The North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair is a free, family event with over 330 arts and craft vendors, 40 food vendors, 4 stages, a children’s area and a whole lot of fun! The Street Fair is located in downtown Wilmington on Water, Front, and Market Street.
The fun starts on Friday night with Riverfront Park Stage entertaining the crowds and food vendors filling the air with scrumptious smells. The fun continues on Saturday and Sunday.
The arts and craft booths cover the entire stretch of the Street Fair and there is something for everyone. There are old favorites like face painting, jewelry (made from sea glass to antique buttons), t-shirts, and photography but there are also new vendors offering wine, hot sauces, candles, and local honey.
The food vendors have the staples- funnel cakes, fresh made lemonade, gyros, kettle corn and ice cream but if you’re looking for something more adventurous; a deep fried Oreo or an eight pound gummy bear will be sure to hit the spot!
Multiple stages offer all kinds of family-friendly entertainment.
Fill out and complete the online application, which is submitted to the North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair Committee, along with a non-refundable $25.00 mandatory application fee. Applications will not be considered unless all documents and photos are included (current insurance is excluded until acceptance notification). The application fee is due at time the application is submitted. Upon completion of the online application, please email the requested documentation to the email address provided in your confirmation email. All Vendors must have a COI (Certificate of Insurance) for the event date covering $1,000,000.00. Any vendor sampling or selling alcohol must have a COI covering $2,000,000.00. Once an Artists and Artisans, Commercial, or Food vendor has been accepted an email with payment information will be sent. Payment must be made online with credit card, mailed or called into the Festival Office if necessary. Also remember to get your North Carolina Sales Tax ID Number if you don’t already have one. This can be obtained by filling out an NC-BR Form by going online to the NC Department of revenue and downloading the NC-BR Form or completing the form online. The website to the NC Department of Revenue is: www.dornc.com. You can also call the NC Department of Revenue for information on this at 1-877-252-3052.
A list of items needed for final acceptance is below and must be submitted within 14 days of notification.
Artists and Artisans / Commercial Vendors:
- Current copy of liability insurance number
- Current North Carolina sales tax number (must be from North Carolina, no exceptions)
- Current Copy of liability insurance
- Current NC sales tax number (must be from North Carolina, no exceptions)
- Health Department Permits
Please see the Street Fair Vendor Application for more information and to apply.