Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Fairs

July 20-21    August 17-18    September 14-15
The New York City Department of Parks oversees the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Fairs.               They require every vendor who wishes to participate in the Boardwalk Fairs to submit a  SIGNED AND DATED WORKERS EXEMPTION FORM along with their VENDOR APPLICATION AND PAYMENT. Vendors who do not submit the Exemption form will not be permitted to set up when they arrive.    When you are on the WORKERS EXEMPTION FORM PAGE you will find a direct link to fill out the form online and a help line phone # if you need assistance filling out the form
VENDOR RENTAL RATES FOR THE ROCKAWAY BEACH BOARDWALK FAIRS
BY ORDER OF THE NEW YORK CITY PARKS DEPARTMENT, NO VENDOR WILL BE ALLOWEDTO SIGN UP ON THE DAY OF ANY ROCKAWAY BEACH BOARDWALK FAIR. 
ALL RESERVATIONS FOR SELLING SPACE MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE.
IN ORDER TO RESERVE SPACE IN ADVANCE VENDORS MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:                  1. Submit their application and payment in advance                                                             2. Submit a signed and dated Worker's Exemption Form                                                                   *3. Submit payment and details to reserve a space in the Vendor Parking Lot                     Owner's Name/Vehicle Make/Model/Color/Plate #
​​​​​​​*We now have the use of an exclusive Vendor Parking Lot with a capacity of 25 vehicles located right next to the loading ramp to the Boardwalk at B.81st Street.                                                            The  fee is $15 per vehicle for each day.

RENTAL RATES                                                                                                                                Artists, Craft & Gift Vendors, Small local single location independent service companies, Nonprofit Organizations, Political Candidates & Office-Holders

$170 total rent for any two-day show when paid in advance.
$180 total rent for any two-day show when paid on the day of the show
$90 for any one-day when paid in advance.                                                                                        $100 for any one day when paid on the day of the show
Multi-Office Regional, National, or Global Professional Service Providers  
$360 total rent for any two-day show
$210 for any one day
Food Vendors are prohibited by the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Parks Department because there are nearby full time Boardwalk Food Concessions offering full menus.
All events are weather permitting with no rain date.
Prepayment is required to guarantee space at any event.
We do not offer credits or refunds.
Vendors who attempt to rent space on the day of an event will be accepted unless we are sold out of space or sold out of their category.
5th Annual Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Craft & Gift Fair

Produced in association with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Attendance~With reasonably good weather 50-100 vendors and 10,000-15,000 shoppers for each two day Event.
At this time vendor space is still available.
Rockaway Beach and the Boardwalk attract millions of visitors each year. 
There is now ferry service between the South Street Seaport in Manhattan and B.108 Street in Rockaway Beach.
This ferry service is bringing thousands of new visitors to the Rockaway Boardwalk every hour.​

VENDOR SET UP DETAILS

Advertised hours are 10am-6pm.

Vendor set up begins Saturday mornings at 7am and Sunday mornings starting at 7:30am.

Vendor spaces are approximately 12' wide x 10' deep.

We now have the use of an exclusive Vendor Parking Lot with a capacity of 25 vehicles located right next to the loading ramp to the Boardwalk at B.81st Street.                                                                                                             

The  fee is $15 per vehicle for each day, with a limit of one vehicle per vendor.

  • To guarantee a space in the Vendor Parking Lot the fee must be paid in advance
  • We must know in advance the name of the vendor parking a vehicle
  • We must know in advance the vehicle’s make/model/color/License plate #
  • ​​​​​​​We apologize for the inconvenience, but the Parks and Police Departments require us to give them this information.

Parking is limited in Rockaway Beach.                                                                                                                                  For those vendors who do not have a guaranteed space reserved in the Vendor Parking Lot, we recommend that you arrive as early as possible to get a legal space nearby on the street.

Vendors who park in the Vendor Parking Lot will be able to unload and load from their vehicle once it's parked in the lot.

Vendors who park on Shore Front Parkway to unload and load must have somebody behind the wheel at all times.                                                                                                                                                                                         The police may ticket or tow if your vehicle is unattended.

After parking your vehicle you are welcome to begin bringing your items onto the Boardwalk at which time you will be assigned a space by our staff.

Please do not set up on your own on the Boardwalk

Please be prepared with a hand truck or dolly to bring your items onto the Boardwalk.

We will have personnel to help but we cannot possibly help everybody at the same time.

​Vendor vehicles may not be driven onto the Boardwalk.

For any 2-day Shows vendors may leave their set up overnight at their own risk.

In order to be guaranteed the same location the following day, vendors must leave something in their space overnight so that management knows it is reserved .

If you have paid for only Saturday you may get the same space for Sunday simply by following the steps listed above and Management will come by on Sunday to collect your rent for the day.

NO PLASTIC BAGS

The NYC Parks Department prohibits vendors from using plastic bags.

Vendors must use paper or other recyclable material.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

GPS 82-00 Shore Front Parkway Rockaway Beach NY 11691

TURN BY TURN

Belt Parkway to Exit 17S (Rockaways).

Take Woodhaven Boulevard/Cross Bay Boulevard south

After crossing Cross Bay Bridge follow signs to Shore Front Parkway to B. 82nd  Street