Below are our frequently asked questions. Feel free to contact us if your question is not answered below.
Email Brittney or call the Chamber Office: 573-682-2272


When is the 2023 Centralia Anchor Festival?

June 2, 3 and 4, 2023


How can I be a sponsor of the Anchor Festival?

Please click HERE to contact Brittney about sponsorship opportunities.

I want to volunteer at the Anchor Fest.

Great! We would love to have you. There are several opportunities available, including: ticket booths, entertainment setup, hospitality, and more. Email Brittney with your request.


Other information coming soon - 


3 on 3 Basketball

Anchor Driving Contest

Anchor Run

Cornhole Tournament (NEW!)

Entertainment Lineup

Stay tuned to the Centralia Anchor Festival Facebook page for the lateset information and announcements.


Are there still vendor spots open?

Of course! Please click HERE to complete our online vendor application.


We are very limited on spots suitable for trailers. Thus, operating out of a booth will increase your likelihood of being approved. 


What happens if I pay but my application is denied?

The Centralia Chamber of Commerce will refund your vendor fee. 


Am I approved to be a vendor?

We want to accept as many vendors as possible. Brittney will be in touch with you after you submit your application to let you know if you’re approved or not. Remember, spots are first-PAID, first-served…regardless of whether you have participated before! 


I want the same spot as last year. 

Thank you for letting us know. The 2023 layout will differ from previous years, but if possible, we will try keeping you as close to your previous spot as possible. With the changes in 2023, we are not guaranteeing that you will get the same spot. 


How big are the vendor spots?

Each spot is a 10x10 space. If you need additional room, you must pay for additional 10x10 booths. 


What is the cost to be a vendor? 

This varies depending on vendor type:

$100 for craft and direct sales

$130.00 for food vendors

$130.00 for informational and commercial vendors

$250.00 for political booths


What are the vendor hours?

Friday 3:00pm to dusk

Saturday 10:00am to dusk

Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm

You may stay open after dusk, if you prefer.

When is setup/tear down?

Set up will begin at 9:00 a.m. on June 2, 2023. All booths must be set up and ready to open by 3:00 p.m. when the carnival begins. If booth set up is required before Friday at 9:00 a.m., vendors must request permission from the Chamber.  


Vendors using trailers must be setup by EOD Wednesday, May 30. 


Tear down will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  


Vendors cannot begin tear down until 5:00p.m. on Sunday.  All items must be removed from the booth space assigned to you. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed to enter the carnival area until the carnival closes at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.   


My band would like to perform at Anchor Fest. 

Our entertainment budget has been met for 2023, but feel free to email your information to us for future consideration.


When/where will tickets become available?

A limited quantity of tickets will be available Mid-March at participating businesses in Centralia. Other pre-sale tickets will become available in May at participating businesses.

A list of these participating businesses will be available here soon.


How much are tickets?

Tinsley Amusements has not raised their ticket prices for the Centralia Anchor Festival. 

Pre-sale tickets: $20 for a sheet of 25 tickets

On-Site tickets: $1.25 each, or $20 for a sheet of 22 tickets


How many tickets do your rides take?

This depends on the ride. Smaller children rides take fewer tickets than bigger rides. Rides require 1-4 tickets. 


What are the hours of the carnival rides?

Carnival Hours are:

Friday - 3:00pm to midnight

Saturday - 11:00am to midnight

Sunday - 12:00pm to 5:00pm


What can I do with leftover tickets?

Your tickets may be used at any Tinsley Amusement location (including future Anchor Festivals, as long as Tinsley is still our carnival operator)


Add to your calendar as a reminder?

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June 02, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
June 04, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Centralia Chamber of Commerce


108 S. Rollins; Centralia, MO 65240