Info for Exhibitors

Each year we welcome hundreds of exhibitors to Alameda Park. The Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival connects eco-conscious consumers with companies and organizations.


2014 Event Details

April 26 (11am-7pm) and April 27 (11am-6pm) at Alameda Park in Santa Barbara.

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Earth Day is a two-day festival that is $155* per booth space for non-profits and $425* per booth space for businesses. CEC has a number of options for small, volunteer-based, non-profit organizations that need assistance to attend.

*Note: Fees increase to $255 for non-profits and $525 for businesses that register after Friday, April 4.

Map and Booth Placement

Download the Exhibitor Map (pdf) (as of April 22 2014)

We have designed the event by subject area -- or zone.  You will be asked to select the zone that best matches the intent of your exhibit. Our team will then make actual booth assignments for all exhibitors and will begin releasing those placements Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

View the Exhibitor Booth Assignments (as of April 17 2014)

Food Vendors

We are no longer accepting applications for food vendors. 

Contact +One Events at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have questions about the process.

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The Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival boasts an attendance of over 35,000 people in 2013. You can leverage easy online marketing and social media to get people directly to YOUR booth. Download our social media prompts for exhibitors and sponsors (coming soon) and our free social media guide.

Health Permits

If you are already applying to be a food vendor at the festival, the health permit is included in your Food Vendor Application. Please look for it there.

If you are an exhibitor in the general area of the festival but will be handing out ANY ingestible items at your booth you must obtain a health permit from the Santa Barbara Health Department.

Seller's Permit

If you will be selling ANYTHING at CEC's Earth Day Festival, you will need to obtain a one-day vending permit from the City of Santa Barbara and have it displayed prominently at your booth.

This is an easy 5-minute form and a $10 fee to the City of Santa Barbara. If you are a non-profit or hold a current City of Santa Barbara business license, the City will waive the fee; however you still must fill out the form.

Download the form here.

Insurance requirements

You must provide a certificate of liability insurance naming CEC as additionally insured with a minimum of $1,000,000 comprehensive general liability insurance. Your certificate of liability may be:

FAXED: 805.962.9080
MAILED: Community Environmental Council, 26 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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If you need special consideration or are having difficulties with this requirement please contact us for further instructions at 805.963.0583 x112 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Options for Small Non-Profits and Businesses

We understand that a handful of groups who have traditionally been involved with Earth Day do not have the resources (financial or personnel) to participate in a two?day festival. If you are a small, volunteer?based non?profit environmental group or "mom n' pop" business and are having difficulties meeting registration requirements, please let us know so that we can work with you individually. Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 805.963.0583 x112 to explore these options:

  • CEC is offering a limited number of discounted registrations to financially constrained organizations and businesses who can show need. With small businesses, our intent is to particularly help those entering the festival for the first time;
  • CEC is also offering a limited number of one?day booth spaces for small organizations and businesses who would otherwise be unable to participate in the festival. These spaces are not available through the general registration process - you must contact us for placement;
  • In some cases, we can help supply volunteers to staff your booth for a portion of the festival;
  • CEC can discuss options for small organizations that do not carry their own insurance and are unable to provide a certificate of liability.


If for some reason you are unable to attend the festival you must notify CEC by noon on Friday, April 18, 2014 in order to receive a full refund of your fees. Cancellations made after that point cannot be refunded. We're sorry -- no refunds will be made in the event of inclement weather.