Join us for the 81st Annual Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival! Has been Rescheduled!

August 20-22, 2020

Located in the heart of downtown Puyallup, the Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival is rich in history.

Event Overview

The Meeker Days Festival originated in 1939 as a small arts and crafts festival located in Pioneer Park. It has since grown to be Pierce County's largest street festival encompassing a 15 block radius in the heart of historic downtown Puyallup. Meeker Days is a 3-day long festival that takes place on the third weekend in June. The festival features four entertainment stages including a kid-friendly stage; over 200 craft and commercial vendors; two food courts; kids' activities such as educational exhibits; beer garden, antique tractor display and pull races; classic car shows and the ever-popular Farmers' Market! Meeker Days brings in crowds from all over Washington, vendors, and consumers alike, to get involved in the first festival of the season!

Festival Features

  • three entertainment stages;
  • over 200 craft and commercial vendors;
  • two food courts; kids' activities such as bounce houses and rides;
  • educational exhibits;
  • beer garden;
  • antique tractor display;
  • classic Buick car show and
  • the ever-popular Farmers' Market!

Dates & Times

August 20-22, 2020
Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 9:00pm

Location

Downtown Puyallup and Pioneer Park 
330 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371

Directions and parking

Southbound From Seattle
  1. Take I-5 Southbound to I-405 N (exit 154A) to Renton
  2. From I-405 N go approx 2 miles and merge onto Hwy 167 southbound to Puyallup.
  3. From Hwy. 167 travel approx 21 miles then merge onto Hwy 512.
  4. Exit Hwy 512 at Pioneer Avenue. Turn Left onto Pioneer.
  5. Travel down Pioneer approx. 1/2 mile.

Pioneer runs through the middle of the festival. Parking can be found on side streets around the festival. Northbound from Olympia:

  1. Take I-5 Northbound to Hwy. 512 (exit 127)
  2. Travel approx 11 miles and exit at Pioneer Avenue. Turn Left onto Pioneer.
  3. Travel down Pioneer approx. 1/2 mile.

Pioneer runs through the middle of the festival. Parking can be found on side streets around the festival.

Parking Options
  • The Washington State Fair Gold Lot -- Free Parking
  • Puyallup City Hall -- Free Parking
  • Side Street areas around Festival -- VERY limited
  • Sat. / Sun. ONLY: Sounder Lot located on East Main -- Free Parking
  • Fri. / Sun. ONLY: Cornforth-Campbell Lot (2nd St. SE) -- Free Parking

Festival Map

A map of the entire festival grounds will be available prior to the event. Keep checking back or follow our social media for updates.

get involved

BECOME A VENDOR

Applications for vendors are now available. This year we are using EventHub for our application and communication process. This will make signing up for our events easier and keeps all your information stored in one place! Don't worry - creating an account on Event Hub is completely free.

General Rules and Regulations

Event Terms and Cancellation Policy

Application Process

To register for our event this year, follow these steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our Showcase Page on Event Hub: https://eventhub.net/events/Meeker-Days_1534
  2. Add the booth type you want to your cart from the Opportunities Box and click Proceed to Checkout
  3. You will be prompted to create an account. Then, you can continue through checkout. 
  4. Submit your order! Note: Your payment will not be processed until after we approve your order.

Some tips to make registration easier:

 The application is easiest to fill out when using a desktop/laptop computer.  The booths are small in scale and difficult to see on a phone.

 Booths are shaded in different colors – Lime Green are inline booths; Turquoise are corner booths; Orange are food booths and Magenta are reserved for sponsors. If a booth is unavailable, it will be shaded gray.

The map is small; zoom in to see the actual numbers.

Once you have made your three booth selections, click on the X in the upper right -hand corner to go back to the application. If you have selected an inline booth on the Showcase (cover) page, please select only inline booths in your selections. If you have any special needs/requests, please indicate them on the line under your booth selections.

The categories are limited.  Please select the one that best fits your products.

There are two areas to upload photos in the application.  The first section can take up to four photos.  The second section (logo) will take only one.

Please disregard the verbiage at the check out page regarding the 3% Credit Card charge.  Puyallup Main Street will be absorbing any credit card fees.

Click this link for a tutorial to help you through submitting your order: https://help.eventhub.net/hc/en-us/articles/360022195374-How-to-Find-an-Event-in-Our-Marketplace-and-Submit-an-Application

For more information, Contact

Jill Starks, Meeker Days Manager meekerdays@puyallupmainstreet.com

We appreciate your interest in being a vendor at our Festival. For 2020 and beyond we plan to put more of an interest in our fine artists and crafters along with providing good, quality and enjoyable entertainment. We have over 75 booth spaces available for artists and crafters and they do fill up quickly. Because we do receive many applications from vendors selling the same type of products, we will be conducting a thorough jury process so you will want to be sure to follow all of the instructions for applying for a booth space. All artists and crafters will need to send in photos of their products they plan to sell and, if possible, of your booth layout even if you have participated in the past. The more information you provide, the better your chances are of being accepted! 

