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Historic Mississippi Ave

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The 2019 Mississippi Street Fair Saturday, July 13th

Mississippi Street Fair Vendor Info

This section includes important information for vendors. Additional vendor information is on our website.


Vendor Spaces are available: Please add yourself to our waitlist.

The Mississippi Street Fair is a community event focused on local products, artists, crafts and foods. It is a celebration of the diverse neighborhoods, neighbors and businesses surrounding Mississippi Avenue. Vendors from outside the neighborhood are welcome!

The Street Fair is a fundraiser for the Boise Business Youth Unity Project.


Pricing is based on the type of vendor and specific locations, as described below.

Space Pricing

  • General Vendor (all categories except Food and Emerging Business) – $205
  • Food Vendors – $250 (see options for electricity)
  • Corner Space – $250
  • Cross Street Space – $150
  • Emerging Business Space - $150
  • Non-Profit Space – $125

For all types of vendors and all locations, each space at the fair has a 10' x 10' footprint. Tables, tents, and chairs are not included in the price of yor space, but they can be rented if you're not bringing your own.

Vendor Space Descriptions

  • General Vendor – All spaces on Mississippi Ave between N Fremont and Skidmore
  • Corner – All single space with two service sides located on Mississippi Ave or a cross street
  • Cross Street – All spaces located on Beech, Failing, Shaver or Mason between Mississippi Ave and the alley. All cross streets have booth spaces and/or an event activity (e.g. Main Stage).
  • Emerging Business Space - These spaces are for businesses that are less than 2 years old and have 2 or fewer employees. Please request an emerging business access code from streetfair@mississippiave.com
  • Non-profits – Please request an access code for registration from streetfair@mississippiave.com

Rental Pricing

  • 10' x 10' Canopy - $150
  • 8' Table - $25
  • 6' Table - $10
  • Folding Chairs (2) - $10

Vendor Categories

The following categories have set limits for the number of vendors in each category.

  • Advocacy / Political
  • Apparel
  • Arts / Craftsmanship (examples: independent artists, handmade goods)
  • Family and Kid Activity & Entertainment (arts & crafts, face painting, kid amusement)
  • Food
  • General Retail
  • Health and Wellness
  • Jewelry
  • Local Food Products (items not prepared on site, must be prepared for takeaway or sampling)
  • Other (because not everyone fits into a box)
  • Corner - All spaces on the corner of Mississippi Ave and a cross street
  • Non-profits - Please request a non-profit access code from streetfair@mississippiave.com
  • Emerging Business - For businesses that are less than 2 years old and have fewer than 2 employees. Please request an emerging business access code from streetfair@mississippiave.com

Do you need more than one space (more than 10 x 10)?

If you are a Food or Corner Vendor please register for one space in that category and your second space in the Other category. For all other vendors, please purchase two spaces in your category.

Food Vendor - Electricity Package

If you are a food vendor, we have a limited number of spaces with electricity. If you choose this package you will get the following:

  • 10 x 20 ft space
  • One (1) 20 amp dedicated power source (additional power can be purchased, but is not included)
  • Location on N Failing Street between Mississippi Ave and the Ally
  • Option to be open until 10:00 pm (must be cleaned up by 11:00 pm)
  • Seating area with shade provided on the street
  • Base cost: $600

To get this package, first, register for a Food Vendor space and indicate during registration that you want an electrical package. After you've registered, we will be in contct with you to iron out the details!

Additional power costs are based on total power needed and will be quoted on an individual basis.



If your category is sold out it does NOT mean that the fair is sold out. Please add yourself to our waitlist. Waitlist approval will be performed on a rolling basis. We expect to provide an answer within 5-10 business days, depending on when you joined the waitlist.


In the event of a sell out of spaces by category or availability, you can opt to join the waitlist.

To officially be on the waitlist, follow this quick two-step process:

  • Step 1: Register for the waitlist via Eventbrite. You will receive an auto-response message from Eventbrite confirming your submission. That same message will provide a link to a questionnaire.

  • Step 2: Complete our vendor questionnaire. After following the link provided in Step 1, please fill out the questionnaire form. This will provide the fair with your vendor type and allow you an opportunity to share some additional information about your business/booth.

If you do not complete both steps, you are not considered to be on the waitlist.

Waitlist approval will be ongoing. We expect to provide an answer or status update within 5-10 business days.

You will be notified of an open spot via email and given 24-48 hours to complete your purchase.

If you have registered for a cross street, but would prefer a corner or general vendor space, please join the waitlist for your preferred space type. If your preferred space becomes available, you'll be given an opportunity to change your registration type (you will need to pay the difference in fees).


In the registration process, you can specify a preferred block. Due to the size of this event and the number of vendors involved, we cannot accept requests for specific spots or intersections and there is no guarantee that we will be able to place you on your preferred block.

Purchasing more than one space? If you purchase multiple spaces, those spaces will be allocated adjacent to each other.


  • All vendors are required to load in and load out all of their own equipment.
  • NO POWER is provided and generators are not allowed at any booth space.
  • Space size is 10’ x 10’ - Vendors are granted a 10'x10' space and cannot exceed this area. Your supplies and storage must remain in this area.
  • Vendors are required to clean up their own garbage and recyclables at the end of the event. Vendors who do not clean up their booth space may not be allowed into the event next year. The volunteers who are cleaning up the event appreciate your efforts to leave your space as clean as you found it at the beginning of the day!
  • ABSOLUTELY NO STYROFOAM IS ALLOWED AT THE FAIR. We kindly request you use compostable materials whenever possible. If you use styrofoam products at the fair, you may not be allowed into the event next year.
  • Alcohol must remain in our bars, so vendors may not sample or sell beverages containing alcohol at their booths, unless specific arrangements have been made with street fair management.
  • Vendor Code of Conduct: Registration includes your adherence to our vendor code of conduct.


Contact the vendor coordinator via email to cancel your space. All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

Cancellation and Refund Deadlines

  • Full Refund: by Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM
  • 50% Partial Refund: by Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM
  • No Refund: Any time after July 2, 2019


We reserve the right to refuse vendors.


We will assign you a space number within the proper category and email this information to you approximately three weeks before the event.


Vendor customer service hours will vary. Hours will expand closer to the event. We aim to respond within 2-3 business days.

Fair Beneficiary

Boise Business Youth Unity Project - Fostering a stronqer community through internships for teens

In 2005, a handful of small business owners got together with the aim of fostering inclusivity and neighborhood livability by helping teenagers gain entry into the work world through internships and job shadowing experiences. The project that was established — Boise Business and Youth Unity Project (BBYUP pronounced Buy-Up) — connects businesses and youth in a positive way through summer internships.

In the registration process, each vendor can pledge an amount (dollar or percentage of sales) to be donated to the BBYUP. If you choose to make a pledge, the HMBA will match pledges, up to $1,000, dollar for dollar.

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