Food Vendor | Cleveland, TN
If you are a food vendor, you are invited to apply to vend in our spring festival. A target of 4 primary food vendors (i.e. barbecue, chicken, and hot dogs) and 6 secondary food vendors (snow cones, candies, apples, desserts) will be established for this event. An even mix of categories will be established and no more than two primary food items will be duplicated. Secondary duplication will be on a case by case basis and each vendor will be notified before acceptance and payment is invoiced.
Application is located at the bottom of this page.
Event Dates: April 22-23 2017
Sat 10-6 PM & Sun 1-6 PM
Fees for Food Vendor
- Primary Food Vendors : $350
- Secondary Food Vendors: $200
- We can accept cash, cashier’s check, money order or PayPal for booth space.
Food vendors have a space max of 30 feet long. (Some exceptions considered.)
Exhibitor/Vendor must provide ALL booth materials/displays, tables, chairs, etc.
FAF provides electricity upon advanced request. THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL $25 fee for 220V hookup. Please advise in comments if you need.
Also note, the Bradley County Health Dept will require a $30 food permit to vend in the county. They will contact you 2 weeks before the event with more details.
The deadline to submit an application is March 15th 2017. It is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. We will only allow a limited amount of each product.The deadline may be moved in the event this show is not filled. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than March 20, 2017. There will be a rain date set if inclement weather postpones the event. Vendor fee is due no later than March 31, 2017.
- Please do not make a payment until you have been approved by the Festival.
- Some promotional materials are provided with the Vendor’s confirmation packet for those wishing to advertise the event.
Food vendors will have access to water and electricity if needed. There is a $25 fee for 220V. Please advise in comments below if you need electrical power..
Please submit your menu for approval with your application. We have a certain number of items we approve in each category in order to ensure that all of our food vendors have an equal chance of having a successful selling day.
ANY FOOD VENDOR SELLING ITEMS ON THEIR MENU THAT WAS NOT APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY THE FOOD COMMITTEE WILL CEASE SELLING ITEM. YOU MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND YOU WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM FOOD VENDING IN THE FUTURE AT The Fence Posts & Fireflies Festival™.
If you sign an agreement/contract for this event you are expected to remain for the entire two days. EARLY PACKING, WITHOUT PERMISSION IS CONSIDERED A BREACH OF CONTRACT.
Application to become a food vendor:
“Food is more than survival. With it we make friends, court lovers, and count our blessings. The sharing of food has always been part of the human story. From Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv comes evidence of ancient meals prepared at a 300,000-year-old hearth, the oldest ever found, where diners gathered to eat together. Retrieved from the ashes of Vesuvius: a circular loaf of bread with scoring marks, baked to be divided. “To break bread together,” a phrase as old as the Bible, captures the power of a meal to forge relationships, bury anger, provoke laughter. Children make mud pies, have tea parties, trade snacks to make friends, and mimic the rituals of adults. They celebrate with sweets from the time of their first birthday, and the association of food with love will continue throughout life—and in some belief systems, into the afterlife.” – National Geographic, The Joy of food.