Thank you for your interest in our 2016 Dickens Festival at Stadium. We are very excited by our circus theme this year and our giant centrally located tent.
This year our merchants will be housed in a giant 40’x 75” heated tent in a parking lot donated to the festival by Stadium Thriftway. Merchant set-up is at 9:00 AM. The Festival runs from 11:00-6PM. We also have some spaces for non-profit organizations at King’s Books.
The application deadline has been extended. We have limited space available. Get your application in early. To reserve a booth, your application and payment must be received soon. Locations of booths are selected on a first paid, first served basis.
- Retail Booth – $ 75
- Food Booth – $ 150
- Nonprofit Booth – $50
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 1,000-3,000
DATE: Saturday , December 10, 2016
TIME: Saturday 11:00-6:00 PM
LOCATION: Circus Tent next to Stadium Thriftway | Some available at King’s Books
ACTIVITIES: Entertainment (family friendly). Roving Performers and Carolers, Beard Contest, Dickens Contest, Closing Ceremony: Emporium
Questions? Please call Mario Lorenz @ 253.921.1718 or Contact form
Locations of booths are selected on a first paid, first served basis.
“Well!” observed R. Wilfer, cheerfully, “money and goods are certainly the best of references.” ~ Our Mutual FriendCharles Dickens
General Vendor Requirements and Information
Vendor Acceptance: All vendors must provide a complete list of products and description or photo of your products or services along with a complete application and full payment of fee.
Electrical requirements: Please let us know your lighting/electrical requirements on application. You must supply your own extension cord, 100’ is recommended. We will not allow cords with frayed coating or patched splicing, etc. Lighting fixtures must be enclosed as manufactured, so that no socket is exposed to the elements. Bring right cord and lighting.
Food Vendors: Food vendors that have trucks can make special arrangements with the Festival for space at a cost of $150 for the day. Please call Mario Lorenz at (253) 921-1718. The Festival reserves the right to select food vendors whose products don’t conflict with area food providers.
No Refund Policy: An accepted application is a commitment to show. No refunds will be made for cancellation, rain, or any other reason.
Objectionable Material or Activity: The Dickens Festival is a family event. We reserve the right to disallow any activity or objectionable material from being displayed, sold, or distributed in any manner. Music must not project from your booth space. You will be in a space that is an entertainment venue. We are promoting a great and fun event with a mass appeal.
Manning Booth: You are required to have your booth manned during Festival hours. Tearing down early is not permitted, unless previously approved by Festival Personnel. Tear-down occurs at 5:00 PM and vendors are expected to dismantle their booths and be out by 6 PM.
Liability: The Stadium Historic District Board and Festival planning team accept no responsibility for damages, theft, injury, or loss of earnings from any activity you participate in during the festival. You are also responsible for your equipment, and in the securing of it so that no injury would be caused to others.
Payment Information: Accepted forms of payment are by cash, check, or money order only.
The Stadium Historic Business District’s Dickens Festival is a unique, family-friendly festival with an historical tradition of 11 years in Tacoma. We anticipate robust sales. However, do not expect to become wealthy overnight.
Questions? Please call Mario Lorenz @ 253.921.1718 or Contact Form