Event Vendor Information

  • A layout of the event is provided to all accepted vendors 1-2 weeks before the event.  We try to accommodate as many location requests as possible. However, any issues with location in the festival footprint must be addressed before the event.
  • All food vendors must provide the necessary health department certification.  Food vendors are invited to participate in our events, however, if you’d like to be considered, please send along information regarding your menu and business to our Events Coordinator
  • All vendors must be prepared to be inspected by the City of Manassas Fire Marshal and must comply with any requests made by the Fire Marshal.
  • All vendors must register with the City of Manassas and pay appropriate sales tax
  • If you are a crafter or artisan, and you do not have liability insurance, please complete this waiver.

Those who meet the qualifications and are interested in applying to participate in one of our events in 2021/2022 can find the necessary information below as it becomes available. All 2022 applications are now open.

Gingerbread House Contest  November 20 – December 18, 2021

Love to make gingerbread houses? Good at making them? Expert at making them? Then you should apply to showcase your skills in Historic Downtown Manassas. Your House or Structure will be displayed in window of Downtown shops to be voted on by all who visit.

Entry Is FREE

Cash Prizes

Expert, Novice, and Children Categories

For rules and regulations click here


Sponsor Apply Here
Gingerbread Application

Holiday Market December 11th from 1oam -3pm

The Holiday Market will be at the Train Depot Car Park, up Battle St. to the train tracks and up West St. to the train tracks. Consists of over a 100 vendors with unique gifts for your hard to shop for person. Crafts, Cigars, Bow ties, Wine, Cider, desserts, food, a band and Santa. Bundle up and come out, many artisans from different cultures, there truly is something for everyone at the Holiday Market.

Interested in applying to be a vendor? use the link below

Sponsor Apply Here
Holiday Market Application

Jolly Ol’ Confections December 19th from 1-4pm

A Tasting Event of Santa’s Sweet Treats

This delightful event is a tasting
of Santa’s Sweet Treats! Visit the multiple
shops in Historic Downtown Manassas and enjoy
unlimited samples of desserts created by  local
restaurants. After tasting all of the desserts, be
sure to vote for your favorite!

Dessert Taster Passes may be purchased at any
participating merchant for $10 cash ($11 card).
You will receive a taster pass and voting ballot.

All dessert tastings are *while supplies last*

Merchant FAQ click here

Are you a Restaurant in the City of Manassas that would like to participate? Use the link below to apply, there is no fee.

Sponsor Apply Here
Merchant, Restaurant, Non Restaurant Application

8th Annual Souper Bowl Friday February 4th 6-9pm

First Friday is back and it is time for the 8h Annual Souper Bowl! On Friday, February 4, from 6 to 9p.m., merchants in Historic Downtown Manassas will be hosting restaurants and serving up soup. Locations will feature soups, ranging from chili to gumbo and more.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 at any participating merchant location and will entitle attendees to unlimited soup samplings. Once you have sampled the wide assortment of soup, you’ll be asked to vote for your favorite to crown the winning restaurant “Souper Bowl Champion”.

Are you a Restaurant, School or Just love cooking and believe your soup to be the best? Enter the Souper Bowl and find out. Below is the link to enter. Entrance is free.

Sponsor Apply Here
Merchant, Restaurant, Non Restaurant Application
Manassas Railway Festival

Heritage Railway Festival – June 4, 2022

A family celebration of Manassas’ rich railway history, attracting over 30,000 people. Model railroad displays, Virginia Railway Express excursions, vendors of railroad history and memorabilia, live professional and local entertainment, rides, games, and activities.

Sponsor Apply Here
Vendors Apply Here
Food Vendors Apply Here

Manassas Jazz Festival – June 18, 2022

Revamped, this event will have a 1930’s Cotton Club atmosphere, bringing you an intimate Evening featuring headline jazz artists, tasting and purchasing of wines and distilleries from award winning Virginia wine/distillery artisans, upscale food concessions, wine related merchants and Cigars. The perfect Jazz Festival featuring a VIP Section with Linen covered tables, small lamps and special catering.

VENDORS & FOOD VENDORS – Will be selected for this event. 

Sponsor Apply Here
Selected Vendors Apply Here
Selected Food Vendors Apply Here
Celebrate America LOGO

Celebrate America – July 4, 2022

An all-American party attracting over 100,000 people from Manassas and surrounding cities and counties. Features the largest firework display in Northern Virginia, live entertainment, rides, carnival food, games, and showcases of local talent.

Sponsor Apply Here
Vendors Apply Here
Food Vendors Apply Here

Boots, Brews & Barbecue Festival – September 10, 2022

This annual KCBS-Sanctioned Boots, Brews & BBQ event brings over 3,000 brew & ‘cue enthusiasts into Historic Downtown Manassas each year. Celebrating local, craft beer and some of the Nation’s finest BBQ. Featuring a BBQ cook-off, Line dancing, and Square dancing. So get your best pair of boots, your best cowboy hat and get ready to have a fun weekend of Boots, Brews and BBQ.

Sponsor Apply Here
Vendors Apply Here
Food Vendors Apply Here
Boots, Brews & BBQ KCBS Master Series Competitor Application
Fall Jubilee

Fall Jubilee – October 1, 2022
(rain date October 8, 2022)

Voted “Best Oktoberfest Event for Families” by the Prince William Times, this event features over 100 exhibitors including crafters, food and community groups, as well as a wine and beer garden. You can find live entertainment on 2 stages, street performers, kids’ rides, and other featured attractions.

Sponsor Apply Here
Vendors Apply Here
Food Vendors Apply Here
Community Stage Performers Apply Here
Downtown Merchants Apply Here
Merry Old Town

Merry Old Town – December 4 – 18, 2022

Hop in a carriage and tour the festive streets of Historic Downtown Manassas! Take in the sights and sounds of the season! Carriage rides will leave from the Train Depot and take you around Historic Downtown from 1 pm-4 pm* (weather permitting; line will close prior to last ride).

Sponsor Apply Here