STEAM Alley is a brand new section of the Downtown SLO 
Farmers’ Market offering interactive displays for visitors of all 
ages with the intention of promoting science, technology, 
engineering, arts, and math. Displays might include robotics, crafting, games, design, and engineering projects.  STEAM Alley takes place on the last Thursday of each month.

We are partnering with local organizations and business owners to create an opportunity for market-goers to learn and explore  through fun and interactive displays while also providing a 
promotional opportunity for those participating.


Have an idea for STEAM Alley?
We would love for you to participate!  In order to to provide an engaging and stimulating section of the market to people of all ages, we ask for applicants whose displays are:

  • Fun & Entertaining
  • Interactive
  • Family Friendly
  • Educational

Steps to apply as a STEAM Alley participant:

  1. Read FAQs
  2. Read through Rules and Regulations
Register on and create your business/organization profile
  4. Select “STEAM Participant” as your Vendor Type.
In the Products section of the application please select “promotional materials”
If any field does not apply to your organization, please type NA in the box in order to move on.
Need assistance creating your business/organization profile and applying to the market? Click here to view an application tutorial.
  8. Click here to apply for Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market/Request dates
Application will be reviewed by SLO Downtown Association staff.
  10. If approved, you will receive an email notification.
  11. Upload required documents as listed in “licenses” tab
Educate your staff/representatives on market rules and regulations.
  13. Receive invoice for upcoming dates.
Make payment and track payment history in “Account” tab of your client portal or by mailing in or dropping off payment.
Promote your presence at the market on your social media pages, newsletters, etc.
  16. Attend Market!

Comments (3)

  • Colleen Cook


    To Whom It May Concern;
    I was trying to apply as a STEAM alley participant, and that option was not listed under vendor type when I was registering at the Thank you for your time.


    • Mukta Naran


      Hi Colleen,
      Thank you for your interest in STEAM Alley and are having an issue with the application process on I will forward your contact information to our Special Projects Coordinator Kristin McMaster and she will contact you next week.

      Thank you.


  • Colleen Cook


    Hi Mukta,

    I still have not heard from Kristin about applying for STEAM Alley. Thank you for your time.


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