2019 HF Activity Vendor Information & Application

Labor Day Weekend ● August 31 - September 2, 2019

NOTE: Due to the outstanding number of vendor applications we receive each year, we strongly recommend submitting applications as soon as possible.

Event Information

Boulder Creek Events is proud to announce the dates for the 21st Annual Boulder Creek Hometown Festival this Labor Day weekend! Featuring arts & crafts exhibitors, a juried art show, live performances at the Bandshell, a food court & beer garden, carnival, children’s event area, The Great Zucchini Race, StarLite Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, Rocky Mountain Beer Festival, The Great Boulder Duck Race, and much more, it’s a great time to comeout and be a part of one of Boulder County’s most popular events!

Event Dates & Times

Saturday, August 31: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 pm.

Sunday, September 1: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 2: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Submit online application at bottom of page. You will be sent an invoice after submission. Please send checks within one week of receiving invoice to:

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival c/o Boulder Creek Events

P.O. Box 108 Boulder, CO 80306

If you would prefer to download a PDF version of the application to mail instead of submitting online, please download the application by clicking on the button and mail to the above address. If you have any questions, contact Mike at (303) 449-3137 or mike@bce.events.

Participation Requirements


Non-Refundable Processing Fee = $50

Refundable Commission Deposit (must be sent with a self-addressed stamped envelope to expedite the return of checks after the deadline) = $500

An invoice will be generated by BCE and sent to you after your application submission. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 108, Boulder, CO 80306.


  • 110 volts up to 2000 watts ([2] 120V 20A circuits) = $125

    • Additional circuits: add $75 per circuit

Example: 110V with 3 circuits = $200 / 110V with 4 circuits = $275

  • 220 volts up to 4000 watts (240V 20A circuit) = $250 

    • Additional circuits: add $150 per circuit

Example: 220V with 2 circuits = $400 / 220V with 3 circuits = $550


Activity Vendors will be required to pay 5% of gross proceeds commission to Boulder Creek Events after HF. Envelopes will be distributed during the event; payment is due by no later than 9/13/19.

BCE requires a refundable commission deposit of $500 which must be paid on aseparate check and must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). This deposit will be returned to you by 9/13/19 provided that we have received your 5% check by this time. If BCE has NOT received your appropriate commission deposit check by the deadline, the $500 deposit check will be deposited.

All fees, except the percentage deposit, will be deposited upon receipt of application. The percentage deposit will be returned (via your SASE) or credited back to you after the 9/13/19 deadline, provided that the correct 5% commission is received.

Sales Tax

The State of Colorado and the City of Boulder both require you to have a sales tax license to do business at the 2019 HTF. 

Zero Waste

Boulder, Colorado is known for its “Green” approaches to preserving the planet; therefore, Boulder Creek Events is working towards making the HF a Zero Waste Event. We will be in touch with each vendor individually prior to the event regarding policies implemented to assist “the pursuit of Zero Waste as a long-term goal in order to eliminate waste and pollution in the manufacture, use, storage, and recycling of materials,” as listed in the City of Boulder's Zero Waste Resolution adopted by the Boulder City Council in April 2006. Our goal is to greatly minimize the amount of non-recyclable, non-compostable supplies used by all our vendors at the HF. You will be required to have zero waste materials at the event. 

Please contact Michael Puretz of Boulder Creek Events, with any questions or concerns about our efforts at mike@bce.events.


Power is available for an additional fee and will be provided only to those vendors who have paid for electricity in advance.

NOTE: In the past, we have experienced problems with vendors who have used more power than they initially requested. This causes breakers to trip and causes many other problems and delays that we would like to avoid! To help ensure a smoother and safer event for everyone, in the space provided on your application, please give a detailed description of all equipment and devices you are planning to plug in. Please also note that every vendor is responsible for covering all cables and wires in his or her booth by using wire mats or cord covers - any cables or wires running into your booth space MUST be covered at all times! Extension cords, splitters, etc. will NOT be provided. Please plan on bringing a minimum of 200ft of extension cords to the event and make sure that you have come prepared with power strips, or any additional equipment you may require.

**We recommend that you bring two 100ft. 12 gauge outdoor rated extension cords.**

Fire Department

If you plan on using generators on site, you will be required to use super quiet models (example: Honda EU2000). While on site generators must be place a minimum of 20ft. away from, tents, rides and blowers to prevent fume/human contact. The Boulder Fire Department will also be making inspections before the start of the event on 8/31/19.


IMPORTANT: All activity vendors must submit a certificate of insurance naming Boulder Creek Events and the City of Boulder as additionally insured. Please include your certificate of insurance with your application! In order for your application to be considered, it MUST be accompanied by a copy of your insurance!

NOTE: under the section “Description of Operations” please include this wording: Boulder Creek Events and the City of Boulder are additionally insured with respect to General Liability. Also under the section “Certificate Holder” please include this address: City of Boulder, 3198 N. Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Application Deadline: Friday, July 12th, 2019

BCE Commission Due: September 13th, 2019

Boulder Creek Events: (303) 449-3137 ● Fax: (303) 604-0203 ● Email: mike@bce.events

If you have any further questions or need assistance with the application, please contact the BCE office at (303) 449-3137 or mike@bce.events.