Upcoming Changes For Hester Street Fair

We’re Going Zero-Waste

What is Zero Waste? 

We are taking steps to make sure we reduce all waste coming from the fair this season. This means different materials will be properly disposed of at our newly separated waste stations.

Vendor Changes

We now require all vendors to use 100% compostable service ware. All service ware that is compostable will have a label directly on it that identifies it as compostable. If vendors do not comply with this requirement, Hester Street Fair will be able to fine vendors for the disruption of the initiative up to $100.

For our food vendors, here is a great source of our recommended service ware providers: https://www.ecoproductsstore.com/hot_cups.html.

Common Ground Compost

To make zero waste possible, we are excited to partner with Common Ground Compost! They are a passionate organization who is dedicated to the reorganization of recycling in NYC. Interested in how they can help your business become zero waste too? Read more about them here.

Food Fests Are Being Moved To Sundays

Expect your Sundays to get a lot more active this year. We’ve taken off a few of our most beloved themes and are placing them on the Sunday calendar. From increased vendor and audience participation last year, we want everyone to have more room and simply be comfortable.

What events can you look forward to on a Sunday?

Lobster & Beer, Ice Cream Social, Dog Day, our Coffe Competition, and Vegan Fest.

We’re Raising Our Prices

Starting March 1st we will make a slight increase to the following tents: 6’x6′, 8’x8′, and 10’x10′.

Girl Power, Pride Fest, and Vegan Day will be issued a slight increase as well to match the pricing on our full-season application. The price increase will not affect our hot-food vendors, or the following special events: CBD Fest or Lobster & Beer.
Find our applications here if you want to sign up with last year’s prices.

Special Guests Will Host Our Saturday Markets

What will our special guests do?

Our lineup of guest-hosts will be bringing in brands, artists, friends of their own. You’ll be able to shop for their products and step into their experiences; entering into the host’s world for a very special day.

Who will the special guests be?

Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming announcement! A full list will be out soon…