VENDORS - Artisans and Sellers of Music Paraphernalia:

You are invited to participate as a vendor in the 60th Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest, to be held on Sunday May 17th, 2020. It will be held at Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area on Cornell Road in Agoura Hills, California. The attendee gates open at 9:00 a.m. and the music begins at 9:30 a.m. It is a fun day of music and festivities.

Due to loss of the Western Town from the Woolsey Fire, we will be more limited on booth space. only size on the application will be a 10 X 10 Booth Space. Larger booth spaces will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and you will need to note this need on your application. 

We put as much thought and planning into our vendor selection, as we do for our festival line-up. We are looking for high-quality, handmade, and local products, which are handcrafted by the artisan who is selling them . We also welcome music outlets to showcase instruments and accessories that support musicians at the festival. We do not allow merchandise that has been mass-manufactured out of the area, even if it was designed locally and is handmade. Other vendors may be considered, but space is limited at the TBFC. We can’t accept everyone who wants to vend with us, and our guidelines are fairly strict. If you are unsure if your product will meet our standards, please send an inquiry to


*To sell anything on National Park Service (NPS) property, a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)is required.
Deadline for receipt of applications and fees by Topanga is April 19th, 2020. Space is limited, so please respond as soon as possible.

Approved Vendors will receive maps and instructions concerning set-up times and festival procedures.
Please note that there are no electrical outlets available in the exhibit areas. Thanks for your interest, please contact us if you have any concerns.

All items for sale produced by Native Americans or consisting of petrified wood, feathers, pelts, bone, teeth, tusk or other animal parts must be accompanied by certification of authenticity and/or be in compliance with state and federal regulations. Rocks, minerals, and animal parts cannot be sold in their raw or natural state; they must be worked into jewelry or artwork and comply with state and federal regulations. Artifacts sold in any form are prohibited.

Submission of the application packet does not guarantee a booth space. Preference will be given to previous vendors and those who sell hand-made items. Vendors are expected to not display or wear potentially offensive items or clothing. Vendors must supply their own tables, chairs and shade. No power is available. No vehicle access to booths between 8:30am and 7pm. Booths must be set up by 9am. With prior approval, vendors are encouraged to set up the day before (Saturday, May 16, 2020). There will be a security guard on the premises overnight but the Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival, Inc. accepts no responsibiliy for items left overnight.

 All booth items and trash must be removed by sundown on the day of the event.

If you would like to participate as a vendor at the 2020 festival, please apply for a booth space by completing the online booth application (below)

The application will ask you to provide:

  1. Current photo(s) and a description of your work. If you prefer, a website link displaying your wares will suffice.

  2. A copy of your California Seller’s Permit, uploaded with your application form. (This is required by the National Park Service - we cannot process your application without it.)

  3. An itemized list of your basic products. This can either be included on your application form or uploaded as a separate document.

Vendor Application - Click HERE.

Request a paper application




We are looking for Exhibitors to participate in the 2020 Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival. If you are with a museum, park, or non-profit organization with a history or conservation-oriented mission, and you would like to showcase your program, we want you. Onsite living history demonstrations are encouraged. If you would like to participate as an exhibitor at the 2020 festival, please click below to apply online.

Be advised that in 2020, we will be more limited on booth space due to the loss of the Western Town area, which burned in the Woolsey Fire. This year only 10 X 10 Booth Spaces will be allocated. Larger booth spaces will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
There is no TBFC FEE, however if onsite merchandise sales are desired, a $50 National Park Service Commercial Use Authorization will be required.

Exhibitors Application - Click HERE.

Request a paper application


  1. An assigned Commercial Usage Authorization* (CUA) number and a link to Pay.Gov where the $50 CUA fee may be paid.

  2. A PayPal money request for any booth fees due TBFC

  1. Questions? E-mail us at

Food Vendor Application - Click HERE.
Request a paper application


If you have any questions please e-mail and identify yourself as a  possible Vendor, or call the Hotline at (818)382-4819.

Questions? E-mail us at

Bonnie Clarfield-BylinArts & Crafts Booth Coordinator