Van Buren County Scenic Drive

The Villages of Van Buren Scenic Drive Festival is held annually, the second full weekend in October. The Van Buren County Fairboard will be hosting a Flea Market & Craft Show in conjunction with the Scenic Drive. 

Are you interested in setting up as a vendor?  You can either complete the application online or you may print out an application and mail along with your check. 

October 9-11, 2020

Application Deadline

The guaranteed placement application deadline is September 1, 2020. Submitting prior to this date will also get your business name listed. To be considered for the EARLY BIRD discount ($10) you must submit your application prior to July 1, 2020. No returning vendors will be guaranteed the spot they have had previous years, although we will do our best to place you in your returning spot. The vendor layout is subject to change. A confirmation will be sent via email or phone call after the application is approved.


Festival Set-up Schedule

Wednesday, October 7th, 3 pm-7 pm, Thursday, October 8th, 12 pm - 4 pm & Friday, October 9th, 9 am - 6 pm. Any vendor wishing to open Friday is welcome to do so otherwise set up time is the same 9 am-6 pm. All vendors must check-in before setting up. ALL SPOTS ARE ASSIGNED. No returning vendors will be guaranteed the spot they have had previous years. Vendors are responsible for providing their own extension cords, tables, and chairs.


Canceling, for any reason, will result in the forfeit of your fee.


Rules and Regulations


Vendors are responsible for obtaining the appropriate permits from local authorities for their operation. An Iowa Sales Tax Number must be provided on the attached application if you don’t have a Sales Tax number one must be obtained at All food vendors must display current food permits from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

Vehicle Access

Vendors will be allowed to utilize vehicles to move equipment and goods to the site only at times designated by the Festival, generally before the start of the Festival or after the Festival closes each day. Any exceptions must be approved by the Van Buren County Fair Board.


Vendors must dispose of all trash in the dumpster provided by the Robert’s Building. Vendors are expected to clean up their area regularly during the Festival and thoroughly at the closing of the Festival.


Transfer or subletting of booth space is not allowed. All products and/or services offered for sale during this Festival must be the same products and/or services approved from the application. All booths must have items for sale, if you wish to display items to promote you must pay for an additional spot.

Liability and Indemnification

The vendor agrees to hold harmless the  Van Buren County Fair Board to assume all liability for damage or injury including death to property or persons arising from accidents or other causes incidental to the vendors’ participation in the Festival and hereby releases the Van Buren County Fair Board from any liability whatsoever.


We reserve the right to dismiss any vendor at any time, without refund, due to inappropriate behavior or neglect of rules and regulations.

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