The Vendor Application Period is Closed for 2020 Cheat Fest

(All vendors interested in  participating in the festival must fill out the application, even folks who are returning! )

Vendor Application Timeline

February 1 – Application due date
February 15 – Invitations and payment information sent to selected vendors
March 7 – Payment Due ($230)
March 21 – Late payment due if vendor did not meet the March 7th deadline. ($250)
March 21 – No refunds after this date
March 21 – Vendors on the waiting list will be offered the spots for which payment has not been received.
April 1 – Waitlist payments due

Vendor Perks:
– 2 free festival passes (for vendor + 1 guest)
– Free fest-site camping passes (for vendor + 1 guest)
-1 Free on-site parking pass

Vendor Fees:
-$230 on time
-$250 late payment

Payment options will be emailed to you after you have been selected as a vendor by Cheat Fest staff.

Click Here for Vendor Guidelines

Cheat Fest is a family-friendly event and we reserve the right to refuse vendors representing unsuitable items. This year we are not accepting vendors on a rolling basis, instead we have one due date. After this date we will select from the pool of applicants to create the best experience for guests.

We seek to keep Cheat Fest a fun and successful event for everyone involved. If you have special needs, please contact The vendor coordinator at and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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A haven for boaters, music lovers, and families, Cheat Fest is a great demonstration of public support for the Cheat River’s outstanding natural and recreational qualities. Along with two full days of live music, over 3,000 conservation-minded fest goers enjoy vendors offering paddling and outdoor gear, specialty items, and fantastic food. A juried semicircle of local artists also sell their goods in the Art Market. The “Massacre-ence” downriver race is held Friday evening and the Cheat Fest 5K foot race is held Saturday morning. Cheat Fest features a silent auction, and our vendors always help us make it a success by donating merchandise. Cheat Fest is turning 24 this year – help us make it the best fest yet! Please join us!



In our continued effort to lessen our environmental impact, vendor registration for 2019 will again be paperless. If you have any questions, or need assistance with the registration process, please contact the vendor coordinator