Booth Operators

Food, Gift, and Non-Profit Community Booths 

Photo by International Institute/Roger Popwell

Appy Now to Receive an Application for Festival of Nations 2020!

Please read the qualifications below to see if you are eligible to participate. Applications will be e-mailed to the address on the form. Receiving an application does not guarantee you a space in the festival.  Applications are considered on a first-come basis. Remember that we have a limited number of spaces available. 

To have a booth at the Festival:

  • You must turn in your application completly filled-in with deposit,
  • Your application will be reviewed,
  • And you must receive confirmation from IISTL of your participation.

Please do not apply if you cannot meet the following qualifications:

  • Vendor and majority of booth workers must be of the ethnicity being represented. (If you are selling Chinese products, you must be Chinese.)
  • All merchandise or food being sold in a booth must represent the ethnicity being presented.
  • Merchandise must be made in the corresponding country, e.g., Chinese fans made in China or Taiwan, not made in Sri Lanka. Examples of mass-produced items that are prohibited include Barbie dolls in traditional costumes, T-shirts. of any kind, and knives, swords and other potentially dangerous toys.
  • Participant is in good standing with the International Institute
  • Applications will be considered in order received
  • Carnival food such as cotton candy and kettle korn does not fit with our mission, and is not allowed in the festival.
  • Booths can only be rented by ethnic organizations or businesses (generally immigrant-owned or operated); ethnic organizations that meet certain eligibility criteria can apply for a rental discount.

Food & Gift Booths

Please fill out the request form to receive an application.

Only those filled out completely and correctly will receive an application.

Application Form

Non-Profit Community Booths

Please fill out the request form to receive an application.

If you are a for-profit organizations, please contact Gary Broome at about booth space.

Application Form

All inquiries will be directed to this page.

Christina Juelfs,
(314) 773-9090, ext. 121