Vendor Registration

Bird’s Eye View of How It Works

Dates of Show:  August 18, 19, and 20, 2017

Times: Hours:  7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. August 18, and 19; August 20 (Sunday) 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Set-up:  Food Vendors 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Regular vendors 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 17.  Staff will be on-call to answer questions during

 set-up.  Call the Information Booth 507-367-2111.


General Information

  • Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days Inc. is an annual event with proceeds benefiting the City of Oronoco
  • This show is an established (45 years) outdoor antique venue with national recognition. Dealers from all over the United States converge to our show to buy and sell.  An estimated 20,000 people daily attend the event.
  • Hotel/motel accommodations are at a premium. Some Rochester MN WEB sites are The City of Rochester, MN –; or visit our website,
  • Over 1,200 lots are available for rent; Approximately 25 food Booths; abundant portable toilets; on site security
  • For information, please view our website at Phone (507) 367-2111; email:

Mail: Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, Inc., PO BOX 266, Oronoco, MN 55960



  • Returning dealers have priority and have until May 16 to submit their applications. Reserved lots that have not been paid will be released to new vendors.  Therefore, about June 1 new vendors, who have requested a lot, will be sent an application and contract.  Complete the reservation package and return all forms along with your payment.  Lots are assigned on a first paid/received basis.  Checks will be cashed immediately.
  • Minnesota law requires a MN state tax number to participate in our show. A MN tax form ST-19 is included with your package and must be completed and returned with your reservation.  Instructions are on the back of the form or call (651) 282-5225.
  • Your cancelled check is your receipt. Include a stamped envelope for a written receipt. No additional confirmation letter will be sent.
  • Include an email address or check our Facebook page or our website site for current information or news alerts.


Lot information

  • All lots are outdoors and are approximately 15’ x15’ or 15’ x 20’, dependent upon location; rent is $100 per lot. You may rent multiple lots if available.  Everything you bring must be contained within your assigned paid space, including vehicles and/or trailers. Small merchandise must be displayed on tables and not on the ground. Absolutely no parking in a space that has not been paid!
  • Complimentary parking for vehicle, trailers and RV units is available on a “first come first serve basis” to vendors only in the Carol Cowden Park (3rd Street SW—West of the Presbyterian Church). Additional parking is available at a nominal cost in homeowner’s yards around the City.  You may park next to your lot for a very brief time only during setup.  Cars will be towed if parked on an “unpaid” lot!
  • Make a copy of your reservation letter and display it on the dashboard of your vehicle throughout the show.
  • No spikes are permitted on paved surfaces; bring weights to hold canopies
  • Tables are not provided. Contact: Deb at Summertime Fun Rentals (507-356-4018)
  • There is no electric or water available on your lot. Water is located at the Community Center located in Section D
  • Your Booth must be open until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday; if not, your lots will be forfeited for the net year’s show. Call 507-367-2111 regarding emergency departures.
  • No food may be sold without a Food Vendor permit issued by the city.
  • No fireworks. Golf carts allowed for staff only.  Handicap exceptions can be applied for at the Information Booth.
  • One- way traffic patterns strictly enforced.
  • An Information Booth located by the Post Office will be staffed Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:00 a.m. until closing. Phone number at Information Booth: 507-367-2111
  • Ice and Gold Rush souvenirs are sold at the Information Booth.
  • Volunteers begin at 4:00 p.m. cleaning the area so please try to be off your lot as close as possible to that time. Your lot is to be free of debris
  • When you leave on Sunday. Please recycle all cardboard by breaking it down and stacking it beside the containers.


We are glad that you are participating in Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, Inc.  We hope you have a great show!


Carol Olson, Event Coordinator

Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days Inc.                                                                          

14 comments on “Vendor Registration
  1. Rita Frahm says:

    like to join the event
    i’ve emailed w/no answers
    have call twice w/no answers

    • Carol Olson Gold Rush says:

      Hi Rita, Please email me at the above address or call 507-367-2111. We’ll get you set-up. My apologies for the delay. Transitioning to new electronic formats has had a few glitches.

  2. sandy helman says:

    yeah just wondering if there is still room, i just heard about this event yesterday and hope its not too late thanks sandy

    • Carol Olson Gold Rush says:

      Hi, Yes, we definitely have room at our show and we would welcome your participation. Please contact me directly at the above email address or call 507-367-2111. I look forward to hearing from you. Carol, Event Coordinator

  3. Gold Rush says:

    Rita and Sandy, I apologize for the delay. These two comments got caught in the spam filter. I’ll let Carol know you are interested.


  4. Janet says:

    Is there a music schedule or a list of vendors available online anywhere? Thank you.

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  6. Katie Anderson says:

    Hi. Am I missing something? I looked everywhere on this site and I cannot find the 2015 Vendor Application anywhere. I just see the tax form and the guidelines page, but no actual application. Please help! thank you

  7. Alex says:

    I would like to request a lot as a new vendor. Who can I contact about this?


  8. Yvonne Newman says:

    I was a vendor in 2010. We were unable to attend in the following years because it conflicted with Steele County Fair at Owatonna which we did at the time.

    I sell Yvonnes original Microfiber cloths, and Rada Cutlery. We also sell a poncho that I make and corn bags that are used for the lawn game. Do you have anyone else selling Rada cutlery?

    Do you have an opening for us this year. We need 30 feet. and on the main street preferred. I am slightly handicapped so cannot do a real slanted piece of ground.

    I tried to call but your mailbox was full.

    Thank you for your consideration. Please call for further discussion. I would appreciate it if you could get back to me because I am setting up our summer shows.

    Yvonne Newman 612-670-5779

  9. I have 2 sites on etsy, here is the 2nd…

    I would like the 15×20 size please email me back… thanks

  10. JoAnne Cluth says:

    Just checking to see if there is a spot open? I make fabric wrapped baskets.

  11. wendy wendorf says:

    Hello we would like a 2016 vendor application the link to email is not working

    Thank you