Welcome to Sunfest in Rising Sun

First Saturday in June

Thank you Sunfest Sponsors

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Email sunfest@Rising-Sun-Chamber.org for more information


We are not accepting applications for Parade or Vendors until JAN 2022

The first Saturday in June 2021

The Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce invites you to come share in a fun-filled day with neighbors, friends & family on the first Saturday of June. This is a NO admission event, perfect for all ages.

The festivities begin at 9:00am with a Parade Down Main Street. The parade will begin at Martins Grocery Store and end at the Rising Sun Middle School.

The celebration continues until 4:00pm as local businesses, vendors and talented artisans impress you with their talents. They will provide food, crafts, games, prizes, fun and entertainment to delight the whole family!

Savor an early summer’s day in our Town Center (in front of and around Town Hall) and support your community while enjoying music, dancing, tug of war, and pie eating contests!

We are excited to incorporate more child focused options based on welcomed suggestions from the community.

Thank you to all who have participated in the past and all who are new to the event! We couldn't do it without you! 


Our vendors are local businesses -- your friends and neighbors -- offering a wide array of products and services. We encourage businesses of all types to exhibit at our event. Crafters, jewelers, artesans, retail and home services are welcome. We have over 100+ vendors to seek out.

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Rising Sun knows how to entertain! The entertainment is always changing year from year with the exception of some of your local favorites. Cecil and Oxford Dancers, Rising Sun Martial Arts to name a few and we typically get a visit from Elvis with fun mini events like the pie eating contest and the annual tug of war between the RS Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Rising Sun staff members!


Sunfest always kicks off with the parade! Local law enforcment, fire stations, classic cars, tractors, Boy Scouts, local and school marching bands and many more will be seen in the parade. Lots of candies to be had for the kids!

Frequenty Asked Questions

  • We try to have a variety of vendors at our event. We typically sell out of spaces and want to give everyone an opportunity to attend to display thier products or information. So we typically do not sign up the same brand vendor. We do make acceptions on occasion as long as both parties agree to bring different stock.

  • Even though our event is called "Sunfest", sometimes we do get rain but our event is rain or shine. We will still have the event on the First Saturday in June and there are no refunds due to a rain event.

  • Becoming a vendor is very easy. But we do have limited spaces and they tend to fill up fast. We sell out every year and would urge vendors pay online and email their application to expedite there application approval. We have 3 different types of vendors: non profit, food and general sales. The application can be found on our vendor section of our website. Upon approval you will be assigned a space (we typically try to keep previous vendors in their same spot) and we will post this on our website for vendors to look up. We have spaces that corespond to the event map that can be viewed online or downloaded and printed out.

  • Sunfest is known for their awesome parades and if you want to be in the parade, simply fill out an application ont he parade section of our website and apply. We will only contact you if you are denied.

  • Parking available at Rising Sun Middle School, the back parking lot of Janes Church and the outer areas away from the Martin’s and Big Lots stores.

  • We only have electric available for the food vendor section and is typically reserved for the food vendors. All vendors have to bring their own extention cords.

Contact Sunfest Committee

25 Beaver Ct
Rising Sun, MD 21911

(610) 910-4018