The Meet the Mountains Festival had 7,000+ in attendance last year. This year, the festival will take place August 23-24, 2019 in Johnson City, TN at Founders Park.
Applications are due by July 1, 2019. Any application received after July 1 will incur a $50 late fee. Applications will be reviewed by the committee and notified of their acceptance/rejection by August 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified by email.
Fees can be reduced by offering activities or organizing events in conjunction with the festival programming. In order to receive a discount, activities must be approved by the Activities Committee. Activities must be free to participate. Most yard games will not qualify as an activity. Examples of approved activities are skills clinics, contests, events or races. If your activity is not approved, you will be given the opportunity to submit a new activity idea or pay full price for a booth space. We also accept in-kind contributions in lieu of payment.
We accept exhibitors that further our mission to enrich the region’s quality of life, health, and well being by increasing awareness and use of our outdoor recreation resources. Acceptable exhibitors are organizations with a focus on stewardship as well as outdoor recreation, public health and education. All exhibitors must provide their own displays, tents, tables and chairs. If an activity is provided, all necessary equipment is the responsibility of the exhibitor. Please, no water bottle giveaways. There will be no electricity available unless specified by your application and and additional fee of $50 is paid. There is no parking on the festival grounds. Branded vehicles can be parked on the street above the festival ground for an additional fee. We reserve the right to ask any vehicle to move. If we cannot find the owner, the vehicle will be towed. If you are selling a product you will be responsible for reporting and paying any Johnson City or state sales tax. In order to uphold our shop small mission, we encourage you to tell shoppers to buy products in-store that can be found at local outfitters.