Market-style arts and merchandise area returns for 2017 Fair
Supports local vendors and provides a unique shopping experience for fairgoers

ST. LOUIS (March 15, 2017)—Fair Saint Louis is currently accepting vendor applications for The Fairway, a shopping experience in which local and regional artisans can sell creative and unique products to fairgoers. Fair Saint Louis will take place July 2-4, 2017, in Forest Park.

“We are proud to support regional artisans and merchants, and to offer a place within the Fair for vendors to showcase their talents and for fairgoers to relax, shop and support artisans,” says Julie Donnelly, Event Marketing Manager, Fair St. Louis Foundation.

The Fairway will operate from 1 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 4; and from 4 to 10 p.m. on Monday, July 3. The Fairway will be stationed 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 who make their products with their own hands. Products must be unique.
  • Merchandise Vendor: Vendors who sell merchandise that they do not personally make by hand.
  • Roaming Vendor (limited availability): Vendors who have access to sell their merchandise in approved areas, subject to vendor level. Roaming vendors do 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, fees and insurance, power and lighting logistics and more, before applying. The application deadline for The Fairway is May 5, 2017. There is a $25 application fee upon submission.

The application can be submitted via direct mail or electronically, or by visiting

About the Fair St. Louis Foundation

The Fair St. Louis Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, operates the Fair each year and has donated numerous gifts to the St. Louis Community in conjunction with these events. Over the years, the foundation has contributed to the lighting of the Eads Bridge, the Mississippi River Overlook and the mile-long Riverfront Promenade, and was a partner in providing the Grand Staircases beneath the Arch as part of the National Park System and to the irrigation system as part of Forest Park Forever.

For more information, contact: Jenna Todoroff,