The Mateel Community Center is now accepting applications for vendors and entertainers want to participate in the 38th annual Summer Arts and Music Festival. This year’s festival is scheduled for the weekend of May 31 and June 1 at its traditional location, the lovely Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, two miles south of Garberville on Hwy 101.

The Summer Arts and Music Festival features entertainers of all varieties. To apply, print out the performer application from the Summer Arts page of or call the Mateel office to have one sent to you. A complete talent application includes a CD, DVD, and/ or EPK, plus a brief biography and press information and must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 21 to be eligible. 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 10 x 10 space and $240 for a 10 x 10 corner location. Nonprofit information booths are offered at $80 for a 5 x 10 space and $120 for a 10 x 10 space. Food booths are all 10 x 10 in size and are priced at $300 for nonprofits 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