fFest Friends

New for 2023, this is a *BUSINESS EXPO* that is geared towards an interactive family experience. It is a new opportunity for local businesses and organizations to reach new customers. fFest Friends will take place in Upper Goold Park, the same day and time as fForest Fest in lower Goold Park.

  • More than 5,000 people attended fForest Fest in 2022.
  • Projections are even higher for 2023.
  • 2022 Vendors reported awesome sales and leads.
  • 10 hours of reaching potential customers!

Everyone is Welcome. This area is where fForest Fest welcomes businesses, services, schools, non profits, organizations, and direct sales vendors to set up. Talk about your business or services while offering some type of activity. Receive FOUR free vendor ID Badges for you and your staff per booth.

Activities. One thing that makes fForest Fest different from other markets is the activities each vendor is required to offer. This makes the festival an interactive experience. An activity will give attendees a reason to visit your booth, then you can chat with them while they either make something, play a game, or interact while doing an activity. By providing an activity in your booth, the kids will be happy. We all know that if the kids are having fun, the parents are having fun too. It can be as simple as a coloring sheet, a make & take crafts, a game…or as you can be as creative as you want. (details, click here.)

fFest Friends: Set up under the trees and represent your business all day Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm in beautiful Upper Goold Park, along Union Street, directly across from the main fForest Fest parking lot in Morris, IL. The show goes on rain or shine. Bring your own tent, tables, chairs, and handouts. Sales of items are allowed. fForest Fest will provide the shoppers, music, and fun.

– Each booth is approximately 10’x10′ with a bit of overflow space.
– Vendors each year have first option to chose the same booth location.
– Apply today. $25 application fee. $100 total booth fee, per 10’×10′ space.
– It make take up to 2 weeks for application review.
– Booth balance must be paid within 30 days of approval.
– All other questions will be covered in the welcome packet.
– Event Setup will be Saturday, 6:00 am – 9:30 am.
– No electricity on site. No pets allowed.
– No crafts, vintage, or handmade in the Fest Friends area.
– Space is limited to the first 50 vendors. Apply today.
– Applications close May, 1, 2023.
– FForest Fest does not issue refunds, sorry.

Food. Two Food Vendors will be setup next to fFest Friends. However, with your fForest Fest vendor wristband you can enter the main festival area to grab food from the Food Truck Rally. Festival reentry is allowed with a wristband throughout the event.

fFest Friends Vendor Application

fFest Friends Vendor Deposit

$25 Deposit due with application. The remaining balance will be charged to you, and must be paid within 30 days of approval.


  • The $25 deposit is required at time of application via Paypal. Applications without deposit will not be considered.
  • If accepted, your deposit will be applied towards your total booth fee.
  • If an application is not accepted, you will be issued a refund for the $25 deposit.
  • Total booth fee amount is due within 30 days of application approval. Any booth not paid within the 30 days will forfeit the deposit and the reservation. If a vendor still wants to participate they must reapply, and submit an additional deposit.

There are multiple ways you can support this festival, while marketing your business at the same time. Your business can reach these potential customers simply by becoming a sponsor, or participate in Fest Friends and draw a greater audience by being an official sponsor. Pick a sponsorship level that works best for you! Information can be found here.