Carbondale Eclipse Vendor Application

The Total Solar Eclipse is quickly approaching! The events for the eclipse will begin on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00am and last until Monday, August 21, 2017 at 3:00pm

If you are interested in being a part of the entertainment for the Total Solar Eclipse weekend, please email us at Your email should include a link to your music, live performances, and your groups Facebook page.

If you are interested in vending at the Carbondale Eclipse Marketplace, please complete the Vendor Application linked below and return it to us. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2017.

Marketplace Vendor Application

For more information on the Eclipse in Carbondale visit

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Carbondale Eclipse Marketplace.

1. What are the hours for vendors? Vendors can sell as late as they would like and open as early as they would like, however, you will need to provide your own lighting which may require you to purchase electricity ($125/day for 20amp). Live Entertainment and the beer tent will have set hours of 11am -8pm.

2. Does a vendor have to rent a tent/table/chairs/electricity? These items are all optional if you have a tent bring it if you rather use your generator you may. If you need water you will need to pay for it ($25/day).

3. How do I know my daily fee? Your vendor spot is based upon anticipated daily sales. For example, if you are selling bottled water for $1 each. Do you anticipate to sell 900 water’s on Saturday and Sunday day? Then your daily fee is $100 for those days. On Monday you might want to close early and only sell 190 water bottles then your fee is $50 for that day. In total, your vendor fee would be $250. This is highly base on your own inventory.

4. Do I need insurance now? You will need insurance before the event, not necessarily now. Keep in mind you can get insurance for just this weekend (August 19-21).

5. I am a well-known vendor in Carbondale, do I need to write a paragraph about my business? Yes, we need your business logo (if one exist), a photo/video, bio, inventory list with photos. You will be promoted on social media and other offerings for being a vendor. You tell your story best and some people on the committee might not be aware of you and your offerings.

6. What is the fee for not-for-profits?
Vendor fee is based upon sales. If you are just an info table your fee is still $50. This is a fundraiser for Carbondale Tourism who is also a not-for-profit providing free entertainment for this event at First Mid-Illinois Bank.

7. Where can I find an application?
Please visit
You will find the application, tax form, food service permit, and food service guidelines.

Remember the deadline to apply is Sunday, April 30, 2017.

You may fax to Carbondale Tourism at 618-529-5590, email, or mail to 126 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901.