Sunday, September 8, 2024

Rain date: Sunday, September 15, 2024

Fair hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Argyle Park & Gazebo
244 West Main Street, Babylon, New York 11702

The Craft Vendor application is available at the bottom of this page.  Please read this page carefully before applying.

Craft Vendor Information and Online Application

The Babylon Beautification Society holds a craft fair around Argyle Lake in Babylon Village each September.

Meet and discover over 300 craft makersShop directly from local artists and makers who produce one-of-a-kind handmade goods from fashion and accessories, home decor, art, toys, jewelry, bags, lamps, food, and more. These talented artisans keep our fair creative and vibrant.

Known as one of Long Island’s best fairs, our Annual Fair also offers food and entertainment around the Gazebo area and features a children’s section with rides and activities at Bayman Park.

Note Regarding Hand-Made Items

All items must be hand-made.  If you have participated in the past and have sold manufactured items, your application will NOT be approved.  If you provide misleading information on your application and bring non-hand-made items to the fair, you will be removed from the venue and barred from participating in future fairs.

Fair representatives will monitor vendors on-site to ensure all items sold are hand-made.  If any vendor or participant knows any vendor selling items that are not hand-made, please report it here.  Your submission is anonymous.

Clothing Vendors – updated for 2024

We have limited the number of clothing vendors and have implemented new guidelines to ensure we are not competing with our downtown businesses.  As such, we will now accept clothing vendors on a case-by-case basis.

This update to our current policy applies to all clothing vendors regardless of past participation.  We reserve the right to accept or deny any applicant for any reason.

Our policy regarding clothing vendors is as follows:

1. We may not accept:

  • Upcycled and repurposed clothing

  • Vintage clothing

  • Tie-dyed clothing

  • Vendors who sell third-party items

2. We will consider but limit:

  • Hand-made items such as knitted and crocheted apparel and accessories.

  • Vendors who produce and design their items but outsource production.

  • Custom-printed clothing.

  • Pet and doll apparel.

If you have questions about whether your clothing items qualify, please contact us before submitting your application.

Food Vendors

These are limited and include preserves, artisanal cheeses, nuts, bars, jams, honey, select baked goods, spices, pickles, oils, hot sauces, and other condiments.  Please see the “Specialty Food Market” section below for more information.  A separate application is required, which is noted below.  Pet food is permitted but as a Craft Vendor.

Application Process

You must submit the appropriate online application below and pay via credit card or your PayPal account.  We do not accept applications and payments via postal mail.  Walk-on vendors will not be permitted.

Note: you must use the same email address in your online application with your credit card payment and when you contact us.  We reference all correspondence and transactions by email address, so applicants must use the same email address.

Review and Approval Process

All applications will undergo a thorough review process. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, this process may take several weeks. Please note that the acceptance of an application and the assignment of vendor spaces are NOT based on the date and time of the submission.

After you apply, you will be directed to a payment page to make your payment.  It won’t be accepted if you don’t pay immediately after you submit your application.  If we have a question regarding your application, we will contact you.  If your application is not approved we will alert you via email and issue a refund less a $15.00 processing fee.  If you have questions about the application process, please contact us before you apply.  Note: We reserve the right to accept or refuse any vendor for any reason.

Items cannot be mass-produced in factories.  Your application will not be accepted if we don’t have enough information to review.  Also, do not assume you will be accepted because you’ve participated in the past.  Note: we require photos of your items to be included in the application.  If the items in the photos don’t match the description of your items your application will not be accepted.

The venue is a park, and space is limited.  If we reach capacity before we review your application and cannot accept it, you will be refunded in full.

Application Notifications – via email and our website

1. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirming your payment (sent by If you receive this email, we received your application.

2. You will also receive a second confirmation via email; however, this one may be delayed if there is a high volume of submissions. Please allow 24-48 hours for the second email to arrive.

3. If you do not get a confirmation via email, you should check your

                      – Spam/junk folders for the email on the date you applied

                      – Credit card/bank statement for the application charge

4. Please contact us if you did not receive the email receipt from PayPal and don’t have a charge to your bank/credit card statement.  We likely did not receive your application.

5. We will contact you if we need more information to review your application and it is not accepted.

6. Please refrain from emailing us to ask if we received your application and if it has been accepted. It is very time-consuming to respond to emails with information posted online and quickly accessible.

