MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

2017

THE MARIPOSA BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL BRINGS EDUCATION, MUSIC, VENDORS, FOOD, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD IN A CELEBRATION OF THE BUTTERFLY AND HONORS OUR UNIQUE AND FRAGILE ECOSYSTEM. HOSTED EVERY FIRST MAY WEEKEND IN BEAUTIFUL MARIPOSA CALIFORNIA, THIS SMALL RURAL SIERRA FOOTHILL COMMUNITY OPENS IT'S ARMS FOR ALL ATTENDING. 

VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED

If you are interested in being a parade PARTICIPANT, OR ENTERING THE HAT CONTEST DURING 'TASTE OF MARIPOSA', please click on the buttons below to download and fill in the necessary forms. 

If you would like to sponsor a butterfly pavilion, become a Butterfly Festival sponsor, or provide an item donation (Taste of Mariposa auction), you may find an application HERE.

 

ARTISAN VENDORS - do you have unique hand crafted items you would like to sell? 

The Mariposa Butterfly Festival attacts over 7000 people in two days to our beautiful and historic downtown Mariposa.  Vendor booths are set up in the Art Park, along the scenic creek that runs through downtown, or in nearby parking lots.  No matter where you are placed, you will be among other artisans selling handmade one-of-a-kind items.

FOOD VENDORS - select the button below for an application and instructions.

PARADE ENTRANTS - Would you like to be in the parade? 
 

Floats, Cars, Trucks, Marching, Walking ... all entries are welcome. Awards will be handed out at the Art Park approximately half an hour after the parade.

BUTTERFLY HAT COMPETITION - show your sense of fun and creativity

Once again it's time to turn your winter moths into spring butterflies with the upcoming Mariposa Butterfly Festival Hat Contest!  This year's runway of artistic talents will take place on Friday, May 5th at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Bldg A.  Door Registration begins at 5:30pm and ends at 6:00pm for those who haven't pre-registered.  Taste of Mariposa will begin serving local restaurant food samples at 6:00pm with a no host bar.  Donations are $5.00 per person.  Taste of Mariposa and Butterfly Hat contest is an adult only fundraiser event.

 The categories for this year's contest are:  Elegant; Creative (unique and imaginative; Funny (whimsical and funny); Outrageous; and new category Dark (goth and dia de los muertos).  Prizes awarded for each category including People's Choice Award.  Hat Contest Registration Forms can be downloaded from the MariposaButterflyFestival.net and mailed in or picked up and dropped off at Yosemite Beads R Us store located in downtown Mariposa. See you there!

 

A Family Friendly event