Takoma Park Street Festival
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The popular Takoma Park Street Festival returns for its 41st year of music, vendors, food and fun in Takoma Park. This year’s festival takes place on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC. Festival goers will enjoy the day exploring over 150 vendors booths, live music from 18 local bands, food trucks and more. Takoma’s unique shops, restaurants and cafes are all open and welcoming visitors.
Interested in participating? Click the Application tab to learn more and apply.
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Special thanks to our 2022 sponsors and partners.
Want to join us in 2022? Please see our sponsorship opportunities here
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Update as of July 18, 2022: The festival is full with a long waitlist. If you would like to be notified when 2023 application is available in 2023, please enter your contact info HERE.
If you need to reach festival organizer, email [email protected]
Note to Applicants:
Once you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an automated confirmation of receipt from [email protected] If you do not receive the auto confirmation (and remembered to check your junk folder), your application did not go through and you will need to resubmit.
Application Timeline – Apply early!
February 1 –> Application is posted online. Mailing list is notified via email. Announcement made via social media.
April 1 –> First round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants. Vendors will need to pay within 14 days in order to confirm space (alternate payment plan offered to food vendors, if requested). Those not offered a space will be notified at this time and placed on a waitlist.
June 1 –> Second round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants and will continue until spaces are filled. Vendors will need to pay within 14 days in order to confirm space (alternate payment plan offered to food vendors, if requested).Those not offered a space will be notified and placed on a waitlist.
August 15th –> Deadline for cancellations with 50% refund. After this date, refunds are not offered.
2022 Booth Fees
For one 10’x10′ booth space or 15’x10′ space for food court vendors. Vendors must provide and set up their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. Electricity and WiFi is not provided. Quiet generators are considered, by request.
Artist Booth Space: $225
Artist Shared Booth Space: additional $100
Corner Space: additional $100 (based on availability)
Community Groups Booth Space: $210
Company Booth Space: $750
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $425
Takoma Commercial District Business Rate (non-food business)*: $150
Local Food Vendor Booth Space: $500
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,250
*To qualify for the Takoma business rate, business must be brick and mortar, non-food establishment within Takoma business corridor from 4th and Butternut Streets, NW, to the Takoma Junction in Takoma Park, MD.
We will use the same layout as in 2021 – one side of the street only which is a reduced number of vendor spaces. The event will sell out quickly. Click here for Festival Map.
We are looking for a diverse mix of high quality vendors. In order to achieve this goal, we limit the number of vendors in any given category. Past participation in the festival will be noted, but does not guarantee acceptance.
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We welcome artists working in all mediums: painting, print making, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, bath/body, home goods, etc. 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. Once a category reaches its capacity, it will be closed and any new applicants in that category will be placed on a waitlist.
Note to Jewelry Vendors:
Any application that includes jewelry will be evaluated in the jewelry category and subject to the limits on numbers of participating jewelers.
We are looking for a wide variety of food options and will limit overlapping vendors in order to offer a tasty mix! Trucks and tents welcome. No smokers allowed. Please review food vendor guidelines here. For Montgomery County food permits, click here.
5 employees or less, or start up (12 months or less.) This category applies if you resell other artisans work.
Established business operating with more than 5 employees and more than 12 months in operation.
Nonprofits, grassroots orgs, schools, political candidates, and fundraising groups all qualify.
We host 18 bands on 3 stages throughout the day! Interested in performing at the 2022 festival? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at [email protected].
In keeping with Takoma Park’s progressive environmental policies, the festival strives to be Zero Waste. 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 [email protected].
Health and Safety Information
We will continue to follow the latest information available from City, County and State authorities.
Vendor booths will only placed along one side of the street and they will be spread out further along Carroll Avenue – from Eastern Avenue, NW to Philadelphia Avenue. This will allow festival attendees more space as they visit vendor booths. There will also be a perimeter around each stage so that there is more distance between musicians and visitors.
We are also strongly encouraging everyone in attendance (vendors, visitors, musicians, volunteers) to be vaccinated and are also encouraging mask wearing while at the festival. Even though the event is outside, the space within the vendor booths is limited.
2022 Vendors will be posted in the summer.
See 2021 Vendors below.
AAA Club Alliance
All Eco Design Center
American Road Trip Pillows
Amnesty International Group 297 & 82
April + ArtLab
Art by Zachary Sasim
Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition
Big Blue Sun Cyanotypes
Billie Claire Handmade LLC
Black Box Botanical
BNV Remodeling and Repurposing
Bona Terra LLC
Boy Scouts of America – Cub Scout Pack 33
Canopy Family Care
CCI Health & Wellness Services
Cheder Jewish Community
Circuit Breaker Labs
City of Takoma Park
Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research
CREATE Arts Center
Crochet in Demand
(The) Dance Exchange Inc.
DC Arts Studios
District 20 Democratic Team
Earth Born Beauty
Evelyn Brooks Designs
Female Power Project (Leda Black @ The Works LLC)
Fetch! Pet Care of Silver Spring
Flower Coffee Collective
Fresca Frankie Recycled Accessories
Friends of Kristin Mink
Friends of Perry Paylor
Friends of Tom Hucker
Geeda’s Hand Poured Candles
girasol unique gardens & ponds
Golden Path Acupuncture
Grace Episcopal Day School
Green Papaya, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland (ReStore)
Hannah Rose Creative Co.
