CityFest lining up event vendors

Alabaster CityFest organizers are working to line up vendors for the 2013 event at Municipal Park. (File)

Alabaster CityFest organizers are working to line up vendors for the 2013 event at Municipal Park. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Organizers of Shelby County’s largest event are encouraging vendors to sign up soon, as space is limited and dozens of vendors are turned away each year.

Alabaster’s CityFest is scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at the city’s Municipal Park near Thompson High School.

Alabaster Arts Council President Adam Moseley said he and other CityFest organizers are in the process of booking vendors for the event on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“We’ve already got a lot of vendors, and we are trying to make a push to get everyone to sign up early this year,” Moseley said. “It makes it easier for everyone when folks sign up early.”

The daylong CityFest typically features more than 100 local and out-of-town vendors, and demand for vendor space usually rises as the event nears, Moseley said.

“We’ve tried to expand our vendor area, but because of the venue we are close to having as many as we can fit,” Moseley said. “We usually have to turn away 30 to 50 vendors a year.”

Vendors interested in signing up for the festival should visit Alabastercityfest.com/vendor-application.

CityFest organizers currently are working to line up musical acts for this year’s event, and are set to announce the headline act soon, Moseley said.