2019 Vendor Marketplace

Each year, Tomato Art Fest features over 200 local artists, businesses, non-profit organizations, great food, live entertainment, and a plethora of Tomato-themed activities for everyone to enjoy. 


Friday August 9, 2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Food Vendors only)

Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM


5 Points, East Nashville, TN

About the Event

Tomato Art Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. In 2004, the gallery hosted an art show celebrating the tomato in late summer, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. The Fest proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the growing, hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville.

A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each year that passes. Last year, an estimated 60,000 people came to celebrate this beloved fruit/vegetable and enjoy the day’s festivities.

Vendor Marketplace Hours

Saturday August 10, 2018 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

This application is for local artists, non-profits, and food vendors only.

Tomato Art Fest 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 Tomato Art Fest through sponsorship of the event. Please contact Jack@goodneighborfestivals.com for more information on sponsorship opportunities with Tomato Art Fest and other Good Neighbor Festivals events.  

The 2019 Tomato Art Fest Vendor Application is closed. We hope to see your application next year!

Vendor Rules and Regulations 

The deadline for receiving applications is March 31, 2019.

Acting in its sole discretion, HT reserves the right to reject any application for any reason.

The Artist market vendor (“Vendor”) agrees to be bound by each and every of the terms set forth herein and the terms and representations set forth in the Application, which is incorporated herein by reference as though fully set forth. If the Vendor violates any term of this agreement, Hot Tomato LLC (“HT”) and/or the authorized agents of the festival may within their sole discretion and at any time (1) terminate this agreement, (2) require Vendor, immediately upon notice of violation of this agreement, to cease operations and vacate the premises, and (3) forfeit any and all fees paid to Hot Tomato LLC for the right and privilege of participating in the 2019 Tomato Art Fest.

This agreement represents the entire agreement between HT and the Vendor and may not be amended without the mutual consent of both parties set forth in writing and signed by authorized representatives of HT and the Vendor.

1. HT agrees to provide each Vendor of the 2019 Tomato Art Festival with assigned 10’x10’ space(s). Vendors must supply all tables, chairs, tents, generators, and security. Generators must be whisper quiet. If your generator is bothersome to festival attendees or other vendors, HT reserves the right to not allow you to use your generator.

2. Vendor agrees to obey all rules and instructions as directed by the Festival Director during the festival weekend. Any failure to strictly adhere to such rules or instructions may result in the immediate termination of this agreement and immediate forfeiture of any and all fees paid to HT.

3. Vendor hereby acknowledges its liability, and agrees to compensate HT, for any damage(s) caused by, including but not limited to, its representatives, agents, employees, volunteers, members, vehicles, equipment, materials and objects to the environs and infrastructure of city or private propriety which causes HT to pay for repair, replacement, or other remuneration to the Metropolitan Parks Department and/ or Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan Government for such damage to the environs or infrastructure.

4. As a courtesy to other vendors and festival participants, any amplified sound or loud noise from Vendor’s space is prohibited.

5. HT reserves the right to prohibit, within any booth or on the festival grounds, the display, advertisement, or other promotion of any business, company, or organization which may be in conflict with a current HT sponsor. Any questions concerning current HT sponsors should be directed to the Festival Director prior to the event.

6. Vendor shall not display, offer for view or sale any illegal or contraband items. The laws of the State of Tennessee and local ordinances of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville – Davidson County shall control. Vendors shall not display, offer for view or sale any items that are unlicensed and/or copies/interpretations of licensed or registered items at any site or operation of the 2019 festival.

7. Vendor understands and agrees that the Tomato Art Fest 2019 is intended to be, and at all times shall be, a family friendly event.

8. Vendor shall not sublet its space without the express written consent of HT. HT permits each space to be utilized by no more than two (2) organizations.

9. Vendor acknowledges and understands that it is solely responsible for the collection of any sales or use taxes and shall in no way hold HT or its representatives responsible for any type of permits other than for the festival itself.

10. No refunds shall be given due to cancellation or interruption of the festival for reasons beyond the control of HT. These reasons include, but are not limited to weather, acts of God, acts of terrorism, or governmental intervention.

11. HT and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville – Davidson County accept no responsibility for items left overnight. Vendor is solely responsible for the security for all its items at the festival location at all times.

12. HT makes no representation or guarantees towards actual festival attendance.

13. Vendor understands that HT has no control over weather, acts of God, acts of terrorism, or governmental intervention, or any other cause that may prevent, and or interrupt, the festival weekend, and participants shall hold HT harmless for any losses that could arise because of such event.

14. HT reserves the right to place Vendors in booth locations at the complete discretion of HT. HT shall have sole and complete authority to place the participant in any location contained in the Market Place, irrespective of the participant’s request.

15. Vendor upon vacating its space(s) shall ensure that such space shall be free of any and all trash and refuse with such being placed in the appropriate containers. Failure of the Vendor to clean their space may result in future refusal of Vendor application.

16. Vendor certifies that it maintains adequate liability insurance to cover any and all occurrences which may result in the damage or injury to any person or thing within the confines of the Vendor’s space or as a result of the Vendor’s actions at the festival.

This agreement has been read, understood and entered into freely, voluntarily and absent of duress by the parties signed below. This agreement shall become effective upon execution by both the participant and HT.