Join us for the 80th Annual Meeker Days Arts & Music Festival!

June 14-16, 2019

Friday: 12:00pm to 9:00pm   Saturday: 10:00am to 9:00pm   Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

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 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!

Location

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

Dates & Times

June 14 - 16, 2019
Friday 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Below is a map of where to find everything at Meeker Days! A color legend is included to help identify the different areas. Click on the map to enlarge it.Festival-Layout-onsite

Activities and things to see

FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

New this year will be a night market in the Pavilion. Open from 5:00pm-9:00pm, this "open to all ages" event will feature a wine garden and music while you shop some of your favorite Farmers Market vendors.

SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET

Returning to its normal location 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!

THE MATADOR BEER GARDEN

Located on prime real estate right next to the Main Stage at the intersection of 2nd St SE and Meeker St, the Beer Garden is a great place to take in 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.

BUICK CAR SHOW

At the corner of 2nd St SE and Meeker St, Check out Buicks on Saturday the 16th.

If you are interested in entering the car show, click here!

ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY

Located on SW Pioneer outside of the children's spray park. It features numerous models of antique tractors 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.

Friday, June 14    
2:00-3:00pm Cheaper Than Therapy Classic Rock
3:30-4:30pm Kaitie Wade Country
5:00-6:00pm Vanilla Pop, Powerpop and Rock
6:30-7:30pm Shake It Up Cars Tribute & 80s Rock
8:00-9:00pm Rockfish & Friends Classic Rock
     
Saturday, June 15    
12:30-1:30pm The Spin-Offs  Blues, Soul
2:00-3:00pm The Cherokee Band Country Classics
3:30-4:30pm Five Shots Gone Original Rock
5:00-6:00pm Blues Redemption Blues
6:30-7:30pm The Jerry Miller Band Rock
8:00-9:00pm Folsom Prism Johnny Cash Tribute Band
     
Sunday, June 16    
12:00-1:00pm The Groove Colony 70s, 80s, 90s
1:30-2:30pm Strangely Alright Rock
3:00-4:00pm Darby Picnic Power Punk

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.

Friday, June 14    
3:00-4:00pm Willie Kief Originals & Top 40s
4:30-5:30pm Rachel Morgan Perry Sweet Country
6:00-7:00pm Zoser Original Pop, Folk & Hip Hop
7:30-8:30pm Tara Velarde Folk
     
Saturday, June 15    
12:00-1:00pm Meredith Graham Singer/Songwriter
1:30-2:30pm Clyde Clover Hip Hop
3:00-4:00pm Acoustic Transitions Classic Rock & Originals
4:30-5:30pm Lauren Napier Singer/Songwriter
6:00-7:00pm Those Guys Acoustic Indie Pop
7:30-8:30pm Maile Mae Country
     
Sunday, June 16    
12:00-1:00pm Derringer Darlings Folk Rock Duo
1:30-2:30pm Choroloco Brazilian Choro
3:00-4:00pm John Taylor Hardin Blues, Rock, Country

this year's guests

Folsom Prism
Folsom Prism
Maile Mae
Maile Mae
Zoser
Zoser
Darby Picnic
Darby Picnic
Kaite Wade
Kaite Wade
Tara Velarde
Tara Velarde

special events

26th Annual All Buick Open June 15th, 2019

Part of the Puyallup Meeker Days Festival

8:00am-4:00pm  |   Awards at 3:00pm

Goody Bags and Dash Plaques to the first 100 cars

Interested in entering?

See the information below for details.

Fees

  • BCA Members - $15   
  • Pre-Register - $18 
  • Day of Show - $20

For more information contact

Doug Wolford allbuickopen@outlook.com  or 253.722.3711

get involved

Become a Vendor (closed)

AS OF THIS TIME, ALL VENDOR SPACES ARE FULL AND APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

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 2019 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

Complete the online application.  Arts & Crafts Vendor Form

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.

Application Instructions

Complete the online application.  Arts & Crafts Vendor Form

For further questions on becoming a vendor for 2019, 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

Complete our online application: Commercial/Import/Direct Sales Application Form 

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.

spill-kit 5 gallon universal Spill Kit

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 

Please complete our online application.  Meeker Days Food Vendor Application  

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 2019 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

Submit our online application form.  Non-Profit Vendor Form 

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!

We appreciate your interest in being a vendor at our Festival. For 2019 we are bringing the Farmers' Market back! 

Application Instructions

Complete the online application. Farmer Vendor Form 

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 2019, 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 2019 Meeker Days Festival, please complete our online form. Deadline to apply is April 30. If you are selected to perform you will be contacted no later than May18th. Also, if you are a local community group (dance, cheer squad, etc.) that would like to perform please fill out the application as well.

Click here for to apply online!

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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 eventcomplete this online application or contact the Festival Manager at: (253) 840-2631 or email: meekerdays@puyallupmainstreet.com

There are many possible ways to get involved!

our 2019 sponsors

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other sponsors

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