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Join us on August 17th for our Annual Cultural Marketplace Fair!


Vendors, Food Trucks, Community Groups! 

We’re seeking creatives and local artisans from across New England for JASRI’s 41st annual Black Ships Festival… where creativity and community come together. With more than 4,000 attendees expected again this year, it’s one of the Ocean State's most enjoyable family-friendly events. The entire community is invited to attend and admission is free!


Ready to join us?

Here’s the link to fill out the Black Ships Fetival Vendor application:

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•    All participants must have final approval by the JASRI Executive committee.


If you have any questions, please email


JASRI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Vendor Admission

  • The Black Ships Cultural Marketplace Fair is on Saturday, August 17th, 2024, from 10:00am-3:00pm in Independence Park, Bristol. This is a family-friendly event, so the Town of Bristol and JASRI ask for everyone’s cooperation in keeping this event enjoyable and safe for all.

    • All booth space measures 10’ x 10’. Please bring your own tent, tables, chairs, change for transactions, and present your craft in an attractive display. 

    • Booths may be set up as early as 8:00 a.m. on the day of the Fair. Earlier setup can be arranged on a case-by-case basis. There is street parking available. We request that booths remain set up until the close of the Fair at 3:00 p.m.

    • This is a Rain or Shine event.

    • Materials cannot be left overnight.

    • The registration fee is not refundable after July 15th 2024.

    • All participants must have final approval by the JASRI Executive committee.

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