Entertainers and vendors interested in being in the Mateel Community Center’s 37th annual Summer Arts and Music Festival (SAMF) need to submit applications to the Mateel postmarked no later than March 11. The Summer Arts and Music Festival will be returning to Benbow Lake State Recreation Area on June 1 and 2.

The festival features entertainers of all varieties. To apply, print out the performer application from the Summer Arts page of www.mateel.org or call the Mateel office to have one sent to you. A complete talent application includes a CD and/or DVD and press information and must be postmarked by Friday, March 11 to be eligible. Those applicants with CD and press information on file from last year need only fill out and return the application form.

Vending applications are also currently available and spaces are offered in a variety of sizes and prices. Handmade craft booths cost $200 for a 10x10 space and $240 for a 10x10 corner location. Non-profit information booths are offered at $80 for a 5x10 space and $120 for a 10x10 space. Food booths are all 10x10 in size and are priced at $300 for non-profits and $660 for commercial vendors. A variety of package deals also offer parking and electricity options. To receive a vendor application, call the Mateel office or send an email with your name and address to vendorinfo@mateel.org.

You can also download a vendor application from the Summer Arts page of