We look forward to greeting returning and new vendors this year. In a span of two short years, the Eliot Ness Fest has proven to be a popular attraction that draws thousands of people to Potter County. This year, we’ll feature four vintage vehicle shows and street closures to assure safe and convenient movement all around town. The festival will also include lively street theater, costume contests, music and entertainment, historical presentations (including a visit from descendants of the actual “Untouchables” who served under Eliot Ness), dancing, fireworks, tours, kid's activities, a special spotlight on law enforcement and more.
To enhance the quality and appeal of the Eliot Ness Fest, the committee has established a Juried Vendor Application Process. Merchandise such as antiques must be of high quality, clean and good repair. A connection with the themes of the Roaring ‘20s, law enforcement and related topics is preferred. A photograph of your booth and/or merchandise must be included with the application for final approval by the Vendor Committee.
Below is information on vending opportunities at this year's Eliot Ness Fest and a Vendor Form. Please feel free to share this information.
Vendors are no longer required to operate on Sunday, but are encouraged to do so. It has been our experience that an increasing number of people prefer to stay overnight on Saturday and still have festival attractions available to them on Sunday before they return home.
Our committee is looking for vendors to produce and sell official Eliot Ness Fest merchandise, using trademarked Eliot Ness Fest artwork and graphics. We plan to have official and popular annual Eliot Ness Fest T-shirts available for sale at the Welcome Tent on the courthouse square and other locations throughout town. Any interested vendors should contact the Eliot Ness Fest Committee for approval.
Non-profit organizations interested in fundraising will receive a reduced vendor space fee of $20. Organizations interested in exhibiting services and promotional information may rent a vendor space, but might also want to become an Eliot Ness Fest sponsor, which carries many benefits (see Be A Sponsor section).
We’re looking forward to seeing you July 17-19, 2020!