2015 Vendor Information

At this time – our indoor vendor buildings are full (we do have space for outdoor booths).  I am keeping a waiting list – almost every week a vendor needs to cancel for many different reasons.  All food vendor spaces have also been taken.


Each year, vendors of fiber and sheep related items are invited to apply to sell their wares at the Festival.  Spaces fill up fast and past vendors are encouraged to submit their applications early. All new vendors are required to fill out a jury application as well. The Festival reserves the right to refuse inappropriate items or decline past vendors who are selling wares that are not in line with the mission of the festival.

New information for 2015:

Again, the date is the weekend after Mother’s Day – May 16 & 17th, 2015.

Our new vendor fees have helped us come more in line with other festivals of this size and to add more support to the festival operations.

Only new vendors will be juried but we reserve the right to decline previous vendors who may not be in keeping with the intent of the festival.

In selecting new vendors for the festival, shepherds are the first priority and local producers, fiber artists and unique products will be considered favorable in the jury process. Our goal is to support local shepherds and artisans and we will only be accepting importers who can demonstrate an authentic and unique aspect of traditional wool craft that is not available through local artisans.

Jerry and Loretta Pedersen will again be the vendor coordinators.

For questions or additional information contact: - vendor@shepherdsharvestfestival.org

REGISTRATION for the 2015 Festival


All Festival registrants must read and agree to the following guidelines:

**All Vendors must have appropriate items/products in line with the mission of the festival.  Final participation by applicants will be reviewed by the vendor committee from the Jury form.**
The Festival reserves the right to order the removal of any vendor, and their merchandise, who violates these guidelines or whose merchandise for sale is not that which was represented by this contract, with no refund or allotment to vendor.  The Festival will not be liable for any monies or damages incurred by exercising this right.

  • 95% refund before April 15, 2015
  • 50% refund before May 1, 2015
  • No refunds after May 1, 2015

Festival Hours

  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Vendor Time Table
All Vendors must check in at the Vendor Information Booth in Building B before setting up. There will be no one allowed to drive into buildings for set up.

  • Set-up: Friday, May 15th, noon – 8:00 p.m and Saturday, May 16th, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Vendor Coffee and Donuts at Houle Hall, Sunday: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Tear Down:Sunday: 4:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.
  • Vendors may not leave prior to the end of the festival; if they do so, they are considered in breach of this agreement and will not be invited back to the festival.
  • You are responsible for bringing booth furniture, tables (unless you rent them), extension cords, etc.  Two chairs will be provided all vendor booths.  No animals will be allowed to accompany exhibitors, vendors or the public into the facility. The only animals allowed are certified service dogs.
  • Insurance Coverage and Liability: Neither Shepherd’s Harvest Festival,  Washington County Fairgrounds, nor any officer, director or member thereof will be responsible or liable in case of fire, theft, or damage to any exhibitor’s equipment on the premises. Exhibitors must provide their own insurance coverage to protect themselves, their equipment, and to cover damages that may be inflicted to the building and/or property of Washington County Fairgrounds.
  • Indemnification: The Exhibitor agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Shepherd’s Harvest Festival, Washington County Fairgrounds, and their officers, employees, agents and volunteers, from and against any and all damages to property or injuries to or death of any person or persons, including attorneys’ fees; and shall defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless Shepherd’s Harvest Festivalits officers, employees, agents and volunteers, from any and all claims, demands, suits, actions or proceedings of any kind or nature including but not by way of limitation, all civil claims, workers’ compensation claims, and all other claims resulting from or arising out of the intentional or negligent acts, errors or omissions of the Exhibitor, its officers, employees, agents, in any way related to Exhibitors duties and obligations under this Agreement and/or its use of a booth at the Festival. All points not covered herein are subject to the decision of the Shepherd’s Harvest Festival Festival Executive Committee.


New Vendors

1.  I agree to the guidelines above.

2. Fill out and submit the Jury Application Form

3. Fill out and submit the Vendor Registration Form complete with registration fees.  Any vendor who is not accepted will have their funds returned.

3. Upon acceptance be prepared to submit the MN Sales Tax “Certificate of Operator Compliance” Form ST19

Previous  Vendors

1.  I agree to the guidelines above.

2.  Fill out and submit the Vendor Registration Form complete with registration fees.

2. Upon acceptance be prepared to submit the MN Sales Tax “Certificate of Operator Compliance” Form ST19

3. Every attempt will be made to honor booth location requests for 2015 but no promises or guarantees can be made.

Demonstrators, Guilds, Organizations

1.  I agree to the guidelines above.

2.  Fill out and submit the Demonstrator Registration Form complete with registration fees.

2. Upon acceptance be prepared to submit the MN Sales Tax “Certificate of Operator Compliance” Form ST19

Camping Information

If you are a vendor who is interested in camping:
Print and complete the Shepherd’s Harvest Camping Registration Form so we can properly plan for space. You will include payment on your Vendor Application.