Application process

https://eventhub.net/events/2020-Meeker-Days-Arts---Music-Festival-_1534

Fees

10x10 inline booth = $235
10x10 corner booth = $310
Electricity = $25 per outlet
A $50 late fee will apply after April 1.

For further questions on becoming a vendor for 2020, please contact:

Jill Starks: (253) 840-2631 or email to: meekerdays@puyallupmainstreet.com

The Puyallup Meeker Days Festival is the largest street festival in Pierce County with attendance reaching more than 135,000 people during the three-day event. We strive for the best in entertainment, a variety of tasty food booths and top-notch vendors each year. We work very hard on creating a profitable and enjoyable festival experience for all of our vendors.

Mass Produced/Imports pretty much is self-explanatory. If you sell products of any type that is produced in mass quantities or your items are imported from foreign countries, then please select this booth space type.

Direct Sales is for vendors such as Scentsy, Mary Kay, Miche, and others. Commercial/Corporate vendors are for regionally and/or nationally branded companies. We allow only one vendor from each Direct Sales company.

Our Mass-Produced / Imports / Direct Sales booth space area is on the paved street areas within the Festival footprint. We currently accommodate 100+ booth spaces in this area and they do tend to fill up quickly. 

Application process

https://eventhub.net/events/2020-Meeker-Days-Arts---Music-Festival-_1534

Fees:

  • $20 application fee 
  • 10x10 Inline Space = $400
  • 10x10 Corner = $475
  • Electricity = $25 per outlet
    A $50 late fee will apply after April 1.

If you have any questions regarding this application, please feel free to contact

Jill Starks at (253) 840- 2631 or e-mail meekerdays@puyallupmainstreet.com. 

The Puyallup Meeker Days Festival is the largest street festival in Pierce County with attendance reaching more than 135,000 people during the three-day event. We strive for the best in entertainment, a variety of tasty food booths and top-notch vendors each year! We work very hard on creating a profitable and enjoyable festival experience for all of our vendors.

A Local Commercial entry is any company that is regionally or nationally known that has a location or does business in the Puyallup area.

Application process:

https://eventhub.net/events/2020-Meeker-Days-Arts---Music-Festival-_1534

Booth Fees:

  • $20 application fee
  • 10x10 inline space = $600
  • 10x10 corner = $675
  • Electricity = $25 per outlet
  • A $50 late fee applies after April 1    

If you have any questions regarding this application, please feel free to contact

Jill Starks at (253) 840- 2631 or e-mail meekerdays@puyallupmainstreet.com. 

Meeker Days Arts & Music is the largest street festival in Pierce County with attendances reaching 135,000 people during the three-day event. We strive for the best in entertainment, a variety of tasty food booths, and top-notch artisans and vendors! We work very hard to create a profitable and enjoyable festival experience for all of our vendors. 

Important Information:

Storm Drain Protection -- Spill Kit

In order to be compliant with the City of Puyallup's Stormwater Pollution Protection Plan, the Festival is requiring all food vendors to use or have a Spill Kit within their booth or truck. A Spill Kit consists of absorbent pads, socks, nitrile gloves and disposal bags to capture all grease and toxic wastes that could potentially spill into our storm drains. (The use of kitty litter will NOT be allowed). You can purchase a spill kit by following the link below or purchase one from the Puyallup Main Street Association. Any food vendor not using or supplying a spill kit and viewed disposing of any toxic wastewater down designated stormwater drains will be removed immediately, lose your right to return in the future and possibly face fines up to $5,000.

PMSA Supplied Spill Kit

As mentioned above, Puyallup Main Street will offer Spill Kits to food vendors who do not provide them. Our spill kits are $75 each and you can order one on your application.

Booth Fees

  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Spill Kit = $75 (only if PMSA supplies)
  • 10x10 booth space = $500
  • 10x15 booth space = $750 (required for any vendor using open flame)
  • 10x20 booth space = $1,000
  • 10x25 booth space = $1,250
  • Food Truck = $500
  • Electrical Fees = See application for details

Application process:

https://eventhub.net/events/2020-Meeker-Days-Arts---Music-Festival-_1534

If you have any questions regarding this application, please feel free to contact 

Jill Starks at (253) 840-2631 or e-mail meekerdays@puyallupmainstreet.com.  

