Old Spanish Days – Fiesta

Santa Barbara, CA. July 31 - August 4, 2024

Mercado and Arts & Crafts Vendor Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Street Merchant or Food Vendor during Fiesta!  Below you will find applications for the various locations where you can apply.  If you have questions please contact the office at [email protected].  

Arts & Crafts Show

The Annual Arts & Crafts Exhibition is a featured element of the internationally acclaimed Old Spanish Days celebration, held only once a year, culminating the weeklong festivities of Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara.

This unique exhibition offers an opportunity for participating artists from a variety of areas to market their custom handcrafted wares. This event occurs along the beautiful palm-lined Cabrillo Blvd., beginning west of the Dolphin Fountain at the historical Santa Barbara Wharf and extending due west along Cabrillo Blvd. to the Castillo St. intersection. Open Saturday 10am– 6pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm

Arts & Crafts Application

Mercado De La Guerra

The Annual Mercado De La Guerra is the heart of Fiesta. Visitors stroll through a colorful Mexican market to feast on Spanish and Mexican-American foods, shop for crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy live entertainment all day and into the evening. Held at De La Guerra Plaza and open Wednesday through Saturday 11 am – to 10 pm. 

Please fill out and submit the appropriate application form below.

Street Merchant Application

Food Vendor Application

Placita Merchant Vendor Application

Mercado de la Playa (formerly Mercado del Norte)

Mercado de la Playa is a family-friendly event featuring a full carnival with rides and games, food and merchant vendors, live music, dancing, and a Cantina!  This family-friendly Mercado has a little bit of everything for everyone!  Held at the parking lot of La Playa Stadium at City College on Cabrillo Boulevard.  Open Thursday-Saturday 12 pm -10 pm and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.
There is now plenty of parking, increased foot traffic and features the best view in town!

We are no longer accepting applications for Mercado de la Playa.