Carnation Festival

Carnation Festival Info

Carnation Festival - August 13 -15, 2021 

Where: Anderson Park - 44th & Field St.

See you there!

Carnation Festival

Temporary Business and Tax License

  •  Apply for the License: Use the first two pages of this form
  •  License Fee: FREE
  •  Tax Deposit if selling items: $50 
  • Special Notes: 
    •  Post the license or keep it handy for inspection.
    •  Already licensed? Bring a copy to the event. No deposit is required. 

Sales Tax

To keep things simple consider including tax in the price of items and include that information in a sign.

  • Sales tax applies to: 
    • Sales of food
    •  Sales of merchandise 
    • NOT face-painting, henna tattoos, balloon bending, cheap object bending or neck rubs: pay tax when buying supplies!
  • If licensed for the event only, the return is due within 20 days of the event. 
    •  The deposit offsets what is owed.
    • Non-sellers must still file a ZERO return! 
    • For those who owe less than the deposit, a refund will be mailed.
  • Regular license holders may remit the tax with the usual return. 
  •  ONLINE filing is available to all licensed participants.
  •  What happens for filing late:
    • a 10% penalty or $15, whichever is more
    • interest
  • What happens for not filing: 
    • The tax deposit is forfeited. 
    • A license may not be provided in subsequent years, or send flying monkeys to your door.


  •  The Finance Division is available to assist with any tax and licensing questions. Call 303-235-2820 or email Finance staff will also roam the event.