Participant Registration


DESCRIPTION:  The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is an outdoor street festival.  Participant tables line Howard Avenue for about 3 blocks in Old Town Kensington under canopies in a “meet and greet” format.  Also along the street are program tents which include speakers, music, cooking demos, children’s entertainment, and poetry.  A food court with 6-8 food trucks will provide food and seating, as well as other food venues along the street.   Last year we estimated over 6,000 visitors attended.


  • Payment must be received before registration is accepted.
  • Participation is open to authors, book artists and illustrators, publishers, literary groups, literary/arts businesses, and Kensington community organizations.  All others please refer to our Sponsor information.
  • Registration deadline is March 31, 2017.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable unless the festival is cancelled by the organizers. The festival is held rain or shine.
  • Participants can bring their own 10 x 10 folding canopy (with weights).  If not, they will be placed under a large canopy with other participants where individual spaces are approx 5 feet wide at the front, by 10 feet deep.
  • Participants can bring their own folding table and chairs (maximum table width of 4 feet unless you are bringing your own canopy) or one table and two chairs are available to rent for an additional $15 (limited number available).
  • Authors and artists can share a table with other authors and artists.  Initial registration fee for the first participant is required then $25 per extra participant thereafter.
  • Participants sell their own books, art, or other materials and are responsible for collecting and filing the sales tax.  
  • Festival Organizers and Town of Kensington officials reserve the right to reject any set-up or display they decide is unsafe or inappropriate.

Early Bird registration ends Feb 10…Register now and save $10!

Please download and print the participant registration form here: 2017registrationform

Please mail completed form to:
Kensington Day of the Book Festival
3786 Howard Ave
Kensington MD 20895

Or email completed form to with your name in the “subject”.  (Don’t forget to include your photo!)

You should receive confirmation of your payment and registration within a few days of receipt.

Questions?  Email

Thank you!
Elisenda, Liz, and the Festival Team

12th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival
Sunday, April 23, 2017
A not for profit festival created by the community for the community