Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

Applications for the 2023 California Mid-State Fair’s Mission Market Place are now available! The Mission Market Place is designed to showcase the Central Coast’s best products and locally made goods. It will give twenty artisans, growers, and producers a home to showcase their locally grown or hand-crafted items to over 300,000 fairgoers. Product examples could include things like honey, olive oil, spices, nuts, teas, breads, baked goods, dried fruit, jerky, preserved foods, artisan cheese, coffee, as well as hand crafted or repurposed items.

The Fair will provide each of the participants with product placement in the Mission Market Place located in Estrella Hall, the Fair’s largest indoor commercial building. Vendors must provide the product and pricing, and the Fair will do the rest. The Fair will staff the Mission Market Place, provide display options for most products and space for products with unique needs. Vendor spaces cost $435.00 plus 20% commission on products and services sold. Vendors who participate beyond product display by offering demonstrations, sampling, and product education, will receive a discount of up to $100 on your participation fee.

Applications are due by Wednesday, May 31, 2023, online at For more information, please contact Teresa Dellaganna at

Visit SLO CAL, San Luis Obispo County’s Destination Marketing and Management Organization, will also add its “SLO CAL Crafted” brand to the Mission Market Place in 2023. Visit SLO CAL is a proud sponsor of the California Mid-State Fair’s concert series.

The 2023 California Mid-State Fair runs July 19 through July 30 and this year’s theme is “Shake, Rattle & Roll!” Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

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