Thank you so much in your interest in being part of First Friday Poughkeepsie!


How to Apply to be a Vendor:

Step 1. Please email our event planner, Bianca Hendricks for application at

In your email, include the following:

  • Name of Business:
  • Email:
  • Contact Name:
  • Phone Number:

All vendor applications will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as possible.


Step 2. Once approved, we will send you a Individual Vendor Permit Application that must be filled out and returned to City Chamberlain Office at City Hall, along with the application is a $35 fee payable to the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • This is due no later than Aug. 2nd by 12pm

Food Vendors: In addition to the Individual Vendor Permit Application, we will also send you a temporary food permit that needs to be submitted to the DOH, if you do not already have one on file. The fee for the permit is $30.

  • This is due no later than Aug. 2nd by 12pm


Step 3. Share the event, let the world know you will be at First Friday 🙂


Step 4. During the week of the event, we will send out vendor information regarding set up and break down.


Key Things To Remember:

  • Event is Rain or Shine
  • We will only provide you with a space at the event and access to electricity if requested in advance
  • You are responsible for bringing in everything you need (tent, table, chairs, etc)
  • A detailed map and vendor information sheet will be sent out to the week of the event.
  • A $25 gift certificate is required to be donated to First Friday and will be collected when you set up on the day of the event
    • (We will use to gift certificate / gift to be raffled off on social media to promote the event or at the actual event)


If you have any questions regarding First Friday, please reach out to Bianca Hendricks at