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Become a StageFest Exhibitor!

Summit StageFest is a day-long festival that celebrates the arts, theater, and food in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood. Last year's inaugural event drew over 100 exhibitors, 30 performance groups, and 4,000 people. We expect this year's event to be even bigger!

You pick your own booth space – register early for the best spots! When you register and pay, you can click on the map to pick your own booth space. If you change your mind later or if a better space opens up, you are free to switch your space to any other available space. Business/Corporate and Food Vendors are subject to committee approval and cannot choose their booth spots until they have been approved. This typically takes 24-48 hours.

Exhibitor Guidelines

As a vendor, there are a few simple guidelines that you can follow to keep the day running smoothly. Check here for information about booth size, setup, teardown, electricity, and more.

Exhibitor Guidelines Details

Choose Your Own Booth Location: You get to choose your own booth location after you register and pay. Mail-in registrants will be notified when their payment is received. The map shows the other vendors near you to help you make your choice. You are free to change your booth location to any other available space before the registration deadline (about a week before the event).

Booth Space & Canopy Tents: Each exhibitor booth space is a 10' x 10' area. Exhibitors are responsible for bringing their own pop-up canopy and/or other presentation items. If you do not have a pop-up canopy, you may want to check discount stores, such as Big Lots, or borrow one from a friend. Sorry, we do not have canopies to rent at this time. Canopies that are larger than 10' x 10' are not allowed due to requirements set by the fire marshal. Please note that you will be setup on the street, not a lawn, so tents that require guidelines and spikes are not recommended. Jugs of water can be a good replacement for spikes.

Be Creative! Your booth space helps set a fun tone for the event. We love seeing creative use of the space and have often been happily surprised by the unusual ways that our vendors have presented their wares at past festivals. As long as you are not intruding on your neighbor's space, feel free to extend a few feet outside of your booth space and into the street.

Setup Procedure: Booth setup begins at 8 AM. You will be allowed to drive one vehicle to a spot near your booth space. Driving inside the event footprint is one-way (headed west, away from downtown). Please arrive at the corner of Grand Avenue and West Market Street headed towards the west. Volunteers will check you in and direct you to your booth space. Once you have unloaded your vehicle, we ask that you take it outside of the event footprint prior to setting up. This will help other vendors get through the unloading process more quickly. Volunteers will keep an eye on your items while you park. Vendors that arrive after 10 AM will not be allowed to drive to their booth location. Late arrivals must park and then carry their goods to their booth space. Booth setup must be completed by 10:45 AM.

Tear down: Exhibitors must keep their booths up until at least 5 PM. Vehicles will not be allowed inside the event footprint while the event is still active. Please be prepared to carry your goods to your vehicle during tear down. All booths must be removed from the street by 8 PM so that the street can be opened to public traffic.

Electricity: Electricity is not available for vendor booths. Food vendors may use quiet generators.

Food Vendors: All food vendors must have their own insurance and appropriate certification from the Health Department. If you are selling food items that are made at home, you must follow Ohio's cottage food rules. Alcohol sales are not allowed. Food vendors are allowed to use quiet generators as long as they do not conflict with the performances. Please communicate your electricity needs with us when registering.

Exhibitor Registration

You choose your booth space after registering below or when we receive your payment (first come, first choice). To register by mail, please use the mail-in registration form.

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Exhibitor Information
Must be under 18 or have a valid college ID, selling own work
Selling own work that is created/constructed by you
Own grown food or prepared under cottage food rules
Non-profit organizations and community groups
Service companies and works produced by others. Subject to committee approval.
Ready-to-eat food. Limited space available. Subject to committee approval.
Ready-to-eat food. Limit space available. Subject to committee approval.

I have a promo code.

You choose your booth space after your registration has been submitted. Business/Corporate and Food Vendors must be approved before they can choose a booth location.

Artists & Exhibitors

Art By Shea

BOOTH 136 Cool art at a affordable price.

