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Want to be an Irish Fest Food Vendor?

Vendor Food

Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world’s largest Irish Music and Cultural festival, features over 45 food locations throughout the grounds. These range from permanent building booths to tents and food carts.

Guidelines to Submit a Food Vendor Application:
Vendors submitting applications should include name, phone, email, and the type of food you do. Currently the vendor waiting list is quite long. If a vendor is not returning to Milwaukee Irish Fest, a replacement will be found from the waiting list. 

To submit a request to be added to our waiting list, please e-mail us at foodvendors@irishfest.com and we will respond to your request as soon as possible.


 

Marketplace Vendor - Application

Vendor Market Place

What is available for vendor stalls?
This year we expect to have approximately 80 total vendors in the Grafton Street, Henry Street and Lilliput Street marketplaces and approximately 6 total vendors in the Moore Street marketplaces.

*NEW IN 2020*

Please keep in mind that vendors that are interested in vending in the Grafton Street, Henry Street and Lilliput Street marketplaces should be reminded that they will ONLY have the opportunity to rent one (1) 10’x’10’ booth -OR- two (2) 10’x10’ booths. Those interested in vending in the Moore Street marketplace will only have the opportunity to rent one (1) 10’x’10’ booth. No exceptions. What is the booth rental price?

Grafton Street, Henry Street and Lilliput Street marketplaces:
  • One (1) 10’x10’ booth - $1,600.00
  • Two (2) 10’x10’ booths - $3,200.00
Moore Street marketplace:
  • One (1) 10’x10’ booth - $400.00

Milwaukee Irish Fest will make final decisions, based on your selected 1st choice, on which area you will be placed. How to apply?

All vendors that are interested in vending at the 2020 Milwaukee Irish Fest in one of our four marketplaces must complete the application below. Vendors must provide a variety of Irish/Celtic themed goods for every Milwaukee Irish Fest fan. Within the application, applicants are encouraged to upload photos to give the best representation of their product and its quality. If the applicant feels it is necessary to send samples, they may do so. Samples that are received will not be returned, but will be used for volunteer promotions, donations to other local nonprofits, or for distribution as Milwaukee Irish Fest sees fit. Samples can be sent to:

Milwaukee Irish Fest
Attn: Marketplace Coordinators
1532 Wauwatosa Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53213.

Upon the completion of the application submission, you will receive an immediate email notification informing you that we have received your application.

By April 1, 2020, you will receive an acceptance/decline email notification. Deadline to submit an application is March 1.

How are vendors selected?
Milwaukee Irish Fest will review all applications and accompanying material and select vendors with unique product to avoid repetition in the marketplaces. Those that have vended at Milwaukee Irish Fest before, will be assessed both on product content, as well as, past festival participation. Please keep in mind that with the limit on available vendor stalls, not every applicant will be accepted. All decisions of Milwaukee Irish Fest will be final

Only the product included on the application will be allowed to be sold at Milwaukee Irish Fest, unless the vendor is granted permission before the festival. Milwaukee Irish Fest reserves the right to choose which product the vendor is able to sell at the festival; list your most important items first, on the application.

Timeline
  • March 1: Last day to submit an application. No applications will be accepted after this date.
  • April 1: Acceptance/decline email notifications will be sent. Those vendors that have been accepted will receive the corresponding a questionnaire for further information/paperwork (if the vendor will be renting equipment/parking or additional information that the vendor/Milwaukee Irish Fest will require for the festival.)

How are vendors placed at the festival?
Vendors are placed in a tent or inside a building (limited) at the discretion of Milwaukee Irish Fest. What is the Moore Street Marketplace?

The Moore Street Marketplace was created in the Cultural Village for artisans to demonstrate handcrafted Irish/Celtic items. This marketplace is where the artisans can both sell and demonstrate their craft. This area is coordinated and promoted separately from the Grafton Street, Henry Street and Lilliput Street marketplaces. Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Milwaukee Irish Fest
Attn: Marketplace Coordinators
1532 Wauwatosa Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53213

Email Address:
marketplacevendors@irishfest.com

Grafton Street, Henry Street and Lilliput Street Marketplaces Co-Coordinators: Maureen M. and Courtney W.

Moore Street Marketplaces Coordinator: Aliza B.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors & friends!

Ireland Bluffs

Aer Lingus Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Arena Americas at Milwaukee Irish Fest

Catholic Financial Life

CiderBoys Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Epic Creative Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Five Farms Irish Cream

Habush Habush Rottier

Jameson

Fill Your Heart with Ireland - Milwaukee Irish Fest Sponsor

Lakefront Brewery

Miller Lite

Northwoods Web Solutions

Potowatomi

Sprecher

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  • Celtic Canine & Kid
  • Artist with Violin
  • Crowd
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  • Young Kid and Dad
  • Wisconsin Irish
  • Young Kids Dancing

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Milwaukee, WI
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Milwaukee, WI

 

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