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Stringybark Festival stallholders and vendors

We are accepting expressions of interest for stallholders and food vendors to take part in Stringybark Festival.

Applications now open

Stringybark Festival is taking place on Sunday 16 October 2022, between 10 am and 4 pm at the Rowville Community Centre.

Local businesses, makers, leisure clubs, community organisations and sustainability groups are invited to participate.

Food vendors

Expressions of interest for food vendors are now open.

Submit a food vendor application

Stallholders

Expressions of interest for stallholders are now open.

Submit a stallholder application

Maker stallholders will be located indoors within the Stringybark Makers Market.

Performers and presenters

We are looking for performers and artists to take part in Stringybark Festival, including:

  • art
  • performance
  • nature play
  • environmental education
  • DIY backyard workshops
  • sustainability activities

Please email us at events@knox.vic.gov.au with your expression of interest.

Timeline

  • Expressions of interest applications open on Monday 9 May.
  • Expressions of interest applications close at 3 pm on Friday 9 July.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application before 5 pm on Friday 15 July.

Criteria

We are looking for stallholders and food vendors that promote sustainable living, such as:

  • nature, play and active challenges
  • interactive and educational environmental space
  • arts and creative play activities
  • hand made, home grown and up-cycled products 
  • socially and culturally engaging spaces that celebrate our local community
  • practices that support environmental sustainability and green living
  • local opportunities for social, cultural and environmental participation in daily life
  • information and demonstrations on 'do it yourself' practices and products.

Site fees

The following fees are applicable to stallholders and food vendors.

Commercial stallholders and food vendors

Commercial food vendors are commercial businesses operating from a marquee or vehicle offering food and/or drinks prepared on site, to be consumed at the festival. This includes ice cream, coffee and hot food.

Commercial stallholders are commercial or maker stallholders selling or promoting products and services. This may include some food options such as packaged confectionery, preserves and jams.

Maker stallholders are individuals that sell products that are handmade, home grown or up-cycled by themselves either as a hobbyist or a business. Additional information may be requested to ensure that the handmade, home grown or up-cycled criteria is met.

Commercial Food vendor fee Stallholder fee
3 x 3 site $244 $159
6 x 3 site $355 $236
9 x 3 site $473 $314
Maker nil  $88
3 x 3 marquee $256 $256
6 x 3 marquee $684 $684
Weights (per leg) $12 $12
Table hire $26 $26
Chair hire $7 $7
10 amp power $23 $23
15 amp power $36 $36
30 amp power $59 $59

Community stallholders and food vendors

Community food vendors are community groups or not-for-profit organisations selling food products as a fundraiser. This may include sausage sizzle, hot dogs, hamburgers and poffertjes.

Community stallholders are community groups or not-for-profit organisations promoting or fundraising. Community groups and not-for-profits are asked to provide a free activity that aligns with our theme. This does not include information-gathering exercises, such as raffles, petitions or database registrations.

Community groups and not-for-profits may be asked to provide their Incorporated Registration Number.

Community Food vendor fee Stallholder fee

3 x 3 site

Includes site, marquee, 1 table, 2 chairs and electricity (if applicable)

nil nil

6 x 3 site 

Includes site, marquee, 1 table, 2 chairs and electricity (if applicable)

$217 $142

9 x 3 site 

Includes site, marquee, 1 table, 2 chairs and electricity (if applicable)

$314 $210

COVID-19 requirements

Stringybark Festival will be delivered in compliance with the Victorian Government’s current COVID-19 restrictions, and may be adapted in response to changes in these restrictions.

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Need help?

If you have any questions or need help with your application, email events@knox.vic.gov.au and we will get back to you.

Or call our Arts and Events team on 9298 8000.

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