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Vendors Wanted For 2016 Popcorn Festival


The Popcorn Festival comes your way Saturday, September 10, and for our biggest event of the year, we want you to be a part of it! We’re seeking vendors who are looking to get involved in the festivities. Do you have any wares you’d like to sell? Maybe food or drink? Here is your chance.

The Popcorn Festival is one of the biggest days of the year, bringing in more than 60,000 attendees from Northwest Indiana and beyond to the city of Valparaiso. Along with favorite staples such as the Popcorn Parade and live musical performances, vendors play a large part in creating a welcoming environment for all who come into town.

This is where you come in. We’re looking for vendors who are interested in setting up shop. Whether you sell handmade goods, food and drink, art, or maybe you want to advertise your product, this is a great opportunity for anyone.

Why should you get involved? Here are a few statistics:

  • 4 days of events that lead up to the big day
  • 14 pre-week event activities featuring lunches and dinners benefiting local non-profits, kid and family activities, music entertainment, and more
  • Over 60,000 attendees
  • 250 vendors ranging from arts and craft, non-craft, fine arts, and commercial
  • 35 food vendors
  • 450 community volunteers
  • The nation’s first Popcorn Parade
  • 2 live music stages

It may be January, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead. How can you become a vendor for the 2016 Popcorn Festival? Simply follow this link and fill out the application*.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to call our office at 219-464-8332 or email us at

*Please note that is a 2 step process; Juried Application, followed by Registration. Follow all instructions carefully.


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