BirdFest 2013 will be held on October 5-6, 2013

Dear Potential BirdFest Vendor:

I am writing to invite you to participate in the Birders’ Marketplace in Ridgefield during BirdFest this year on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, 2013.

You can download the indoor vendor’s application/contract from this link.

You can download the outdoor vendor’s application/contract from this link.

You can pay online using Paypal!

Vendor Options:


Remember: You must fill out the application form and submit it separately.

BirdFest is our local celebration of the return of the Sandhill Cranes to the Refuge and of the natural and cultural wealth of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. There will be events going on in town all weekend: sandhill crane tours, guided nature and bird walks, children’s activities , kayak tours, Chinook plank house tours, and the Birders’ Marketplace, featuring artists who concentrate on wildlife and/or nature themes. Something for everyone!

Cost is $50 for an indoor space and no commission is taken – this is for an approximate space size of 8′ x 6′. We have a small number of 10′ x10′ spaces, and their cost is $100.

Birdfest attracts 3,000 – 5,000 people annually. We have a lot to celebrate, as this is our 14th annual festival. We expect this show to be extremely well-attended!

Inside vendors
Set-up: Friday, Oct 4th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 5th from 6:00 am to 10:00 am
Take-down: Sunday, Oct 6th from 4:20 pm to 5:30 pm

Exhibit Days and Hours
Saturday, October 5th 2013 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 6th 2013 from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm

Vendors are asked to stay and help clean up the Community Center after the show, which includes sweeping the floors, shaking out the rugs and putting back the tables, and chairs to where they were before the show. It should not take long with all of us helping.

ALL Vendors shall conduct business in accordance with all laws and highest standards of business ethics. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED in the community center, except for guide dogs.

Outdoor vendors – please see separate contract and rules.
Jan Haig is Outside Vendor Coordinator. Email: janbhaig@gmail.com (360) 798-6508

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Birders’ Marketplace this year, please fill out the indoor vendor’s contract or the outdoor vendor’s contract and return a copy to me as soon as possible, along with a check payable to Friends of the Ridgefield NWR.

You will be assigned a space by the Friends of the Ridgefield NWR. The earlier you submit your contract, the better your chance of obtaining a space. Please call with any questions.

We look forward to working with you!

Market Place Coordinators:

  1. Lucy Krantz email: lucyk88720@gmail.com (360) 887-2033
  2. Vickey Seagull-Schell email: silverseagull@comcast.net (360) 601-7587

Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 1022
Ridgefield, WA 9864

email: contact@ridgefieldfriends.org