The Crawl

The 38th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm in Takoma on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC.

The festival will once again host a talented mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more.

Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and welcoming visitors. Kids love the festival with crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN!

Grab a mug for The Crawl for discounted pours at Takoma restaurants, bars and cafes. Mugs will be available for purchase at the festival info booth across from 7000 Carroll Avenue.

Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. Don’t miss the fun!

A special thanks to our 2019 sponsors! Interested in joining this illustrious group? Details HERE


The Crawl (2018 participants)

Grab a mug for The Crawl for discounted pours at Takoma restaurants, bars and cafes. Mugs will be available for purchase at the festival info booth in front of 7000 Carroll Ave.

Festival attendees may reuse their commemorative TAKOMA beer mugs or purchase a new mug at the event for discounted pours (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) throughout the day beverages inside Takoma’s cafes, restaurants and bars. Note: alcoholic beverages must be enjoyed inside the businesses.

Please check back for updates!

Busboys and Poets:  Select draft beer special
Cielo Rojo: At booth: Organic Housemade Horchata: $4 Organic Aguas Frescas: Jamaica & Strawberry-lime $4
Great Shoals Winery Tasting Room:  $5 select 16oz drafts and $7 for 8oz select cider pours
Kin Da: $2.25 for thai iced tea, thai ice coffee, and iced green tea
Mark’s Kitchen: 20% off all drinks
Middle Eastern Cuisine:  $4 on select 16 oz drafts.
The Olive Lounge:  $4 on select 16 oz drafts.
Republic: White Sangria
Roscoe’s Pizzeria: Sangria pints $7
Takoma Beverage Co: In shop: $5 on select 16 oz drafts. At booth: coffee and tea  – $2.50
Spring Mill Bread Company: 15% off iced and hot drinks

Scheduled to appear on October 6th:

Chopteeth, The Nighthawks, King Soul, The Sweater Set, Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways, The Hula Monsters, MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, Carl Malcolm & Positive Vibration Reggae Band, Dave Chappell, Djangolaya, The Bob Band, Amadou Kouyate, Elena & Los Fulanos, Bones Conway Group, The Thrillbillys, The Half Smokes and MORE!

Check back in September for times and locations. Lineup subject to change.

Musicians:  Interested in performing at the 2020 festival? Send your promo material to music coordinator David Eisner at hometrad@hmtrad.com.

2019 Vendors Posting Soon!

2019 Food Posting Soon!

Visitor Info

Event takes place on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD from the DC border at Eastern Ave, NW to the intersection with MD Rt. 410. You can put 7000 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD in your GPS to get here.

The event is accessible via the Takoma Station on Metro’s Red Line. Festival is 3 blocks from Metro.

Parking Map

Parking is available in the public lots below.

(1) Lot behind the shops on Laurel Ave -enter through Eastern Avenue exit. Handicapped parking available. FREE

(2) Lot the corner of Carroll and Willow Ave, enter via Willow Ave. Rate: $5/day

(3) Lot at the corner of Laurel St, NW and Aspen St, NW. Rate: $6/day.  *Pay by mobile app only*

Plus free metered street parking and at the Takoma Metro parking lot.

Parking available in residential neighborhoods – be sure to follow all signs and do not block driveways.

Leashed dogs welcome!

Bring your water bottles for free fill ups at our water bottle refill station (located at Carroll and Westmoreland Avenues, by the Gazebo stage).

Port-o-lets located on Willow Ave (across from Bank of America at Carroll Ave) and Park Avenue, by the kids’ inflatables and Columbia Avenue stage.

Volunteers  – we need you!

Ever wanted to see how a street festival comes together? Now’s your chance! The 37th annual Takoma Park Street Festival is back this year on October 6th from 10 am to 5 pm and needs volunteers. With over 200 artists, local businesses, and community groups, along with three stages bursting with music, the hustle is on starting at 7:30 am. Not a morning person? Consider coming in the late afternoon instead. SSL hours offered!

