The Nest Fest: Cancelled for 2021
We would love to have you join us at The Nest Fest at the home and property of Myquillyn and Chad Smith in Midland, NC–20 minutes east of Charlotte.
The Nest Fest is a ticketed event for customers we are limited to 1000 people and always sell out. Tickets go on sale in September.
Sadly, due to the unprecedented events that shall not be named, we had to cancel our 2020 event but we would love to have you join us for our fifth annual Nest Fest in 2021.
I’m so thrilled to get to connect with my favorite people in the world: makers, pickers, curators, farmers, foodies, musicians and artists of all sorts.
Here are some of the photos from Nest Fests past.
Vendors: We are looking for handmade or vintage items centered around home or stuff women like us would love.
Application instructions below.
Musicians: Send an email with a link to any helpful info about your or your group to:
Food Trucks: Send an email with links/menu/and anything else you want us to know (you have to have a mobile food unit permit to come to Nest Fest unless you are serving something non perishable):
Volunteers: We’ll have more info later and do a big shout out for you. This year, we are looking for front gate parking, and writer barn volunteers. As a volunteer you’ll be invited to the private dinner Nest Fest Eve. Hold tight, no need to email us yet.
To apply for a vendor space: be sure to read all of the information below. Then, simply email a brief summary of your wares along with 4 photos: 3 close-ups of your work/wares and one of your display. If you have an Instagram account or online shop, link to that as well.
Let us know if you prefer a single or double space:: a 10 x 12 single space is $175.00 and a 10 x 24 double space is $325.00. We have a few spaces available for campers/airstream shops.
Both booth prices include entry into Nest Fest for two AND two tickets for a private, vendor BBQ dinner held on site Friday evening before Nest Fest. Additional BBQ tickets available for vendors for $25 each.
We love hosting this private event for our vendors! As vendors, we want you to have a little time to shop each other’s booths, and we also want to provide a time for our staff and volunteers to have a chance to shop before the big event.
We are requiring all vendors to be set up by 5pm on Friday so we can enjoy dinner together and shop each other’s booths for awhile.
Once you apply, you should receive an automated response letting you know we received your email. We do limit each type of vendor to a few unique merchants (meaning, we don’t invite five candle makers because that will flood our little market and result in less sales for each candlemaker.) Jewelry, candles, and artwork are usually the first to fill up.
Application deadline is June 18th, if you apply by then we’ll let you know if you’re in no later than June 30th, fees and signed contracts will be due September 19th.
We will still accept applications after June 18th, but they may be subject to a late fee if $25 if accepted.
Email your application and photos to: FestOfTheNest@gmail.com
Vendor Application and Vendor Rules & Regulations
Application Process: Emailed applications from vendors must be accompanied by 4 photos, 3 close-ups of your work/wares and 1 of your display, summary, links and desired booth size.
Selection Process: The jury committee reserves the right to accept or reject entrants on the basis of the photos of merchandise submitted.
Fees: The fee for a 10 x 12 single space is $175 and a 10 x 24 double space is $325. There are no rain dates in case of inclement weather. No refunds will be issued. Fee includes 2 entries to Nest Fest and the BBQ dinner for you and a helper.
Space Assignments: All spaces are located on grass/gravel. All spaces are vehicle accessible for setup, which you may begin at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 22nd, set up must be complete by 5pm in time for the private dinner + early shopping for vendors and volunteers. Vendors are responsible for their own tents (white tents only) tables and displays. Electricity will not be provided. If you would prefer to set up your booth the day before, no problem! Just arrange a time with us once your application is approved.
COVID-19: If in the event the Governor of North Carolina issues a stay-at-home order, if event size restrictions apply to The Nest Fest and it cannot take place, or if The Nest Fest Board feels it is not in the best interest of vendors and attendees to have The Nest Fest, vendors that have paid their site fee will be issued a refund.
Nest Fest is a ticketed event, we sell tickets for entry for shoppers to cover costs since we are holding this on our own property where we live and we don’t want to go bankrupt. A perk about selling tickets to an event like this is that we only attract serious shoppers–this is great for you as a vendor, so ticketed events should make you happy! Our permit allows for 1000 ticket sales so we do have a limit on attendance.
Tickets have always sold out and we have a very full Nest Fest, happy vendors and happy shoppers!
Vendor agrees as follows:
- The Site fee must be paid in full no later than September 19th, 2021. Your site will be assigned only after payment is received.
- Set up should be complete by 5:00 pm on 10/22/21 and removal complete no later than 8pm 10/23/21. If Vendor fails to leave site in the same condition as it was at the commencement of the event or to tear down in a timely manner, Vendor shall be liable for all clean up and other costs incurred.
- The Site is subject to final determination by The Nest Media, LLC and non-transferable.
- Vendor will accept full responsibility for the assigned site and further indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The Nest Media, LLC, its owners, representatives, and agents from and against any and all damages, claims, or losses, and theft. Any disputes arising pursuant to this agreement shall be subject to the laws of North Carolina and heard by the state or federal court having jurisdiction over Midland, NC.
- Your Vendor fee will include two access passes to Nest Fest and dinner, as noted above.
- No generators are permitted (unless you are a food truck).
- All applications are subject to verification of the provided information. Vendor space is limited. Yee Haw!
Any questions should be directed to Caroline at: FestOfTheNest@gmail.com
To apply for a vendor space, simply email a brief summary of your wares along with 4 photos: 3 close-ups of your work/wares and one of your display. If you have an Instagram account or online shop, link to that as well.
Let us know if you prefer a single or double space (sorry no sharing a double space).
You will receive an automated response letting you know we received your email. Application deadline is June 18th, we’ll be in touch either way by June 30th, fees and signed contracts will be due September 19th. To view the Vendor agreement, click on the link below. You don’t need to fill that out until you are accepted, we just wanted you to see what you’ll be agreeing too.
Email your application and photos to: FestOfTheNest@gmail.com
Our permit limits us to 1000 ticket sales and we sell out every year. Nest Fest is a full event.
Photos: Barrier Photography