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Be Part of the NEW Makers Marketplace at the Fair!

We are excited to bring the all-new Makers Marketplace to the 2024 Merced County Fair! The Makers Marketplace is your brand-new, one-stop shop for locally-made food, art, jewelry, clothing and more!

Interested vendors are encouraged to apply today, as space is limited. ​

The Makers Marketplace will be located in the San Joaquin Hall. Vendor fee to participate is $200 per business and 10% on all product sales. The Fair will provide the staff to run the building for the five days of the Fair and provide vendors with daily sales reports.

The first round of selected applicants will be notified after April 15th. Applications will remain open until building space is filled, which is estimated at 40 vendors dependent upon products showcased.

The Makers Marketplace provides an incredible opportunity to sell your products at the Fair! Click here to read the complete rules of the Merced County Fair’s Makers Marketplace.

Questions? Email Carrie Fraley at or


Makers Marketplace Application

You must have a California Sellers Permit in order to sell your product at the Fair because it is a state run facility. If you do not have California Sellers Permit, you can apply for one online through the Franchise Tax Board. 

***You must have a Cottage Kitchen Certificate if you are a Farm to Table/Food Vendor. 

***You should also note if you are a Farm to Table/Food Vendor - you will need to obtain a Health Department Certificate in order to participate and sell your goods in the marketplace. You will not need to get this until you have been notified that you have been selected. Farm to Table/Food Vendors are required to name the 35th District Agricultural Association, Merced County Fair on their insurance. 


Please attach no more than five photos. These photos will be used when your application is being reviewed. If selected, these photos may be used on the Merced County Fair's social media. You can also email your product photos to or Please attach your business name to all photos. Failure to attach pictures will result in an incomplete application. 

*All completed applications will go through a jury selection process in order to be selected as a vendor. 


When you have been notified that you have been selected as a 2024 Merced County Fair Makers Marketplace vendor, the $200.00 fee is due (no later than May 15, 2024). Failure to pay will result in you losing your spot as a vendor for the 2024 MCF Makers Marketplace. In addition to the space fee, MCF-35th DA will retain 10% of your net sales. Payments can be made via cash, credit card or check made payable to Merced County Fair. 

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