Shop Local Raleigh Seeks Vendors for Destination Dix Festival

Raleigh, NC— The City of Raleigh announced Destination Dix, a free, family-friendly event at Dix Park. On July 23. The event marks the one-year anniversary of the City of Raleigh purchasing the Dorothea Dix campus from the State of North Carolina.

Destination Dix activities and features include: a Ferris wheel, tethered hot air balloon rides, kids crafts and inflatables, a vision wall, lawn games and a Touch-a-Truck area. There will also be shade areas to escape the summer sun, a picnic area, a beer garden, vendors and food trucks. Event attendees will have the opportunity to share their vision for the 308-acre property located south of downtown by doing various activities throughout the day.

Shop Local Raleigh is seeking food and merchandise vendors that are interested in participating in the event. We are currently seeking applications from locally owned and independent businesses looking to set up a booth to sell merchandise, food trucks and restaurants wanting to sell their cuisine.

To apply to be a vendor, please visit the Shop Local Raleigh website online by following the links below.

Food Vendor Application:

Merchandise Vendor Application:


About Shop Local Raleigh
Shop Local Raleigh is a non-profit organization run by the GRMA, which has been serving Raleigh businesses since 1944. Shop Local Raleigh promotes and supports locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s about making your hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy and helping to preserve the unique character of Raleigh.



Peter Thompson

Program Assistant, Shop Local Raleigh

(919) 256 3628