Exhibiting at Fairfield First Fridays: Join us as a vendor with
Fairfield First Fridays!

Fairfield First Fridays is about celebrating creativity, culture and community. Fairfield First Fridays encourages artists and artisans to participate in this community event by selling their art and artisan crafts. In the warm weather months of Fairfield First Fridays (FFF), vendors will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their products on the lawn of Central Park.  We also encourage food vendors to participate in our events and provide attendees with delicious food and beverages.

General FFF Vendor Information:

Vendor Application, Fees and Payment Procedures:

  • Vendor Application: All new vendors must apply to become an approved FFF vendor. If you would like to become a vendor, please fill out the vendor application on the Vendor Registration page. Feel free to send us an email, if you have any questions

  • Vendor Fee: The Vendor Fee for all fine Artists is $25, for all others it is $40 per Art Walk event. The Central Park Vendor Spaces, located on the green of the Fairfield town square, consists of a 10’ x 10’ space which may includeaccess to electricity.

  • Vendor Payments: Payment for any booth space is no later than 1 week prior to the scheduled event unless other arrangements are made with FFF. You may pay online or mail a check to Fairfield First Fridays, PO BOX 632, Fairfield, IA 52556. The booth spaces are assigned in the order they are paid for, reservation of specific spots are possible if payment and arrangements are made in advance.

Booth Types, Requirements and Placement:

Booth Types and Requirements:

  • Central Park Vendors are allowed to use freestanding tents. No tent spikes are allowed on the greens due to the lawn’s underground sprinkler system. Penetrating the lawn will result in a $200 fine from the City of Fairfield. Further, the Central Park 10 x 10 Booth Spaces and exhibit areas are required to have the minimum booth furnishings: 3’ x 6’ or 3’ x 8’ table or professional free standing shelves and display areas which the vendor provides.

  • Food Vendors: Food Vendors are allowed to set up as a Central Park Food Vendor.  All food vendors are required to have completed an application from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Please call (515) 281-7102 to obtain the application or go to: www.dia.iowa.gov/food it is the Food Vendors’ responsibility to meet all guidelines and regulations regarding permits and licenses to serve and sell food and beverages.

 Booth Placement on the town square Central Park green, is at the discretion of Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk. As much as possible we will work with vendors to accommodate location preferences but FFFAW  has the right to determine final placement of vendors.

Event Check In, Vendor Permits and Setup:

  • Event Check In: All Vendors MUST check in with the Fairfield First Fridays  Information booth the day of the event between 4:00pm – 5:00pm to receive booth assignments and to receive a Vendor Permit. The FFF booth is located on the North side of the Fairfield town square Central Park green space. You may reserve a space ahead of time by paying in advance and contacting the Events Coordinator. To confirm space, please register online a minimum of seven days prior to the event.

  • Vendor Permits: Vendors will NOT be allowed to set up their booth without first receiving the Vendor Permit which also must be prominently displayed at each booth.

Booth Setup: All booths can be set up between 4:00 and 5:00pm and ready to exhibit by 6:00pm. Vendors will not be able to set up after 6:15pm. Vendors are not allowed to drive their vehicles on the Central Park lawn. Cars must remain on the space adjacent to the park. After unloading booth set-up materials and products, please park your vehicle at the city parking lot behind the First National Bank, located 1 block south from the square.

State Regulations:

  • State Tax: All vendors are responsible for collecting and reporting Iowa sales tax. Fairfield First Fridays bears no responsibility for payment of sales tax or local option tax.

Food Vendors: All food vendors are required to have completed an application from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Please call (515) 281-7102 to obtain the application or go to www.dia.iowa.gov/food or download PDFs.

Other Regulations:

  • As a 501C3, Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk is prohibited from promoting any political party or religious belief, and therefore  anyone from doing so during Fairfield First Fridays Events.