Spring Fair, hosted by Johns Hopkins University, is the largest student-run fair in the country. A volunteer staff of 40 students work throughout the year to bring a weekend-long event full of food, music, activities, and beer (for those 21+). Join us as we transform the Johns Hopkins Campus into a playground for all ages.


Each year, the food selection is one of the most popular and diverse aspects of Spring Fair. Always an enormous success, Spring Fair attracts over 20,000 people to the Johns Hopkins University campus every year from the greater Baltimore area and beyond. Spring Fair could not be a success without the enticing scents and exquisite tastes from the food court.


That's where you come in! We cordially invite you to join us in making this Spring Fair an even greater success than previous years! If you are interested in participating please email or call our office so that we can send you a copy of this year’s application. In an effort to make the application process easier for you, this year our applications may be delivered via hard-copy mailing or electronically e-mailed, as you prefer. Thanks and we hope to see you at Spring Fair 2016!

Please download the application here.




Will I get paid for running a booth or table on the Kids Quad?

No, but we greatly appreciate you volunteering your time.

Then how can I earn money?

You can earn money by applying for and getting approved to sell food or run an inflatable.

How does Kids Committee decide which groups operate which activities?

Kids Committee will look at groups’ past experiences with Spring Fair as well as what activities are most suitable. We always look forward to welcoming new groups onto the Kids Quad.


April 15th: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

April 16th: 10:00am - 8:00pm

April 17th: 10:00am - 6:00pm




Arts & Crafts

For over 40 years, Johns Hopkins Spring Fair has been a longstanding tradition in Baltimore. The Arts and Crafts committee of Johns Hopkins Spring Fair assembles a selection of about 60 unique arts and crafts vendors on JHU's main quad for the community. Most of our vendors sell commercial or handmade products and this year we will be taking a limited number of vendors. Newly, started in 2015, the Arts and Crafts Committee is proud to present a section of student vendors, both from Johns Hopkins University as well as the Maryland Institute College of Art. Below you can you can find an application and contract for Fair 2016. Can't wait to see you there!


General Vendor Application

Vendor Contract

Student Vendor Application


Are you still looking for vendors?

Yes! We would love for you to apply. You can find the contract and application under the Arts and Crafts tab.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept money orders and checks. Please, send your payments along with your application and contract.

I sent you the application. Am I in?

Not yet. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis in early March.

What about parking?

Parking information will be posted closer to Fair. It will, however, be free of charge.

I requested a particular space on my application. Am I guaranteed that?

No, the spots are not guaranteed, but we will try to accommodate all requests to our best ability.

Can I use stakes?

Absolutely NOT! Johns Hopkins University has an underground irrigation system that could easy be punctured by a stake. We ask you to bring your own weights, whether that be cement blocks or dumbbells. If Fair weekend you need weights we will provide them for a small fee.

Can I sell commercial items?

Yes! We accept both handmade and commercial vendors.


Co-Chairs 2015-2016: Amelia Gavurin & Jordan Scharf

Andrea Uy
Elana Movshovich
Gavi Rawson
Alex Jordan
Alex Kossak
Sofya Freyman
Joe Weinstein-Avery
Kevin Chang
Sage Reisner
Lily Olson
Tony DeFurio
Alejandro Blue Gonzalez
Matt Corbett
Mauricio Silva
Amanda Chow
Teja Dupree
Isabella Altherr
Julia Moyett
Phoebe Hebson
Travis Schmauss
Grant Mosser
Hannah Folz
Natalie Qin
Aidan Crank
Cindy Albstein
Meera McLane
Rachel Fuhrman
Richard Kim
Ryo Usami
Alec Maki
Brianna Persaud
Mo Abagaro
Alexandra Bessette
Ben Huang
Clay Zou
Perri Searles
Annika Seiden
Jason Timmerman
Tiffany Chung





3400 N. Charles Street
Mattin Center
Suite 110
Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone: 410-516-7692

Fax: 410-516-6185

Business Hours

Monday through Friday: 9am - 5pm

Closed for major holidays and university holiday breaks.


What are the dates of fair?

Spring Fair 2016 will be held April 15th, 16th and 17th.


Spring Fair takes place on the Johns Hopkins University campus at 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland, 21218

Who is in charge of Spring Fair?

Spring Fair is planned entirely by a staff of 40 undergraduate students at JHU. We have an office and everything (#adulting)!

How do I become a vendor at Spring Fair?

Vendor applications for Food, Music, and Arts & Crafts are available under their respective links above.

If you have any trouble, email springfair@gmail.com.

Is there music?

Music is a huge part of Spring Fair! If you’re interested in performing, contact springfairmusic@gmail.com.
Dates and times of acts will be available in the Spring.

Can I bring my kids?

Kids are more than welcome at Spring Fair. We have plenty of children’s activities, including a magic show, inflatables, and much more.

Is it open to the public?

Spring Fair is not only open to the public, but encourages everyone to come. We love the DMV area, even Virginia.

Does it cost money?

Spring Fair is 100% FREE! Hang out, listen to music, and enjoy JHU’s campus, free of charge.
We recommend you bring some cash to support our fantastic food and arts and crafts vendors.
(Trust us, the fried oreos will enhance your fair experience.)


April 15th: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

April 16th: 10:00am - 8:00pm

April 17th: 10:00am - 6:00pm

I'm an alumni and would like to donate.

First of all, THANK YOU! We love our alums and anything they have to give. To donate follow this link. Use the dropdown arrow next to “Please designate my gift to support” and choose “other” then specify “Spring Fair”.