BECOME A VENDOR AT THE RED RIVER VALLEY FAIR
In 2018, the Red River Valley Fair welcomed over 90,000 visitors as we celebrated our 114th 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 below.
Previous vendors and concessionaires are given first opportunity to contract for the same space, by November 1st, unless performance has been unsatisfactory.
You can find anything from the infamous Corn Dog, Cheese Curds or Funnel Cakes to Mexican, Italian or Indian Food. The Red River Valley Fair is sure to have it all. Food vendor spaces are 25′ x 20′ spaces with 110v electrical included. Food vendor hours are from 11:00 am – Until Midway closes.
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. Building hours are from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm during the Fair.
Outdoor vendor spaces vary in sizes. There are 20′ x 20′ spaces, 25′ x 25′ spaces and 100′ x 100′ spaces available. Outdoor vendor hours are from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (or later).
NEW VENDOR SELECTION PROCESS
Thank you for your interest in participating at the Red River Valley Fair!
New 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.
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.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Applications and photos may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
HOURS OF OPERATIONS
Main Gate: Opens at 11:00 am
Grandstand Gate: Opens at 11:00 am
Gate 3: Opens at 11:00 am
VIP Parking Gate: Opens at 8:00 am – Costs $5.00
Gate 4 Livestock Gate: Opens at 6:00 am
Indoor Vendor Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Outside Vendor Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (You can stay open longer if you like.)
Food Vendors Hours: 11:00 am – when Midway Closes
VENDOR SET UP
All Vendors must be set up by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 8, 2019 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 8, 2019.
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. Reduced rate Vendor Admission Tickets are available to all licensed vendors, additional information on ordering Vendor credentials will be included with the Vendor Agreement. See Fair Application for admission and parking ticket prices.
Located directly west of the Hartl Building, this is an excellent gravel lot with 50 and 30 amp service available during the Fair. Picnic table and trash can, can be provided, if requested at each lot. Water and waste pumping trucks will service the campground daily at a low cost to you. Vendor camping must be reserved through Judy.
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.