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City of Gastonia


Event Vendor Application

Christmas in the City - 12.1.19

Christmas in the City is taking place on December 1 in downtown Gastonia.  The parade and the marketplace will be kicking off the event, opening at 4:00PM.  The tree lighting will be taking place at the conclusion of the parade.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the marketplace, please fill out the below application.

Vendor fees:

- Downtown Gastonia businesses: free

- Food vendors: $30 vendor fee

- Marketplace vendors: $15 vendor fee

Food vendor spots are extremely limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  

Application deadline: October 28, 2019

Payment must also be received by October 28, 2019 for application to be valid.

City of Gastonia Event Planner, Christine Carlson, will be in contact with an account to pay for the application fee online.  


Full Name

Full Address

Date of Birth

Date Picker

Are you a minority business?

Do you accept credit cards?

Type of booth:

Vendor Guidelines and Information:

- All vendors will be allowed to display their goods on 12/1/19 from 4:00PM to 8:15PM.

- Individual vendor booth area is 10' x 10'. 

- Only space is provided.  If you need utilities, the extra fee is $10.  Vendors are responsible for providing their own table, chair, and tent.  Tents must not exceed 10ftx10ft and they must be secured with tent weights or sandbags.

- Vendors are responsible for all permits, licenses, and insurance.  Please send all applicable documents to Christine Carlson at within 60 days of the festival.

- There will be no refunds.  This is a rain or shine event.

- All vendor activities must be suitable for a family event.  Offensive materials, ads, or public displays will be removed and participation refused.

- Do not block private drives, entrances, or doors.  Be respectful of private property.

- Booth set up is no earlier than 1:30PM and must be completed no later than 4:00PM.

- Booth breakdown is no earlier than 8:15PM and must be completed no later than 9:00PM.

- No generators are allowed unless they are quiet and self-enclosed.  If you have questions, please reach out to Christine Carlson at

- It is the responsibility of the vendor to keep the booth and surrounding area clean.  Each vendor shall leave the area in the same condition as it was found.

- Vendors are required to adhere to all applicable laws and provisions established by North Carolina, Gaston County Health Department, and the City of Gastonia Police and Fire Departments.  Vendors shall adhere to all federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations applicable to its business.

- A final packet going over these regulations and procedures will be sent to the point of contact listed on the application within three weeks before the event.  The packet will also include a site map, other vendor information, and safety and emergency information.

Food Vendor Information:

- Food vendors must display a current Gaston County Health Department Temporary Food Sale Permit and adhere to the regulations set by the Health Department

- A copy of the Gaston County Health Department permit must be sent to Christine Carlson, along with the vendor applicaiton fee.

- Food vendors must provide properly rated fire extinguishers.


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