Apply to be a Vendor

Read the information for participating vendors and submit a Vendor Application below. All participating vendors must first register with the DOR and obtain a Certificate of Registration.  Please do not apply until you have a Certificate of Registration. 

(Please note: If you would like to participate with an Outreach Booth where you do not sell items but instead promote your organization, hand out information etc. you DO NOT need a Certificate of Registration. Instead submit the requested information below and register as an Outreach Booth.)

We have one event accepting vendor applications this year:

  • Family Farm Animal Day--June 29th

All vendor applications are due two weeks prior to the event. 

Information for Participating Vendors:

This pertains to ALL events eligible to Vendors at Duke Homestead.

Artists, Artisans and Crafts Persons: Duke Homestead supports local North Carolina arts and crafts persons, and requires that participating vendors make the wares they are selling. Please no direct sell items

Juried Event: All applications for participation will be reviewed by the Duke Homestead staff. Participants will receive notification if their application is accepted. Vendors may use one application to apply for multiple events. Duke Homestead will notify vendors which events they have been accepted for. All participating vendors must register with the DOR and obtain a Certification of Registration.

Inclement Weather Policy:  The full day events will start at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. rain or shine unless specified by the Sponsor. Please be prepared to cover or move your displays if necessary.    

Covering:  A securely anchored tent, awning, or umbrella is permitted within the booth space. Participants must provide their own tables and chairs for their booth space.

Vendor Fee:  No fee is required. However, we do request a donation of an item to our raffle benefiting the Duke Homestead Education and History Corporation, if possible.

Liability:  The Participant agrees to assume all liability for any injury or damage to the Participant’s person and for any injury, damages, or theft of the Participant’s property as a result of participation in this event.

Taxes, Licenses:  The Participant agrees to assume the responsibility for paying all state, federal, and/or any other taxes or fees which may be applicable for participation in this event.

Time of Set-Up:  8:30 am - 10:00 am 

Time of Event:   10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Time of Breakdown:  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Required as of 2016: 

By law (G.S. § 66-255), all DNCR divisions and facilities that hold events must complete a vendor list. The registration list must clearly and legibly show each vendor's name, permanent address, and Sales and Use Tax ID number. 

Each vendor participating in an event or selling and offering goods for sale at a DNCR facility must register with the DOR and obtain a Certificate of Registration.

In order to obtain a Certificate of Registration, a person must complete form NC-BR Business Registration Application, available through online registration from the DOR website at:

The DNCR facility must require each vendor to exhibit a valid certificate of registration for visual inspection by the DCR facility at the time of registration; and must require each vendor to keep the Certificate of Registration noticeably displayed, so as to be visible for inspection by patrons of the vendor at the places or locations at which the goods are offered for sale. 

The DOR requires DNCR to submit in advance the list of all vendors registered prior to an event or prior to coming onsite to participate or sell goods. For this reason, all vendor applications are due one month prior to the event. 

Vendor Application

Please submit the following information to to apply to be a vendor: 


Company Name

NC Sales and Use Tax ID Number

Email Address

Phone Number

Permanent Address

Items to be sold

Which event(s) you would like to attend