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To complete your application, click this link thru Vendrly.  All vendor applications should be submitted no later than Friday, September 15th, 2023


I(We) am (are) applying for (please check below):

* Includes 10ft x 10ft Space. Oversized Space is Negotiable. Call (800) 253-3397 for arrangements.  All vendors are required to pay a $35 vendor application for the City of Lithonia. This fee should be included with your payment to the CGCF.

STEP 2.  Read Carefully

Rules and Regulations


Full payment must be made with the submission of the application in order to reserve your space/booth by October 6th, 2023. After October 6th, 2023, please add a late fee of $25. Payments willnot be taken on the day of the event unless special arrangements have been made in advance.

  1. Vendors must provide their own tables and tents.

  2. All displays must be visually attractive, well organized and sufficiently staffed.

  3. All display items and products to be sold or distributed must fit within the contracted vending space.

  4. Vendors are responsible for adequate means of safe-keeping goods and receipts.

  5. Vendors are totally responsible for the safety of all accompanying children.

  6. Vendors are required to exhibit a customer friendly attitude.

  7. Disassembling of booths/space must start at 7:00 p.m. leaving the contracted space as it was found.

  8. Vendors must dismantle and depart no later than 8 p.m.

  9. Vendors selling food will be expected to abide by the county health guidelines. Vendors are welcome

  10. to include any green vegetable other than Collard Greens on their menus. Collard Greens will be limited to the festival’s Collard Green Booth and the participants in the Collard Green Cook-Off but not for those    bringing samples for “A Taste of Collard Greens” (a new addition to the festival).

  11. Assignment of booths will be sent prior to the day of the festival. No change of booth location will be allowed during the day of the festival.

  12. Vendors shall not transfer, assign, or sublease this Vendor Application or Vendor’s rental of vendor booth space to any other party without the prior written consent of the Vendor manager.

  13. Vendor shall be responsible for Vendor’s safety

  14. Limited electrical power available, safe and quiet generators are allowed.

  15. Security will be on site, all security related issues must be reported to security immediately.

  16. Vendors shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Collard Greens Cultural Festival, The City of Lithonia, The City of Lithonia Mayor’s Office, its representatives, members, employees and volunteers from and against any and all liabilities, damages, losses, costs, or expenses resulting from a claim, suit, or    proceeding made brought by Vendor or a third party against any planning committee member of the Metro Atlanta Collard Greens Cultural Festival (MACGCF) arising out of or in any way connected with Vendor’s participation in the MACGCF, except to the extent such liability, damage, loss or expenses is the  result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of any MACGCF representative.

  17. Please make money orders and checks payable to: Collard Greens Cultural Festival, 6920 Main Street,  Lithonia, GA 30058 or CashApp: $MamaNo and Zelle: or PayPal:                  






I hereby certify that I have read the attached information and fully agree to abide by the rules, terms and conditions stated herein. I also agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, MACGCF Planning Committee, The City of Lithonia, The City of Lithonia Mayor’s Office including its officers, directors, employees, agents and /or volunteers, from any and all demands, claims or liability of any nature, caused by or arising out of the performance of this agreement.

STEP 3.  Acknowledgement & Checkout

Thanks for submitting


$25 per Second

* [ALL PAYMENTS ARE TO: Collard Greens Cultural Festival]


Event Dates: Saturday, September 24th (Virtual)

& Sunday, September 25th (Live Event), 2022

Event Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.


VENDORS WILL SETUP BETWEEN: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


NO VENDOR SET UP AFTER 11:00 am without special arrangements.


Download your vendor application below and submit with your payment no later than September 23, 2022


For special arrangements, please call:


800.253.3397 (hotline)


Event Date: October 7th, 2023

Event Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.


VENDORS WILL SETUP BETWEEN: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


NO VENDOR SET UP AFTER 11:00 a.m. without special arrangements.


Click the following link to complete your OCGCF vendor application with Vendorly


For special arrangements, please call:


800.253.3397 (hotline)


Although new to Atlanta, the MACGCF (Metro-Atlanta Collard Greens Cultural Festival) has roots in East Palo Alto, California.  Festival founder, Dr. Mama Nobantu Ankoanda, began the event in 1998 as a way to raise funds for the Shule Mandela Academy. Today, it is highly anticipated by the thousands who ​attend and has been emulated by communities in Philadelphia, PA, and soon to be in communities such as Chicago, IL and Fort Worth, TX . Mama Nobantu, as she is fondly known, now claims Atlanta as home, and has been approached for several years to start one in Georgia. As a result, the festival has been hosted by three different communities within Metro-Atlanta...the Shrine of the Black Madonna, Vine City Opportunity Program, Inc. and the City of Lithonia. These different venues has brought the MACGCF to another level.

The first Atlanta Collard Green Cultural Festival in 2010 was a resounding success!  Many new collaborations arose out of this festival, including the National Soul Food Museum, the Sustainable Black Summit, aka Black Sustainability, Inc., the People's Village Project and an exciting Black Farmer's Market.



The upcoming 2023 festival will be the 14th annual and we look forward to MACGCF being a permanent tradition in Georgia as it is in East Palo Alto, California. We look forward to the day that the Collard Greens Cultural Festival will be a festival sustained throughout the nation.

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