What is an agora?

The Center of Life

In ancient Greek cities, the agora, which is commonly translated to "assembly place" or "market place" served as a central public space and meeting ground for the various activities of every day citizens. You could say that our Greek Festival is one giant "agora" filled with food, drinks, entertainment and shopping. Every festival year, local vendors populate our Cultural Hall and set up shop to provide their custom wares and goods for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience! See our list of vendors below.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Check out the FAQs below

How large is the Festival? How much exposure will my business receive at this event?

St. Spyridon Cathedral is home to one of Worcester’s most prominent and celebrated festivals. Due to our longevity and popularity over the span of almost 50 years, our Festival has garnered a notable influence and reach in the local community; attracting 10,000 visitors from the Worcester area and beyond over the course of a single weekend.

All vendors will be set up indoors in our beautiful Cotsidas Hall. Vendors with single booth rentals will be provided a 10 X 10 space (set up in an L shape) with up to two, 8-foot tables, and two chairs. Vendors with double booths will be provided a 10 X 20 space (set up in an L shape)
with up to four tables and four chairs. Table cloths will also be available to rent for a nominal fee, if needed.

  • 3 Day Rental
    • Single Booth, 10 X 10 size –$500
    • Double Booth, 3 Day Rental 10 x 20 size- $950
  • 1 Day Rental 
    • we will have a limited number of one day booth rentals available on a first come, first served basis, as follows:
      o Friday: 10X10 booth –$200
      o Saturday: 10X10 booth –$250
      o Sunday: 10X10 booth –$200

Should lighting be desired for the individual booths, it is the vendor’s responsibility to equip their booth with lights. LED lighting is strongly encouraged as the electric service provided by the Festival is limited, and only available on a first come, first served basis. If you need electricity for your booth, please make sure it is noted in the relevant section of the vendor application.

All vendors must complete an application to secure a booth space for the Agora.   Click the link on this page to download the vendor application. We want each vendor to have the best experience possible, so we carefully review each application to ensure we do not oversaturate specific categories. Once you complete the document and click “submit” the form will be sent to the Agora Chairpersons for review.  

Once we have reviewed your application, you will receive an email from us with our final decision.  Please note, we will not be collecting payments until your application is approved.

Vendors will be required to operate rented booth space as assigned, and to be open and staffed during regular Festival hours. All displays, merchandise, equipment and staff must be contained within the assigned booth space.

Vendors will be required to clean up all trash and waste material in and around the Rental Booth by the
beginning and end of each Festival day. Although the Festival will have 24- hour security on the
premises, Vendors are responsible to secure their own booths, supplies, and equipment at the end of
each day of the Festival, and to take all cash and valuables with them.

Booth set up will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2024 between 12 pm—7:00 pm, and Friday, June 21 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Before unloading any items, you must check in with one of the Agora Chairpersons to receive your booth location. Loading and unloading will take place on Russell Street in the area near the church auditorium.

Breakdown: Sunday, June 23 after event closes at 8:00pm. All vendor equipment and inventory must be
removed between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm, Sunday, June 23.

Booths may not be taken down until the festival closes.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please click on the link below to fill out the vendor application. For any additional questions, please reach out to Joanne at.