• Salem Chamber Street Fairs

    The Essex Street Fair has been officially postponed until 2021. We are waiting for the Commonwealth Guidelines and City of Salem guidance to make a decision on the Haunted Biz Baz (The decision whether or not to organize the Biz Baz is expected to be made the first half of August).

  • Salem Chamber Haunted Biz Baz & Essex Street Fair

  • Haunted Biz Baz

    Date: Saturday, October 3, & Sunday, October 4, 2020 (tentative)
    Time: Saturday 10am - 8pm; Sunday 10am - 6pm
    Location: Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and surroundings

    Be one of over 80 vendors to participate in the Haunted Happenings festivities by reserving your spot at the Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Biz Baz that will be held on October 4 (10am-8pm) & October 5, 2020 (10am-6pm).  The event is really the kick-off of Haunted Happenings, and annually draws tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Salem.  Register early, space is limited!

    Your Space: 10’ by 10’ (1 additional space may be rented)
    Deadline: September 4, 2020
    Payment due with application - will be refunded if applicant is not selected


    • The event will be held rain or shine.
    • Once selected, fees are nonrefundable
    • Set up time is 8am and break down time is 8pm/6pm
    • No generators will be allowed.  (NO EXCEPTIONS - This will be enforced in 2019)


    Haunted Biz Baz Fee Schedule:   (Members /  Non-Members)
    Vendors:   $200 $400
    Handmade Arts & Crafts:   $150 *   $250 *  
    Non-profit Organizations:   $100 **   $150 **    
    Food Vendors:   $250 ***     $500 ***    

    (All fees MUST be remitted with application.)

    *     Handmade arts & craft rate only applies to those vendors that make the arts & crafts themselves. Only items that qualify under this category may be sold in your space.
    **      Non-profits must attach copy of Determination Letter from the IRS or other proof of non-profit status.    
    ***     Limited to 6 Food Vendor spaces total.  Chamber members will receive priority placement. Food Vendors must obtain all necessary permits from the Chamber, and return along with payments and Biz Baz application by September 6th.


    • The Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to refuse vendors selling merchandise already sold by year-round retailers in the downtown area, for example, Salem, Boston or witch-themed tee-shirts/sweatshirts/caps.
    • The City of Salem requires that all vendors participating in the Essex Street Fair must fill in the attached Board of Probation Inquiry Request for Criminal Record (CORI) form.  Please return with your application and payment to the Salem Chamber of Commerce.

    Essex Street Fair - Due to COVID-19 applications will not be available until May 1, 2021

    Date: Saturday, August 8, & Sunday, August 9, 2020
    Time: Saturday 10am - 6pm; Sunday 10am - 6pm
    Location: Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and surroundings

    Please email info@salem-chamber.org if you would like to be placed on our vendor mailing list.


    APPLICATIONS - Due to COVID-19 applications will not be available until the go/no go decision has been made.

    For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Tel.: 978.744.0004 or e-mail us at info@salem-chamber.org.