Fair Saint Louis Announces Call for Vendors for The Fairway

New, market-style arts and merchandise area supports local vendors and provides a unique shopping experience for fairgoers

ST. LOUIS, March 7, 2016—Fair Saint Louis 2016 will feature The Fairway, a unique shopping experience that invites regional artisans and vendors to sell their products to fairgoers at America’s Biggest Birthday Party. Vendor applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 event.

“We are thrilled to add The Fairway to the many enjoyable aspects of Fair Saint Louis,” says Julie Donnelly, Event Marketing Manager, Fair St. Louis Foundation. “We are proud to support regional artisans and merchants, and to offer a place within the Fair for festival-goers to relax and shop.”

Fair Saint Louis will take place July 2-4, 2016, in Forest Park. The Fairway will operate from 1 to 10 p.m. on Lagoon Drive, west of the Grand Basin. Approximately 50,000-100,000 people attend the Fair each day.

Vendors should apply in one of the following categories:

  • Artisan or Crafter: Vendors must make their products with their own hands. Products must be unique.
  • Merchandise Vendor: Vendors must sell merchandise that they do not personally make by hand.
  • Roaming Vendor: Vendors (limited to one or two people per vendor) can walk the grounds selling their merchandise. They will not receive a tent, table and chairs or electric; but will receive vendor credentials, parking pass and a listing on the Fair Saint Louis website.

Applicants should review terms and conditions, including allowable merchandise, booth fees and insurance, power and lighting logistics and more, before applying. The application deadline for The Fairway is April 29, 2016. There is a $25 application fee upon submission.

The application can be submitted via direct mail or electronically, or by visiting the website at and clicking on The Fairway button located at the bottom of the page.