All Food vendors will need to fill out the APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT TO OPERATE A TEMPORARY FOOD ESTABLISHMENT and submit it to the Mitchell County Health Department at least 15 calendar days prior to the event. A $75 fee is required for the permit for some types of commercial vendors. Non-Profit vendors will not be required to pay the fee, but still need to submit the application. Contact the Health Department with questions about permitting.
Regular food vendors will not be allowed to vend BBQ or water and sodas. The Rotary Club will be vending water and sodas, and BBQ specialty vendors will be selling BBQ.
All food will be purchased using BBQ Bucks purchased from the sponsor and NO CASH SALES WILL BE PERMITTED. Food vendors will turn in their BBQ Bucks to redeem them for 80% of the face value no earlier than 8 pm or at the close of each day’s sales activities.
12’ X 12’ spaces will be available for a fee of $25 with electricity provided, if needed. You must provide your own canopy.
Commercial food vendors must provide a Certification of Liability Insurance to be submitted with the application and fee. This certificate is not required for non-profit food vendors.
Preference will be given to non-profit organizations, cooks, and suppliers of farm products from the tri-county area.
Some foods to consider: corn on the cob, nachos, chili, popcorn, boiled peanuts, breads, salads, desserts, fresh fruit/berries, homemade ice cream, jams & jellies, etc.
Only one vendor will be allowed to sell each food product, so apply early to nail down the product you want to sell.