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Please complete this application if you intend to sell items (not food or beverage) at First Thursday. For food and beverage vendors, please find the appropriate application on the First Thursday page.

Applicant Information

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Vendor Type

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Monthly Participation

Each event follows a theme and will run from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Applicants are not guaranteed full-season attendance, even if all months are selected. Vendors will be notified of acceptance within five days of submitted application.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Location of the vendors at the events are assigned at the discretion of the Experience Fayetteville team. We purposefully place vendors to curate the overall experience and are not able to honor requests for specific location of your tent or booth.

Vendor Fees and Payment Process

The vendor fee for all non-food and beverage vendors wanting to participate in First Thursday is $20 for each month. The vendor fees are non-refundable. Please DO NOT send money with this application. Once your application is approved, you will be contacted about the payment process.

Inclement Weather Policy

First Thursday is a RAIN or SHINE event. In the case of rain, First Thursday will move inside the Fayetteville Town Center. Every effort will be made to make this decision by 1:00 p.m. the day of the event. Vendors will be notified via phone and/or email as soon as possible. If you have agreed to be a vendor at First Thursday, we expect you to follow through on this agreement and be willing and able to set up inside if needed.

If you are unable to attend as a vendor, please alert us as soon as possible at 479-521-5776 or at Vendor fees will not be refunded.


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After selection, vendors will be provided one 6 ft. table and two chairs at the event. We cannot guarantee additional chairs, additional tables or electrical hookup. Any additional materials must be provided by the vendor. Electric power is extremely limited and is not guaranteed.

First Thursday Fayetteville Vendor Agreement 2019

  • I am committed to using less non-recycled materials while I am a vendor at First Thursday.  I understand that one of the goals of Experience Fayetteville is to reduce waste generated at festivals, and as a vendor I, too, am committed to this goal.
  • I will arrive at or before 4:30 p.m. on the months I am accepted.
  • I will not break down my booth prior to 8:30 p.m. without first communicating with and gaining approval from Experience Fayetteville.
  • I also understand Experience Fayetteville will make a weather determination at or before 1:00 p.m. on the day of the event.
  • I understand I am unable to submit payment the day of the event.
  • I understand that Experience Fayetteville places vendors according to each month’s programming and cannot honor requests to be relocated.
  • I understand that vendors may have some duplicate materials, products, aesthetics, menu items, or other elements at this event.
  • I will not give away free food in consideration of state restrictions and fellow vendors.
  • I understand that vendor fees will not be refunded in case of absence, weather, or other circumstances.
  • For data purposes, we will be asking vendors the amount of their gross sales at the end of the evening. This will help us to better to determine the attendance of the event.

Terms and Conditions

Experience Fayetteville is the managing authority for First Thursday Fayetteville, per City of Fayetteville Code of Ordinances, Chapter 114.03, for the purpose of holding a monthly cultural arts event in downtown Fayetteville.

Participants agree to pay all applicable fees and understand that any and all applicable fees are subject to change.

Participant is solely responsible for all requirements concerning health department regulations. As required by law, each participant is responsible for collecting and turning in applicable state, county and city taxes.

As a First Thursday participant, I will indemnify and hold harmless Experience Fayetteville employees and all members of the First Thursday event, from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, expenses, fees, fines, penalties, suits, arising from or in any way connected with my use of occupancy or related activities as a participant in First Thursday Fayetteville.

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Typing your name above, indicates that you accept all terms and conditions associated with this application.