Hiram-Takoma Lodge No. 10, Free and Accepted Masons of DC
Historic Takoma, Inc.
House of Musical Traditions
IndiBlossom by Anuradha Mehra
indigro plant design
Ivan Orellana Financial Services
Janice Levitt Mosaic Artist
joe shymanski photography
Joel Traylor Art
Knock On Wood Tap Studio, Inc.
Kris Kraft Stained Glass
Larry Issa Design
Leather Therapy, LLC
Legacy Quilts & Art
(The) Little Loft Collective
Lost & Forged
Lost Sock Roasters
Love Lori Michelle
M&M Links Jewelry
Main Street Pearl
Main Street Takoma
Mann Made Designs
Marc Elrich for County Executive
Marcella Kriebel Art + Illustration
Maryland Insurance Administration
Mayor Kate Stewart
Montgomery County Board of Elections
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Mundo Art Studio
Music for Life
New Dawn Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
No Plan Press
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Silver Spring
Office of Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass
Old Greenbelt Theatre
Old Takoma Ace Hardware
One Leg Up Pets LLC
Pastoral Healing and Wellness
Peak Custom Remodeling
Positive Impact Martial Arts
Pozē Candle Co.
Rachel Pfeffer Designs
Richardson School of Music
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware
Silver Spring Day School
Silver Spring Nursery School
Sio Ceramics LLC
Small Things Matter
South African Bazaar Craft Cooperative
Studio Kayama LLC
Takoma Children’s School
Takoma Montessori School
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School
Takoma Park Friends Meeting – Preparative
Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op
Takoma Wellness Center
Tenth Ward Distilling Co.
TERRATORIE Maps + Goods
Terry Pool Design
The Art of Dilip Sheth
The Girl & The Vine
The Yellow Line
Tom Perez for Maryland
U.S. Veterans Reserve Corps
Voices for Children Montgomery
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
wick and paper
Wild Places Prints
Willow Street Yoga Center LLC
Without A Ladder Studio
Woodworks by JT
WOWD Takoma Radio
2022 Music Line Up will be posted this summer.
See 2021 line up below.
|Time||Columbia Ave Stage||Gazebo Stage||Willow Ave Stage|
|10:00 am||Kristen Arant – The Drumspiration|
|11:00 am||Anna Grace & The Grace Notes||Haroon Alam & Sambarta Rakshit||Okyerema Asante|
|12:00 pm||SNRG||Høly River||Little Red & The Renegades|
|1:00 pm||Caz Gardiner||Tom Prasada-Rao||Djangolaya|
|2:00 pm||Swangbang||Kipyn Martin||King Soul|
|3:00 pm||The Half Smokes||Wicked Sycamore||Dave Chappell & The Amazing Rays|
|4:00 pm||The Beat Hotel||Saltanah w/ Rhia & Crystal||The Nighthawks|
Columbia Ave Stage: at the intersection of Carroll Avenue and Columbia Avenue, next to The Girl and the Vine, 7071 Carroll Avenue
Gazebo Stage: at Carroll Avenue at Westmoreland Avenue, across from Roscoe’s Pizzeria, 7040 Carroll Avenue
Willow Avenue Stage: at Carroll Avenue and Willow Avenue at 6950 Carroll Avenue, backs to Eastern Avenue, NW
Musicians: Interested in performing at the 2022 festival? Send your promo material to music coordinator David Eisner at [email protected].
See 2021 Food Vendors below. See 2021 Food Vendors below.
Find the food courts on the Laurel Avenue Streetery and on Carroll Avenue, between Laurel and Willow Avenues. Also listed, restaurants on the festival route.
Ijusi Raw Juice Bar
The Girl & The Vine*
Trattoria Da Lina
*restaurant on the festival route
Takoma Park Street Festival
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The festival takes place on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD. Click HERE for festival map.
Festival Entrances for Visitors:
While there are gaps throughout the festival that visitors may enter, there are two main festival entrances:
(1) Carroll Avenue at Eastern Avenue: Take Metro’s Red Line to the Takoma station or park in the Metro parking lot. Entrance is 3 blocks away. (Google 6950 Carroll Avenue)
(2) Carroll Avenue at Philadelphia Avenue: Free parking lot hosted by the TPSS Co-op at 201 Ethan Allen Avenue. Festival is entrance is .5 block away. (Google 7201 Carroll Avenue)
(Note: Festival Entrance for Vendors is ONLY at 7201 Carroll Avenue, where Philadelphia Avenue meets Carroll Avenue.)
The event is accessible via the Takoma Station on Metro’s Red Line. Festival is 3 blocks from Metro.
Parking is available in the public lots below. Rates subject to change.
(1) TPSS Co-op parking lot, 201 Ethan Allen Avenue: FREE with ADA parking.
(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*
(4) Takoma Metro parking lot, with ADA parking available.
Parking available in residential neighborhoods – be sure to follow all signs and do not block driveways. Free metered parking on Sundays. Additional ADA spots on Laurel St, NW at Eastern Avenue.
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) and Park Avenue, by Columbia Avenue stage.
No smoking or vaping allowed in the festival.
Volunteers needed the morning of the festival! Check out our SignUpGenius page HERE.
2022 Volunteer Sign Up Sheet will be posted this summer.