Sorticulture vendor information

About

Thank you for your interest in participating as a vendor at Sorticulture, Everett's Garden Arts Festival!

Sorticulture is a three-day celebration of Pacific Northwest outdoor living. The show has become the go-to retail festival for those seeking handcrafted art for the garden, unique plants from local nurseries, gardening tools and outdoor furniture. 

Sorticulture is hosted by the City of Everett; we make it a priority to support small creative businesses. You'll find that we take great pride in taking great care of artists and we hope to see you in June.

How to apply

Vendor applications are now open. Please read the details on this page before you apply. 

When you're ready to apply, you may apply here

All applications are reviewed by a committee on a monthly basis. Acceptance emails will be sent out on the last Friday of each month starting in December. 

Applications due:  March 1, 2023 

2023 information

Booth must be open and attended during all Sorticulture hours:

Fri., June 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sat., June 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun., June 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2023 location - Downtown Everett

In June 2021, Sorticulture was moved to Downtown Everett to comply with  state guidelines. It was always our intention to move the festival back to Legion Park in 2022, however, vendors and customers alike overwhelmingly prefer the new downtown location, therefore, we will continue the event downtown for 2023. We hire overnight security to watch the booths.

The downtown location offers the following benefits over Legion Park:

  • Guests do not need to take a shuttle to get to the downtown location; parking is ample and free on the weekends
  • Easier load-in for vendors; easier package pickup for guests 
  • Better accessibility for folks with limited mobility 
  • Close proximity to shopping, dining, attractions and hotels 
  • Guest feedback indicated, "the new location made it easier to buy more items (because they did not have to ride a shuttle)."
  • Most vendors report significantly more revenue at the downtown location

2023 vendor requirements

All vendors are required to have a City of Everett business license. Vendors must be 100% self-contained. We do not supply power or water to booths. We do have water and power on site. 

The committee takes great care in curating a festival of unique products with a focus on art for the garden, unique plants, and handmade outdoor living products. We do not allow any imported or mass-produced items.

Artists: only handcrafted art intended for display in the garden will be considered. Pieces must consist of work handmade by the artist and/or from the creative reuse of materials. Indoor products are acceptable if they have a botanical theme or are intended to be displayed with indoor plants. 

Makers and craftspeople: Products must have a botanical, garden art, or outdoor-living theme. We do not accept commercial or imported products. It is rare that the committee allows jewelry, candles, or beauty products unless the products are naturally derived and support a sustainable, nature-focused lifestyle.  

Nurseries: we accept a variety of unusual plants. Plant material must be grown in the Northwest and be suitable for the Northwest climate. Mass-produced, imported garden art cannot be used for display purposes or sold. We are looking to expand our indoor plant offerings. 

Tools: we seek fine specialty gardening tools that are made in the USA and not mass-produced.

Educational resources & nonprofits: must be related to outdoor living and the garden.

Food vendors: we accept local food trucks and carts. Food vendors must be self-contained and have all necessary health permits. Vendors must be able to serve all three days.

2022 vendor fees

The rates below are for three days. 

10 x 10 $500

A standard 10x10 in-line booth space.  

10 x 20 $700

A standard 10x20 in-line booth space. 

10x20 corner end cap $1000

New for 2023; a 10x20 booth space on the corner endcap of a row. This gives you 3 sides to display your products.

10 x 30 $1000 

A standard 10x30 in-line booth space. 

Corner upgrade +$100 

Upgrade to a corner spot for an extra $100. Corner premium surcharges are new in 2023 to keep things fair. This was a request made by several vendors in 2022.  Please note these spaces are limited and subject to committee approval. If you're selected for a corner location, you will be notified in your acceptance email. 

Rates have increased slightly. We have not raised prices since 2018; we aim to ensure our pricing is fair and a great value for our vendors. 

 How to pay

If selected, our team will provide you with payment instructions via email. We accept checks or credit card payments. Do not send payment until receiving your acceptance letter. 

Questions?

Contact Tyler Chism at tchism@everettwa.gov