About the 2018 Festival
The 37th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10am-5pm in Takoma on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC.
The festival will once again host a talented mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more.
Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and welcoming visitors. Kids love the festival with crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN!
Grab a mug for The Crawl for discounted pours at Takoma restaurants, bars and cafes. Mugs will be available for purchase at the festival info both in front of 7000 Carroll Ave (by Dolci Gelati).
Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. Don’t miss the fun!
Sponsorship opportunities abound — More HERE.
Grab a mug for The Crawl for discounted pours at Takoma restaurants, bars and cafes. Mugs will be available for purchase at the festival info both in front of 7000 Carroll Ave.
Festival attendees may reuse their commemorative TAKOMA beer mugs or purchase a new mug at the event for discounted pours (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) throughout the day beverages inside Takoma’s cafes, restaurants and bars. Note: alcoholic beverages must be enjoyed inside the businesses.
Please check back later in the summer for details.
Please check back later in the summer for details.
Musicians: Interested in performing at the 2018 festival ? Send your promo material to music coordinator David Eisner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acorn Hill Waldorf Nursery and Kindergarten
Adventist Community Services of GW
Alex Vice/Jordan Levine/Fonz the Space Cadet
Allstate Insurance/Cashwell Agency
Amnesty International Group 297
Art for Ice Cream
Ashleigh For Ward 2
August Nine Designs
Bags of Gold by MEOOHMY
Beadage Jewelry Designs
Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc.
Bespoke Not Broke
Beyond Art Studios
Bikram Yoga Takoma Park
Black Oak Games
Body Mind Spirit MFR & Therapeutic Massage
Busboys and Poets
Buttons and Beads
Cherry Blossom Creative
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Children’s Digital Media Center of Georgetown University
City of Takoma Park – Arts and Humanities Commission
City of Takoma Park – Board of Elections
City of Takoma Park Emergency Preparedness Committee and Police Department
City TV Department
Claude Taylor Photography
Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research
Congo B. Creative Designs
Coolidge High School (DCPS)
Cub Scout Pack 33
DC Arts Studios
Discover Long Branch 5k Oct 15
Dogs Got Class Dog Training
Duende District Bookstore and La Mano Coffee Bar
Early Learning Project, Georgetown University
EF International Language Centers
Fair Days Play
Falun Dafa Association of DC
Fast Snail Creative Greeting & Design
Fetch! Pet Care of Silver Spring and Takoma Park
Fran Ngong Organic Bodycare
Fresca Frankie Recycled Accessories
Friends for Cindy Dyballa
Friends of David Moon
Friends of Lorig Charkoudian
Girasol unique gardens & ponds
Gnarly Artly Design Shop
Great Hill Pottery & Gardens and Pots
Habitat for Humanity
Handmade by Zahra
Handmade Especially for You
Heels and Hardware
Holly Blue Jewelry
Homefix Custom Remodeling
House of Musical Traditions
InGrace Yoga Therapy
Infant and Child Studies at the University of Maryland
jb brown and company
Joe Edgell for Takoma Park Ward 2
Joe Shymanski Photography
Kacy Kostiuk for Takoma Park (Ward 3 Candidate)
Kate Stewart for Takoma Park Mayor
Kris Krafts Stained Glass
Leaf Filter Gutter Protection
Learning and Development Lab at Georgetown University
Leaves by Jenney
Long and Foster Real Estate
Magic Wand Murals
Mango Bay Designs
Mann Made Designs
Michael’s Fine Art
Miks Letterpress +
Montgomery College Office of Community Engagement
Montgomery County Board of Elections
Montgomery County Green Party
Mosaic Community Church
Music for Life
Mystic Water Soap
Neighborhood Development Company
nonasuch vintage & craft
One Leg Up Dogwalking
Office of At-Large Council Member Elissa Silverman
Office of Council Member Tom Hucker
Piney Branch Pool
Power Home Remodeling Group
Renewal By Andersen
Richardson School of Music
RuthieLine Jewelry Designs
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware
Seeing in Fabric
Seth Grimes for Montgomery County
Silver Oaks Cooperative School
Silver Spring Day School
Silver Spring Nursery School
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
Solar Village Project
Souk & Soul
South African Bazaar Craft Cooperative
sparkle and rust
Stein Legal LLC
Sunrise of Chevy Chase
Takoma Beverage Company
Takoma Children’s School
Takoma Horticultural Club
Takoma Montessori School
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School
Takoma Park Friends Meeting
Takoma Park Recreation Center and Safe Roadways Committee
Takoma Park Welcoming Group for Syrian Families
Takoma-Langley Crossroads Development Authority Inc.
