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Vendors / Business Owners

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at Canton First Fridays for 2023!

Please review the following vendor information before submitting your application.


First Friday, held the first Friday of every month, is a walkable celebration of the arts, incorporating galleries, shopping and dining in Downtown Canton, alongside lively entertainment at the Centennial Plaza

Dates: Held on the First Friday of each month from 5 to 9 PM. (May through October)

Location: Downtown Canton Historic District (map and set up map will be provided)

NOTE: Even if you have participated in the past, you must complete an application for the current year.


  • You can register for one month or multiple months. When registering for multiple months you must pay for every month you have registered as one lump sum.  If you wish to register for all 6 months but pay for each month as you go, you must reregister every month by the registration deadline.
  • Registration deadlines are indicated on the form and fall toward the middle of each month
  • There are no refunds issued for registration fees if you are unable to attend and must cancel
  • A mass email will be sent out each month verifying your registration and payment.
  • A map with vendor locations will be emailed out a week prior to each First Friday. Locations for repeat vendors are subject to change based on the layout needs for each month.
  • Please note: acceptance of an application is subject to approval by The Downtown Canton Partnership. If an application is denied the fee paid will be refunded.
  • For special needs, contact the First Friday Event coordinator at

Vendor Fees are as follows:

  • Artist/ Creator / Jewelry  Candles / Floral / Etc. – $75
  • Packaged Foods / Baked Goods – $75
  • Food or Beverage Truck / Trailer / Tent – $125
  • Commercial / Business – $250
  •  Non-Profit- No Charge. Must provide a family friendly activity.


  • All spaces are 10×10 ft. No exceptions. Double space lots are available by doubling the fees.
  • Vendors must provide their own tents, tables, chairs, and display and stay within their allotted space.
  • 25 lb. weights per tent leg required by Canton City Fire Department.
  • Electricity is available on a limited basis and not guaranteed. If needed, request below.
  • Vendor accepts all risks associated with the use of the vendor space.


  • Vendors must comply with all applicable State and Canton City Health Department rules and regulations. (330-489-3231 or
  • A copy of your mobile food license must be provided with your application and be sent to Canton City Health Department.
  • NO ELECTRIC will be available for food vendors. Generators are required.
  • Proper fire extinguishers, tested and in working order, are required.


  • Vendor must obtain, at its own expense, any licenses or permits and insurances which are required for the operation of its trade or business.
  • Vendor must agree to collect and pay all required taxes and sales taxes.
  • Event is rain or shine. No transfer of payments. No refunds.


  • Non-Profit vendors are required to provide an engaging activity that promotes an accepting and affirming message to all those attending First Friday.
  • There will be opportunities for your organization to participate in set-up and clean-up
  • Due to large interest and in fairness to all parties, non-profit organizations may be limited to a maximum of 3 events.
  • An activity may also be assigned to you if needed; contact for more information


For additional information/questions, please email

Vendor Application

Upon approval of being a vendor you will receive and email request for payment from our accounting department and instructions as to where to send your check. Please do not stop by our office. Check payments will no longer be accepted in person.

Your registration will be completed upon receipt of payment and you will then be notified that you are registered for the Fridays you are interested in.

For registrants where no payment is required, you will be notified within a week of submission of your registration form.


Get in touch with comments and feedback on First Friday by using the form at right or the contact info below. Have a question? Check out our FAQs page here.

401-954-1768jbecker@cantonsid.org400 Market Ave N, Suite 400, 44702
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