About The Festival
The 35th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 10am-5pm in Takoma on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC.
The festival will 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, green companies and a variety of food trucks and 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.
Three stages with 19 bands will play all day. See MUSIC tab.
New this Year!
Savers (of Value Village and Unique Thrift stores) is partnering with the National Children’s Center for a FUNDrive Fundraiser to collect gently used items at the festival. Bring your donations to the festival between 10 am and 5 pm and receive a tax receipt and coupon good for 20% off a future visit at a Savers store. Savers will be located at the intersection of Carroll and Westmoreland Avenues.
We need volunteers. Sign up HERE
Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!
You can become a Sponsor too! More HERE.
The Crawl is back at the 2016 Takoma Park Street Festival! Festival attendees may use their reuse their commemorative TAKOMA beer mugs good or purchase a new mug at the event for discounted pours (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) throughout the day inside Takoma’s cafes, restaurants and bars.
Capital City Cheesecake: $2.25 Iced Tea | $2.50 Iced Coffee | $3.00 Iced Latte | $3.50 Iced Mocha
Kin Da: $2.00 Thai Tea | $2.00 Thai Coffee
La Mano Coffee Bar: 10% off all drinks
Middle East Cuisine: $3.75 Draft Beers
The Olive Lounge: $3.75 Draft Beers
Republic: Coming Soon!
Roscoe’s Pizzeria: $5 Peroni Drafts | $6 Sangrias
Starbucks: Free Iced Coffee or Iced Tea with purchase of a food item.
Takoma Station Tavern: $5 Jamesons | $5 Cuervo Margaritas | $5 Small Long Island Iced Tea
More participating businesses coming soon!
Columbia Ave Stage: in front of One Columbia Ave
Gazebo Stage: 7035 Carroll Ave
Willow Ave Dance Stage: in front of 6950 Carroll Ave
Gazebo Stage: Drum Circle with Katy Gaughan
29 Bridges Studio
Adventist Community Services of GW
Amanda Spaid Art & Illustration
Amnesty International Group 297
Art of Crafts
Aurora Bath & Jewels
Beadage Jewelry Designs
Ben Franklin Plumbing
Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, Inc.
Bespoke Not Broke
Bikram Yoga Takoma Park
Blue Ridge Cutting Board Company
Body Mind Spirit MFR & Therapeutic Massage
Boy Scouts of America
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Can You Solve Me, LLC
Capital City Cheesecake
Cherry Blossom Creative
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Children’s Digital Media Center of Georgetown University
City of Takoma Park – Board of Elections
City of Takoma Park Emergency Preparedness Committee and Police Department
Claude Taylor Photography
College Savings Plans of Maryland
Color Inspirations Face Painting by Mara Berman
Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research
District Smoke Styles, LLC
Early Learning Project, Georgetown University
EF Education First
elf art designs
Fair Days Play
fearless threads AND Skinsational Body Care
Fetch! Pet Care of Silver Spring and Takoma Park
Fran Ngong Organic Bodycare
Friends of Greenbelt Theater
G’s Glory Handbags
girasol unique gardens & ponds
Gnarly Artly Design Shop
Grammy’s Glass Garden
GSCNC Troop 5384
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Handmade Especially for You
Hickory Hollow Faerie Gardens
Historic Takoma AND Takoma Radio
Holly Blue Jewelry
Homefix Custom Remodeling
Hooked and Loopy
James Hardie Building Products
jb brown and company
K Wear Designs
Karla’s Mixed Media Studio
Keiona Clark Art
kerri henry pottery llc
Kris Krafts Stained Glass
Learning and Development Lab at Georgetown University
Long and Foster Real Estate
M to M Inspirations, LLC
Mangia DC Food Tours
Mann Made Designs
Maryland Insurance Administration
Michael’s Fine Art
Miniature Picnic Tables
Montgomery County Board of Elections
Montgomery Country Department of the Environmental Protection
Montgomery County Green Party
MTA Purple Line
Mundo Village Art Studio
Music for Life
Mystic Water Soap
Neighborhood Sun, Benefit LLC
Office of Councilmember Tom Hucker
Old Takoma Ace
Planned Perfectly- Natural Organic Essentials
Rachael Allison Designs
Randalia bee hives
Renewal By Andersen
Richard Morris (Author)
Richardson School of Music
Rozart and Salvage & Steal
Sacred Earth Artistry
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware
Silver Spring Day School
Silver Spring Nursery School
Solar Village Project
South African Bazaar Craft Cooperative
sparkle and rust
Spring Knolls Cooperative Early Learning Center
Stockbridge Sewing Works
stone oil lamps
Syren Song Creative
Takoma Beverage Company
Takoma Children’s School
Takoma Education Campus
Takoma Horticultural Club
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School
Takoma Park Friends Meeting
Takoma Park Recreation Center
Takoma Park Safe Roadways Committee
Takoma Wellness Center, Inc.
Takoma-Langley Crossroads Development Authority Inc.
Terry Pool Design
The Eddington Group
The Purple Kiln
The Saboon Co.
The Still Point
the Studio on Sligo
Things From Egypt
Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique
Village of Takoma Park
Washington Literacy Center
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Where In The World – Global Children’s Books
Willow Street Yoga Center
Yan’s Art Studio
YB Green Jewelry
Yoshiko & Yoshimi
Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe
Capitol Kettle Corn & Popcorn Company
Chef Hogate ’85
Compassion for Life (Jiva Daya Foundation)
Curley’s Q BBQ
Evolve Vegan Restaurant
Mezze Box DC
Middle East Cuisine
Off the Hook, LLC dba Go Fish
Old Town Food Co.
Reba’s Funnel Cakes
Red Hook Lobster Pound DC
Say Cheese!, LLC
Sherri’s Crab Cakes
Thai Master Grill
Location: 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. 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!
We’re going Zero Waste 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.
- Donate unused, unsaleable food to our event partner, Shepherd’s Table following the event.
- 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!)
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. To be added to the 2017 e-blast, please email your contact info to TAKOMAPARKSTREETFESTIVAL@GMAIL.COM. Artists should include either a website or three images of their items as well as an image of their booth set up.
2016 BOOTH FEES (for 10×10′ booth space; 15×10 for food court vendors)
Artist Booth Space: $185 (SOLD OUT)
Artist Shared Booth Space: plus $50
Corner Space: plus $100 (SOLD OUT)
Community Groups Booth Space: $140 (SOLD OUT)
Companies Booth Space: $695 (SOLD OUT)
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $375 (limited availability) (SOLD OUT)
Takoma Business Booth Space: $140 (for businesses based in Takoma Park, MD or Takoma, DC)
Local Food Vendors Booth Space: $520 (SOLD OUT)
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,000 (SOLD OUT)
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. To b added to the 2017 e-blast, please email your contact info to TAKOMAPARKSTREETFESTIVAL@GMAIL.COM. Artists should include either a website or three images of their items as well as an image of their booth set up.
Food Vendors: We are going Zero Waste in 2016! Please review updated food vendor guidelines here. Polystyrene and other non-recyclable serving ware and packaging is not permitted per the City of Takoma Park.
Artists: Items must be hand-produced by the artist – no imports or pre-fab kits, please.
Please review updated guidelines for all non-food vendors here.
Musicians: The 2016 line up is full. Interested in performing at the festival next year? Send your promo material to the festival’s music coordinator David Eisner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zero Waste — We are striving to be lean and green in 2016! 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.