Artistic Pursuits by Kristin Shamhart

BOOTH 18 hand painted silk scarves, vests, and acrylic paintings

Bob Pozarski

BOOTH 20 stained glass windows, blown glass, pottery

Causay Crafts

BOOTH 102 Dreamcatchers, handmade dresses and blouses, jewelry

Christian Santillan

BOOTHS 67,68 sweater ponchos dresses blouses bags jewelry flutes ocarinas

Common Scents

BOOTH 27 Incense, roll ons, essential & fragrance oils, room sprays,

Creations by Dick and Jane

BOOTH 28 Upcycled key pendants, Steampunk jewelry and handmade leathe

Creative Imaginations

BOOTH 30 Magnets, sticker, plush, superhero capes, minifigures and ot

Divine Designs - Keenan Harris

BOOTH 58 Wire wrapped jewelry

Eco Deco Ceramics

BOOTH 15 handmade ceramic vessels, tiles, art

Emily Cooper Skeriotis

BOOTH 141 Costume designer

Glass Gardens

BOOTH 39 Glass garden art


BOOTH 122 Stained glass suncathcers, Glass on glass mosaics.

Jancy Creations

BOOTH 34 Handmade Crafts

Jody Lanham

BOOTH 105 jewelry/polymer clay/bohemian/southwest/Native American

Linda Henretta

BOOTH 16 Metal wall art, metal animals, hip klips, India clothes led l

Live Love Lotus Healing Arts

BOOTH 26 Usui Holy Fire Reiki® sessions and handmade items

Marks & Abrams

BOOTH 146 Handmade Jewelry, Bookmaking, Knitting, Printmaking

Muck Monster of Hartville

BOOTH 31 Hot Sauces, Spices, Shakers & Rubs

Patty Schick

BOOTH 128 Cigar box purses

Performer Booth

BOOTHS 14,17,118,60 Reserved for participating theaters.

Peskar's Leather Goods

BOOTH 106 Handmade leather goods made with premium Horween Leather

Philip & Ginger Lautzenheiser

BOOTH 42 Wood Turnings - Vases, Pots, Bowls, Wine Holders, Trivets

Playful Squirrel Creations

BOOTH 44 Handmade clothing and accessories

Quilters' Emporium

BOOTH 126 Handmade and quilted gifts and household items.

Sew Crafty Sisters

BOOTHS 53,54,57 Baby items, kitchen items, shadow boxes, 18â?? doll clothes

Simply Silver

BOOTH 104 Fashion Jewelry

simplys b's jewelry

BOOTH 64 handmade earrings - necklaces - bracelets - rings

Sonya Calhoun/ SewLoved

BOOTH 37 Jewelry, tote bags, aprons chef hats , wallets and baby item

Starla Ranell Art

BOOTH 115 Mixed Media Painting and prints of these.

Terri Barnes/ Quail Hollow Collections

BOOTH 132 Hand fabricated mixed metal jewelry

Tim Hauser Photography

BOOTH 145 Artist

Wonder Lust Concepts

BOOTH 56 Bohemian inspired jewelry and dream catchers


BOOTH 127 Live edge wood tables, stools, wood signs, home goods

World War II, Korean, & Vietnam Wars Roundtable, Akron OH

BOOTH 148 Historical preservation

Food Vendors

D&M Grille

BOOTH 81 Food truck

Juliabelle's Seasonings, Rubs & Mixes

BOOTH 66 100% Natural, Hand Blended Seasonings, Rubs, Mixes

Linda Henretta- J.J. Humphreys

BOOTH 5 Fried rolled ice cream flavors and sprinkles

Lisa's Place

BOOTH 3 Burgers, French Fries, Loaded Tater Tots, Beverages

North Coast Smoke BBQ & Catering Co,LLC

BOOTH 4 BBQ meats,Sandwiches and sides

Sharlene Kent

BOOTH 107 Dip Mixes

Smash Time Food Truck

BOOTH 2 Gourmet apps, deluxe burgers, & tasty tacos

Southern Thangs

BOOTH 80 Po Boys, Tacos, Dinners, Sides, Desserts

TeaHouseBakery LLC gourmet teas and sweets

BOOTH 99 Cold brewed teas and sweets