Booth Applications

We are excited to be celebrating the 36th anniversary of Steppin' Out this year!

Steppin' Out is not only the area's premier festival, it has become the Town of Blacksburg's very own family reunion. Crowds have been estimated at more than 45,000 for the weekend - always the first Friday and Saturday in August.

Two types of booths are available, for vendors and community organizations.

Arts/Crafts Vendor Information

Our Arts/Crafts Vendor Application Information has the details on eligibility (for example, all arts and crafts must be handmade - no buy/sell merchandise accepted). Booth size, set up and tear down times, and the application process are also covered. Deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016.

Booth Applications

Helium Balloon Policy

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. acknowledges the potential dangers to the environment which can be caused by helium filled balloons. Therefore the use of helium balloons at festivals and events presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. will not be permitted.

Balloons filled with helium are not allowed to be sold, given away, on display, or in the booth of any vendor. Balloons that are not filled with helium, such as water balloons and balloons used to create balloon animals are allowed but must be correctly disposed of in a trash can after use. Policy Adopted October 2014

Laureen Blakemore

Tel: 540-951-0454