FOOD VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Applications for 2024 will open early 2024.
2023 REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD TRUCKS AND VENDORS
Applications for all food trucks or food vendors are due Wednesday, March 15. Announcements and contract information will be sent out on or before March 29.
PLEASE NOTE: A food truck is considered any vehicle (or trailer) that stands alone and food is served directly out of it. Food trucks will be situated on paved areas. Food vendors, on the other hand, are any vendors selling food or beverages out of a tent. Food vendors will be situated on grassy areas near pavement.
Acceptance to the Minnehaha Falls Art Fair includes, but is not limited to, the following criteria:
• Proposed menu (quality, pricing, uniqueness) including identifying foods which are GF, Vegan, or Vegetarian (also must not offer food in direct competition to Minnehaha Falls' on-site restaurant Sea Salt Eatery)
• Past Art Fair experience
• Other outdoor event experience
• Past environmental health experience
• Level of professionalism
• Agreement to conform to established fees
• Variety of food selection
• Ability to conform to a zero waste event and only offer items in BPI compostable materials
FOOD TRUCK AND FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION FEE: $30 (must be paid at the time of application)
FOOD TRUCK BOOTH FEES
All food trucks will be assessed a $600 fee upon acceptance. This accounts for reservation of space, as well as trash and recycling service fees. In addition, after the event, 10% of all sales will be collected from food truck vendors as a requirement of the event contract with the Minneapolis Park System.
FOOD VENDOR BOOTH FEES
Non-food truck vendors will be assessed an initial fee upon acceptance based on the square footage of their booth. In addition, after the event, 10% of all sales will be collected from food vendors as a requirement of the event contract with the Minneapolis Park System. Initial Fees are as follows:
100 square feet and under: $500
101 square feet - 200 square feet: $700
201 square feet - 300 square feet: $900
301 square feet - 400 square feet: $1100
Booths above 400 square feet will not be permitted
Dimensions must account for size of fully assembled structure including, but not limited to: tents, awnings, storage, etc.
**PLEASE NOTE: If the event is canceled due to COVID-19, 100% of booth fees will be refunded. Application fees are non-refundable.
Electricity, water, and ice will NOT be provided to any food vendors during the course of the event.
A dumpster for compostable and recyclable materials will be on site at the event. Food trucks and vendors are REQUIRED to haul their waste to the dumpster in a timely manner and MAY NOT use any of the receptacles throughout the event to dispose of their waste. Gray water must be removed from the event and disposed of at your own facilities.