Arts & Crafts or Retail Business Vendor Application

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PortFest is a celebration of Redwood City’s working and recreational waterfront featuring tours, live music, food, arts & crafts, beer & wine garden, children’s activities, and more! In past years PortFest has attracted several thousand visitors of all ages and backgrounds.


  1. PortFest will provide one 10’x 10′ booth location (site only) per application.
  2. Electricity and water are not provided.
  3. PortFest will make all placement decisions for vendors for the good of the festival and for compliance with safety and health regulations. Vendors will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
  4. The event happens regardless of weather conditions. No refunds.


  1. All safety, health, and fire regulations must be observed.
  2. Vendors are responsible for supplying their own equipment, including booth, chairs, tables, power and water.
  3. All booth coverings must be securely tied down.
  4. Each vendor is responsible for the condition of their site during and after the event. Vendors must leave their area in a safe, neat, clean, and orderly condition.
  5. Applicant must maintain workers’ compensation and employer’s liability insurance if applicable.
  6. Applicants must complete the application and mail a check payable to the Port of Redwood City within 10 working days.


Load-in starts at 9:00 a.m.  Plan to be in your booth area by 10:00 a.m. to be ready for visitors. All vehicles must be moved to parking area before 9:30 a.m. Pack up and area inspection: between 3:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m. No early departures, or in/out privileges.


Vendor Type Booth Site Fee
Retail Business or Arts & Crafts $100
Nonprofit $25

Check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to Port of Redwood City.  Information handed out by businesses must be free to the public.  For sales of items, please fill out a Retail Vendor Booth application instead of the Information Booth application.


2020 Information TBA


Applications with all required fees and permits must be received by September 1, 2020. Approved exhibitors will receive a vendor package 2 weeks prior to the event with information about booth site assignment, site map, set up information, parking and other details.

NON-PROFIT EXHIBITORS: Proof of 501 (C) 3 non-profit status must be supplied.