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Welcome to the
41st Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival
August 20 & 21, 2022
Stage Fort Park - Gloucester, MA
Important Note to ALL Food Vendors 

  • The Gloucester Health Department requires all Specialty Food and Food Vendors apply
  • Permit Fee: $75/$150
  • Send completed Permit, all requested documents/info and Permit Fee to the Town of Gloucester Health Dept.
City of Gloucester Health Dept.
3 Pond Road, City Hall Annex
Gloucester, MA 01930

  • If you have any questions please call
  • (978) 325-5260

  • Please be sure to bring with you to the show any Health Permits, Serv Safe Certification, Allergen Awareness Certification and/or Proof that the food you are sampling or selling is made in an inspected facility, and product labels.
  • Gloucester Health Department will be on site for inspections at 8am on Saturday 8/20/2022.
  • We request that all Food Vendors supply Castleberry Fairs with a copy of their own Health Permit or Proof that the food they are sampling or selling is made in an inspected facility. Please send this info to our office ASAP.
  • Please bring with you to the event a copy of all food local or state permits and or licenses to have on site.
Food Vendors who use Propane
  • IF you use propane and you have more than two tanks at 20 pounds each (40 pounds max), you must obtain a Propane Permit through Gloucester Fire Prevention.
  • In order to obtain a permit you need to click here to
set up an online account to apply for the permit.
  • Fire Prevention will bill you $100.00.
  • Fire Prevention will be onsite Saturday 8/20/2022 for inspections.
If you have any questions regarding the Propane Permit contact: Gloucester Fire Prevention
Phone: (978) 325-5315
Event Dates
& Hours:
August 20 
9am - 6pm
August 21
9am - 5pm
Set Up Hours:
  • Friday 8/19 from 2pm to 8pm
  • Saturday 8/20 from 6am to 8am
All exhibitors must be onsite and booths ready to open by 8:30am.
YOU MUST arrive before 8AM Saturday and Sunday to park on site for free for the entire day.
If you need to leave during event hours YOU MUST park outside of the gated event grounds.
Check In
Castleberry Registration is located at the event entrance gate. Please stop by for booth number, parking pass, 2022 Artisan button and show details.
All Tents, Canopies or any material used to cover your booth MUST be FIRE RATED  
  • "flame and or fire retardant or flame and or fire resistant."
This is a standard Certification that comes with most canopies.
If you have treated your Tent or Canopy with flame retardant spray bring the certification with you to the Show. Please be sure you have some kind of proof with you at the show, that your canopy is fire rated. This could be attached to the canopy (stamped, stitched, printed) or on your carry bag or in the printed documentation that came with the canopy when you purchased it.
We suggest you contact the manufacturer and have them email you this proof or certificate.
  • Vehicles may drive into the event grounds to unload close to their space, weather permitting.
  • Immediately after unloading Exhibitors must park in designated area - Along the back or on the outfield or behind your space when possible.
Caution - uneven grass and wind
  • All booths are set on a gentle incline of grass and gravel. Please be prepared to set up on uneven ground.
  • This venue is directly on the waterfront with exposure to wind. A single gust can ruin inventory and destroy canopies. Please be sure to bring both weights and stakes to secure your booth and canopy. 
  • Exhibitors MUST weigh down canopy and booth.
  • Every vehicle requires a Parking Pass.
  • Parking Passes will be given at check in.
  • Pass must be visible in your front windshield at all times.
  • Designated Exhibitor Parking is located within the GATED festival grounds.
  • YOU MUST arrive before 8AM Saturday and Sunday to park on site for free. At 8:15AM the gate is closed and vehicles are NOT allowed to drive in or out of the event grounds during show hours.
  • Exhibitor Parking for the entire day is located within the gated event grounds:
  • Behind the food court, in the outfield. Please see signs on site.
  • If your booth is located at the far end perimeter you may be able to park behind the last row of canopies, if there is space.
  • All vehicles will be "packed in" and remain parked during event hours.
  • IMPORTANT: If you need to leave during event hours YOU MUST park outside of the gated event grounds.
  • Free parking is available along Stacy Boulevard or at Gloucester High School.
  • Pay to park (at your own expense) in the Paid Parking lot across the street from event grounds (Beach Parking.)
  • Cargo Trailers may be dropped on the ball field perimeter or behind your booth, if space allows.
  • Pre-Registered DRY RV Parking is located:
  • In the small gated field across the street from the event grounds, behind "The Cupboard."
  • If you RV Park in this Area :
  • Please "dummy" lock the gate behind you
  • Do NOT Block access to the Gate or portable toilets.
  • All Generators must be off by 10PM.
  • Within the event grounds behind the last row of canopies at the top of the hill.
  • RVs will be packed in and must remain parked until after 5pm on Sunday.
  • Tenting is allowed behind the central booths.
  • Please note: This is NOT Camping. No outdoor cooking or open flames allowed.
A Place
to Stay
It is difficult to find affordable accommodations in Gloucester. The closest Chain Hotels are located in Danvers or Peabody, about 15 miles.
  • Free Coffee & Snacks will be provided on Saturday 6:30-8:30 AM. 
  • We have a great Food Court!
  • The Cupboard across the street.
  • The Rotary Club will host its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday from 7-10:30AM atop the hill, next to the Band Stand.
  • Portable Toilets & Wash Station are located on home plate in the ball field beyond the food court.
  • Flush Toilets are located at the Welcome Center, behind the gazebo, on top of the hill across from Beach Parking access.
  • There is NO electricity available at this venue. 
Please come prepared.
Rental Equipment
  • If you wish to rent a tent, table or chairs contact: The Event Company: (978) 283-4884
  • There is no ATM on site. The closest bank is located about 1 mile away from event.
  • Security will be on site at 8:00pm on Friday and remain until 6:00am on Saturday. Security will return at 6:00pm Saturday and remain until 7:00am Sunday. 
  • Security is only a deterrent. We are not responsible for loss or damages. 
  • You MUST cover/enclose your booth at closing each day. 
Sales Tax
  • Massachusetts' Sales Tax is 6.25%
  • All exhibitors are responsible for removing their own garbage.
  • Please DO NOT use trash cans on site, these are for shoppers only. 
  • Kindly dispose of all garbage into the dumpsters located behind the Food Court Tent.
  • Please make sure to clean up after the show, leaving your space as you had found it. 
Rules & Regulations
Links of Interest
Exhibitor List: Check out who will be at the show.

Directions: Driving Directions to the event
  • From Route 128 take Exit 53 (formerly Exit 14)
  • GPS Address: 24 Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA

Weather: This event is held outdoor rain, snow, or shine.
Upcoming Events
August 27 & 28 Brewster, MA
10th Annual Kill Tide Arts & Craft Festival
Location: Drummer Boy Park
Free Admission - Outdoor Event
Show Hours: Sat. 10-5 / Sun. 10-4 
Beautiful Seaside location on Historic Route

September 3, 4 & 5 Alton Bay NH
32nd Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay
Location: Alton Bay Community House and Waterfront
Free Admission - Outdoor Event
Show Hours: Sat. 10-6 / Sun. 10-5 / Mon. 10-4
Beautiful Waterfront location on the big lake Winnipesaukee

September 10 & 11 Swampscott, MA
11th Annual Swampscott Arts & Craft Festival
Location: Linscott Park
Free Admission - Outdoor Event
Show Hours: Sat. 10-5 / Sun. 10-4
Gorgeous Seaside Park
For a complete calendar of events please visit our website