Unlike many other events, Wasteland Weekend does NOT charge a fee to vend. Each vendor simply buys an ordinary admission ticket. HOWEVER, you must get approval to be a vendor. This is so that we can ensure that the items you are planning to sell will be of interest to our attendees and can fit in somewhat with our overall post-apocalyptic theme.
There are two main areas vendors can set up: Outside the gates of Wasteland City (where there are still many tribe camps and some themed atmosphere) or inside the gates of Wasteland City (where all vehicles and campsites must be 100% themed, including vendors).
Anyone selling anything at Wasteland Weekend (clothing, handmade items, food, ANYTHING) will need to have a California City business license. This is in addition to any other permits or licenses from the county or state that you may already have. This annual business license costs $51 and there is a form you will need to fill out. This payment must be submitted to California City BEFORE you begin selling at Wasteland Weekend. To be clear, this is a fee paid directly to the city and we don’t get any of it. Wasteland Weekend still does not charge its vendors any kind of fee. You can download a copy of the California City Business License Application for 2015-2016 here.
If you are interested in vending at Wasteland 2015, please send an email for approval to:
vendors at wastelandweekend dot com