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Vendor & Musician Application: 2024 Midsummer Festival

Applications are now open for Vendors, Nonprofit Organizations, and Musicians to be considered for participation in the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival on Saturday, July 27, 2024. The Festival takes place from 9am-3pm, Rain or Shine.

The festival celebrates all that makes Old Lyme special: incredible art and history, a beautiful environment, thriving nonprofits, creative businesses, and a vibrant community. The festival takes place in the heart of Old Lyme’s Arts District on Lyme Street, on the grounds of the Lyme Art Association, the Old Lyme Inn, the Florence Griswold Museum, and the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center.

Application Process: This year, we are accepting and reviewing applications for booth space. Booth spaces are available for artists, artisans, local vendors, nonprofits, farmers, musicians, and food trucks. Nonprofits are encouraged to provide a family activity for the festival’s “Hands On Minds On” program. 

Applications will be accepted through April 30th. Vendors will be contacted by May 15th regarding acceptance.

The Application Form can be found in the linked Google Document here.

Please Note: Space assignments will be based on availability. Submitting an application does not guarantee a space. Assignment of booth spaces is solely at the discretion of the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival Committee. 

Booths: Booth spaces will be located on the lawns in front of the Lyme Art Association, Florence Griswold Museum, and Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center. Booth space for nonprofits providing activities for the “Hands On Minds On” program will be located in the parking lot of the Old Lyme Inn. Food trucks will be located at the Florence Griswold Museum. 

Each space is approximately 12’ x 12’.  Tents, tables, chairs, etc. are NOT provided, so you will have to bring your own. No electricity nor assistance with setup or take down is provided. Unless you specifically reserve a space as a food vendor, no sale of food or beverages is allowed. We cannot guarantee shade, nor can we guarantee that the ground will be entirely even. 

Fees: You only pay when you are approved for a space. At that time, payment should be made to your host venue. No refunds will be provided in the event of adverse weather or cancellation for any reason by the vendor.

  • Nonprofit Organizations - No Fee

  • Members of the Lyme Art Association or the Lyme Artisans Guild - $50 per space

  • All Other Vendors - $100 per space

Set Up: Each vendor will be provided with one parking space at their assigned venue. All other vehicles must park off site. Public festival parking locations will be shared, along with a festival bus route. Vendor displays are on Saturday only. No assistance will be provided for set up or take down. 

If you have any questions, please contact: Franki Nebel at franki @ lymeartassociation.org.

Participation is at each individual's own risk. The Midsummer Festival Committee, the Town of Old Lyme, the Lyme Art Association, the Old Lyme Inn, the Florence Griswold Museum, and the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center are not responsible for any claim of loss or damage of any kind whatsoever or claim of personal injury.

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Welcome to Old Lyme

Welcome to Old Lyme, a small, historic town on the Connecticut coastline. We are known for our art galleries and beaches, and have so much more. Whether you are thinking about relocating your home or business here, or just looking to visit for the afternoon, welcome! We are glad to have you.

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