Food Vendor Information

2019 Invitation

Welcome to the 42nd annual Santa’s Art Shop Arts & Craft Show, located at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, California. Santa’s Art Shop features over 200 Exhibitors selling original arts, crafts & food. Last year, more than seven thousand enthusiastic holiday shoppers visited Santa’s Art Shop; making it the largest and most popular 2-day show in the area. We have a total of just over 25,000 square feet of indoor space and over 4,000 square feet of outdoor space along the Midway for you to attractively showcase your wares. Publicity for this event is widespread, covering parts of Central and Southern California.

Show Days

Saturday, December 7th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 8th,  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Set-up Days

Friday, December 6th, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 7th, 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the show, exhibitors will receive details via email regarding:

  • booth/space location
  • vehicle parking
  • and other helpful information.

To be a Food Vendor

All Food Vendors must complete: the application with the appropriate fees, and mail-in: a copy of their Temporary Food Location Permit, & Certificate of Insurance (or purchase insurance with application fees). To get a Temporary Food Location Permit contact:

Kern County Environmental Health Services Dept. (661) 862-8715

Participation in this show is solely at the discretion of the Santa’s Art Shop review committee.

Food Vendor Deadlines

Food Vendor application, fees, permits, & insurance certificates must be received by November 1, 2019. Venue placement is based on a first-paid, first-reserved basis.

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation with a request for refund must be received in writing no later than November 1, 2019. A refund will be mailed, less a $75 cancellation fee, within two weeks from the date the request is received.

Multiple Occupancy

More than one vendor may share the same booth space; however, each vendor must submit separate applications, copies of all permits, and insurance certificates.

California Seller’s Permit

To participate in Santa’s Art Shop, you must have a valid & current California Seller’s Permit. The number must be included on your application. For information regarding a Seller’s Permit contact:

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)
1800 30th Street, Suite 380, Bakersfield, CA 93310
(661) 395-2880

RV Parking

For RV reservations, information, and fees call the Desert Empire Fairgrounds at (760) 375-8000

To Apply

Click the link below to download a pdf application.

Download our PDF application and send it in via the US Postal Service

Santa’s Art Shop
109 N. Sanders Street
Ridgecrest, CA 93555