Become a Vendor - 2020

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

Applications can be accessed through the links below.  You can submit your application and pay online, or there is an option to download a PDF or Word version if you prefer to print it out and email or mail in your application with a check or credit card number.

Please read the French Festival Vendor Information and Guidelines before submitting an application.  See the link above. 2020 French Festival Food Vendor Application (online) 

Craft/Merchandise Vendors
2020 French Festival Craft/Merchandise Application (online)

Non-profit Information Vendor (NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ONLY, must provide proof of Non-profit status)
2020 Non-profit Information Vendor Application (online)

Festival Map
You may use the booth numbers from the 2019 map when making booth space requests. 2019 French festival Map


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

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) Download and open with adobe acrobat to fill. Don't have it? Download for free here) If you are having trouble downloading the TFF fillable form email us here and we will send it to you.

French Festival Questionnaire
French Festival Questionnaire (PDF)
Vendor Electrical Form
Vendor Electrical Form (PDF)
2019 French festival Map

​​​​​​​For additional information on becoming a vendor at the Santa Barbara French Festival contact Nathan at 805-963-8198 or email