2019 Topanga Vendor/Exhibitor/Sponsor Information

VENDORS - Artisans and Sellers of Music Paraphernalia:

You are invited to participate as a vendor in the 59th Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest, to be held on Sunday May 19th, 2019. It will be held at Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area on Cornell Road in Agoura Hills, California. The attendee gates open at 9:00 a.m. and the music begins at 9:30 a.m. It is a fun day of music and festivities.

This year, due to loss of the Western Town from the Woolsey Fire, we will be more limited on booth space. only size on the application will be a 10 X 10 Booth Space. Larger booth spaces will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and you will need to note this need on your application.

We put as much thought and planning into our vendor selection, as we do for our festival line-up. We are looking for high-quality, handmade, and local products, which are handcrafted by the artisan who is selling them . We also welcome local music outlets to showcase instruments and accessories that support musicians at the festival. We do not allow merchandise that has been mass-manufactured out of the area, even if it was designed locally and is handmade. Other vendors may be considered, but space is limited at the TBFC. We can’t accept everyone who wants to vend with us, and our guidelines are fairly strict. If you are unsure if your product will meet our standards, please send an inquiry to booths@topangabanjofiddle.org.

If you would like to participate as a vendor at the 2019 festival, please apply for a booth space by completing the online booth application below

The application will ask you to provide:

  1. Current photo(s) and a description of your work, uploaded with your application form. If you prefer, a website link displaying your wares will suffice.
  2. A copy of your California Seller’s Permit, uploaded with your application form. (This is required by the National Park Service - we cannot process your application without it.)
  3. An itemized list of your basic products. This can either be included on your application form or uploaded as a separate document.

Upon approval you will receive an email containing:

*To sell anything on National Park Service (NPS) property, a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)is required.
Deadline for receipt of applications and fees by Topanga is April 19th, 2019. Space is limited, so please respond as soon as possible.

In early May, vendors will receive two complimentary tickets to the Topanga event, maps and instructions concerning set-up times and festival procedures.
Please note that there are no electrical outlets available in the exhibit areas. Thanks for your interest, please contact us if you have any concerns.



We are looking for Exhibitors to participate in the 2019 Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival. If you are with a museum, park, or non-profit organization with a history or conservation-oriented mission, and you would like to showcase your program, we want you. Onsite living history demonstrations are encouraged. If you would like to participate as an exhibitor at the 2019 festival, please click HERE to apply online

Be advised that in 2019, we will be more limited on booth space due to the loss of the Western Town area, which burned in the Woolsey Fire. This year only 10 X 10 Booth Spaces will be allocated. Larger booth spaces will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There is no TBFC FEE, however if onsite merchandise sales are desired, a $50 National Park Service Commercial Use Authorization will be required.


A Sponsor is a Vendor donating merchandise or services valued at $350 or more. The Vendor TBFC Booth Fee is waived. If you plan to sell merchandise onsite, the National Park Service Commercial Use Permit (CUA) will still be required. Fill in the vendor application to facilitate the CUA.


Food Vendors,
Food vendor spaces are available for 2019
Download the Food Vendor application HERE

  1. An assigned Commercial Usage Authorization* (CUA) number and a link to Pay.Gov where the $50 CUA fee may be paid.
  2. A PayPal money request for any booth fees due TBFC
  3. If you have any questions please call the Hotline at (818)382-4819 or e-mail info@TopangaBanjoFiddle.org and identify yourself as a Food Vendor.

    Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin
    Arts & Crafts Booth Coordinator

    Questions? E-mail us at booths@topangabanjofiddle.org

    Download a PDF version of the Vendor Booth Location Map