Materials for Submission

  1. Contact Information
  2. Business Information
    • Business license for the State of Washington and City of Seattle, please include license numbers on the application; temporary permits will be available for non-licensed vendors
  3. Booth Information
    • Provide a general description of your activity
    • Include one up-to-date booth photo and a minimum of three product photos showing your activity
  4. Event Experience

Deadlines and Notification

Digital submission via this form is preferred, but we will accept applications by mail. Send relevant materials to:

One Reel
ATTN: Bumbershoot Activity Booth Application
P.O. Box 9750
Seattle, WA 98109

Any physical application materials including the application fee of $20 must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 21. Your materials will not be returned.

Applications received after Tuesday, April 21 will be waitlisted or assigned space if any is available.

If you have questions, please contact vendors (at)

Notes for 2014

  • There is a non-refundable $20 application fee.
  • There are a limited number of booths available in this category; we encourage you to apply early.
  • Changes to Seattle Center may limit some placement opportunities and may offer new placement options. More information will be available with acceptance notes.
  • We do not offer equipment rentals for Activity Booths, including canopies, lights and tables.
  • All applications require one photograph of your booth set up and three photographs of your activity and size of footprint desired (ie 10’ x 10’).

Booth Fees

Activity Booth vendors pay a one-time booth fee. No commission is due to Bumbershoot at the completion of the Festival. Full payment is due upon acceptance. You will be notified by e-mail the week of May 7. Booth fees are due by June 1.

2014 Activity Booth Booth Fees

Booth fees range from $500–1000 per 10' x 10' depending upon activity and location. Space is limited. Please apply early.

This flat non-refundable fee secures:

  • One booth space, assigned by the Festival. All booths are outdoors.
  • Six (6) working credential passes (two per day) per booth to get into the Festival each day. Additional passes beyond these can be purchased at regular Festival rates. Working credentials allow access to festival grounds from 7am each day.
  • Area security during non-operating hours.

Activity booth vendors are responsible for supplying a canopy and any display equipment needed for their space. No “A” boards or hand-written signage.

Grounds Map

Preview possible locations with this handy PDF map.

Additional Information

Festival hours are 11am – 7:30pm. Booths MUST REMAIN open during these times. Please plan your staffing accordingly. No booth sharing is allowed.

If your business is currently licensed in the State of Washington and City of Seattle, please include your license number on the application. Temporary permits will be available for non-licensed Activity vendors. If your booth is on the International Fountain Covered Walkway or the Fisher Plaza you will need to provide cardboard for your canopy feet to sit on to protect the pavers.

Selection Process

A selection committee will review applications. Applicants will be judged on the written and photographic materials received. Please include with your application photos of your booth at other events, web links and any references. These will be utilized by the selection committee as they make their final decisions.

All applications are reviewed by category. There is a limit on how many spaces are available in each category. Once your category is full, you will be added to the waiting list and notified. Notification regarding acceptance will be e-mailed to applicants during the week of May 7.

Applications received after the deadline will be accepted and placement assigned if the category is still open or added to the waiting list if your category is already full. If your booth is accepted, the location may be indicated in the approval letter. Activity booths may not be placed in their final locations until mid August.

All activities must be consistent with the photos submitted with the application. Bumbershoot reserves the right to close any booth that is not incompliance with these regulations.


Booth structure and contents, including inventory, are the sole responsibility of the Activity booth vendor. One Reel, Seattle Center and the City of Seattle do not assume any responsibility for injury to persons, loss or damage to any property of Vendors, including theft, accidents or acts of God.


You are not allowed to 'rove' at any time. No alcoholic beverages, loud music, televisions or 'hawking' are allowed within or in the vicinity of your booth. The Bumbershoot festival name, logo, and theme are trademarked.

Activity booth vendors cannot sell or promote other organizations, artists or causes in their booth. Activity booth vendors understand that the booth must remain open during all three days of Bumbershoot. Please arrange your staffing accordingly. No booth sharing. No “A” boards.

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Contact Information

Main Contact

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Business Information

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  3. Do you have an…
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Booth Information

  1. Booth Space

    Please indicate your requested booth size/location:

    10' x 10' booth larger

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Event Experience

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