Events listed below offer vendor opportunities at these public, or ticketed, events. See included vendor links for requirements, fees, and schedule.
Note that events may fill their vendor spaces far in advance; check with organizers directly to find out if vendor spaces are still available.
Oxford NC Hot Sauce Contest
The 11th Annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest is being held in Historic Downtown Oxford NC on Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11am-4pm. Vendors may provide a variety of products including sauces, brews, and more.
For those interested in being a food vendor, call Julia Overton at 919.693.1217. To sign up as a craft vendor, call Pam Thornton at 919.693.9706. Vendor information online at www.nchotsaucecontest.com/vendor-info.html.
Rolesville BBQ & Bands Festival
The Rolesville BBQ & Bands Festival is September 16, 2017, 8:30am-6pm. The location is 121 Redford Place Drive, Rolesville NC. Vendor spots are available for about $50, with discounted vendor rates for nonprofits or Rolesville Chamber of Commerce members.
See vendor information at rolesvillenc.chambermaster.com/…/bbq-vendor.
If you or someone you know has a hemp-centric business and are interested in vending at HempX Asheville, scheduled for September 22-23, 2017, at Franny’s Farm in Leicester NC. Spaces may be full, as spaces were filling quickly upon announcement.
PepperFest Chapel Hill
The 10th-annual Pepperfest will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017, 3-6pm, at Great Meadow Park at Briar Chapel, 1342 Briar Chapel Pkwy, Chapel Hill NC. It includes vendors, chefs, music, and more.
Visit pepperfestnc.org/vendor-application and select “Get Involved” to see applications for different vendor types.
NC Whirligig Festival
The NC Whirligig Festival is held in Historic Downtown Wilson NC each year, celebrating the life of local folk artist Vollis Simpson and his whirligig creations. This year’s festival dates are November 4-5, 2017.
Note that this event is included alongside these September events because of its potential for vendor spaces to fill far in-advance.
Festival organizers are seeking “the best and creative makers, the exceptional food and drink purveyors, and any non-profit or commercial businesses that wants to help make the festival whirl!”
Find 2017 vendor applications at whirligigfestivalnc.org/vendors/applications. Applications are due by October 2, 2017.
The Rusted Hinge Shop in Zebulon NC
A new shop opening in Zebulon NC is seeking vendors for regular spaces in their shop. The Rusted Hinge offers vendors space to sell pottery, jewelry, candles, bath goods, baby items, handmade products, and vintage/antique reselling.
Watch for updates on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/therustedhingeonline, or call 919.667.3499.