Be a Vendor
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the 2021 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The Festival serves to showcase, and provide a marketplace for, the amazing range of products, services, activities, skills and artistry that both support and reflect the spectacular versatility and variety of what sheep have to offer.
Our vendor application deadline was October 1, 2020. We are a competitive juried show. Each year we receive an increasing number of applications for a limited number of vendor booth spaces. We quite often receive application requests after the October 1 deadline asking to be placed on a vendor waiting list. Please know that any vendor waiting list for the Festival is based upon those applications which were received by the October 1 deadline and underwent the jurying process. If you are interested in advertising with the Festival, the advertising deadline for our catalog is January 1. Web ads are accepted year-round.
If you submitted an application, you will be notified no later than January 15th, 2021 of the decision made by the jurying panel on your application.
Note for 2021: Vendors for the 2021 virtual festival will be limited to those vendors who applied by October 1 and were selected through the jurying process for participation in the in-person festival. We will not be accepting any virtual festival-only vendors.
The link to the new vendor application for the 2022 Festival will be posted on this page around June 1, 2021. The Vendor Committee encourages all potential applicants to visit the Festival to get a flavor of the type of products sold. We are looking for unique or rare or exciting products that help us meet our mission. We have a sophisticated customer base and we have an opportunity to provide them with products they cannot find anywhere else.
See the Preinspection Guidelines from the Fire Marshal.
Food Vendor Inquiries
Food vendors are primarily provided through a contract with the Howard County Fairgrounds itself. The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is only able to hire food vendors who sell lamb products. If you are interested in applying, and sell lamb, please contact for more information.