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19/Apr/2020 04:07



The 40th annual Steppin' Out takes place on Friday, August 7 & Saturday August 8, 2020
The festival is open from 10am-10pm on both days and vendors are required to be open for the duration of the event.
The Main Stage continues until 11pm on Friday night. Vendors may close at 10pm or stay open until 11pm if preferred

Steppin'' Out is visited by 35,000-40,000 people over the two days and is consistently voted Best Community Event in the Roanoke Times and has been recognized for the past two years as one of the Top Twenty events in the  South East by the Southeast Tourism Society.


  • All arts & crafts MUST be handmade by you. No vendors with buy/sell merchandise will be accepted. Violators will be asked to withdraw their buy/sell wares and will forfeit participation in future festivals.
  • One crafter per booth: Booths may not be sub-divided.
  • Food is provided by the restaurants who are members of Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. No outside food vendors will be accepted.
  • No t-shirts may be sold by any vendor.
  • Vendors are asked to submit photos detailing merchandise for sale. Please upload photographs of your product & your booth with your application.
Thanks for taking the time to apply to vendor at Steppin' Out. We will make sure we review every submission we get, and get back to you as soon as possible.

The cost of the booth space for  Craft Vendors is $200.

Please fill in the following details with care and good luck from the Steppin' Out team !


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# of Booth Spaces Required
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  • Steppin’ Out is not responsible for providing parking or payment of parking fees incurred during the festival.
  • In order to provide guaranteed parking spaces we reserve half of the Squires parking lot located at the end of College Avenue. Please note, spaces reserved do not back up to booth spaces. The lot is a convenient, policed location that will allow easy access to inventory for re-stocking booths.  Passes may be purchased for $15 for both Friday and Saturday. 
  • You may purchase two passes for $30 if you have a trailer that requires an additional space.  Be aware that you will not be guaranteed a booth location near the parking lot, even if you purchase a pass.  Please note that over sized vehicles cannot use this lot.  If you would like to reserve a space or spaces, please provide a separate payment with your booth application.  WE ARE LIMITED TO 100 PASSES.
  • There are other facilities available for parking around the festival. Details will be provided in the July mailing.
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