The application that follows is for local food and beverage vendors. We’re looking for food trucks, on-site cookery, prepackaged artisan food, and refreshing drinks and coffee to make the Fair a destination for delicious chow, as well as the best in indie-craft and design.
• IMPORTANT DATES & DETAILS •
Event Dates & Times // July 26-27, 2014, 11am-6pm
Location // Grand Park
Applications Open // March 28-April 18, 2014
Application Notices // April 25, 2014
• QUALIFICATIONS & CRITERIA •
We curate our food and beverage vendors to showcase a wide variety of flavors with as little overlap as possible. Food vendors do extremely well at the fair, often selling out of product before the event is over, so make sure that you will be equipped to handle 25,000 shoppers ready to enjoy your menu.
You must submit an online application and pay the fee upfront in order to be considered. Among other information, you will be asked to provide your proposed menu, which will be used to determine your acceptance into the event. Please provide a link to your website if you have one. You can also email Libby at firstname.lastname@example.org a few photos of your menu items and previous booth set-up if you do not have a working site.
If accepted, we will fill you in on all the next steps, which will include information about insurance, permits, our vendor agreement, your logo, and more. Again, payment is required upon applying — no exceptions.
• FEES & ALLOWANCES •
On the application page, click on the booth size/truck space you’d like and be prepared to pay the $25 application fee using Paypal once you hit submit on the application.
We have a variety of pricing options for food vendors, based on your footprint and placement at the fair:
- Food Truck and On-site Cookery Pricing TBD
- Pre-packaged $500 (10×10)
What does my participation fee cover?
Depending on the space you applied for, your fee will include the space requested for two days – plus, inclusion of your name and logo in our press releases, link and logo on our website homepage, and your logo on our maps offered to our attendees at each event.
When you vend at Renegade, your business will have the benefit of reaching a large and diverse audience. Our attendance has seen a steady growth with each new season and consistently provides a worthy means of networking for all of our vendors, craft and food alike. We heavily advertise and promote the fair and draw tens-of-thousands of attendees to each event who will have a chance to try your delicious offerings.
You are responsible for providing your own equipment, however tent, table and chair rentals will be available to rent through us once accepted.
• ACCEPTANCES & CANCELLATIONS •
Once we have reviewed your application, including your proposed menu and any photos you have submitted, we will email by the notification date listed at the top of this page.
If accepted, what is your cancellation policy?
In the event that you must cancel, we will issue a full refund up until one month out from the event. If you cancel your spot after that time, no refunds will be offered. Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the fair and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space. We have a long waiting list and reserve the right to fill spots as we see fit.
• LICENSES & PERMITS •
You will be responsible for the following:
- Food Safety Certification
California Food Safety Law requires at least one employee at each retail food facility be certified as a food safety person by passing an approved examination. The certified person can be the owner, manager, chef, cook or any employee responsible for safe food handling and who may insure that other employees use proper food handling techniques. The certificate must be renewed every five years.
• TERMS & CONDITIONS •
You are responsible for registering your small business with the IRS and collecting sales tax (if applicable) for the items you’re selling. When tax time comes around, you’ll have to pay income tax on all the items you sold and pay the sales tax to the state where the fair is held. We recommend that you call the IRS for more info.
IRS: 1-800-829-4933 or www.irs.gov
All accepted vendors will be added to our mailing list, so that we may send important correspondence to you via eblast. Those wishing to be removed should do so themselves once the event is over.
Thank you for reading! We hope this answers all of your questions. If not, feel free to email Libby at email@example.com.