Marketplace Applications

The Vendor application is available here. Please print out the application, complete it by hand, and send it and the vendor fee to Lynne Swift 3205 Van Buren St. Eugene, OR 97405. The check should be made out to Zimfest Market.

Zimfest 2010 Vendors

We are very excited to be hosting Zimfest in Corvallis, Oregon, this year and thrilled that you are considering joining us here. Please read the information below carefully so that you have the relevant information to apply to be a marketplace vendor.

The Marketplace will be situated on a large grassy area with scattered trees next to the day stage, and close to workshops and housing. People will be relaxing on the lawn, listening to music and shopping in this area. (This is the same venue that is used for other music and crafts festivals on the OSU campus.) There are a few covered areas (trees), but mostly lots of wide-open space.

We know that you will be pleased with the ease of unloading and setup in this location. Secure storage will be available nearby.

The weather is typically warm and pleasant in Corvallis in August. You may want to bring or rent an easy-up or tarp for maximum comfort and sun protection.

We are excited that you are considering coming and look forward to seeing you in Corvallis!

Vendor Information

If you or your non-profit organization are interested in participating in the Zimfest market, please download and fill out an application from

Zimfest Market Criteria

We anticipate a full roster of vendors selling mbiras, marimbas, hosho, CDs, clothing, accessories and art. Crafts sold at the Marketplace should be made in Zimbabwe or be consistent with the spirit of Zimfest.

Market Location

It is our goal to create a central location for the market and outdoor concerts to maximize accessibility, visibility and fun! The location of the market is in proximity to the day stage. There are some trees that provide cover but mostly it’s wide-open areas. We feel that vendors will find this to be a pleasant and busy location. The weather is usually warm in August.

We will place the instrument vendors as far from the music as possible.

Tax Issues

There is no sales tax in Oregon.


There will be a limited number of electrical connections available to vendors. In the interest of fairness, these will be allocated to those who apply early. Please indicate your electricity needs on the vendor application.


  • $75 flat fee for commercial vendors.
  • $25 flat fee for non-profit organizations (please provide 501(c)3 documentation).
  • This fee includes one 8-foot table and 2 chairs. Please bring your own table coverings if you wish.
  • No percentage of sales will be collected by Zimfest.
  • Prices for additional items—all prices are the total charge for 3 days including pickup and delivery.
  • 1 8-foot table-$16.
  • 1 chair-$2.
  • 10X10 easy-up-$40.
  • Tent with sideflaps—contact us for size request and cost.

Marketplace Dates and Hours

The marketplace will be open from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Friday, August 20, Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22.

Applications will be accepted until JULY 15. Since we are renting equipment from an outside vendor, we suggest applying as soon as possible to make sure the equipment is available. We cannot guarantee availability until you have been accepted for the Marketplace. The Market Coordinator can be reached via email at if you have any questions.

Lynne Swift
Zimfest 2010 Marketplace Coordinator