The Meeker Days Art & Music Festival offers a great opportunity for various nonprofits to get involved and educate the community on their initiatives and the organization's goals. As a non-profit ourselves, we want to provide vendors with a wonderful and cost-effective experience. There is a limit to the number of non-profit booth spaces and selection will be made on a first-come / first-serve basis. Please take this into consideration, as we suggest organizations submit their applications as soon as they become available.

Booth Fee:

  • 10x10 inline space = $140
  • A $50 late fee applies after April 1.

Application Procedures

https://eventhub.net/events/2020-Meeker-Days-Arts---Music-Festival-_1534

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Jill Starks at (253) 840- 2631 or email meekerdays@puyallupmainstreet.com. 

volunteers

volunteer

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Meeker Days Festival Ambassador! Our proud volunteers are what make this festival happen year after year! It takes a lot of dedication, time, and energy of our volunteers to make the Meeker Days a success!     

Some of the benefits of volunteering during Meeker Days: 

  • Food vouchers to use at our 30 food vendors
  • Commemorative ambassador t-shirt
  • Opportunity to meet new friends and have a great time
  • Community service hours for high school requirement
  • Support the Puyallup Main Street Association

 Volunteer Duties include: 

  • Poster distribution
  • Information Booth
  • Vendor load-in & load-out assistance
  • Tending to vendor needs
  • Stage Attendants
  • Hanging up banners/signage
  • Clean up

If you would like to become a volunteer for this amazing event, contact Jill Starks, Festival Manager, at: (253) 840-2631 xt. 2 or email: meekerdays@puyallupmainstreet.com

There are many possible ways to get involved!

seeking Entertainers!

The Meeker Days Festival has a history of providing great entertainment that appeals to everybody! We are looking for performers in Blues, Classic Rock, Big Band, Country, Jazz music plus great Children's entertainment such as magicians, children's music, jugglers and more. If you would like to apply for a performance at the 2020 Meeker Days Festival, please complete our online form. The deadline to apply is April 30. If you are selected to perform you will be contacted no later than May 18th. Also, if you are a local community group (dance, cheer squad, etc.) that would like to perform please fill out the application as well.

Application process:
Complete an application from our EventHub site. Click the "Book Event Space" button and scroll to the bottom to reach the application.

Click Here for information on how to apply.

For questions, please email or contact:
Jill Starks, (253) 840-2631 #2 or meekerdays@puyallupmainstreet.com

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All Buick Open Car Show

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020

115 – 2nd  Street SE, Puyallup, WA 98372

ENTRY FEES (US DOLLAR)                                          SHOW HOURS

BCA Member -  $20.00 (Pre-registered)           10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Non-Member  -  $22.00 (Pre-registered)          Parking begins at 8:00 a.m.
Day of Show   -  $25.00                                       Awards Ceremony at 4:00 p.m.

Dash plaques for the first 150 cars. Peer Judging & People’s Choice

Sponsored by:

The Puget Sound Chapter Buick Club of America
Puyallup Mainstreet Association and Meeker Days Celebration

Click Here to download the application

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Meeker Days Classic Car Show

Friday, August 21, 2020  |  9:00am-4:00pm

Register now to participate in our first annual Meeker Days Classic Car Show, taking place Sunday, June 23 during the last day of Meeker Days! This show is open to all makes and models that are 1969 and older.
$15 if you preregister and $20 day of event. Preregistration ends June 7, 2020.

  • The first 100 cars to register will receive a complimentary dash plaque!
  • Cars must arrive on-site and check-in on event day between 7:30am-9:00am. Active event venue requires cars to remain on-site until 4:00pm
  • 41 awards will be given out. The award ceremony begins at 3:00pm
Click here to register!

Activities and things to see

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Night Market

Open from 5:00pm-9:00pm on Friday, this "open to all ages" Night Market is located inside the Pavilion and features a wine garden and music while you shop some of your favorite Farmers Market vendors.

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Beer Garden

Located right next to the Main Stage
at the intersection of 2nd St SE and
Meeker St, the Beer Garden is a great place to relax and enjoy some of the most fantastic entertainment lined up on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Beer Garden is very close to other food vendors as well.

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KidZone

Bring the kiddo's down for fun in our KIDZONE area located inside Pioneer Park. Bounce houses, swings, slides and more will keep your kids entertained for hours!

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Entertainment

With three entertainment stages, Meeker Days features a wide variety of music that will appeal to everyone. Country, Rock, Soul, Blues, Big Band and more, we have it all!

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Food Courts

Meeker Days host two food courts, one on Elm Street and the other on West Meeker. With the wide variety of food choices, there's sure to be something to suit everyone's tastes!

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Artists in Action

Meeker Days features many local artists who will be creating art on-site as well as offering their pieces for sale.

A big thank you to our 2020 sponsors