2024 Henry Street Heritage Festival

September 21, 2024

Vendor Application

The Henry Street Heritage Festival continues to attract an average of 3,500 or more people from the Blue Ridge Region, the East Coast, and beyond.  Proceeds provide the primary resources to support the ongoing programs and operations of the Harrison Museum of African American Culture.

The Henry Street Heritage Festival (12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) lineup of activities includes the following:

  • A Children’s Village for youngsters to learn and explore different ways of having wholesome fun;;
  • A Marketplace Village for purchasing retail merchandise;
  • A 411 Village for receiving information on jobs, continuing education, goods and services available in the Roanoke Valley, and;
  • A Food Village for feeding the soul with ethnic, traditional, and exotic foods that will tempt all to succumb to the many alluring aromas and enticing menus.
  • Music Concert Series showcasing performing artists who represent the music genre of jazz, oldies, R&B/Classic Soul, and hip-hop/rap.

Submit your completed contract no later than Aug. 31, 2024, after which a $25 late will be applied. We hope you will consider joining us in making the 34th Henry Street Heritage Festival another memorable experience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 540-857-4395 or festival@harrisonmuseum.com


  • The Festival starts at 12:00 pm
  • Set-Up begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 21st
  • Booth Set-Up and Unloading must be completed by 11:00 am
  • Non-Selling Business Vendors and Non-Profit Exhibitors will close down at 5 pm or until the last daytime band has performed
  • Food Vendors will shut down and by 9:00 pm to be cleaned up and moved out by 10:00 pm


Merchant, Art and Business Vendor – Your tent/booth size is NOT TO EXCEED 10 ft. x 10ft. Each Vendor must provide their own tent, table(s),and chair(s)

Food Vendor – Your tent/booth size is NOT TO EXCEED 10ft. x 20ft.   Any additional space will be charged an additional fee of $200/10 ft. space*

Non-Profit Exhibitor – Tables are provided within 411 Non-Profit area. Four chairs per table will be provided. Space is limited.

Spaces Are Assigned In Order of Payment. Every attempt will be made not to place booths near competing vendors.

All applications are subject to HSHF Committee approval.