Be A French Festival Vendor!

Each year more than 10,000 people from Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and beyond attend the French Festival.  Learn how you can have a booth and gain access to this wonderful audience.


The French Festival is a celebration of French culture and all of its influences - our goal is that all of the entertainment, food, products and services offered at the Festival have a French cultural connection.  This includes the wide variety of cultures that have French influences and historical connections, our offerings go far beyond crepes and can-can to reflect that wide global impact that the French culture has had.  This can include Cajun, Creole, Vietnamese, West African, French Polynesia, art, fashion, the list goes on and on.  Please note your French Cultural connection in your product description in your application.


Before submitting an application, please thoroughly read the French Festival Vendor Information and Guidelines



Food Vendors

2017 French Festival Food Vendor Application (Online registration)

2017 French Festival Food Vendor Application (PDF)

2017 French Festival Food Vendor Application (Word Document)


Craft/Merchandise Vendors

2017 French Festival Craft/Merchandise Vendor Application (Online registration)

2017 French Festival Craft/Merchandise Vendor Application (PDF)

2017 French Festival Craft/Merchandise Vendor Application (Word Document)


Non-profit Information Vendor


2017 Non-profit Information Vendor Application (Online registration)

2017 Non-profit Information Vendor Application (PDF)

2017 Non-profit Information Vendor Application (Word Document)




The State Board of Equalization requires Festival operators to document, in writing, the seller's permit status for all vendors who sell at our event. We cannot rent space to sellers unless we have verification that they hold a valid seller's permit or verification that they are not required to hold a seller's permit.  You can learn more about these new regulations by following the links below.  In order to comply with this new law all vendors will need to complete the Swap Meets, Flea Markets, or Special Events Certification form along with their application.


Swap Meets, Flea Markets, or Special Events Certification Form

Information on Selling at Special Events/Festivals

Announcement from State Board of Equalization


For more information on obtaining a State board of equalization number click here




All vendors must provide a certificate of insurance from your insurance carrier indicating that your participation in this event is covered under that policy and naming Center Stage Theater, Speaking of Stories and the City of Santa Barbara as additional insured with a minimum of $1,000,000 comprehensive general liability coverage.


If you don’t have an existing liability policy there are a number of different options for obtaining a policy. One option is ACT Insurance,  they offer a show policy. We are not endorsing this policy or requiring that you use it, this is simply one possibility for you to explore.


Click here to go to the website




All merchants, service, & food vendors must have a One Day Vendors License for each day of the Festival. A One Day Vendors License application should be submitted with your application along with payment and we will submit it to the City.

Follow this link for information on the One day vendor license.




For Food Vendors -- your application must include a completed Santa Barbara County Health Department Temporary Food Facility application along with the application fee.  Note: mobile food facilities permitted by SB County do not need a TFF permit, but a copy of your current sticker should be provided with your application.  Non-Profits: Your non-profit tax ID number must be provided with your TFF application for the TFF fee to be waived.


Follow this link for the Santa Barbara County Health Department's

Temporary Food Facility (TFF) guidelines

Temporary Food Facility Application (PDF)

If you are having trouble downloading the TFF fillable form email us here and we will send it to you.


Additional forms for confirmed vendors



French Festival Questionnaire

French Festival Questionnaire (PDF)


Vendor Electrical Form

Vendor Electrical Form (PDF)


2017 French festival Map (Coming soon)


For more information on becoming a vendor at the Santa Barbara French Festival


contact Nathan at 805-963-8198


or email