Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Castro Street Fair?

The Castro Street Fair is always the first Sunday in October. In 2015, the Fair is on Sunday, October 4. In 2016, the Fair will be on Sunday, October 2.

Where is the Castro Street Fair?

The Fair is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District, at the intersection of Market & Castro Streets and the surrounding area.
Fair map courtesy of Via Media (PDF)

Is there an entrance fee to the Castro Street Fair? 

We ask for a suggested donation of $5 to $10 at the entry gates.

Where does the money collected at the entry gates go?

Monies collected at the entry gates go directly to our beneficiaries. Additionally, when you donate at the gate you receive a sticker which is good for $1.00 off at Official Castro Street Fair Beverage Booths. Proceeds from these booths also go directly to our beneficiaries. Please patronize our beverage booths and support the exhibitors and sponsors who help to make this Fair possible.

How do I become an Exhibitor at the Fair?

See Exhibitors

How does my organization become a beneficiary of the Fair?

See Beneficiaries

I want to perform at the Fair, how do I apply for consideration?

See Entertainment

What Streets are closed for the Fair?

See Transportation and Street Closures

When are notices and vehicle passes distributed to the Castro residents and merchants?

Notices and vehicle passes are distributed approximately two weeks prior to the Fair. Contact if you have not received yours.

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