Terry Pool Design
The Art of DionJa’Y
The Art of Karen Y. Buster
The Eddington Group/Up Close and Floral
The Fox and the Hare
The National Center for Children and Families
the Nature Lab LLC
The Purple Kiln
The Still Point
The Treasures of Travel
Things From Egypt and Beyond
Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique
Vivens Media Company/Chunky and Friends
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Weichart Realty – Stephanie Anderson
Where In The World – Global Children’s Books
Willow Street Yoga Center
Wing Chun MD
YB Green Jewelry
Atlas Roasted Corn
Busboys and Poets
Capital Kettle Corn
Chef Hogate ’85
Daisy Lane Creamery
Eats by Yonina (gluten -free)
El Pollo Submarine
Go Fish Food Truck
International Grill Company
La Mano Coffee Bar
Middle Eastern Cuisine
Red Hook Lobster Pound DC
Sardi’s Pollo A La Brassa
Sherri’s Crab Cakes
Thai Master Grill
Event takes place on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD from the DC border at Eastern Ave, NW to the intersection with MD Rt. 410.
The event is accessible via the Takoma Station on Metro’s Red Line.
Parking is available in the public lots below.
(1) Lot behind the shops on Laurel Ave -enter through Eastern Avenue exit. Handicapped parking available. FREE
(2) Lot the corner of Carroll and Willow Ave, enter via Willow Ave. Rate: $5/day
(3) Lot at the corner of Laurel St, NW and Aspen St, NW. Rate: $5/day.
Plus free metered street parking and at the Takoma Metro parking lot.
Parking available in residential neighborhoods – be sure to follow all signs and do not block driveways.
Leashed dogs welcome!
Bring your water bottles for free fill ups at our water bottle refill station (located at Carroll and Westmoreland Avenues, by the Gazebo stage).
Port-o-lets located on Willow Ave (across from Bank of America at Carroll Ave) and Park Avenue, by the kids’ inflatables and Columbia Avenue stage.
Volunteers – we need you!
Ever wanted to see how a street festival comes together? Now’s your chance! The 37th annual Takoma Park Street Festival is back this year on October 7th from 10 am to 5 pm and needs volunteers. With over 200 artists, local businesses, and community groups, along with three stages bursting with music, the hustle is on starting at 7:30 am. Not a morning person? Consider coming in the late afternoon instead. SSL hours offered!
Good at giving directions? Guide vendors to their booth spaces. Enjoy catching a first glimpse of their goods? Help unload. Handy with canopy tents? Vendors always love a helping hand with those. See the stages and food court come together while assembling tables and chairs.
Vendors need to pack up and head out by 6 pm, and always can use extra hands to do so after a long day. Tents need to come down, cars need to be guided out.
The signup will post in September. To be added to the volunteer signup mailing list, please email email@example.com.
We’re going Zero Waste again at the festival this year! We’ll be composting, recycling and donating our way through another great event.
What is Zero Waste?
The goal of a Zero Waste is to reduce the amount of resources and food waste used at the festival. We’ve included resource reduction into the planning of the festival, educated our vendors on acceptable serviceware, and are offering our vendors resources to recycle or donate their post-event waste. We’ve also incorporated resource recovery and waste stations stations throughout the event so that our festival attendees can easily and properly dispose of any waste (also see What You Can Do Below).
What Our Vendors Will Do
- Offer only compostable dish and flatware and drinkware.
- Recycle/compost food and paperware that cannot be donated.
- Recycle any cardboard boxes used to transport their products in our cardboard recycling station, post event.
Festival Attendees – What You Can Do
- Bring your own refillable water bottle – we’ll have a water bottle refill station located at the event.
- Bring your own drinkware and seviceware.
- Follow the instructions of our 3 part waste receptacles located throughout the festival which will be separated by Recycling (plastic and cans), Composting (food waste and compostable packaging) and Garbage (landfill-bound – let’s minimize this!)
2018 Application The 2018 application is now online. Once you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an automated email confirmation, and will be contacted within four weeks of submission. If you do not receive the auto confirmation, your application did not go through and you will need to resubmit. Questions for next year? Please check our FAQs.
2018 BOOTH FEES (for 10’x10′ booth space; 15’x10′ for food court vendors). Vendor must provide and assemble their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. Electricity is not provided. Rates good through JULY 15.
Artist Booth Space: $175
Artist Shared Booth Space: plus $50
Corner Space: +$100 (based on availability)
Community Groups Booth Space: $150
Company Booth Space: $650
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $350
Takoma Commercial District Business Rate: $120
Local Food Vendor Booth Space: $450
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,000
In order to qualify for this rate, items must be hand-produced by you; no imports or pre-fab kits.
To maintain a diverse offering to festival goers, we will accept a limited number of vendors in popular categories (jewelry, clothing, photography, bath/body products, etc).
In your application, you must include either a website or three images of your items as well as an image of your booth setup. More vendor guidelines can be found here.
Interested in performing at the festival this year? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are striving to be lean and green in 2018! In keeping with Takoma Park’s progressive environmental policies, the festival is striving to go Zero Waste this year. We have specific requirements for food packaging and trash disposal which will mainly impact the food vendors. Click here for details.
Any questions? Please email email@example.com.