Rites of Spring Vendors

Rites of Spring Merchants FAQ

How do I become a merchant at RoS?
If you have any question before registering please contact our merchant coordinator Ali by email at merchants@earthspirit.com otherwise select merchant on your registration form and you are good to go.

What types of vendors/merchants are allowed at RoS?
RoS is a semi juried family and community-oriented festival; preference is given to small businesses of spiritual nature, artists and craftspeople, clothing and some types of recycled goods. Businesses not in these categories will notified in the beginning of May if spots are still available. We do not accept any form of MLM, franchise, or independent sales businesses.

How will I know if I’ve been approved as a merchant at RoS?
You will receive an email from our merchant coordinator welcoming within a week or two of registering.

May I bring an assistant?
Yes! We offer a special discount for each merchant to bring 1 assistant. This assistant must help with setup and breakdown of your booth, as well as work your booth at least half of each day to qualify for the discount.

When can I vend?
Wed is the first day of setup and vending, after that you choose when you want to vend. Merchants are requested to close during the major rituals. Mon is reserved for packing only, no vending please.

How do I get the location I want?
Please email our merchant coordinator for location requests. Please keep in mind we are on a mountain and the majority of our merchant spots are not flat.

Are new merchants welcome?

I am new to RoS, can I be a merchant?
You may! We highly recommend coming once as a participate first to get know our community and be able participate to the fullest; but you may vend your first year if you wish.

Can I tent behind my merchant spot?
In most cases, no. You can request a cabin nearby or tent nearby. In very limited cases we can accommodate camping in the merchant area.

Will I have access to my vehicle?
Vehicles, except in a few rare cases are parked at the tennis courts, it is a walkable trek. Please do not plan on parking near your merchant spot.

What methods of payment are typically accepted?
This is up to each merchant. We encourage participates to bring lots of cash. We do not have wifi and cell is spotty so many card processers don’t work.

What are workshifts and are merchants required to participate?
Merchants are expected to complete a kitchen shift if they are on the meal plan.

What do I need for my merchant spot?
Bring everything you need for an outdoor festival with variable weather. 40lb weights for each tent leg is highly recommended as we have often had high winds. Metal tent stakes longer than 6” are not allowed on the merchant field.

How does electrical service work?
Please do not plan on having power in your booth unless you have made prior arrangements.

What about MA Sales Tax?
Each vendor must be registered with the state of MA to collect sales tax.