The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival provides numerous opportunities to get involved with the four-day festival.

Visual Arts

At a Glance and Key Dates

Rules & Instructions


Visual Artists – Applications for the 2022 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival will be made available on July 15, 2021 through The deadline for submittals have passed – thank you!

Performing Arts

For 2022 performing arts opportunities, please follow the following procedures:

Bands and Musical Entertainment (Local): 

The Dallas Fort Worth Professional Musicians Union books the majority of our local and Texas bands and musical entertainment. Please contact: Local 72-147 American Federation of Musicians Telephone 817-469-6040 Toll free in TX and OK 800-635-0072

Variety or specialty street performers, including children’s entertainment:

Forward a press kit either via e-mail or regular mail to our office at, c/o Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., 777 Taylor Street, Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX. 76102.

National entertainers, including stage performing arts specialty acts

Please contact our Entertainment Coordinator at

Caterers and Food Service Providers

The updated Caterer and Food Service Application is now available – please click here to be directed to our Online Catering Application.

Exhibitor Booths

Non-profit booth spaces may be available at $1,750 per 10′ x 10′ space. An IRS letter designating your organization as a non-profit, 501c3 organization must accompany your application.  We encourage non-profit organizations to provide a children’s activity in our MAIN ST. Creates! area, which comes with a corresponding reduction in the fee for the space. If you would like to exhibit in the MAIN ST. Creates! area (without providing an activity), the fee is $750.

Commercial space costs are $8,000 for a 10′ x 10′ booth, $15,000 for a 10′ x 20′ booth and $25,000 for a 20′ x 20′ booth. The updated application will be posted after January 1, 2022. Thank you!

Novelty space is available for a guarantee of $750 per 10′ x 10′ space against 35% of sales. Novelty spaces are only available in the MAIN ST. Creates! area of the event. Novelty booths are defined as those offering activities, crafts or special art programs that charge a fee in order to participate in the activity. The updated application will be posted after January 1, 2022. Thank you!

Artist Applications CLOSE at 11:59 PM on Monday, October 11, 2021.