Participant Applications

2018 Entertainment, Vendor and Guild Applications

We welcome your interest in participating in the 34th Annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival to be held on July 21 & 22, 2018. Application forms and information for entertainers, vendors and guilds are now available, below.

The festival is being held at Laguna Lake Park, a beautiful location in the heart of San Luis Obispo.

RVs We have space for up to 15 contained camping units. There are no hookups or sewage dump stations. RV parking is first-come, first-served and because RV’s take up 2 parking spaces, the parking fee is $10 for each RV.

Participant parking is $5.00 for each vehicle and $5.00 for each trailer. Trailers are not allowed in the RV parking spaces and must be parked with the other participant vehicles in the designated area.

We will be controlling the parking and require that you park close to your neighbor to allow the maximum number of units to share the space.

We allow tent camping on site. This is primitive camping without power, showers or flush toilets. Due to the high fire danger there will be no open flames allowed whatsoever. No candles, oil or propane devices – batteries only. This is very important.

Contact your coordinator if you have questions. The contact information is at the bottom of this page.

Now, let’s get started… the first thing you need to do is read the SLO Rules and Regulations.

Vendor Criteria
Please read the full vendor criteria here.

Crafts at the Central Coast Renaissance FestivalThis is a Renaissance theme event but we’re allowing Sunday to be “Pirate Day,” so if you have a pirate costume you may wear it on Sunday. Saturday is still reserved for Renaissance-era characters. If you are a vendor we ask that you keep pirate items for Sunday display only. Don’t bother applying if you sell sunglasses, vitamins, stuffed bunnies, flea market import items … you get the picture.

Your products and booth must conform to our theme criteria and you must wear an authentic costume. These requirements are not that difficult to meet and we can help you with suggestions for both.

Here is an excellent article to help you make your booth look appropriate.

Likewise, food must be of a nature that we can imagine it might have existed four hundred years ago. It is not difficult to meet this requirement, it might just involve a change of name or presentation of a food item. Check with the vendor coordinator for guidance.

We only allow certain numbers of vendors in each category in order to keep our overall offerings interesting and authentic and to ensure that each vendor has the maximum exposure. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply early. Once a category fills up, it is closed.

Early Application Discount deadline: 4/1/2018

Late Fee for applications received after: 6/11/2018






Please see the Entertainer Guidelines here.






Below are your key contacts if you have questions or concerns:

Guild Coordinator, Michael Teubner – 805-674-7628

Vendor Coordinator, Barbara Shrum – 805-441-5868

Media Coordinator & Entertainment Director, Rick Smith –  1-888-744-9381


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