Become a Vendor

How to become a vendor at the Iris Festival:

If you are an entertainer, please apply here. 
All other vendors see below.


Download (PDF) and complete the Iris Festival Vendor Application:


Mail Application and all required info (Yes, it is required to be mailed, so we have a USPS postmark date). NO HAND DELIVERIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

If your application is accepted, the fee is non-returnable and you will receive a confirmation packet in the mail with all the details required for check-in, setup and booth location.

If your application is not accepted, your fee will be returned.

 Once accepted, please continue the steps below...


Complete SCDOR Form


You must have Form 111 completed prior to the start of the festival. Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine from SCDOR.

Our Events & Festivals guide is a one-stop shop for information on:

▪️ Licenses & Registrations
▪️ Taxes
▪️ Food & Beverage
▪️ Alcohol
▪️ Nonprofits & Churches

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File for City of Sumter Business License.

DO NOT wait to get this the day of your check-in. The City's Business License office will not be open during the festival's check-in process times. Call 803-774-1601 to talk to a Business License professional at the City.

The City's Business License office is inside the Liberty Center, located at 12 W. Liberty Street.


Bring all of the documents mentioned in the steps above with you, and anything mailed to you when you check in for setup at the festival.

Please, keep them handy, so you can reach them from your driver's seat, as you will need them to get into the gate before unloading.

Thank you!