Sunday, October 1, 2023
The popular Takoma Park Street Festival returns for its 42nd year of music, vendors, food and fun in Takoma Park. This year’s festival takes place on Sunday, October 1, 2023 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.
Event is rain or shine.
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Special thanks to our 2023 sponsors and partners.
Want to join us in 2023? Please see our sponsorship opportunities here
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UPDATE: March 30, 2023:
The festival is almost completely filled. THE ARTIST CATEGORY IS CLOSED. There are limited spaces in all other categories. Artists, please fill out the application and it will add you to the waitlist as well as the mailing list for 2024.
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 –> 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.
2023 Booth Fees
For one 10’x10′ booth space or 15’x10′ space for food court vendors. All vendors must bring a tent. 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: $250
Community Groups Booth Space: $235
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $450
Company Booth Space: $775
OTBA Member (Non-Food): $150
OTBA Member (Food): $450
Takoma Business Rate (non-food business)*: $200
Local Food Vendor Booth Space (or food truck): $525
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,250
Shared Booth Space: $100 surcharge
For vendor category definitions, see here.
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 and early application submission will be noted, but does not guarantee acceptance.
Available here. For State of MD Sales Tax info, click here
Food Vendors Guidelines
Available here. For Montgomery County food permits, click here.
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].
3Shades Chic, LLC
American Road Trip
April + ArtLab
Art by Zachary Sasim
Aster & Orchid
Big Blue Sun
Billie Claire Handmade
Birdwatcher Spiritual Stones
Cameron Blake Ceramics
Circuit Breaker Labs
Crochet In Demand
Earth Born Beauty
Edward Faine Author
Female Power Project
Handmade Especially for You
Julian Klazkin, author, Bug and A Slug Children’s Books
Janice Levitt Mosaics
Larry Issa Design
Lita+Ro Soy Candles
Love Lori Michelle Jewelry
Mann Made Designs
Marcella Kriebel Art + Illustration
Community Groups and Non-Profits
Alex Haddon for Ward 3
Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition
Cheder Jewish Community
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
City of Takoma Park
CCI Health Services
CHEER – Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research
Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County
Cub Scouts – Pack 33
Green Party of Montgomery County
Jarrett Smith for Mayor
Jews and Allies United to End Anti-Semitism
Kate Stewart for Montgomery County
Lumina Studio Theatre
Macaroni KID Takoma Park – Silver Spring
Maryland Physicians Care
Mimi Diez for Ward 3
Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Seth Grimes for Mayor
Shana Fulcher for Ward 1
Silver Oaks Cooperative School
Silver Spring Day School
Silver Spring Nursery School
Takoma Academy Music Supporters
Talisha 4 Takoma
Takoma Park Friends Meeting
The Springwell School
The Takoma Foundation
Yes, Campbell Can!
Small Businesses and Companies
Fetch! Pet Care
Good Kitty Cat Food
Happy Little Art Studio
housemouse books + vintage
LeafFilter Gutter Protection
Takoma Businesses in Booths
Canopy Family Care
Busboys and Poets Books
DC Arts Studios
Girasol Unique Gardens & Ponds
The Girl and the Vine
House of Musical Traditions
indigro plant design
Knock on Wood Tap Studio
Long and Foster
Main Street Pearl
New Dawn Acupuncture with Golden Path Acupuncture and Mark Grenier
Positive Impact Martial Arts Richardson School of Music
Amy Schwenkmeyer, Reiki+ Intuitive Coaching
2022 Festival Food Vendors
Thai Master Grill
Yummy Food Corner and Grill
2022 Music Schedule (UPDATED)
|Time||Columbia Ave Stage||Gazebo Stage||Willow Ave Stage|
|10:00 am||Bele Bele + Friends present DRUMSPIRATION! Opening Rhythm Jam|
|11:00 am||Phil Wiggins with performance by tapper |
|Haroon Alam||Paisley Tonk with Colonel Josh|
|12:00 pm||The Yachtsmen||Quiet the Mountain||The Sidleys|
|1:00 pm||Danger Bird||Bobby Thompson||Isn’t That So|
|2:00 pm||Billy Coulter||Grupo Fenix||The Bob Band|
|3:00 pm||Proverbs||ilyAMY||Dave Chappell|
|4:00 pm||The Grandsons||Funklore||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 7035 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].
2023 Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
The festival takes place on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD. Click HERE for festival map.
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. (GPS 6950 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park)
(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. (GPS 7201 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park)
(Note: Vendor Festival Entrance 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 available.
(2) Lot the corner of Carroll and Willow Ave, enter via Willow Ave. Rate: $5/day
(3) Takoma Metro parking lot, 327 Cedar St, NW with ADA parking available.
Street parking is available in residential neighborhoods – be sure to follow all signs and do not block driveways. Metered parking is free on Sundays. Additional ADA spots on Laurel St, NW at Eastern Avenue.
Bring your water bottles for free fill ups at our water bottle refill station (located at Carroll and Westmoreland Avenues, by the Gazebo stage).
2 Locations: Port-o-lets located on Willow Avenue (across from the former Bank) and on Park Avenue, by the Columbia Avenue stage.
Leashed dogs welcome!
No smoking or vaping allowed in the festival.
Event is rain or shine.
We need your help!
Adult Block Captains are needed to manage sections of Carroll Ave during vendor arrival. They will make sure that vendors get in their correct spaces, ensure that traffic continues to move and manage the kids on the block who will help vendors unload so that they move their cars off of the festival route. SIGN UP HERE
UNLOAD/SET UP VOLUNTEERS
Kids 12 and up are needed to help vendors unload and to set up tents. We’ve got SSL Hours available! Sign up below! SIGN UP HERE