RED RIVER VALLEY FAIR

BECOME A VENDOR

COMMERCIAL VENDORS

In 2019, the Red River Valley Fair welcomed over 90,000 visitors as we celebrated our 115th annual Fair.

Be part of our successful event! With multiple marketplaces featuring over 100 vendors who provide every imaginable type of food, jewelry, home good and product, the Fair is a shopper’s delight and an ideal place to promote and sell your products. Many of our vendors return every year to display and sell their products and services at this exciting, six-day event.

To be considered for the Red River Valley Fair, please follow the application process as outlined.

*Previous vendors and concessionaires are given first opportunity to contract for the same space, by November 1st, unless performance has been unsatisfactory.

VENDOR APPLICATION

Applications and photos may be submitted via email or mailed to Red River Valley Fair Association, 1805 Main Avenue West, West Fargo, ND 58078. Please do not send a deposit with your application. Submitting an application does not guarantee a space at the Red River Valley Fair.

HOURS OF OPERATION

All Vendors conducting business at the Red River Valley Fair must have a valid Vendor Agreement. Vendors are limited to sell only the products or services listed on their agreement.

11 AM – 9 PM

INDOOR & OUTDOOR VENDOR HOURS

Outdoor vendors may stay open longer if desired

11 AM – MIDWAY CLOSE

FOOD VENDOR HOURS

Hours dependent on Midway

NEW VENDOR SELECTION PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in participating at the Red River Valley Fair! Selection of new vendors will continue until all available space is filled. If your application is selected, you will be notified immediately, and a Vendor Agreement will be sent to you.

APPLICANTS ARE SELECTED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
  • Completed application – including references and color photos
  • Uniqueness of product or service, lack of duplication
  • Appearance and professionalism of display in photos submitted with application
  • Availability of appropriate space
  • References, referrals, experience and/or written recommendations

SELECTION PROCESS TIMELINE


November 1: Space is allocated to all returning vendors
Early December: Application posted and available online for new vendors
March: All applicants who have applied before this date will be notified of our decision on their application.

FOOD VENDORS

You can find anything from the infamous Corn Dog, Cheese Curds or Funnel Cakes to Mexican, Italian or BBQ. Food vendor spaces are 25′ x 25′ or 30′ x 25’spaces with 110v electrical included.

VENDOR MAP
INDOOR VENDORS

Our Indoor Vendor space is in the air conditioned Hartl Building. Indoor vendor spaces are 10′ x 8′ spaces and include one 8′ table and two chairs.

VENDOR MAP
OUTDOOR VENDORS

Outdoor vendor spaces vary in sizes. There are 20′ x 20′ spaces, 25′ x 25′ spaces and 100′ x 100′ spaces available.

VENDOR MAP

GENERAL VENDOR INFORMATION

All Vendors conducting business at the Red River Valley Fair must have a valid Vendor Agreement. Vendors are limited to sell only the products or services listed on their agreement.

SET-UP

All Vendors must be set up by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 6, 2020 or you will not be allowed to set up. There will be no refund if you fail to set up by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 6, 2020.

CREDENTIALS

Red River Valley Fair has a pay at gate policy for admission. Parking is free around the fairgrounds; there are two pay-to-park lots. Your Vendor credentials will be in your Vendor packet when you check in before the Fair, you receive two credentials per booth space.  Reduced rate Vendor credentioals are available to all licensed vendors, additional information on ordering extra Vendor credentials will be included with the Vendor Agreement. See Fair Application for admission and parking ticket prices.

CAMPING

Located directly west of the Hartl Building, this is an excellent gravel lot with 50 and 30 amp service available during the Fair. Trash cans, will be provided  throughout the lot. Water and waste pumping trucks will service the campground daily at a low cost to you. Vendor camping must be reserved through Judy@RedRiverValleyFair.com.

6 days = $100.00, $25.00 for each additional night (over six nights)

If you prefer a full service campground, the Red River Valley Fair Campgrounds is located East of the grounds across from the Main Gate. Daily rates are $30.00 for full hookup. Campground is first come, first served.  Payment from the Vendor Camping Lot are not transferable to the Red River Valley Fair Campground!

HOURS OF OPERATION
  • Main Gate: Open at 11 AM
  • Grandstand Gate: Open at 11 AM
  • Gate 3: Open at 11 AM
  • VIP Parking Gate: Open at 8 AM
  • Gate 4 Livestock Gate: Open at 6 AM
  • Indoor Vendor Hours: 11 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Outside Vendor Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM (you can stay open longer if you like)
  • Food Vendor Hours: 11 AM – when Midway closes