The Wake Forest Herbfest will be held

April 20-22 and April 27- 29, 2018

527 S. White Street in Historic Downtown Wake Forest.

If you prefer to copy and print the vendor application, versus having it emailed, then copy and paste it as it's below the video, or for printable PDF version, click here.

For more information, contact

Bob or Elizabeth Johnson



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2018 HerbFest Food and Craft Vendor Application

Event Schedule:  Rain or Shine

April 20-22 and April 27- 29

Friday-Saturday                        9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday                                    10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Schedule of Fees

Exhibit Fees:


3 Days             April 21-23               $75.00   

3 Days             April 28-30                $75.00


Food Vendor Fees:

3 Days             April 21-23                 $125.00

3 Days             April 28-30                   $125.00


Other Fees:

1 Table/2 folding chairs:

             3 Days                                       $ 30.00


Non-Profit Organizations:

Non-Profit Organizations (501c3) may participate upon approval at a reduced price as follows:

3 Days             April 21-23                 $ 50.00

3 Days             April 28-30                 $ 50.00


All food/craft vendors must reflect the theme of the HerbFest which is herbs, perennials, gardening, nature, cooking, and a healthy lifestyle. Applications are being accepted now and should be submitted before March 31, 2017.   Applications are juried as they arrive, and applicants can expect a response within 2 weeks of submission.  Pictures are not returned.  The balance of the vendor fee is due by April 1, 2017If submitting an application late, please submit the entire vendor fee.  Do not send cash. If an application is not accepted, your check will be returned.  No refunds to selected applicants.


The standard booth size is 10' x 10'.  Each vendor will be expected to keep their operation within those bounds. If additional space is needed, please indicate that in the application and multiply the booth fees by the number required.

Each vendor is responsible for providing tents, canopies and all other materials to display their products.  Limited electricity is available. Please see "Electricity" section.  Chairs and tables are available for rent for an additional fee.

Appearance:  Please submit a photo of your booth exactly as it will appear at the HerbFest.

Personnel:  Participating vendors shall provide adequate personnel for all operating hours of the HerbFest.

Setup and Removal:    Vendors may arrive Thursdays between Noon and 5 pm for setup or can wait until Friday am.  Tear down may begin after the HerbFest closes at 4 pm on Sundays.


HerbFest is a Spring Festival that operates rain or shine.  Please be prepared for inclement weather.


HerbFest has limited electrical capacity for vendors. In your application, please indicate specifically what electrical devices you will be using and what amperage/wattage you will need.  We will contact you and let you know if we can meet your needs. The fees are listed on the application and are an additional $30.00 per day.

Food Vendors

All food vendors must comply with Wake County Health Regulations.  You must make prior arrangement for all certificates and inspections, if needed. The Wake County Health Department's phone number is 919-856-7400 or - click on Food Safety and Facility Inspections.

Insurance/Liability:  All food vendors must submit a current Certificate of Liability Insurance covering the dates of their participation in HerbFest and listing the Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment as additional named insured.


HerbFest Vendor Application



Name: _____________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________

City__________________________State/ZIP ______________________

Company: __________________________________________________

Phone:  (home/business)__________________  (cell)________________

Email: _____________________________________________________

Products to Display/Sell - Food Vendors, please send printed menu with prices, craft vendors please attach photos

Dates: When would you like to exhibit

                       First Weekend           __ April 20-22

                       Second Weekend      __  April 27-29

Electricity Needs:  please list all electrical devices to be powered and include amperage and wattage.  Capacity is limited and we will contact you regarding your needs. Electricity is available for indoor craft booths and food vendors only.




Exhibit Fee

Please indicate:

Exhibit Vendor    or     
 Food Vendor




One table and two chairs add $30.00/3 days

Add $30.00 per day






Less 50% Deposit

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Balance Due


Please attach pictures of your booth from other shows you have participated in and/or products you plan to merchandise and sell at HerbFest. 

Vendors are required to comply with all local ordinances and regulations.  Food vendors are required to comply with existing health regulations.

Set up Thursday between Noon and 5pm or Friday before 9:00 am.


   Refunds will only be allowed up to 2 weeks before the HerbFest begins.  After that no refunds.  We turn away vendors when we are full and can not fill the space if we only have two weeks or less to do so.   No exceptions.


A minimum 50% deposit is required with the application. 

Please mail application and make check payable to:  


P. O. Box 1289,

Wake Forest, NC 27588. 

   Please see to view HerbFest 2018 attractions as they are added. Acceptance and confirmation will be sent via email.


Applicant's signature                                  Date


{P.O. Box 1289, Wake Forest, N.C. 27588}





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