2018 Ribberfest — August 17th and 18th If you are interested in vending at the 2018 Madison Ribberfest please send us a picture of your set-up, a menu with pricing, and a description of your cuisine. Mail it to Madison Ribberfest, 601 W. First St., Madison, Indiana 47250 or email it to

For more information please call 812-701-0127


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  1. Mike Nusbaum says:

    Are there still some vendor spots available? We are vending at the Jeffersonville Smokin on the River and would love to get in on this great festival as well.

    Whats the average attendance?

    I came 2 years ago and it was a great festival!

    • Kathy Ayers says:

      Hi Mike,
      Send me an email at I will get your information to the right committee chairman.

    • Kathy Ayers says:

      This is Kathy Ayers event director. Would you be able to send a hard copy kit of your unit and pricing?

      I will pass it on to the vending committee.
      I know they are planning to hit the ground running at the beginning of the year.
      A picture of your unit, your menu, and pricing to my attention, Madison Ribberfest 601 W. First Street, Madison, IN 47250
      Thanks so much

  2. I would like to know if you are taking new food vendors? My husband and I are K & M Concessions, DBA DR Vegetable! We sell fresh hand battered deep fried vegetables, blooming onions, deep fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, hand cut and battered mozzarella sticks, corn dogs and pork tenderlion sandwiches. I would like to submit an application, but I wanted to make sure you were still looking for vendors, and didn’t already have what we offer! We are part of the Swiss Wine Festival in August, so we are familar with the area and the great people of your community! You can check our set-up out at ! Thanks for your consideration!
    Kelly Thompson
    K&M Concessions (DBA DR Vegetable)

    • Chantel says:

      Hi Kelly,
      We have all our vendor slots filled for this year. However, you are welcome to click on this link, and download and submit a vendor app. When spots DO open up for new vendors, we look to the apps we have on file to invite folks in. Thank you!

    • Kathy Ayers says:

      Hi Kelly,
      We have a full venue of vendors for 2016. However, if you would like to send us a hard copy picture of your unit, and your menu and pricing we will put it in our Vendor File. We refer to this file if we have a cancellation. Thanks so much for your interest in Madison Ribberfest.

  3. Mike Galante says:

    Hi Kelly,

    Do you allow non food / craft vendors?

    We have attended KCBS Events around the Midwest in Westmont, Arthur, St. Louis, New Palestine, etc.

    Thank you,
    Mike G.

    • Kathy Ayers says:

      Hi Mike,
      We have a very tight footprint and have not had other than food vendors to date. That may not be out of the question (although it is for this year) it may be something we could look at in the future. Thanks for asking.

  4. Amy Conley says:

    We would love to be part of the event in 2017. Can you please keep us updated when the vendor applications will be available?


    Amy and Jim

    • Kathy Ayers says:

      Hi Amy and Jim,
      Please make an electronic submission of pictures, menu and pricing to I will make sure it gets to our Vendor committee. Or you can mail us the information hard copy to Kathy Ayers, 601 W. First St., Madison, IN 47250 Thanks again.

  5. Mary Laughlin says:

    Good Day! I was was wondering if I could send in my information for consideration for this years Ribberfest 2017. Who would I send it to ? I would greatly appreciate the chance to submit my menu, pictures of our concession trailer. We can provide you with certificate of insurance.
    Thank you for your time,
    Mary Laughlin

    • Kathy Ayers says:

      Hi Mary,
      Thank you for your interest in Madison Ribberfest. You can either send a electronic copy to our email or a hard copy to my attention Kathy Ayers, 601 W. First St., Madison, IN 47250
      We need a picture of your unit, your menu with pricing. I will make sure our Vendor committee gets it. Thanks again, Kathy

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