CBCA Clayton BBQ & Brews Vendor Application

The Clayton Business and Community Association invites you to apply to participate in the CBCA Clayton BBQ & Brews Festival, drawing an estimated attendance of 10,000+.  Formerly known as the Clayton BBQ Cook-Off, this event has been expanded from a BBQ contest to a full-fledged festival with local craft beer garden.  Clayton is a unique, friendly and historic city, nestled at the base of Mount Diablo.  It is located approximately 7 miles from Walnut Creek.

DATES:   July 29 and 30, 2023 
Main Street/Marsh Creek Road, Downtown (asphalt surface), Clayton, CA
HOURS: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Exhibitors are to have their booth set up by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.  All cars are to be off the street by 10:15 a.m. on Saturday.  Booths are not to be dismantled before 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Cars are not allowed back on the street until your booth is totally dismantled and the street is cleared by the police.  This will facilitate a faster exit at the end of the show.  

ELIGIBILITY:  Exhibitor must man their booth. Exhibitor must submit at least 2 photos of all the work that he/she plans to sell and 1 of the booth.  Only juried work may be sold.  All photos will be returned at the festival.

APPLICATIONS:  Final application deadline is July 1, 2023.  Notification will be sent out around July 14th, 2023. CBCA retains the right to accept or deny applications; the decision of the jurors is final.  We cannot guarantee same space assignment, but be assured we will try to keep you in same general area, if possible.  (No refunds after June 30, 2023)


*   Street Vendors – $350 (10’ x 10’ space), optional corner is $175 per corner.  We’ve discontinued the $25 clean-up deposit charged in previous years.  Vendors are responsible for cleaning their booth space so we don’t have to reinstate the deposit in the future.

*   Food on the Street (Consumables)  – $500 (10’ x 10’ space) + 10% of gross receipts (10% fee is being waived for 2023) + Health Dept. Permit Fee ($140)  and a refundable clean-up deposit of $100, returned upon inspection by Food Committee. Optional corner is $175 per corner.

*   Food on the Street (Prepackaged) – $350 (10’ x 10’ space) + Health Dept. Permit Fee ($140). Optional corner is $175 per corner.

Electricity limited to 110 volt – charge of $50.00 extra or you must provide your own and advise us in advance for proper placement. (extremely limited availability).

If paying by check, make all checks payable to: CBCA and mail to:
CBCA, P.O. Box 436, Clayton, CA  94517.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

$25.00 – Return check charge

Questions about the event?
Email: bbq.vendors@claytoncbca.org