Stone Soup Music Festival | August 24-25, 2024

Vendor Application

For over 30 years, the festival has celebrated the spirit of the folk tale Stone Soup, gathering the region together to showcase the talents of local musicians, artists, and businesses. Community vendors are a key ingredient to the festival's draw and success each summer! Review the details below to learn about participation as a festival vendor.

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An aerial view of the Stone Soup Music Festival.

Booth Pricing

Food Vendor (Single Booth - 10'x10')


Food Vendor (Double Booth - 20'x10')


Non-Food Commercial (Single Booth - 10'x10')


Non-Food Commercial (Double Booth - 20'x10')


Non-Food Commercial (Triple Booth - 30'x10')


Non-Food Non-Profit (Single Booth - 10'x'10')



  • The festival will take place on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2024 in the streets surrounding Ramona Garden Park in Grover Beach.
  • All vendors are required to be open for both days of the festival and operate on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM and on Sunday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. (We recommend remaining open until 9:00 PM on Saturday during the evening concerts.)
  • Setup times will be provided in the afternoon and evening on Friday, August 23 and the morning of Saturday, August 24. Security is provided overnight. Booth spaces are assigned upon arrival. We do not guarantee or reserve specific spaces.
  • This is a zero-waste event. Use of recyclable containers is mandatory. All waste will be collected by Eco Club Five Cities to be composted or recycled.
  • Food vendors must display pricing on menu boards.
  • All booths must be in good condition. Signage should be neat and professional looking.
  • Sale or display of weapons, replica weapons, tobacco and drug paraphernalia, items that promote the use of illicit substances, and pornographic materials are not permitted. Due to the festival's proximity to a youth center, booths promoting or selling cannabis are not permitted per BPC §26152.
  • Only whisper-quiet generators are permitted. Booths with generators may be assigned spaces away from performance stages.
  • Standard 15A, 120V electrical power is available for a charge of $75.00 per outlet.


  • Food vendors must have a San Luis Obispo County Health Permit and are subject to inspection by the Health Department and Fire Department.
  • ALL vendors selling items within the city limits of Grover Beach must hold a Grover Beach Business Tax Certificate. If your business does NOT have a certificate, we will obtain one on your behalf for $64.00 — the current rate charged by the City. Click here for more information.
  • All approved vendors are required by state law to submit the Special Events Certification Form CDTFA-410-D. See this link for more details.
  • All approved vendors must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance matching this example listing Clark Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. as additional insured.



The festival name traces back to a folk tale about a stranger's arrival in a starving village. The stranger promises to cook enough soup to feed the entire population. As the stranger cooks and tastes the soup, he asks each villager to contribute an ingredient for flavor. The result is a tasty, nourishing soup that feeds everyone. The moral is a reminder that by everyone pulling together and combining diverse strengths, much can be accomplished.

The founders of the Stone Soup Music Festival created the event with this story in mind. For over 30 years, each summer, the community joins together to provide a venue for a wide variety of local and guest musicians, artists, and food & merchandise vendors to celebrate cultural and ethnic diversities. The festival remains popular with locals as well as drawing thousands of visitors to Grover Beach and the surrounding communities.