Be A Vendor

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at the Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival. If you are a returning vendor, welcome back! We expect an even bigger and better festival this year.

The Festival

Summergrass attendees include both men and women, babies, grandparents, and everything in between. The majority of our visitors are 40+, and include campers and day visitors.

There is music onstage all weekend. Attendees also enjoy the museum and tend to wander the museum grounds all day.

If you are a new vendor, please check out this site and our Facebook page. As you will see, we have a dynamic line-up of entertainment and a unique outdoor location at Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

What potential vendors need to know:

Vendor Selection: Summergrass vendors are “juried” – please send:

  • your application
  • a photo of your setup
  • a list of what you sell
  • proof of liability insurance

If you are a returning vendor, no need for photos or a list unless you have new merchandise or a new site setup.

We attempt to minimize duplication in vendors to be fair to those who commit to our festival early. Apply as soon as possible to insure you have a space!

We have only about 25 vendor spaces, and they will go fast!

Food vendors:  Summergrass is unable to accept applications from food vendors who have freshly prepared products to be eaten on the grounds. The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum venue has a number of permanent food facilities that operate during Summergrass as a fundraiser for their programs. Pre-packaged foods (in jars, such as dried seasonings, etc., not consumable on grounds) may be acceptable…please call to check before sending in your application.

Music vendors: Other vendors may sell some of the smaller accessory items you carry (tuners, strings, picks, etc.), but we try to be sure that your “major” items (instrument types, price ranges, etc.) aren’t duplicated by other vendors. Due to the nature of music product vending there may be some overlap in products.

Application Process: Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance. If your application is not accepted we will return your check. We attempt to ensure that your offerings will likely appeal to attendees (so you will make money).

Fees: The application form provides full information about fees, including camping registration for vendors. Your vendor fee includes festival admission for two working vendor personnel but not vendor camping space (an additional $48, if you decide to camp on site).

2024 Application – Click Here

Insurance: Our insurance requires that our vendors be covered by their own liability insurance. Provide a copy of the insurance rider mailed WITH your application or within 2 weeks of notice of acceptance.

Equipment: Bring everything – tables, chairs, EZ-up or enclosure, outdoor rated extension cords, lights, merchandise, etc. Note: all spaces are on dirt.

Pets: Pets are not permitted in the show area but are OK on a leash in the campground. Vendors with well-behaved, quiet pets may have them inside their vendor space, but pets must be leashed or crated. If they become noisy, or a problem in any way, as determined by Summergrass, they must be removed to your campground site permanently. Pets are absolutely not allowed in day parking for their own safety, and are not allowed in the festival audience area.


If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at We look forward to hearing from you. Please respond as soon as possible, so we can guarantee your spot.