Join us for the 81ST Annual Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival!

June 19-21, 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

June 19 - 21, 2020
Friday 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Activities and things to see

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.

FARMERS' MARKET

Located on 4th Ave and inside the Pavilion, the well-known Puyallup Farmers' Market will be in full operation on Saturday. Fresh produce, veggie starts, cut flowers, processed foods and more will be available along with your favorite vendors who are located inside the Pavilion.

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!

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.

CAR SHOW

Taking place on Saturday of the Festival, the Buick Car Show is always a crowd draw! Owners and collectors come from all over the state to showcase their beautiful cars.

ANTIQUE TRACTORS

The antique tractor display is always a favorite at Meeker Days! It features tractors from as far back as 60 years ago and an actual operating corn grinder!

eNTERTAINMENT

The Meeker Days Festival has a history of providing great entertainment that appeals to everybody! And this year is no exception!

This stage, sponsored by Muckleshoot Casino, is THE place to be during the Festival! Located next to the beer garden it hosts bands that play a variety of music that will appeal to everyone.

Check back for a full listing of bands and other entertainment on this stage.

The Accoustic Stage features local bands performing original songs as well as covers.

Check back for a full list of performers.

get involved

BECOME A VENDOR

Applications for vendors will be available soon. Please keep checking back for more information or follow our Facebook page for announcements of when the applications are available.

Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations Food Vendor Rules and Regulations

Application Information

Please select a category tab (i.e. Fine Arts, Food Vendors etc.) to learn more.

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 Instructions

Applications will be available soon.

Fees

10x10 inline booth = $235 10x20 inline booth = $470 Corner Space = Additional $75 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

Meeker Days is the largest street festival in Pierce County with attendances 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. The category of Mass Produced and 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 complete that portion of the application. Direct Sales is for vendors such as Scentsy, Mary Kay, Miche and others. Commercial/Corporate vendors are for regionally and/or nationally branded companies. Our Mass Produced / Imports / Direct Sales and Commercial/Corporate booth space area is on the paved street areas within the Festival footprint. We currently accommodate 100+ booth spaces in our commercial area and they do tend to fill up quickly. If you are placed in an area where there is a downtown storefront you will need to lower your back tent wall in order for Festival goers to see the business as they walk through this area.

Application procedures

Applications will be available soon.

Booth Fees: Application Fee

  • $20 paid at time of application submission Mass Produced/Imported/Direct Sales: 10x10 inline space = $400 10x20 inline space = $800   10x10 Corner = $75 additional fee 
  • Commercial/Corporate: 10x10 inline space = $600   10x20 inline space = $1,200   10x10 corner = $75 additional fee 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. 

We look forward to working with you!

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 bag 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.

Application Fee

We have increased our application fee to $20. In order to submit an application for consideration, this fee must be paid. It is non-refundable even if you are not chosen to participate.

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

Fees for Food Vendors are $50 per linear foot. We will NOT be collecting a commission off of your sales. However, we may ask to see your daily totals so we can monitor how booths are doing in sales. This is very important analytical information for the Festival. You are welcome to make a charitable donation to the Puyallup Main Street Association of any commission from your sales. As we are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit any donation you make is tax deductible. 

Application Instructions 

Applications will be available soon.

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.  

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2020 Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival!  

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 space = $140 10x20 space = $280 A $50 late fee applies after April 1.

Application Procedures

Applications will be available soon.

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

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

We look forward to working with you!

We appreciate your interest in being a vendor at our Festival. For 2020 we are bringing the Farmers' Market back! 

Application Instructions

Applications will be available soon.

Fees

Application Fee: $20 

  • Price per 10x10 space: Friday: $50 Saturday: $50 Sunday: $50 All three days: $150   
  • Price per 10x20 space: Friday: $100 Saturday: $100 Sunday: $100 All three days: $300  

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

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

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.

Applications will be available soon.

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!

A big thank you to our 2019 sponsors

LOGO-MUCKLESHOOT-BLK_RED_U

other sponsors

Wonderful Smiles