Signature Events

Main Street Festival
Trick or Treat on Main Street
Welcome to The Laurel Board of Trade

Bringing Laurel Businesses Together

The Laurel Board of Trade, Inc. is a local non-profit membership organization that has been bringing together Laurel merchants since the early 1960s.

The Laurel Board of Trade today includes over 100 small business members including retail merchants, restaurant owners and professional and B2B service providers. We work in direct partnership with the City of Laurel, Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland to help our local merchants work towards the common goal of keeping Laurel a hub of commerce.

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Over the years, our basic mission has not changed; to help members be their best through connections to knowledge, ideas, relationships with other small businesses in the area and educating the community on the importance of buying local and supporting your local small businesses.

Vendor Definitions

General Sales / Service Providers
General Sales/Commercial are T-shirts, Clothes, Sunglasses, and Manufactured Products. Products that are NOT HANDMADE and then shipped to the vendors for resale are considered General Sales. Novelties are not accepted! If you have a mixture of arts & crafts and general sales you will still be charged at the General Sales/Commercial rate.

Direct Sales
Direct sales are organizations such as Mary Kay, Avon, Tupperware, Arbonne, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, LuLaRoe, etc. No more than (3) Direct Sales vendors of the same products are allowed at this event.

Arts and Crafts Vendors
Arts and Crafts must be handmade and/or assembled by the Vendor. First time Vendors may be requested to provide samples or pictures of items to be sold. Vendors whose items are not handmade or assembled may be asked to pay the difference at the Festival or be shut down with no refund. If you have questions, ask ahead of time. Face painters fall under Arts & Crafts. If you are a face painter vendor, you will need a Certificate of Insurance listing the Laurel Board of Trade as an additional insured.

Handout Only Vendors
This is for local businesses ONLY providing business cards, brochures and marketing literature for their business and not selling items.

Non-Profit Groups
Civic, Religious, Schools and Service Groups (you must provide your non-profit tax ID number on the application).

Children’s Activities Definition
Kids Activities include pony rides, mechanical rides, moon bounces, arts and crafts, games of skill (i.e.: fishing ponds, ring toss) face painting, or any activity that is promoted for children’s entertainment. If you are a face painter vendor, you will need a Certificate of Insurance listing the Laurel Board of Trade as an additional insured.