Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of Spring Fair?

Spring Fair 2023 will be held from Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30.

Where does Spring Fair take place?

Spring Fair activities occur throughout the Homewood campus. The primary areas are as follows:

  • Keyser Quad: Arts Marketplace (formerly called Arts and Crafts)
  • Keyser Quad: Interactive activities, including the Kiddie Quad
  • Freshman Quad: Food Court
  • The Beach: Spring Fair Lounge (must be 21+)
  • Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center: Headlining concert

Who can attend Spring Fair?

Spring Fair is open to all JHU affiliates, and non-affiliates.

Do I have to pay to enter Spring Fair?

Attending Spring Fair is free of charge. Tickets to the headlining concert must be purchased in advance. Food and drink vendors will charge money for their services but other activities are free of charge with a wristband, and/or waiver form (where applicable).

Vendor Questions

Do I have to have insurance?

All vendors are required to provide proof of insurance in order to be able to participate in Spring Fair.

Do I have to have a permit?

Permits will depend on the type of good you are selling or service you are providing. For example, all food vendors must have a valid food permit or license that are required by the City of Baltimore and/or the state of Maryland and bear the cost thereof.

When/where will I be allowed to set up my goods for sale?

Spring Fair will provide designated set up/breakdown times for all approved vendors. Spring Fair will also provide designated areas for vendors to sell their goods. The set up and breakdown of goods and/or the sale of goods in non-approved Johns Hopkins property is strictly prohibited and subject to dismissal from Spring Fair activities.