Festival Booth Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in participating at the 23rd Harrisonburg International Festival as a business/sponsor, nonprofit organization, artisan, or food vendor. We hope you will have a successful day showcasing and connecting your organization with Festival goers. For your attendance and participation, please read and follow the guidelines below.

 Check in on Saturday morning – September 26th 

Checking-out on Saturday – September 26th
Once you are set-up, due to safety concerns and Harrisonburg Police Department rules, you may not leave before 6 p.m. At 6 p.m. you may tear down and carry your items to your car; please be aware of pedestrians.

During the Event 

*Note: We encourage your use of international cultural decorations and background information to educate our attendees about the cultural roots and influences in your work. We also encourage your use of traditional dress to enhance the intercultural atmosphere.

Directions to Downtown Harrisonburg:

Thank you for making another great festival happen!











The Harrisonburg International Festival is a rain-or-shine event. In case of lightning, a lightning detector will be utilized to determine the proximity of a storm, and the safety concerns of the event.   If it flashes on 6-12 miles consistently, then the festival area should be cleared. The festival area should be cleared and the 30-minute count should begin. When there is no lightning detected within 6-12 miles AND it has been 30 minutes since the last strike within 6-12 miles, the activity may resume.  Always err on the side of caution when dealing with dangerous weather.