We’re Back!

We are thrilled to announce that the 40th annual Takoma Park Street Festival will be back live and in full swing on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine!

We’ve missed you and can’t wait to welcome our vendors and visitors this fall. The festival will follow the most up-to-date State and County protocols relating to Covid-19 and large outdoor events, so check back frequently for updates. We’re all in this together, so please get vaccinated and don’t come if you aren’t feeling well.

The festival will once again showcase original artwork, prints, ceramics, silk-screening, bath and body care, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, leather goods and more, plus food for days, and 18 local bands will perform on three stages throughout the event. Come out and support your favorite local businesses, bands, artists and community groups as we celebrate 40 years of the festival.

COVID Vaccination and Testing Clinic at the Festival
Thanks to Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services., we will have a COVID vaccine and testing site at the Festival in front of 7000 Carroll Avenue. Unvaccinated residents, persons seeking 2nd doses, and immunocompromised persons may receive a 3rd dose during the upcoming event. No reservation required.


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Special thanks to our local business sponsors

Design credit for 2021 graphics

Festival COVID Safety Protocols

We are making changes to the festival this year for the safety of our vendors and visitors.

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.

Please don’t come if you aren’t feeling well; there’s always next year! The festival will continue to follow the most up-to-date guidelines from the State and County, so check back here for updates.


COVID Vaccination and Testing Clinic at the Festival
Thanks to Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services., we will have a COVID vaccine and testing site at the Festival in front of 7000 Carroll Avenue. Unvaccinated residents, persons seeking 2nd doses, and immunocompromised persons may receive a 3rd dose during the upcoming event. No reservation required.

2021 Vendors

AAA Club Alliance
AnnaTeiko Designs
AFS-USA
All Eco Design Center
American Road Trip Pillows
Amnesty International Group 297 & 82
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
Buldano
Campbell Woodworks
Canopy Family Care
CCI Health & Wellness Services
Cheder Jewish Community
Cherry Blossom Creative
Circuit Breaker Labs
City of Takoma Park
Climate First!
Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research
Costa Cosmetics
Coyote Graphics
CREATE Arts Center
Creative Capes
Crochet in Demand
Cycled!
(The) Dance Exchange Inc.
DC Arts Studios
District 20 Democratic Team
Earth Born Beauty
Efua’s Baby
Elite Dental Takoma Park
FaineBooks.com
Female Power Project (Leda Black @ The Works LLC)
Fetch! Pet Care of Silver Spring
Floracopia Flowers
Fresca Frankie Recycled Accessories
Friends of Kristin Mink
Friends of Perry Paylor
Friends of Tom Hucker
Fullfillery
Fuzzy Ink
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
HR Records
in-jeen-yuhs
IndiBlossom by Anuradha Mehra
indigro plant design
Ivan Orellana Financial Services
ixöq
Jackie Pliskin Pottery
Janice Levitt Mosaic Artist
joe shymanski photography
Joel Traylor Art
Kirk Ceramics
Kitchen Saver
Knock On Wood Tap Studio, Inc.
Landis Architects/Builders
Larry Issa Design
Legacy Quilts & Art
Lil’ Fishy
Lita+Roe Candles
(The) Little Loft Collective
Lost & Forged
Lost Sock Roasters
Love Lori Michelle
MAD Fitness
M.A.M.A.S., Inc.
Main Street Pearl
Main Street Takoma
Mann Made Designs
Marc Elrich for County Executive
Marcella Kriebel Art + Illustration
Marie Darling
Maryland 529
Maryland Insurance Administration
Mayor Kate Stewart
mirasa design
Montgomery County Board of Elections
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Mundo Art Studio
Music for Life
Naked Decor
New Dawn Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine 
No Plan Press
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Silver Spring
Obibini Creation
Office of Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass
Old Greenbelt Theatre
Old Takoma Ace Hardware
One Leg Up Pets LLC
Oseh Shalom
Pastoral Healing and Wellness
Pathways Productions
PatientlyCrafted
PAX Apothecary
Peak Custom Remodeling
Positive Impact Martial Arts
Pozē Candle Co.
Rachel Pfeffer Designs
Rebound Designs
Richardson School of Music
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware
Silver Oaks Cooperative School
Silver Spring Day School
Silver Spring Nursery School
Sio Ceramics LLC
Small Things Matter
Soccer Shots
South African Bazaar Craft Cooperative
Studio Kayama LLC
Tabletop
Takoma Artery
Takoma Children’s School
Takoma Gynecology
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.
Terry Pool Design
The Arcade
The Art of Dilip Sheth
The Girl & The Vine
The Yellow Line
Treksalot
U.S. Veterans Reserve Corps
Voices for Children Montgomery
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Where in the World – Global Children’s Books
Why Islam
wick and paper
Wild Places Prints
Willow Street Yoga Center LLC
Without A Ladder Studio
woodland turns
Woodworks by JT
WOWD Takoma Radio
yakitoko
Yoga Heights
YUL d’UZ
Zen Renovations