7. You will be notified by email when your application is approved. You can also periodically check the Approved Vendors List to see if your application has been accepted. Note that the applicants appearing on the vendor acceptance page are listed by their last name and postal zip code. We will make regular updates to that page, so check it periodically.

8. Vendor space assignments will be emailed to all approved applicants on or before August 27, 2024.

9. To ensure you get all emails from us, be sure to white list our email addresses and add them to your safe-sender list:





Vendor Information

All spaces are 10’ x 10’.  We provide only the space.  You may bring a tent, tables, chairs, display materials, etc.  Gas-powered generators are strictly prohibited.  Electricity and Wi-Fi are not provided.

Vendors are not permitted to place items outside their space. This includes grass walkways, pathways, and sidewalks.  These areas must be left open for pedestrian traffic.

Craft vendors are limited to two spaces only (together or apart).  Food vendors are limited to one space only.

The following are not permitted to participate:

  1. Organizations that are social, religious, and political

  2. Service organizations and service firms

  3. Non-profit organizations

Note: fundraising of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Location Requests

All requests will be considered, but no guarantees of a specific location or area will be granted. We recommend you apply very early to have your request considered.  Please remember that the venue is a park, so the ground is not level.  Please also be aware that space numbers often change from year to year due to changes in the landscape and/or the layout of spaces.  Do not request an end or corner space.

Requests based on other vendor products and proximity to other vendors will not be considered.  These types of requests are not logistically possible.  Please keep in mind the weather and plan accordingly.  Your space may be sun-facing, and it may get hot.  Be prepared and bring appropriate materials to shield yourself from the sun.

Set-up: you may begin setting up by 5:00 a.m., but you must be fully set up by 7:30 a.m.  You may only set up on the morning of the fair, not the day before the event.  There is no parking or unloading on grass areas.  Do not park and unload around the gazebo or at Bayman Park.  Vendors who violate these rules will not be permitted to participate in future events.  The fair ends at 5:00 p.m.  Note: Fairgoers usually arrive early.

Problems Onsite

As the venue is a park, problems may arise with trees, uneven and wet surfaces, and other naturally occurring matters.  On the day of the fair, should you encounter any of these issues, please contact us immediately so we can address your concerns.  We will not issue any refund or credit for any matter we cannot address during set-up.

Please do not contact us prior to the event to complain about your assigned space.  We will not respond until the morning of the fair when we are available onsite to address your concerns.

Online Vendor Directory – Available Summer 2024

We have the best vendors at our fair and want everyone to know it!

We continue to add vendors to our directory as they are approved.  The directory includes select information regarding products sold, social media pages, etc.

We will also include the location of each vendor’s fair space and a site map so fairgoers can locate you at the venue.  This will be added a week before the event.

“Specialty Food Market” for food vendors

We have dedicated a section of the vendor area to food vendors, which are very limited.  This area is located in the Argyle Park Parking lot.  We do not accept food applications for around the Village Gazebo.

Food trucks are not permitted in this area.  Food items requiring cold storage may be allowed. Please contact us in advance.

Food items include:

  • Baked goods, excluding pies

  • Baked bread

  • Gluten-free baked goods

  • Nuts & granola

  • Bars

  • Jams & preserves

  • Pickles

  • Artisanal cheeses

  • Honey

  • Spices

  • Hot sauces & other condiments

  • Homemade candy & chocolates

  • CBD products

  • Anything that is eaten or ingested falls into this category

  • Note: pet food is not considered a Specialty Food.  Pet Food vendors must apply using the Craft Vendor application.

Note: all food vendors must bring a 10′ by 10′ tent.

Food vendors may sell items from a home or commercial kitchen, but the vendor must make all items.  Items (other than the ingredients) are not permitted to be sourced outside the vendor’s kitchen and then resold at the fair.  All food items must be pre-packaged.  Vendors are prohibited from preparing or packaging food on-site.  Heating and refrigeration units are strictly prohibited.  Items that require ice or dry ice coolers to stay refrigerated or frozen may be permitted.  Cold storage may be permitted.  Please contact us before applying.

The following are not permitted:

  1. Alcohol

  2. Bottled water and other bottled beverages

  3. Canned beverages

  4. Any beverage

  5. Ice Cream

  6. Shaved Ice

  7. Pretzels

These spaces are limited, and applications will be accepted based on the type of food sold.  We encourage all food vendors to apply early as we expect to sell out of these spots.  Please use the Specialty Food Market application below.

