How do I become a merchant?

Please visit our New Merchants page.

When does merchant online registration begin?

This does not apply to new merchants.

Merchants without a working email address will have a merchant application mailed to them after January 1st.

Merchants with a working email address will receive an email notification on January 1st to apply online.

If you have not received your merchant packet by mid-January, please e-mail the Merchant Office at

When is the deadline for submitting my application?


Online registrations must be e-filed (submitted) and have merchant fees paid by March 31, 2019.


Mailed applications and checks must be received one week prior to the online deadline: March 25, 2019.

March 25, 2019 postmarks are unacceptable.

New merchant information must arrive no later than May 1. New merchants who are accepted can receive an application anytime prior to Pennsic.

My membership expires after the deadline. What should I do?

Send in the application and take the membership discount. When you receive your new membership card send a copy to the merchant office or bring it with you at merchant check-in. A newsletter mailing label will also be accepted as proof of membership.

When can I start shipping merchandise to Pennsic?

Thursday, August 1st 2019. Anything arriving before that date will be turned away. This service is provided to merchants only. Perishables will not be accepted.

What shipping address should I use?

All packages should be addressed as follows:

Your merchant business name
Cooper's Lake Campground
205 Currie Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Please read the information in the rules and regulations sheet for deliveries.

Are gate fees included in my merchant fees?

No, gate fees are separate and paid on arrival at Pennsic. To preregister for Pennsic go to the Pennsic Registration Office.