Vendor Applications For The 2019 ESSENCE Festival Are Here!

Apply today to get your business in front of thousands at the Shop ESSENCE Marketplace & ESSENCE Eats food experience as we celebrate 25 years of moving the culture forward!
Rachaell Davis Jan, 04, 2019

The chance to bring your business face to face with hundreds of thousands of consumers all at once is here!

There’s nothing quite like stepping into a space filled with the largest variety of Black-owned businesses from across the country and ESSENCE Festival is that space. This year, we’re gearing up for our biggest year yet as we celebrate not only 25 years of ESSENCE Fest, but 25 years of providing a space where everything that matters most to our communities can shine—including Black-owned businesses.

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Click HERE to get tickets for ESSENCE Festival 2019, celebrating 25 years of moving the culture forward!

In 2018, the Festival played host to over 150 Black-owned vendors who experienced first-hand just how priceless it can be to set up shop in the midst of over half a million consumers eager to support businesses that originated in the very communities they call home.

Our Shop ESSENCE Marketplace provides a unique space to sell and showcase your original jewelry, handbags, apparel, accessories, visual art and more to excited consumers across multiple venues.

Meanwhile, our ESSENCE Eats food experience will provide an opportunity to serve your signature dishes, participate in cooking demos and plenty more, while our Community Corner will put your grassroots organization, non-profit, college, university, or governmental agency in front of a massive audience of Festival-goers eager to get involved and stay connected.

For more information and to apply, visit our official website HERE.

See you in NOLA!