Zimfest 2011 Vendors

We are very excited to again be hosting Zimfest in Corvallis, Oregon, this year and thrilled that you are considering joining us. Please read the information below carefully so that you have the relevant information in order to make an informed decision regarding applying to be a marketplace vendor.

In the same area as the day stage, and close to workshops, dorms and the food court, the Marketplace will be situated on a large grassy area with scattered trees, centrally located for maximum foot traffic. People will be relaxing on the lawn, listening to music and shopping in this area. (This is the same venue that is used for other music and crafts festivals on the OSU campus.) There are a few covered areas (trees), but mostly lots of wide-open spaces.

We know that you will be pleased with the ease of unloading and setup in this location. There is secure storage close by, near the food court.

The weather is typically warm and pleasant in Corvallis in August. You may want to bring or rent an easy-up or tarp for maximum comfort and sun protection.

We are excited that you are considering coming and look forward to seeing you in Corvallis!

Forest Shomer
Zimfest 2011 Marketplace Coordinator

Marketplace Applications

The Vendor application is available here. Please print out the application, complete it by hand, and send it and the vendor fee to:
Zimfest 2011
PO Box 31128
Bellingham, WA 98228-3128

The check should be made payable to "Zimfest 2011" with a memo "marketplace".


Vendor Information

Obtain an application here if you’re interested in selling at the Zimfest market, or if you’re a non-profit organization interested in being part of the Zimfest market.

Zimfest Market Criteria

We anticipate a variety of vendors selling marimbas, mbiras, hosho, CDs, clothing, accessories and art. Crafts sold at the Marketplace should be of Zimbabwean origin, or in keeping with the spirit and intent of Zimfest.

Market Location

In proximity to the day stage. Some trees provide shade for an open area -- a pleasant and busy location. The weather is usually warm in August.

Instrument Vendors

Instrument vendors will be more integrated to the larger Market than last year.


  • $75 flat fee for commercial vendors.
  • $33 flat fee for non-profit organizations (must provide 501c3 documentation)
  • No percentage of sales will be collected by Zimfest.
  • Fee includes one 8-foot table and 2 chairs. Please bring your own table coverings.
  • Prices for additional items—all prices are the total charge for 3 days including pickup and delivery.
  • 1 8-foot table-$18.
  • 1 chair-$2.
  • 10X10 easy-up-$45.
  • Tent with sideflaps—contact us for size request and cost.
  • Tax Issues: There is no sales tax in Oregon.


There will be a limited amount of electricity available for vendors. Please indicate your electricity needs on the vendor application. Consider battery use as a means of self-reliance.

Marketplace Dates and Hours

The marketplace will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13. On Sunday, August 14, hours are 12 noon to 6 pm.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Since we are renting equipment from an outside vendor, we suggest applying as soon as possible to make sure the equipment is available. We cannot guarantee availability until you have been accepted for the Marketplace. APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 15.


I can be reached at marketplace@zimfest.org or 360-385-6114 if you have any questions.

Forest Shomer
Zimfest 2011 Marketplace Coordinator