Vendor Market


A haven for boaters, music lovers, and families, Cheat Fest is always a great demonstration of public support for increased awareness and access to the Cheat River’s outstanding natural and recreational qualities. Along with a full day of live music, fest goers enjoy the Art Market, climbing wall, and booths offering paddling and outdoor gear, specialty items and fantastic food. The “Massacre-ence” downriver race is held the Friday evening before the festival and the Cheat Fest 5K foot race is held the morning of the festival. Cheat Fest features a silent auction, and our vendors always help us make it a success by donating merchandise. Cheat Fest is turning 22 this year – help us make it the best fest yet! Please join us!


Vendor Perks

  • Exposure to an audience of roughly 3,000 outdoor enthusiastsCM2014_35
  • Two (2) free festival passes (vendor + 1 guest)
  • On-site camping for vendor + guest
  • Extra exposure to festival goers through silent auction donations (optional)

Vendor Guidelines

Cheat Fest 2016 – Vendor Guidelines


Vendor Pre-Registration: ($150/Booth) 10/1/2015 – 3/1/2016

Vendor Late-Registration: ($200/Booth) 3/2/2016-4/1/2016

Registration must be submitted online, and via the link below. Payment can be made through Paypal or by check. All vendors must confirm availability before registering. Full payment must be received to secure a booth.

Click here to register as a vendor


  •  While we seek to place returning vendors in their preferred spots, booth locations will be determined by the festival coordinator in accordance with site needs.
  • This is a family friendly event and we reserve the right to refuse vendors representing unsuitable items.
  • The number of free festival passes is limited to two per booth; vendors can buy additional admission tickets online for $15 in advance, or $20 at the gate.
  • On-site camping is available only to vendors, musicians, and select volunteers.
  • We seek to keep Cheat Fest a fun and successful event for everyone involved. If you have special needs, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate them.

In our continued effort to lessen our environmental impact, vendor registration for 2016 will be paperless. If you have any questions, or need assistance with the registration process, please contact the festival coordinator Ellie Bell at or 304-329-3621.

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