Empire State Plaza Vendors

Vendor Information for Events at the Plaza

Vendor Information for Events at the Plaza

Vendor Guidelines

The New York State Office of General Services invites businesses to participate in the numerous opportunities that exist for craft, merchandise, specialty product, and food vendors during special events at the Empire State Plaza. All events are presented free to the public in a spectacular capital city setting.

In addition, vendor opportunities exist in multiple Albany locations, including outdoors at the Empire State Plaza and the Harriman State Office Campus, and the indoor Empire State Plaza Concourse. Events vary throughout the seasons, ranging from cultural festivals and craft fairs in the summer, to mini-festivals and expos in the spring and fall, and special holiday programs in the winter.

Please be advised that new vendor guidelines have recently been adopted by the New York State Office of General Services, Special Events Office. In order to be open, transparent and fair to all applicants, a new process of evaluating all vendor applications is now in place and will be implemented for all events produced by the Special Events Office. A list of criteria, detailed in the application, will be used to review and evaluate each vendor application. Prospective vendors must complete an application and return it with payment to the Special Events Office in order to be considered for participation. Day of event "walk-in" vendors are NOT permitted at any time.