2021 Performance Schedule

TimeColumbia Ave StageGazebo StageWillow Ave Stage
10:00 amKristen Arant – The Drumspiration
11:00 amAnna Grace & The Grace NotesHaroon Alam & Sambarta RakshitOkyerema Asante
12:00 pmSNRGHøly RiverLittle Red & The Renegades
1:00 pmCaz GardinerTom Prasada-RaoDjangolaya
2:00 pmSwangbangKipyn MartinKing Soul
3:00 pmThe Half SmokesWicked SycamoreDave Chappell & The Amazing Rays
4:00 pmThe Beat HotelSaltanah w/ Rhia & CrystalThe Nighthawks

Stage Locations

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 7050 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].

2021 Food Vendors and Participating Restaurants

Find the food court on the Laurel Avenue Streetery and on Carroll Avenue, between Laurel and Willow Avenues.

 Carnivore BBQ                                                     

 Charlie’s Empanadas

 Cielo Rojo

 Ijusi Raw Juice Bar

 Kin Da

 Lost Sock Roasters

Main Street Pearl

 Middle Eastern Cuisine

 Nothing Bundt Cakes

Phelps Concessions

 Philly Pretzel Factory – Crofton

 Puddin LLC

 Reba’s Funnel Cakes

 Republic

 Roscoe’s Neapolitan Pizzeria

 Sherri’s Crab Cakes

 Soko

 Takoma Beverage Company

 Takoma Station Wingery

 Thai Master Grill

The Big Greek Cafe Food Truck

 The Girl & The Vine

 Trattoria Da Lina 

Visitor Info

Please come fully vaccinated if you are over the age of 12 and please wear a mask when not eating or drinking.


Location
The festival takes place on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD.

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 6050 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.)

Metro
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. 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 of America at Carroll Ave) and Park Avenue, by Columbia Avenue stage.

No smoking or vaping allowed in the festival.

The Crawl

Grab a mug at the festival information booth at the end of Laurel Avenue for $5 and enjoy discounted beverages inside (and on the patio) of participating restaurants and bars.

Volunteers needed the morning of the festival! Check out our SignUpGenius page HERE.

2021 Takoma Park Street Festival Application


VENDOR SPOTS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. VENDORS MAY FILL OUT THE APPLICATION HERE TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITLIST AND TO OUR 2022 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIBER LIST.  

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:

Early June – Application is posted online. Mailing list is notified via email. Announcement made via social media.
June 25th – 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.
August 18th – Second round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants who applied after June 25th.
Early September: Remaining spaces are filled based on category availability and diversity of offerings.
September 15th — Deadline for cancellations with refund.

2021 BOOTH FEES (for one 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.

In an effort to support our vendors, for 2021 we will waive the shared booth fee ($50) for those who wish to share a 10’x10’ space. 

Artist Booth Space: $200
Artist Shared Booth Space: additional $50 NO COST FOR 2021
Corner Space: plus $100 (based on availability)
Community Groups Booth Space: $185
Company Booth Space: $725
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $400
Takoma Commercial District Business Rate*: $125
Local Food Vendor Booth Space: $475
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,250

*To qualify for the Takoma business rate, businesses must be brick and mortar establishments within Takoma business corridor from 4th and Butternut Streets, NW, to the Takoma Junction in Takoma Park, MD.

Note to all applicants: Prior participation in the festival is not a guarantee of acceptance into this or future festivals.

Artists:
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.

Applications must include either a website or two images (or both) 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.

All Vendors: Check out our helpful FAQ section here

Musicians:
Interested in performing at the 2021 festival? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at [email protected].

Zero Waste:
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 [email protected].

Date & Time

Sunday, October 3, 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm
Rain or Shine

Map

Location

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

E-mail

[email protected]