Crossroads Forging Festival

Crossroads Forging Conference Vendor Application


The Crossroads Forging Conference is a grassroots event organized by a small group of blacksmithing enthusiasts and professionals in order to promote, celebrate, learn and teach the art of blacksmithing.

Event Date:   May 12-14, 2022 08:00AM – 5:00PM
Location Change: North Texas Fair & Rodeo, 2217 N Carroll Blvd, Denton, TX 76201
Contacts: Mark Ling (979) 450-3699

(Attendee Registration)

Policies & Hold Harmless Agreement

The Crossroads Forging Conference reserves the right to amend the vendor rules at any time.


Vendors, will follow The State of Texas guidelines applicable at the time of the event.

Vendor Policy:

  • Pricing:  While vendor spaces are free of charge for this conference registration and acceptance by the Crossroads Forging Conference is required.
  • Vendors may NOT assign this contract or their space or sublet all or any part of their space.
  • Each vendor assumes responsibility for complying with and collection of any required sales taxes or licensing laws.
  • Vendors are solely responsible for any damages resulting from the sale or demonstration of their goods.
  • Spaces.  Vendors to supply their own tents, tables, chairs, etc.  Spaces consist of:
    • 10’x10′ indoor space 
    • Tailgate vendor parking
    • Food/Beverage truck space 
  • Vendors must clean up their areas at the end of the event and pack out any trash.
  • Vendors will conduct themselves in a professional and lawful manner. Vendors must treat customers, staff, volunteers, and other vendors with respect.
  • The Crossroads Forging Conference reserves the right to cancel any vendor’s participation when the vendor is found to be in violation of any market rule or eligibility requirements.

Food & Beverage (F&B) Vendors:

  1. The North Texas Fairgrounds falls within the jurisdiction of the City of Denton Health Permits.  Permit details can be acquired here.
  2. All food vendors must provide copies of applicable permits prior to the event. Vendors must display necessary permits as required by the City of Denton.

Hold Harmless Agreement:

I (Hereinafter referred to as Vendor) in consideration of being provided selling, demonstration, or teaching space at the Crossroads Forging Conference, agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Vendor shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Crossroads Forging Conference, its organizers, agents and/or demonstrators, the participants, other volunteers, sponsors, and advertisers against any and all loss, damages, liability, claims, suits, costs and expenses, whatsoever, including reasonable attorney’s fees, regardless of the merit or outcome of any such claim or suit, arising from or in any manner connected to the misconduct or negligent acts, errors, or omissions of Vendor, its agents and employees, in connection with Vendor’s participation in the Crossroads Forging Festival and in the performance of services, work or activities under this agreement.
  2. Vendor acknowledges receipt of and agrees to comply with each and every rule, regulation, procedure, term and condition set forth by the Crossroads Forging Conference Vendor Policies.

Vendor Application