Vendor applications available for Summer Arts and Music

Though summer may seem far away the staff at the Mateel Community Center (MCC) is hard at work preparing for the warmth and wonder of Humboldt’s upcoming first festival of summer 2014, 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. MCC is now accepting applications for vendors and entertainers who would like to participate in this year’s event.

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 short biography/press information and must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 21 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. Nonprofit 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 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

You can also download a vendor application from the Summer Arts page of The deadline to apply as a vendor is Tuesday, March 11 and applications must be postmarked by this date to be eligible.

For more information on the 38th annual Summer Arts & Music Festival at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area, visit or call 923-3368.