There are so many ways to be part of our Worldfest community!

California WorldFest is presented by The Center for the Arts, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in Grass Valley, promoting and presenting music/literary/visual arts events & youth programming for the enrichment of our community.



Marketplace hours are:
Thursday 4pm-10pm Friday & Saturday 9am-11pm Sunday 9am-10pm

Join our marketplace of international and local artisans at Worldfest 2022!

The artisans are set up outdoors between stages. Electricity is available. This is a juried show with up to 45 artisans displaying their wares. Handmade arts and crafts are welcome as well as imported items. In your submission please include:

3 photos of your wares including one showing your booth set up.
A list of items you sell and their prices.
A list of other events you have participated in with references we may contact.
Do NOT send samples. Photos will NOT be returned.

The 2022 application deadline has now passed, and the waitlist is full.  Please check back with us in January 2023 for new applications.

Artisan Booths range in price:
10′ X 10′ = $580
10’X 20’= $795
10’X30′ = $950

Booths are 10′ deep and various lengths long.    There is a $100 cleaning deposits and proof of insurance are required.
Vendors must bring their own to-code fire extinguisher.

Set Up:
Thursday 8am-3pm (vendors must arrive by 12noon)
Booth tear down is scheduled for Monday morning. Vendors must be clear of the fairgrounds, including all trash, by 11am on Monday.  Vendors who wish to begin strike early please note: NO booths can be struck until ALL patrons have left the festival Sunday night (likely around midnight).

Contact with any questions, or call Box Office 530.274.8384


Food booth prices for range from $900-2,000 for all four days of the festival.

Price depends on location. No daily percentage taken. Includes 4 Festival camping passes.
Vending hours are:
Thursday 4pm-10pm Friday & Saturday 9am-11pm Sunday 9am-10pm

Do you have some yum to share at Worldfest 2022?

Food booth prices for range from $900-2,000 for all four days of the festival.  Price depends on location.  No daily percentage taken.  Includes 4 Festival camping passes.

Food Concessions are set up between stages in an outdoor location. Water and Electricity are available.

In your submission include:
– 3 photos of your booth set up including one showing your food being served.  Photos will NOT be returned.
– A sample menu of items you sell and their prices.
– A list of other events you have participated in and references we can contact.

The 2022 application deadline has now passed, and the waitlist is full.  Please check back with us in January 2023 for new applications.

Food booths range in price:
$900-2,000 depending on the location and size
$100 cleaning deposit and Insurance is required

Booth sizes are 12′ wide x 12′ long

Food vendors MUST have their Environmental Health paperwork and TFF in Nevada County upon the application process in January.

– We are requiring all vendors to serve food and drink in/on compostable paper plates, bowls, and cups.
– Only drink vendors are allowed to sell drinks as Worldfest runs the beverage kiosk
– No RV hook-ups for Vendor Camping
– No Pets Allowed in fairgrounds or camping area
– No fire allowed in campgrounds
– No generators
– Vendors must provide their own to-code fire extinguisher

Contact with any questions, or call Box Office 530.274.8384.for 2022


Workshop Instructors are given complimentary tickets to the festival the day of the workshop.

Celebrate, teach, learn, grow, and play with us at WorldFest Workshops 2022.

Join us in many locations throughout the festival for an eclectic range of WorldFest Workshops.

Choose from yoga classes, meditation sessions, artist-led playshops, drum workshops (Middle Eastern Rhythms, Steel Drums, Brazilian Drumming to name a few!), dance/movement offerings (from Partner Dance 101 to Tribal Belly Dance) and many more!

WorldFest Workshops will take you on a journey around the world and back again to the heart of Northern California–Gold Country!

These workshops add to the WorldFest experience by engaging participants in hands-on learning, playing and practicing. In most workshops the leaders provide instruments or props, and you are always welcome to bring your own! 

Workshops before 9am are available for camping patrons only.


Buskers get free admission to WorldFest on the day(s) you play in exchange for 2-3 of sets of music.

Be part of the performance at WorldFest 2022!

Busking is a great way to welcome people into the festival and share your music.

WorldFest Buskers are a diverse group of performers: solo artists playing original songs, duos and quartets playing jazz and Americana classics, the occasional A cappella sing-along, jammin DJs and much more! You’ll find Buskers at the Gate 1 main festival entrance and just across the way from the WorldFest Music Marketplace. Sets start at both locations on the hour and usually last 45-50 minutes. Tipping and smiles are always welcome, but not required.

Times range between 10AM to 5PM and we’re looking for solo, duo, trio or a quartet size acts.

Note: we’re not able to accommodate full electric band style acts, think more semi-acoustic as would be the case with a street busking scene.

The application deadline for 2022 has passed.


Asana Foods – California Cuisine

CoCo’s Lazy Dog Ice Cream

Danny’s Vegan

Delicious Eats and Treats

Drink To Your Health LLC/Cocolectro

Frozen Fantasies

Grajeda’s Mexican Grill

Gramma’s House

Grass Valley Soda Co.


India Gourmet Inc

Java Johns

K and P Kickin’ Kettle Corn


Lydia’s Kind Foods

Phil Me Up

The Eggroll People, Inc

The Juicery Fairfax, Inc

The Nacho Mama

Tropical Sno

Yaki Yaki


Africa love
Anjali Collective
Bam Bu Clothing
Basket Case
Blonde Vagabond
Body Butter Lady / Serenity Lady
BoHo Lounge
Chris Dacre
Collective Journey Art
Crockett Tiles
Crucial Vibes Unlimited, LLC
Crystaline Nature LLC
Dolce Vita
Dom Chi Designs
Earthbound Gems LLC
Funshine Daydreams
Gangchen gifts
Gypsy Jenny’s Joyful Boutique
Joy Road Jewelry
Kreative Design
Live Wire Neon

Lobos Del Mar

MoonLake Designs

Morea Designs

Naro Creations



Saraba African arts

Satya Imports


Sinns Art

Tenzing Collections

The Different Drum

The Traveling Stones

Tranquill Gardens AKA The Shaman’s Garden

Tres Spa

Tropic Options

Uppitees Fashions

What’s In Store

Wild Wing Creations


Yaocuauhtli Leather Works

Zeyma collection