National Exhibitor Application

You can download the National Exhibitor Application and mail it to our address

or you can complete the online registration form below.

Please make sure you fill out all the blanks in the form. For the “Captcha” part, enter the numbers or words you see in the little picture in the box “Type the text”. If you have problems, do not hesitate to call the CIF office: 803-799-3452 or Cell: 803-767-8125.

National Exhibitor Application


    National Exhibit booths are free. Generally only ONE booth is available per country; however organizers reserve the right to allow more than one group to represent a country if warranted. Displays can include (but are not limited to) posters, pictures, art, sculpture, souvenirs, books, paintings, etc. Exhibits should reflect your country's national character. Interactive features are encouraged; ideas include writing names in your language, showing videos, demonstrating instruments or skills and telling stories about the clothes and pictures on display. Special stamps may be provided so you can validate children’s “passports” on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You must register by the deadline to guarantee the inclusion of your country in the passport. We encourage you to contact your “region” coordinator while planning your exhibit (call the Festival/IFM Office at either 803-799-3452 or 803-318-0800 for the coordinator’s phone number). You may NOT SELL anything in a National Exhibit. However, as a national exhibitor, you may opt to purchase an additional booth in the International Bazaar and/or in the food court if you wish to sell items/food.
  • ***One skirted table and two chairs are included in each booth registration.***
  • Please tell us if you need any extra tables or chairs for your booth below.
  • Submit the following:

    Completed Application (and a check/money order for the extra rental items). Please make checks payable to Columbia International Festival and mail to 610 Pickens St. Columbia, SC 29201. Fees are non-refundable unless the application is rejected. Fees are also non-refundable for no-shows (bazaar vendors/service organizations). NOTE: National exhibitors are RESPONSIBLE for their country’s flag bearer in the Parade of Nations and are encouraged to participate in the Adult’s Fashion Show. Please fill out and submit those forms as well.
  • Agreement

    I, the undersigned, wish to participate in the Columbia International Festival and I have read and agree to abide by the festival rules. As the representative of the group/ organization named on this form, I also acknowledge responsibility for any loss or damage to people or property caused by anyone we enlist to help us during the festival, and I further release the Columbia International Festival Committee, its agents and festival staff/volunteers, and the SC State Fairgrounds and its employees from any claims concerning my organization or volunteers resulting from events at the festival. I am responsible for listing all workers related to my group (including children ages six & up) on the crew list and making sure all participants are informed of and understand festival regulations.