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An NTIF 2013 craft vendor

Vendor Information

We are pleased to announce the 34th annual North Texas Irish Festival to be held at Fair Park in Dallas. We are proud to say that the Festival will once again be the largest Irish Festival in the Southwest and one of the largest in the nation.

Our purpose is to provide both an educational and entertaining Irish experience for those who attend. We accomplish this by bringing together the very best in Irish musicians, dancers, artists and other performers, as well as a great number of quality vendors, displays and special events.

We’ve enjoyed phenomenal growth since our first Festival in March of 1983, and welcome the challenge to continue to expand and improve the event. NTIF vendors are an important part of our Festival, and we hope that you will join us for this Texas-sized Irish celebration. Guarantee your space at the Festival by reading carefully the following information, completing the vendor application and sending it to us today.

About the Festival

The North Texas Irish Festival is produced and sponsored by the Southwest Celtic Music Association, Inc. a Texas nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation dedicated to the "study, performance, promotion and preservation of Celtic music and dance in the Southwest." Since its beginning in March of 1983, the NTIF has become one of the largest festivals in the United States, hosting multiple stages, workshops, craft demonstrations, a children’s area, games, traditional Irish foods and beverages, cultural displays, vendor areas and much more.

The Festival welcomes professional arts and crafts vendors and merchandise businesses that offer quality products. Although we would prefer booths with a Celtic or handcrafted theme, it is not required; however the Festival reserves the right to reject any products that we feel are inappropriate. The sale of weapons, food and beverages, or products bearing the Festival name or logo is prohibited without the prior written approval of the Festival Director. The Festival expressly prohibits politically themed or sexually explicit materials of any kind.

Festival Dates

Friday, March 3rd
Saturday, March 4th
Sunday, March 5th

Booth Sizes and Descriptions

Festival booths are available in 10ft x 10ft (100 sq. ft.) spaces. Vendors requiring larger areas may rent multiple booth spaces. Vendor spaces are located inside the Festival buildings and outdoors on either concrete or grass. Please be sure to specify your space and location needs on the vendor application form. Tables, chairs, outdoor carnival tents and electrical drops may also be rented from the festival as needed. We do not provide or rent lights, extension cords or plug strips. We reserve the right to request that any unsafe electrical item be removed.


Booth prices include the cost of a Wi-Fi service where available. We are currently working to install coverage in the Centennial and Automobile buildings. Other buildings may be available. There will be no guaranteed coverage outside the buildings.

Deposits and Fees

A refundable deposit of $100 is required from all vendors. We ask that you submit two checks with your application: one check for booth fees and miscellaneous charges and a separate check for your $100 deposit. This deposit will be held until it is returned to you at the scheduled close of the Festival on Sunday, provided that vendors have not damaged their areas, vacated their booths before scheduled closing or ignored any Festival rules pertaining to booth spaces. Booth rental fees and cost of accessories rental are listed on the vendor application form. Included in vendor fees are the cost of two vendor passes, one parking pass, 24-hour security and facility cleanup each morning before Festival opening.

Reminder — although we do not take a percentage of booth income, the various government entities do. It is your responsibility to collect and pay Texas State and local Sales and Use Tax (currently 8.25%). For more information, see the Texas Comptroller’s website or call 1-800-252-5555.



If your application is in order and all fees are received by the application deadline, your check will be deposited, serving as your confirmation. Booth assignments, regulations and other useful information will be posted on this website, as well as being sent to you approximately 2 weeks before the event.

To discuss matters related to your booth, please contact the Festival Director’s office at 214-823-4370 or email to

How to apply

Complete the vendor application, sign and mail with all fees (2 Checks) to the address provided on the application. The festival will not accept reservations for booth spaces without all fees paid. Please send check or money order made out to the North Texas Irish Festival — no cash.

All NEW vendors must include with their application a list of merchandise items or services to be sold or displayed together with a recent photograph of their set-up.

We reserve the right not to admit vendors selling merchandise other that that listed or approved by the Festival. All booths will be inspected after setup and periodically during the weekend. Vendors selling or displaying material that the Festival finds objectionable will be asked to leave.


If you cancel before the deadline (December 31st, 2015), your money will be returned in full. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to cancellations between January 1st and February 15th. No refunds will be given to any cancellation after February 15th. All cancellation requests must be received in writing.