AM jobs:

Good at giving directions? Guide vendors to their booth spaces. Enjoy catching a first glimpse of their goods? Help unload. Handy with canopy tents? Vendors always love a helping hand with those. See the stages and food court come together while assembling tables and chairs.

PM jobs:

Vendors need to pack up and head out by 6 pm, and always can use extra hands to do so after a long day. Tents need to come down, cars need to be guided out.

A call for volunteers will go out in September, but feel free to email us at takomaparkstreetfestival@gmail.com to make sure you are contacted by email.

Zero Waste

We’re going Zero Waste again at the festival this year! We’ll be composting, recycling and donating our way through another great event.

What is Zero Waste?

The goal of a Zero Waste is to reduce the amount of resources and food waste used at the festival. We’ve included resource reduction into the planning of the festival, educated our vendors on acceptable serviceware, and are offering our vendors resources to recycle or donate their post-event waste. We’ve also incorporated resource recovery and waste stations stations throughout the event so that our festival attendees can easily and properly dispose of any waste (also see What You Can Do Below).

What Our Vendors Will Do
Food Vendors:

  • Offer only compostable dish and flatware and drinkware.
  • Recycle/compost food and paperware that cannot be donated.

All Vendors:

  • Recycle any cardboard boxes used to transport their products in our cardboard recycling station, post event.

Festival Attendees – What You Can Do

  • Bring your own refillable water bottle – we’ll have a water bottle refill station located at the event.
  • Bring your own drinkware and seviceware.
  • Follow the instructions of our 3 part waste receptacles located throughout the festival which will be separated by Recycling (plastic and cans), Composting (food waste and compostable packaging) and Garbage (landfill-bound – let’s minimize this!)

THE FESTIVAL IS SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist, submit your application HERE.

Application Timeline:

January 25th – Application is posted online. Mailing list is notified via email. Early bird rates in effect through July 19.
March 15th – First round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants. Those who are not accepted into the festival will also be notified at this time.
June 3rd – Second round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants who’ve applied after March 15th.
July 19th – Booth fees increase
Mid-June through September: Remaining spaces are filled based on category availability and diversity of offerings.
September 1st — Deadline for cancellations with 50% refund

2019 BOOTH FEES (for 10’x10′ booth space; 15’x10′ for food court vendors). Vendors must provide and assemble their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. Electricity is not provided.  

Artist Booth Space: $210
Artist Shared Booth Space: plus $50 ($260 TOTAL)
Corner Space: plus $100 SOLD OUT
Community Groups Booth Space: $200
Company Booth Space: $800
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $425
Takoma Commercial District Business Rate*: $150
Local Food Vendor Booth Space: $500
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,250

*To qualify for the Takoma business rate, businesses must be brick and mortar establishments within Takoma Park and Takoma DC commercial areas.

NOTE: once you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive the auto confirmation, your application did not go through and you will need to resubmit. More information is available under our FAQs

In order to qualify for this rate, items must be hand-produced by you; no imports or pre-fab kits.
To maintain a diverse offering to festival goers, we will accept a limited number of vendors in popular categories (jewelry, clothing, bath/body products, etc). Once a category reaches its capacity, it will be closed and any new applicants in that category will be placed on a waitlist.

For Jewelry Vendors: Any application that includes jewelry will be evaluated in the jewelry category and subject to the limits on numbers of participating jewelers.

In your application, you must include either a website or three images of your items as well as an image of your booth setup. More vendor guidelines can be found here.

Food Vendors:
We are looking for a wide variety of food options. Trucks and tents welcome. Please review food vendor guidelines here. For Montgomery County food permits, click here.

Interested in performing at the 2019 festival? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at hometrad@hmtrad.com.

Zero Waste:
We are striving to be lean and green in 2019! In keeping with Takoma Park’s progressive environmental policies, the festival is striving to go Zero Waste this year. We have specific requirements for food packaging and trash disposal which will mainly impact the food vendors. Click here for details.
Any questions? Please email takomaparkstreetfestival@gmail.com.

Date & Time

Sunday, October 6, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Rain or Shine



Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC