FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION

Mmm, the smell of popcorn, funnel cakes, and sausages filling the air… Food vendors really add a lot to the festival atmosphere!
If you’d like to become a vendor, please complete our vendor application form below.

Application Deadline: April 22nd, 2022

Please Note: We will do our best to limit duplicate menu items offered at the Festival; however, we rely on your applications to do this – so it is important that you give us all the information on your application as possible. 

Food Vendor Rules

  1. You MUST provide a working email address as this is how festival staff will communicate event information with you.
  2. All food vendors must have a Food Vendor Permit. If you do not have one, you can get a Temporary Food Vendor Permit ($75) from Wayne County Environmental Health.
  3. All food vendors must be self-contained.
  4. Vendors are asked to submit a photo of their menus, their booth set up with their application, and a photo of their electrical hookups (plug).
  5. All vendors must be set up and have their vehicles removed from the event location by 3:00 PM. Ample parking is available nearby.
  6. Vendors must agree to leave the area free from trash and any other items when they leave.
  7. Vendors can return with their vehicles to pack up at at 10:00 PM (or after the conclusion of the event.) Vendors are not allowed to leave the event site until 10:00 PM.
  8. The use of audio amplification equipment is prohibited in the vendor areas.
  9. All vendors are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner when interacting with festival guests, fellow vendors, and festival staff.
  10. Aggressive and inappropriate conduct and/or contact with festival guests, staff, or volunteers will be addressed by representatives of the NCFF Planning Committee and the Goldsboro Police Department if necessary. Vendors failing to modify their conduct or behavior accordingly will be asked to shut down booth operations and may return at the end of the festival to pack their belongings.
  11. The NCFF Planning Committee reserves the right to approve or disapprove any application, as well as the right to bar vendors from exhibiting poor conduct and/or unsafe practices form participating in future events.

Fees and Refund Policy 

  • The vendor fee is $125, due within five business days of acceptance as a vendor. (You do not need to pay when you apply).
  • Payment by cash or check is due no later than 5:00 PM on April 29th, 2022.
  • In the event that the event is cancelled due to inclement weather or force majeure, your money will be refunded and/or checks will be mailed back to you.
  • Refunds will not be issued to vendors who cancel after April 22nd, 2022.
  • Refunds will not be issued to vendors who do not show up on the day of the event.
  • If your vending area is not completely cleaned at your departure you will be asked to pay a deposit prior to participating in any future NCFF events.

Checking “I agree” on the vendor application signifies that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms above.

Food Vendor Application 2022

  • If you have a website or social media site for your business, please paste the link here.
  • What other festivals or events have you participated in as a vendor?
  • What is the main type of food that you serve? Meal Items include menu selections such as tacos, ribs, and hamburgers, etc. Snacks & Sweets include items such as popcorn, shaved ice, ice cream, and cupcakes, etc. Pre-Packaged Foods are items that are prepared/packaged away from, and prior to the Festival.
  • Please check all that apply.
  • If you would like to elaborate on any other item, please also do so here:
  • Which of the below do you serve from?
  • Please specify the width (front) and depth (side) of your truck/trailer/booth setup. Including with signs/banners/etc.
  • Do you require electricity and/or water in order be a successful vendor?
  • Please describe for us your electrical and water hookups.
  • What makes you different from other vendors who sell the same type of food?
  • Please upload photos of your truck/trailer/booth setup, menu, and electrical plug. These 3 pictures are required for each application. You may attach additional pictures of food items if you wish.
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  • By checking this box you agree that, if selected as a vendor, you will arrive on time, ready to set up your vendor site on the date of the festival. You agree to make plans according to the details which will be emailed to you approximately 10 days before the festival date, which may include instructions to arrive at the festival site up to two hours prior to the start of the festivities. You agree to stay for the duration of the event. You also agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions stated above.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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