Vendor Perks & Information


 { the Farmstead Fair is a pop-up indoor/outdoor market }


Friday, August 24th :: 3:00pm-8:00pm Friends Night Shopping Event

Saturday, August 25th :: 10:00am-3:00pm Shop the Fair Event


Merchandise: We are looking to feature antiques, re-purposed items, hand-made, crafted, unique jewelry pieces, one-of-a-kinds, vintage pieces, distressed items, up-cycled creations, salvaged, hand-painted and old farm signage, industrial finds & more.  (Sorry, we are not looking for volume wholesales, direct or in-home sales types.) We will do our best to limit similar-type items, thus offering our shoppers a wide variety of merchandise. If you own a small boutique, antique/vintage shop or warehouse… and have merchandise you feel is applicable, please apply!

Food Trucks: We are also looking for yummy local food trucks!

Quick Online Vendor Application

Vendor PERKS! You are the Heart & Soul of the Farmstead Fair and we want to treat YOU.

  • Early, all-day access to the farm to set-up your booth on Friday morning!
  • We look forward to promoting YOU on our social media!  Once we receive your agreement, we will send you some optional follow-up questions about your business so we can brag and share some of your photos, if you’d like.  We will do our best to get to everyone before the Fair, but the early applicants will get the most exposure.
  • Also, “Share the Fair” by sharing our Event on your Social Media pages and we will reward you with prizes such as Free Admission Passes to gift to your family or friends to attend the Farmstead Fair.  You could also use the passes as give-away’s to your customers as well!
  • On-site Food and Beverages, offered by Local Food Trucks and The Red Barn
  • Free, on-site parking for your vehicles and trailers
  • Stay tuned for local hotel specials for just for YOU!
  • Returning Vendors receive a loyalty discount on their booth fee
  • See our Vendor’s feedback below!

Share the Fair: We will be promoting our Farmstead Fair through many marketing avenues, including but not limited to Facebook Events, Subscriber’s Email Announcements,  Farmstead Fair Instagram Promotions, Farmstead Fair Facebook Events & Promotions, Share The Fair Social Media Incentives for Vendors, Listings on Illinois Market Sites & Pages, Print Media…and More.


Booths: We are welcoming vendor booths! New this year we have four different levels of space rental and an area for Food Trucks and for Merchandise Trucks

1. Inside the Barn (Premium! finished concrete floors, high beam ceiling, cool breezes)   6,200sq ft    (Update 6/24/18: inside spots are going quickly!)

2. Covered Outdoor Area (lean-to area, concrete, high beams, 3-sided, 36ft barn doors x 2 will be open to the inside of the barn) 3,000sq ft

3.  Outdoor Patio Area (connected to the covered outdoor area, concrete, open-air,  weighted tents are welcome) 4,500sq ft

4. Outdoor Lot/Field (connected to the outdoor patio area, flat gravel or grassy are, staked tents are welcome) unlimited spaces

5. Merchandise Truck Area (flat, grassy or gravel area near vendors) reserved by length of trailer, request electricity if needed (includes spill-out display area in front)

6. Food Truck Area (flat, grassy or gravel area near vendors) reserved by length of trailer, request electricity if needed (includes spill-out serving area in front)

side view of the barn

The Booth Fee Chart and The Vendor Agreement will be emailed to you, at the email address you list on your submitted Vendor Application.  Returning Vendors are eligible for a Loyalty Discount! See their feedback below…

Spaces will be rented based on location and availability.   Spaces are rented for TWO days (Friday 3-8pm & Saturday 10am-3pm)

Booth Sizes: Indoor and covered spaces do not need tents and are rented by 10 x 10 spots.  Outdoor patio and Outdoor Lot will need to bring their own, solid colored tents.  Outdoor spots are rented by 10 x 10 spaces.

Electricity: Electricity hook-up will be available for an additional cost of $20, and vendors will be responsible for providing their own (safe) extension cords. Please be sure to request and submit payment with your rental fee and agreement.

Parking: Vendor parking is also available at no cost to the vendors and will be in a nearby area designated for the vendors and their trailers.

Set-Up/Take-Down: Vendors are welcome to set-up their tents during the day Friday before the Fair or the Saturday morning of the Fair.  (No booths are to be taken down before the end of the Fair.)  We are working on arranging help for you with set-ups! Check out our local hotel offers soon.



Applications: Simple Vendor Applications are needed and will be reviewed.  Your social media and websites will be reviewed for products, displays and photos to see if your style is compatible with what we are intending to offer our guests.  They will be approved as they are submitted, and spots are limited so get your’s in early!

Agreements: If your application is approved, we will email you the booth fee chart and your vendor agreement with details about the event.  If you agree, and wish to proceed, then your rental fee(s) will be due in full within two weeks of your approval.  (We would be happy to email you a copy of the agreement if you would like to look it over before applying as well). Spots are reserved only when the payment is received.



Vendor Feedback & Reviews:

 I would LOVE to be part of another Farmstead Fair. It was one of my favorite (and best) markets last year!  -Molly 

I would like to participate again.  I met some great people last year and really enjoyed the experience. –Brian

 Most days I have so much fun I forget I’m working. And Y O U people are the reason. I love your stories. I love hearing about where you are from. I love hearing your dreams of owning your own business someday. I hope you keep dreaming those dreams until you can make it a reality. 💕    -Paige

Amazing event! Thank You, Thank You!  -Tenniel

We had an amazing time at The Farmstead Fair this past weekend! It was two amazing days with super amazing people! –Emily

“Thanks so much, Shannon! True story: I was inspired to start Teagan and Lu after attending the Farmstead Fair last year! I was so impressed at how you put the event together and the quality of the vendors that it gave me that final push to go for it! 

Theresa ❤
photo/sign by JerseyLane


Simple Vendor Application: Take a moment to get your business name in by filling out the simple vendor form; no agreements or payments are being made when submitting.  But, if you hesitate you may miss your chance to reserve your spot!

If you have troubles, email


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Ready to APPLY? No commitment or payment needed with application.


……We now have Hotel Specials! We have been meeting with local hotels and are proud to bring you bring you special Vendor Rates!



(map coming soon)

:: The Red Barn ::

32597 Hay Rd
Mackinaw, Illinois