From the Coyote Melon Festival site:
… All contest entry fees are being waived. Participation in all contests is free. Competition will be for the coveted and unique Coyote Melon Trophies. All cash prizes are eliminated. Due to the high cost of County food permits, the Chili Cook-Off is being cancelled.
There will be no fee for vendor spaces reserved in advance of the Festival. Any fees already paid will be refunded. To obtain a space, simply call and make a reservation. There will be a $10 late fee for vendors who arrive without a reservation. …
So if you have something to sell, be sure to reserve your space!
For more info please check http://coyotemelonfestival.com/