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City of Worcester

455 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608, US

Vendor Application - Worcester Tercentennial Community Celebration

June 11, 2022

The Worcester Tercentennial Community Celebration will feature live performances, crafters, food vendors and nonprofit organizations, Saturday, June 11 from 12 - 5 p.m. on the Worcester Common and adjacent streets in celebration of Worcester's 300th anniversary. Sunday, June 12 from 12 - 5 p.m. will be reserved for a rain date.

Application deadline is April 11, 2022.

COVID-19 NOTE: The event organization team continues to monitor COVID-19 updates closely; vendors will be notified of any necessary adjustments and our team is prepared to provide appropriate vendor accommodations upon request. In the event of a COVID-19 related cancellation, all vendor fees will be refunded.

Worcester is seeking the following vendors for the Worcester Tercentennial Community Celebration:

  • Crafters and Artisans: to sell and show their handmade goods and wares. For artists and crafters, only one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items are permitted for sale. The following items are not allowed: items made with craft kits, imported goods and items with licensed or trademarked images (ex: NFL logos, Disney characters, etc.). Tented Vendor Fee: $50 / Table Vendor Fee: $30
  • Local Farmers: to sell and show their produce, goods and wares. Vendor Fee: $50
  • Food Trucks and Local Restaurants: to sell their freshly made and locally-made meals. Food Truck Vendor Fee: $250 / Booth Vendor Fee: $150
  • Local Non-Profits: to promote their mission, programs, events and provide entertainment. Instead of charging a fee, non-profit vendors must include an interactive element with their table. These can include, but are not limited to, face painting, games, photo booth, bowling, etc.
  • **Performers: to showcase their musical, dance and other creative talents. Performers should utilize the Worcester Tercentennial Community Celebration: Performance Application to apply to participate.

Vendor fee(s) will directly support event production and make this spectacular community event possible. Vendor fee(s) for the event will be required prior to the event start date in order to ensure vendor participation and to secure the vendor’s spot. Electronic payment will be available.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation made by the vendor, except for COVID-19 related circumstances, two weeks' notice must be given in advance. Refund requests are subject to consideration. In the event the decision is made to cancel the Worcester Tercentennial Community Celebration due to inclement weather, vendors will be notified via email and offered a rain date.

Marketing: The Worcester Tercentennial Committee is planning a multi-media marketing campaign to include social media, radio, email, print and more. In addition, all vendors are encouraged to promote the events to their networks and communities.

Inquiries: For questions or concerns around the Worcester Tercentennial Community Celebration, please contact

General Guidelines:

  • Our goal is to elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of Worcester. Priority will be given to artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, refugee, immigrant or persons living with a disability.
  • By applying, you are committing to both the June 11 date and the June 12 rain date.
  • If selected, your application and vendor fee will serve as your acceptance of your space. Aside from COVID-19 emergencies, once vendor confirmations are finalized, refund requests are at the discretion of event organizers.  
  • For tented vendors, vendors are responsible for bringing their own tents which must be 10ft x 10ft or smaller, and weighted with 20lbs per leg. Staking is not permissible at event venue. For safety, festival coordinators will require any tent not properly weighted be taken down.
  • Worcester Tercentennial will NOT provide electricity for vendor spaces.

Name of Applicant

Full Address

Type of Vendor

Medium: select up to 3 that best describe the items you will sell. If you select "Other," please write in 1 word only.

Sample(s) of work - upload up to 3 images which you feel best represent the work you will sell.

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Artist and craft vendor spaces will be in the Worcester Common. Space to accommodate tents is limited and will be competitive. With that in mind, which setup option will you require?

If selected, I agree to be available June 11, 2022, as well as the rain date of June 12, 2022 if needed.

Do you identify as a Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, refugee, immigrant or a person living with a disability?

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