Applications for Vendors, Sponsors, and Contests

 Average attendance has been 20,000 and can be higher or slightly lower depending on the weather.  Each year new items are added to the festival to keep it fresh and to keep the crowds happy and coming back .  The fairl enjoys visitors from several states as well as the surrounding counties.


Not every vendor that applies is accepted into the festival so get your application in early. 

There is no better way to get your name in front of your customers than advertising at an event for the community.  Become a part of the Gaston All American Fair by picking a level of sponsorship and show your support.


 Regardless of your target audience, supporting the community is always a good business decision. Please contact us for more information regarding sponsorships if you have questions after reading the information on the different levels available.  We look forward to having you in the Gastonia July 4th Festival family.

Eating Contests

Have you ever been told you can pack it away?  Do you consider eating a sport?  Maybe you should enter one of our three eating contests.  Watermelon, pie, and hotdogs are all on the menue for this event.  Enter one or all three categories.


If you can manage to stuff more in your mouth than everybody else then you will walk away with a certificate and the bragging rights until next year.  Practice losing those manners and see if you have the stomach for it.  Entry forms will be available the day of the festival but each contest has a limited number of available entries so sign up early and reserve your space.