Thank you for your interest in the Tennessee Honey Festival. The 2019 event will take place on Saturday, September 7th, at Memorial Park in Hendersonville, TN (10:00 AM and 5:00 PM). Click the link below to begin the official Tennessee Honey Festival Vendor Application.

This application is for beekeepers, local artists, non-profits, and food vendors only. The Tennessee Honey Festival is devoted to maintaining a creatively driven vendor marketplace. Therefore, we limit the number of promotional spaces at the event. Local businesses can be a part of the Tennessee Honey Festival through sponsorship of the event. Please contact Jack@goodneighborfestivals.com for more information on sponsorship opportunities with Tennessee Honey Festival and other Good Neighbor Festivals events. *Acting in its sole discretion, Good Neighbor Festivals and the Tennessee Honey Festival reserve the right to reject any application for any reason.


main sponsor



Hendersonville Memorial Park in Hendersonville, TN


Experience the sweet taste of beekeeping at the Tennessee Honey Festival. Bring your family and friends for an educational, fun-filled festival to learn about the importance of bees and other pollinators in Middle Tennessee! The inaugural Tennessee Honey Festival in 2018, founded by U.S. Pest Protection, garnered attention all across America with it’s unique flare of bringing together honey lovers and beekeepers. The festival was a huge success with 10,000+ attendees the first year and over 100 vendors. Attendees of the festival learned about bee-keeping, the shortage of honey-bees and actions to help, beehive painting, honey samples, honey popsicles, honey-themed body products and more. While it was a free event, donations were accepted to help raise awareness of ensuring bee health.


March 4-8 – First vendor notification sent to applicants

May 6-10 – Second vendor notification sent to applicants

July 8-12 – Last vendor Notification sent to applicants

Applications completed after July 7th will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

July 26th–Payment deadline for vendors


Honey Vendor/Beekeeper $0 – Vendors who make their own honey or have their own beekeeping business.

Local Artisan Business $175.00* – Local Businesses who sell hand-made items by other local artists/crafters.

Artist $175.00* – Individuals who hand-make/handcraft the items they will offer at the event.

Artist categories are used by The Tennessee Honey Festival as a tool to ensure vendor diversity at the event. Please find descriptions of media categories below:

Candles: Personally concocted scent profiles and hand-poured candles and wax melts

Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

Clothing: Hand-sewn articles of clothing by you.

Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.

Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. This can be wearable or non-wearable.

Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted. Mass produced glassware vendors should fill out the Local Business Vendor Form.

Health/Beauty: Beauty (skincare, make up, etc) products hand-made and concocted by you. No mass-produced products are allowed.

Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.

Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.

Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category.

Paper Making/Book Arts: Hand-binded journals, notebooks, etc.

Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category.

Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category.

Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.

Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

Not for Profit $175.00* – Non-profits must be a registered 501c3.

Food Truck/Vendor Space: 15% of gross sales at the event

The Tennessee Honey Festival will collect a non-refundable deposit of $150 upon acceptance into The Tennessee Honey Festival. Food vendors will need to provide a gross sales report following the event.  In the event 15% of your gross sales exceeds the deposit amount, you will receive an invoice for the remaining balance. Failure to provide your sales report at the end of the event will result in denial of applications for future events.

-Example: You will provide a non-refundable $150 deposit prior to the event. If your gross sales are $3,000 (15% of $3,000= $450), you will receive an invoice for an additional $300. If your gross sales are $1,000 (15% of $1,000= $150), you will not receive an additional invoice. 

Booth Space includes a 10×10 space on the ground. Vendors must provide a 10×10 (White) tent, table, chairs and any other set-up needs in order to display your work in an outdoor environment. The Festival requires vendors to weight their tents appropriately for safety purposes.


Applications will be reviewed starting March 4, 2019. You will receive further information if you have been accepted to the event. 

Hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday September 7, 2019 

Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work with no commission on sales due to The Tennessee Honey Festival. 

Once you receive email notification for being accepted into the event, you must pay your vendor fee prior to Friday July 26, 2019. Failure to respond by the deadline may result in revocation of the invitation and immediate invitation of an applicant from the waiting list.