Food Samples and Suffolk County Board of Health Permits – all items must be prepackaged, including samples.  You will not need a board of health permit.  Note: the specialty food section will be located on the pavement.

Pet Food & Pet Treats

Pet food and treats are permitted but are considered Craft Vendors and are not located in the Specialty Food Market.  Please use the Craft Vendor Application for all pet food.

All pet food must be prepackaged and cannot require refrigeration, coolers, or ice.  Pet food cannot be sold frozen.  In addition, pet food vendors are not permitted to have their pets at their booths.

Authors and Book Sales

Authors are not permitted to participate and sell their books.  Book signings are also not permitted.  The sale of books, in general, is not permitted.

Fruits, Flowers, Plants and Vegetables

Sales of fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, potted plants and flowers are not permitted.

Temporary Tattoos and Henna Artists

These activities are limited.  If you wish to participate as a vendor, please contact us directly via email.  Please do not apply before you contact us; your application will not be accepted.

Children’s Area

For 2024 we are accepting vendors for the following, please email us for information

  • Face Painting

  • Temporary Tattoos

  • Spin art

  • Sand art

  • Fairy Hair

Conduct & Behavior

We expect all vendors to adhere to all guidelines, be professional, and treat all other vendors and visitors in a kind and courteous manner.  We reserve the right to remove any vendor or person(s) from the premises for any reason at any time.  Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and vendors involved in any negative interactions will be barred from future events.  Village of Babylon Code Enforcement and Suffolk County Police are onsite and will remove all parties if necessary.

Other Notices

Neither the Babylon Beautification Society nor the Village of Babylon shall be held liable for any damages, loss, theft or injury resulting from participation of the applicant and/or his/her agents. The applicant is solely liable for his/her person and property, as well as that of his/her agents, before, during, and after the event.

The Babylon Beautification Society reserves the right to limit certain types of participants and merchandise and to enforce all regulations pertaining to applicants and/or their representatives.

We reserve the right to refuse any application for any reason.


Vendors and visitors are not permitted to park in the Babylon Masonic Lodge parking lot (250 West Main Street).  This is private parking and all vehicles parked in this lot may be towed.  There is ample parking at the LIRR station and on Trolley Line Road.

Hygiene Requirements

  • Hand Hygiene: each vendor should provide hand sanitizing supplies in their space.

  • Cleaning and Disinfection: each vendor should regularly clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces.

Rain Date Information

Note–The fair date is Sunday, September 8, 2024, and the rain date is Sunday, September 15, 2024.  If you apply, please make sure you’re available on both dates.

In the event of a cancellation, we will issue a public notification on the morning of the fair at 5:00 a.m.  The notice may also be given earlier, emailed, and posted on our website and social media sites (Facebook and Instagram).  Refunds or future credits will not be issued if the fair is canceled on the original date (September 8, 2024) due to inclement weather since there is a scheduled rain date.  There will be no exceptions.

In the event of inclement weather on the rain date (September 15, 2024) and the fair is canceled, we will issue each vendor a refund less a $75.00 fee to cover the costs associated with the online directory, advertising, and promotion, and other miscellaneous expenses.

2024 Fees

Payment is due upon submission of your online application.  We do not accept applications and payments via postal mail.  Note: the application review process takes several weeks, and if your application is not approved, we will refund your application fee, less a $15.00 processing fee.

Craft vendors may purchase a maximum of two spaces, but an additional fee applies.  Specialty Food Market Vendors are limited to only one space.

Craft Vendor Fee

$265.00 for one space

$550.00 for two spaces

Specialty Food Market Vendor Fee

$300.00 for one space

Cancelation Policy

All cancelations are subject to a $95.00 cancelation fee.  Cancelations after June 1, 2024, will result in forfeiture of the entire application fee.  There are no exceptions.

Online Payment

When making your payment via the payment portal you will have the option to pay via your Paypal account (if you have one) or with a credit card.  After you submit your payment through the payment portal you will receive an email receipt from Paypal.  This is your confirmation that we received payment.  This is not confirmation that your application has been approved.  Keep this email for proof of payment.

Acceptance of our Terms

By applying and submitting your application and payment you are agreeing to all terms and conditions.  Please read them all very carefully as we won’t make exceptions for any reason.

Craft Vendor Application

Specialty Food Market Vendor Application

Argyle Park / Fair Grounds Map

The Fairgrounds are located at Argyle Park and Gazebo

244 W. Main Street, Babylon, New York 11702