has won Best Festival in The Bend Magazine's Locals List from 2016 to 2023. Over 85 vendors in various categories participate and tens of thousands of people attend the festival each year. 

 

Vendor Categories that may apply through this application are:

Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Activities, Festival Partners and Pre-Packaged Food Items. Scroll down to "Categories" for detailed descriptions.

As an Arts focused event, the festival has always maintained a heavy emphasis on original, Made-by-Hand products and services. This event is juried, which means that a committee reviews each application and selects vendors from those submitted. We review vendors to ensure that our event is high in quality and originality, has a variety of arts and crafts/products/activities, and that products conform to our Made-by-Hand guidelines. Vendors are required to re-apply each year.

NEW FOR 2024! BOOTH FEES VARY BASED UPON CATEGORY.

SEE "FEES" BELOW

 

NOTE regarding Pre-Packaged Food Items: Apply here if you are selling packaged food Items like candy, baked goods, candy apples, jerky, spice mixes, canned jellies, etc. Food products must meet all qualifications required by the Health Department. Vendors selling food items are checked on-site. The Dia de los Muertos Festival does not accept vendors who sell products that contain CDB or THC.

 

FOOD TRUCKS / FOOD BOOTHS - DO NOT APPLY HERE:

If you are cooking or preparing food onsite or have a food truck to park at the event (Bar-B-Q, Hamburgers, Tacos, Corn Dogs, Fried Anything, Funnel Cakes, Turkey Legs, Pizza, Fruit Cups, Ice Cream/Snowcone Truck, etc. etc.), Please Contact Belinda Edwards at (361)947-6895 to apply to be a food vendor.

BUSINESSES AND CORPORATIONS who want a booth at the festival, but do not sell made-by-hand items, are required to purchase a Business Sponsorship ($1000+). Space is limited.

Please review the Expectations and Guidelines below before you apply:

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Key Application Dates:

September 10: Vendor Application Deadline 

September 20: Notice of Approval or Denial sent via email

October 1: Deadline to Pay Booth Fee

October 11: Vendor Set-Up Info on website to be updated

October 17th, 6-7 pm: Mandatory Vendor Meeting at K Space Contemporary (623 N. Chaparral St., downtown CC). Meeting covers Booth location, SetUp Instructions, Map, Driving into festival zone, and Parking. We strongly encourage vendors to attend. 

October 26, 3 pm to midnight: Dia de los Muertos Festival

Fees:

Application Fee $10: Submit upon application

Booth Fee is Paid After Approval. Notice of approval/denial will be emailed Sept. 20. Booth Fees are due October 1.  Booth fees increase if paid Oct. 1 -18.  The LAST DATE to pay a Late Booth Fee is Friday, Oct. 18th.

 

Booth Fees by Category:

Arts & Crafts and Face Painting:

$ 125 Single Booth 10’x10’/8’x12’

$ 250 Double Booth 10’x20’/8’x24’

Late Booth Payments (paid Oct. 2-18) increase to Single $250, Double $500/;

Pre-Packaged Foods and Activities:

$ 250 Single Booth 10' x 10' / 8' x 12'

$ 500 Double Booth 10' x 20' / 8' x 24'

Late Booth Payments (paid Oct. 2-18) increase to Single $500, Double $1000

Categories:

1. ARTS & CRAFTS

  • FINE ART: sculpture, ceramics, paintings, drawing, mixed media, collage, printmaking (limited editions), photography, etc.

  • CRAFTS: jewelry, sewing, knitting, hand-embellished items (like re-decorated bottles, glasses, boxes, hats, canvas totes, shoes, ornaments, etc.), masks, hair bows/barretts/headbands, floral halos, tutu’s, tile/mosaics, woodworking, candles, skin-care products, etc.

2. FACE PAINTING – If you are face painting AND selling crafts, select “Face Painting” as your category.

3. PACKAGED FOOD ITEMS - examples: candy, cake-pops, caramel apples, popcorn balls, canned items, jerky, etc. All food items must meet Health Department regulations and pass Health Department check on-site. (FMI - Nueces Co. Health Department (361) 826-7200.) We do not accept ingestible CDB / cannabinoid products.  Food Trucks – Do not apply here - see phone number above under Food Trucks or Food Booths.

4.  ACTIVITY - games and other types of activities for a fee.

5. DIA FEST PARTNER:  Select this category only if you are invited/pre-approved by DDLM Fest Organizers. Partners are Sponsors, School or College-affiliated group/clubs, unpaid festival performers, or organizations/non-profits that provide a free Kids Corner Activity. We exchange a booth space for your service at the event. Partners do not pay application or booth fees, because they provide a free service for the event. Partners must be invited to participate.

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What You Need to Apply:
  • 1 photo of your booth set up

  • 2 photos of works in progress

  • 3-22 photos of your arts and crafts (up to 25 images total.) Products must conform to Hecho-A-Mano Guidelines.

  • State of Texas Sales Tax and Use Permit. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax (8.25 %) to Texas State Comptroller. Your permit number is requested in the application and must be displayed in your booth. Services like hair styling and face painting do not require a Sales Tax permit, so please in the blank with “NONE”.  If unsure, contact Texas State Comptroller. You may apply before you have your permit number; put "coming soon" in the blank.

  • Description of work. (260 characters): List products that you plan to sell in your booth

  • Statement Specific to Entry (480 characters): Describe how you create your products from design to completion.

Photo Tips:

  • Show only 1-2 best examples of items that you make multiples of.

  • Use plain, one-color backgrounds free of clutter

  • Use good, soft lighting – point a lamp or circle light at your items

  • Submit clear, sharp images Include no more than 6 different items in one photo.

  • Do not submit photos of piles of prints or lots of jewelry on stands. The images do not show items clearly.

  • Do not submit photo collages.

  • Photo Size: For best results, submit photos no smaller than 1000 pixels on the longest side with file resolution at 72 dpi. The maximum file size is 5 MB. (Resize photos in Preview or use Adobe’s Free Image Resizer.)

Ready to apply?
Proceed to Application
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