The 2017 application process is now CLOSED for 2017. 2018 applications will be up by spring 2018.
Application deadline #1 is April 30th 2017
Application deadline #2 is August 15th 2017
Applications will be accepted after August 15th 2017 however may be subject to a $50 late fee.
Note: Applications my be submitted without insurance, however upon acceptance a copy must be received within 2 weeks or September 28th, which ever is first.
Outdoor vendors: Please note, at the moment we have a waiting list for Maple Ave & Portage. You are welcome to apply for it, and if a space becomes available in order of the wait list you would be notified and may upgrade. Please also make sure you fill in your second preferred location, as the other spaces are filling quick.
Vendors that are selling premade food, and on site prepared food items are required to have a valid
Food Vendor Special Event Permit from the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit.
Cranberry Vendors that have been vetted and approved by the Festival Board proudly display their Approved Vendor Certificate.
To be considered a vendor in the Cranberry Economic Zone, vendors that are located on Private Property are required by Festival and the Township of Muskoka Lakes to complete a private property application. Please scroll down for more information.
HST #87623 6118 RC0001
To be considered a vendor in the Cranberry Economic Zone, vendors that are located on Private Property are required by Festival and the Township of Muskoka Lakes to complete and submit the below form.
Can I still apply if the deadline has passed?
Yes, if the application is still posted on line, chances are there are spaces available. Complete applications will be accepted until October 1st and no later. Insurance must be included in the application if you apply after September 28th.
Can I be a vendor if I don't have insurance?
Where can I get vendor insurance?
Contact your home or auto policy broker or company, they can connect you with viable coverage.
Who needs to be listed on the insurance?
It is important that the following 2 names are listed on your insurance:
1. The Bala Cranberry Festival, 3066 Muskoka Road 169, Bala, Ontario, P0C 1A0 and,
2. The Township of Muskoka Lakes, 1 Bailey St, Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0
I just want to come for Saturday and Sunday, how much is that?
Cranberry Festival is a 3 day event, all vendors must participate for all 3 days
When will I receive load-in information?
Expect details for load-in to arrive in your inbox mid-September. Booth locations will be given upon your arrival at registration.
Where can we stay?
There are many great hotels, motels and inns in the area that are in or close to Bala. Some have special rates for Festival Vendors. Please visit our accommodations page for local options.
What campgrounds are open?
There are no local campgrounds open after Thanksgiving weekend.
Where can we park our RV?
Muskoka Lakes Township has designated the Bala Sports Park parking lot for overnight RV guests for a weekend rate of $60. There are NO hookups for electrical or sewer. You may contact us to reserve a space.
I'm a food vendor, where do I get my health permit?
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit application found here
How many festival passes do we get?
Two come in your registration package.
What if I want more than two?
Contact the Cranberry Office with your request. Consideration will be on a case by case basis.