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13th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival


Take a glimpse at our 2017 Recap Video and see for yourself why you wouldn't wait to miss it this year! Over 20,000 people attended last year, and this year will be bigger and better!


Click on one of the 2018 Vendor Application links for: RETAIL, FOOD and FOOD TRUCKS. 

Please feel free to reach out to Cheryl Johnson at,  if there are any additional questions and/or clarification needed. 

We look forward to working with you this year!

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) and Special Service Area 32 (SSA#32) would like to cordially invite you to participate as a vendor in the 13th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival that is back for TWO DAYS this year!

Last year over 23,000 attendees and more than 100 vendors participated in the largest and fastest growing neighborhood festival in the City of Chicago! This is a great opportunity for businesses, organizations, not-for-profits, elementary and high schools, colleges and universities to “highlight and sell” your products and services to local and citywide residents.

Festival activities include carnival rides, face painting, bounce houses, a petting zoo, live performances, DJs, food, giveaways, and much, much more!

It is also a great way to support our efforts to promote investment, development, family connection, and peace in the community. Pay for your booth before March 30, 2018 and get $50 off the $300 rental fee!

Click on one of the 2018 Vendor Application links for: RETAIL, FOOD and FOOD TRUCKS. 

Please complete and return as soon as possible to secure your spot, because booths are filling up quickly for our TWO DAY festival!  
We hope you will continue to be a part of the 79th Street Renaissance Festival, Chicago’s “Family Event.” To help boost your sales, remember to promote your participation on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and other popular social networking sites as well on your own website!
Thank you,
Carlos Nelson, Executive Director – GAGDC

Save The Date
14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 AND Sunday, September 8, 2019
Time: 10am – 7pm (09/08/18) and 12p-5pm (09/09/2018)
Place: 79th Street (between Racine and Loomis), and Renaissance Park
Call: 773.723.3557
Sponsored by GAGDC and SSA#32


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