Vendor Information

Please Compete the form below to express your interest. No payment or firm commitment is required at this time.

Download the Vendor Packet
and apply for a Vendor or Exhibitor space

Download the Race Vendor Packet

Vendor/Exhibitor Online Application

Vendors and Exhibitors: You may complete the online form below OR download and mail to us the application using the link above
Race Vendor Application

Have you received and read the Vendor Packet for 2024?

The vendor packet is available for download from a link provided above this form 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: It is each Vendor’s responsibility to become familiar with the included information, conditions, and regulations. All vendors are strongly encouraged to thoroughly read this manual, as there is important information including event changes, new policies, and procedures.
All policies, procedures, and other information set forth in this manual are subject to change at the discretion of DragonSports USA, based in good faith, as long as any such changes do not materially change the terms and conditions of your contract.

Vendor Type

Please note that all Vendors must be approved by the Vendor Committee.

Food Vendor Definition
A Food Vendor is a person or business contracted to sell food items (such as sandwiches, bowls, entrees, desserts, and snacks) and beverages (such as coffee and soft drinks but not alcohol). Food vendors are required to carry their own insurance and health permits for this event.

Merchandise Vendor Definition
A Merchandise Vendor is a person or business contracted to sell merchandise items (such as gifts, paddling gear, jewelry, crafts, photographs, or other items approved by the Vendor Committee). Merchandise Vendors may not sell items with the Portland Dragon Boat Festival logo, including apparel, without a license from DragonSports USA.

Non-Profit Vendor Definition
A Non-Profit Vendor is a tax-exempt organization contracted to promote their cause or raise funds through non-commercial activities at the event. Non-profit vendors are expected to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Vendor Committee and may be requested to provide relevant documentation of their non-profit status. Additionally, non-profit vendors are encouraged to engage with festival attendees in a manner consistent with their mission and goals.

How much space will you require?

Please note that standard vendor spaces accommodate a single 10ft x 10ft canopy – if additional space will be required, please indicate the dimensions of your footprint in 10x10 increments. Additional $50 charge for each additional 10ft x 10ft space.

Merchandise or Exhibition Space 10ft x 10ft using own canopy - $300
Food & Beverage Vending (no alcohol) 10ft x 10ft using own canopy or cart - $300
Non-Profit Exhibition Space 10ft x 10ft using own canopy - FREE
Additional 10ft x 10ft Space - $50 each

Electrical Requirements

Electricity is available at an additional cost. Hollywood Lights, the official electrical contractor at Waterfront Park, must make all electrical connections. Please indicate if you need electricity for your booth or cart.

No generators are allowed.

Please read the following.

Vendors who do not appeal to our demographics may struggle to earn a profit. Before submitting your application, please review this information carefully.

Refunds will not be given for vendors who do not turn a profit.

Event Demographics

The Portland Dragon Boat Festival prides itself on its inclusive atmosphere, welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ vendors are not only accepted but embraced as part of our diverse community. With attendees coming from both out of town and local areas, the festival attracts a broad spectrum of individuals. Many paddlers bring their families, adding to the family-friendly environment, while locals strolling along the waterfront contribute to the bustling atmosphere. While the majority of paddlers are women, the participant pool remains coed, reflecting a diverse and inclusive community of individuals united by their passion for dragon boating. Food vendors offering healthier options often experience higher sales, catering to the health-conscious preferences of many attendees. Additionally, merchandise vendors specializing in paddling or water sport-specific items are highly encouraged to participate, as they resonate well with our active and adventurous audience.