Fall 2019 Vendor Opportunities in Eastern NC

Vendor Opportunities -- The Grey Area News
Vendor Opportunities -- The Grey Area News

Sell your wares, pass out information on your services, or otherwise participate as a vendor at area fall festivals and markets. Vendor opportunities are coming up in late 2019. Check out the opportunities listed below.

Listing below does not guarantee vendor spaces are still available. Note that vendor deadlines may be far in advance of an event date and action may be needed soon. Contact organizers directly for availability and other details.

If an important regional event is missing from this list, email your event’s details to The Grey Area News to request inclusion in this list, or a future list, at no charge. Advertising is available for events, sponsor spotlights, or vendor announcements at reasonable rates.

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair

Vendor opportunities are available in this Goldsboro NC event. The 71st-annual fair is scheduled for September 26-October 5, 2019.

Vendors are selected by fair management.  Access the 2019 vendor application to be considered for a vendor space. Fair and vendor details may be found on the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair website at www.waynefair.com.

National Pumpkin Festival

The Spring Hope, NC annual festival is scheduled for October 4-5, 2019, and offers activities, entertainment, food, contests, and vendors. The festival draws thousands of visitors each year, taking over the downtown area.

Watch for updates and vendor application details via the Chamber’s event posting. Festival updates may also be found on this Facebook page.

Wendell Harvest Festival

Planned for October 5, 2019, 8am-10pm, this annual event is organized by the Wendell Chamber of Commerce. The festival features vendors along Third Street and around the J. Ashley Wall Town Square, Wendell, NC. This festival draws 10,000+ people each year.

To register as a 2019 vendor, see application links via www.wendellchamber.com/pages/harvest-festival. Follow the Chamber on Facebook for any updates.

Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down

The annual Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down will be held October 11 & 12, 2019. This professional cooking competition offers awards/trophies for participating chefs, and a fun experience for the general public. Vendor applications for food vendors, arts-and-crafts vendors, commercial vendors, and nonprofits may be found at downtownrockymount.com/…/bbq-applications.

This event is held at the Helen P. Gay Historic Rocky Mount Train Station, 101 Coastline Street, Rocky Mount, NC.

Contact for event is Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation, 252.972.1159.

Black Creek Heritage Day Festival

Vendors are invited to sign up for this annual festival to be held outdoors in Black Creek NC on October 12, 2019 (9am-4:30pm). For this 21st-annual festival, vendors may include arts and crafts, nonprofits, direct sales (one per company), demonstrations, jewelry, and more. No food vendor spaces are available. 

Vendor space choices are:

  • $30 for 10×10
  • $40 for 12×12
  • $50 for 20×20

Limited electric may be available for an additional $15 fee.

Vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, chairs, electric cords, and tent (optional). This event may be rescheduled to a rain date (not yet announced) if weather is unsuitable on October 12.

Contact Ellen E. Dawson, Event Coordinator, via email for a vendor application. Event participation will be first come, first served for vendors and selected vendors will be confirmed following receipt of application/payment. 

Follow festival updates via the town’s Facebook page.

Town of Farmville’s Pumpkin Chunkin’ Festival

Come and be a part of this first-annual festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8am-4pm. “Pumpkin hurling is going to be taken to a whole new level” according to the Farmville Parks & Recreation Department. Sign up for the competition, or sign up just as a vendor.

Vendor applications are due by Friday, September 6, 2019 at noon

See details and access registration link via www.farmvillencparks.com/first-annual-pumpkin-chunkin-festival.html.

Clayton Harvest Festival

Registrations are being accepted for the Clayton Chamber of Commerce’s Clayton Harvest Festival, planned for November 2 & 3, 2019Attendance may be 31,000 or more during the festival days.  

Vendor opportunities are broken into components:

  • Clayton Harvest Festival Vendor Fair, Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10am-5pm (on Main Street, Clayton, NC)
  • Latin American Festival Vendor Fair, Sunday, November 3, 2019, noon-5pm (in Town Square, Clayton, NC)

Vendor registration deadline is September 13, 2019, after which registration may result in additional fees. To see further details and a link to the vendor application, visit www.claytonharvestfestival.com/vendors.html. Note that the food vendors details are listed on the application form.

NC Whirligig Festival

The Whirligig Festival is held in Historic Downtown Wilson, NC at the Whirligig Park, and is a weekend of celebrating the life of local folk artist Vollis Simpson and his whirligig creations.

This year’s festival dates are November 2-3, 2019. Festival organizers are seeking a variety of artisans, food and drink purveyors, nonprofit, and commercial businesses to participate

Find vendor information and festival details at whirligigfestivalnc.org/vendors.

Wake Forest Holiday Artisans’ Market

Artisans and craftspeople are invited to sell at the second annual Wake Forest Holiday Artisans’ Market. The Market will take place December 7, 2019, 9am-3pm, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S Brooks Street, Wake Forest NC. The Holiday Artisans’ Market showcases a wide variety of handmade items, featuring many types of crafts in a wide range of prices.

For vendor information and online application, visit Wake Forest Arts.


Ed. Note: Listed information above was gathered from organizer websites, and links/contact information have been included above for each listing. May be updated with new events without notice.

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