Old Lyme Midsummer Festival

Vendors / Musicians / Food Purveyors

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor for Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival.

Food and Artisan Vendors as well as Musicians are encouraged to reach out to individual partners to inquire about opportunities to participate in the Festival. Not all partner sites are seeking vendors or musicians; view the opportunities available below.

Please note, all vendor wares are subject to the approval of the hosting partner organization and must be within the spirit and mission of the Festival which is to present a public arts, history, cultural, and educational event, and in doing so promotes each partner’s present day mission, while increasing awareness and tourism for the community of Old Lyme.

All approved food purveyors will comply with the Old Lyme Health Department and will be responsible for applying for a food permit with the town at at least 30 days prior to the event.

1Old Lyme-PGN Library

2 Library Lane
Seeking artisan crafts. Popular destination for families and adults. High visibility location with easy access to facilities and onsite-parking for vendors. Space cost: $50. Contact: Katie Huffman or 860-434-1684 ext.110

3 Fence Show Artists

Center School Front Lawn (49 Lyme Street)
The Fence Show Artists are seeking Fine Art Artists. For 25 years we have exhibited at the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival. In true Parisian style, under shady trees and a grassy lawn, we put up fences where everyone hangs their work. Each artist has around 16ft. Very successful and low maintenance tradition. Cost is $35. Contact: Liz McGee

10 Lyme Art Association

90 Lyme Street
Prime location with high foot-traffic on the Association’s front lawn, in the heart of the festival. Limited space available, from $100. Contact: Gary Parrington at

11 Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme Street
Artisan crafts and food purveyors. Various covered locations overlooking scenic Lieutenant River. Please email both Donna Carlson and Matt Greene

Press inquiries: Please contact Tammi Flynn at or 860-434-5542, ext. 109.

Advertising/Promotion opportunities: Please contact Cathy at

To share old pictures and memorabilia from past festivals: Please share at

All other inquiries: Please contact Cheryl Poirier, Festival Chair, at