Vendor Applications

If you’d like to host a stall at Hometown Fest we’ve compiled a short Application Criteria to answer any and all questions you may have. Our Application Criteria contains vital information about our processes and will answer most of your questions.

As this is the debut of Hometown Fest, we’re offering all stall holders a one-time opportunity to take part at a subsidised price. You’ll find it in the price lists below.

After something bigger? Hometown Fest can configure a number of options to suit your budget.

Application Process

At Hometown Fest we aim to provide guests with a diverse range of local creative work and will only be accepting applications from Queensland businesses.

As part of maintaining a superior standard we take great care throughout our entire application process. Please have a read through the criteria and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or need further advice.

Applications open 22 August, first round will close 13 September.

Stallholder Selection Criteria

As part of your Application Form Hometown Fest will require information about your products, including how products are made, where they are made, as well as clear, consistent imagery that complements your aesthetic.

Documentation of how your product is usually displayed, including but not limited to images and/or sketches of your current or previous stand, as well as images of merchandise of your branding and packaging to demonstrate a cohesive brand offering.

Website address and social media handles – we may also view these platforms as part of the process to determine suitability of your brand/business for Hometown Fest.

Applicants may only submit one application per business. We will not accept multiple applications under various stallholder names.

Similar applications will be assessed based on the criteria and the number of applicants in the same category. Over-saturated categories (such as jewellery or clothing) for this reason may be competitive.

All products must be ethically produced. Please provide evidence of this in your application where possible.

If your product is made overseas please provide a Social Compliance Certificate*

For beauty products, you must arrange your own health compliance certificates appropriate to your chosen industry.

* What is a Social Compliance certificate?

A Social Compliance certificate is gained through a social compliance audit, also known as a social audit or an ethical audit. It’s a way to verify that a business is complying with socially responsible principles. These audits are usually conducted in external facilities, including production houses, factories, and packing houses, both in Australia and offshore.

What does social compliance mean?

Social compliance incorporates how a business treats its employees, the natural environment and their perspective on social responsibility. Social compliance promotes transparency in business, ensuring businesses are accountable for the various stages of their product development.

Stall Pricing

All stall pricing is for the two days of Hometown Fest (not daily fees), Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November 2019 9.30am – 10pm. Your stall must remain open during these times.

3m x 3m$750

3m x 6m$1000

3m x 9m$1250

In addition to the above one-off fee, Hometown Fest will also collect 20% of the total sales over the two days of the event. The initial stall fee will be due upon confirmation of application acceptance, if you are unable to make fee payment within two days of acceptance Hometown Fest reserve the right to cancel you application. A festival site plan and vendor allocations will be released prior to the event. Allocations will be discussed and agreed with all vendor partners.

Operational inclusions

  • Access to a shipping container or marquee structure min 3m x 3m up to 3m x 9m
  • Site lighting
  • Trestle table/s
  • Rubbish bin and regular rubbish removal
  • Power outlet/s, 10-amp output
  • Back of house toilet access

Marketing support from Hometown Fest

  • 1 x Social media post mentioning your business
  • 1 x Mention on site map in program
  • 1 x Mention on Hometown Newsletter/EMD
  • Dedicated landing page on the Hometown Fest website and app which can be linked to your e-store


Please be patient with us as we thoroughly process each application individually giving each the time it deserves. We endeavour to have responded to all applicants two (2) weeks after the applications closing date. During peak times however, it may take longer, sometimes three (3) or four (4) weeks.

We are unable to provide individual feedback on your application results.

Once application results are available we will notify you by email. If your application is successful you will gain access to an online event dashboard which will provide you with all the necessary details regarding payments, and other essential event information.

One of the images from your application will be chosen to announce your involvement in the markets through our media channels, and we will also provide you with promotional tips and collateral to help with your own marketing efforts.

As the event date approaches, we will upload very important information to your online event dashboard. This includes such details as stall allocation, floor plans, bump-in and bump-out process and other details. It is a condition of inclusion as a stallholder to Hometown Fest that you read, understand and comply with our online induction.

Market Stall Public Liability insurance is mandatory for all stallholders. This is the responsibility of the applicant/stallholder and must be supplied as part of the application process.

Yes. Hometown Fest will be a cash free event to avoid to need for ATM’s and cash.

Yes, though stalls will have limited power availability.

If stallholders have a requirement to display artwork or signage, free standing walls or easels will need to be used in your display, subject to our approval and stallholder guidelines which will be found in your stallholder info pack.

No. Stallholders MUST trade for all hours across all opening days, and be available for all the trading times as stated.

Retail Stall Application Form

  • A Guarantor is required when the Stallholder is an incorporated business

  • Please select as many as apply.
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    Please upload only image type (jpg, gif, png). Maximum file size is 700 KB

Food Vendor/Stall Application Form

  • A Guarantor is required when the Stallholder is an incorporated business

  • It is compulsory that all food stalls have the following documents:

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