Vendor Information

Dear Vendors, 

Happy New Year! Below is all the information you need to be a vendor at the 47th Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. This year’s dates are August 16-18, 2024.

We will offer options for being a vendor here for one, two, or three days and have dedicated vendor lot attendants!  These Vendor Tenders will be there to answer any questions you may have, hopefully making quick work of any troubleshooting. We again will have food vendors in the Church Commons lot, making it convenient for you to grab a quick bite. Wi-Fi access will be available to all our vendors, and you will be provided with an access password when you arrive. We will have private security patrolling our vendor lots on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 pm to 7 am.  The Machias Police Department will also patrol the area.

We offer electricity for up to 12 lots on the Church Commons, the three-day lot. You must bring your own 100-foot, heavy-duty, 12-gauge extension cord. Generators are permitted for food vendors, but we ask that they be as quiet as possible.  The spaces where we can provide electricity will be designated with an “E” next to the space number on the lot maps.

We have a few corner spaces available, these will be marked with a “C” next to the space number, on the lot maps.

The Church Commons Lot will be the three-day lot for vendors who wish to participate on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  

The Bangor Savings Bank lot will be designated as a two-day lot for use on Saturday and Sunday.   

The County lot will be designated as a  one-day lot for use on Saturday only.   

Pricing for a 10×10 space is as follows: (lot sizes for food vendors depend on the space needed).

  • Three Days- $200.00    
  • Two Days- $125.00   
  • One Day – $75.00
  • Food Vendors- $350.00

For non-profits or Washington County residents

  • Three Days- $150.00    
  • Two Days- $100.00   
  • One Day – $50.00 

We will charge an additional $25.00 (total) to the above fees for corner lots. (Corner lots will be designated with a “C’ next to the space number.)

 An additional $50.00 (total) will be charged for electricity. 

Vendor spaces will be assigned by the end of May (I hope it’s sooner, but I’m giving myself some wiggle room), on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will make every effort to accommodate your space request. You will be assigned a space when we receive your application and payment. We can no longer assign you a space without receiving payment. 

We will still provide the vendor shuttle service and daytime and overnight parking at Machias Memorial High School. This parking lot can accommodate recreational vehicles or tenting, but there is no electricity or water. The dedicated shuttle service will run on Saturday and Sunday. If you opt for the three-day lot, Court Street and Centre Street will be open on Friday, so the shuttle service will not be needed on this day.  Parking will be “on your own” on Friday,  but not allowed on Court or Center Streets. Parking will NOT be allowed on Court Street or Centre Street on Saturday and Sunday, NOR will it be allowed at any time on any part of the Church Commons/Green Space, or any of the Vendor lots, including overnight. Your vehicle will be at risk of being towed at your own expense. Please help us cooperate with our local police department. 

 Set-up times are as follows:  

  • Three-day vendors on the Church Commons Lot: Thursday evening between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm or from 6:00 am to 8:00 am on Friday morning.  
  • Two-day vendors at the Bangor Savings Bank Lot: Between 5:00 am and 7:00 am on Saturday morning. Cars must be off of both Court and Center Streets by 7:15 am.  THIS LOT IS FULL…NO SPACES ARE AVAILABLE
  • One-day vendors at the County Court House Lot: Between 5:00 am and 7:00 am on Saturday morning. Cars must be off of both Court and Center Street by 7:15 am. 

Absolutely no early set-ups. If you do, you will be asked to leave the festival. 

Please register with your Vendor Tenders when you arrive and before you set up. The Vendor Tenders for the Church Common lots will be at the top of the lot, catty corner from the T-shirt booth, in the “Fresh Blueberries” booth. The Vendor Tenders for the other two lots will be stationed at their respective lots and will be wearing volunteer tags that say “Vendor Tender.”  

We expect vendors to stay for all the days they have registered. Vendor hours will be 9am-5pm on Friday and Saturday and 9am-3pm on Sunday.  Out of courtesy to our festival guests, vendors who choose to leave before the end of these assigned hours may not be invited back another year. 

We will welcome you with coffee and blueberry muffins available on the Church Commons at the “Fresh Blueberries” booth on Saturday morning, and your dedicated Vendor Tenders will be available to answer your questions and help you with any issues that may arise throughout the festival. 

We look forward to welcoming many of you back again this year.  We also look forward to meeting new participants at this fun, family-friendly festival! 


Ellen Farnsworth, Festival Director

For questions, please get in touch with Ellen at: or at 207-263-8194