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The 2015 Vendors

The Festival is this Saturday! But you can find out now who will be there selling goods and food. Just click here:

Call for Vendors for 2015 Festival

If you would like to be considered to be a vendor at the Festival, you must have a vendor account set up on the Freret Market website:

The Festival is now accepting booth requests from people who would like to be a vendor.

To help increase sales for the participating vendors, we have limited the number of both food and non-food vendors accepted to the Festival. Hot food vendors will need to submit your full menu in your booth request. There will be a maximum of 2 food vendors for each duplicate item sold, spaced out at different ends of the Festival. The fee for prepared/hot food vendors is $250. There will be fewer hot food choices at the Festival, so if chosen, you will need to adjust your inventory accordingly. The fee for all other vendors (there is no non-profit discount at the Festival) is $175. We have a limited number of spots available. Be sure to get your booth request in early.
If you would like to vend at the Freret Street Festival, you MUST log in to your vendor account at and request a booth by March 19th. We cannot place you in the Festival layout if you don’t request a booth via the website in the allotted time.
Confirmation emails will be sent out on March 21 and the vendor layout and instructions email will be sent out on March 28. You can always check on the status of your request by logging in to your vendor account.
You will not be able to pay your booth fees until you are confirmed to vend at the Festival AND given a booth number. Remember, you can log in to your vendor account at any time and track the process of your request for the Festival.
If selected to vend, you will need a fire extinguisher and an special event occupational license. You can obtain it using this letter and going to City Hall room #1W15. You will be able get it in one day and is good for all of 2015.

Thank you for great 2014 Fest!

THANK YOU to everyone who made this another fantastic year! From everyone who attended, to the vendors, the musicians, the volunteers, all the merchants on Freret Street and our patient neighbors in the surrounding neighborhood. If you missed it, here some photos from

Vendors for 2014 Announced

See the list on our Vendor’s page or visit the list on the Freret Market website.

Freret Street Festival expands to Jefferson Avenue, adds fifth music stage

An article from Uptown Messenger about the changes for this year’s festival, including more space, more time, more stages and more bands.

Calling All Vendors

Vendors, it is time to request a booth for the Festival.
Vendors spaces for the Festival are 10′ X 10′. There is no electricity. You cannot use gas generators at the Festival. If you have a low sound/fume generator, it can be used with prior approval from the Festival staff. All vendor tents will be touching another tent, so you must be self contained in your 10 x 10 space.
You must have an occupational license from the City of New Orleans. If you don’t already have one, you can obtain one from City Hall. It is $50 and lasts for one calendar year and is good for any event for which you vend at in the City. Freret is a Arts and Culture zone in the City, so you are not required to pay taxes on any original art sold at the Festival, but you must have a license. You also must have an inspected fire extinguisher in your booth at all times during the Festival. Non-food vendors must have a 20# fire extinguisher and food vendors must have a 30# fire extinguisher. All propane tanks must be chained down to something during the entire Festival.
Vendor fees for the Festival are $200 for hot food vendors and $150 for all other vendors. There is no non-profit discount for the Festival.
If you would like to vend, you MUST log in to your vendor account at and request a booth. If selected to vend, you will receive a confirmation email on Saturday, March 22nd. The vendor layout and set up instructions will be emailed on Saturday, March 29th.
Do not pay any fees until you receive a confirmation email.
Last year, we had over 23,000 people attend the Festival over the 6 hours. We expect more visitors this year with the extended size, time and publicity.

If you are a BAND an want to be considered for the Festival, please send an email to

Thank you!