Food Vendor Application and Guidelines
Registration Deadline: TBA
No refunds of Registration Fee after: TBA
- Commercial Vendor - $150
- Home Caterer - $100
- Non-Profit/Church - $50
Set Up / Take Down: Units must be set up by 9 a.m., Saturday, September 26. Units must be taken down immediately following last program event. Clean all trash and garbage from the site before vendor exits the park and placed in garbage dumpsters.
It is the vendor’s responsibility to provide any tents, tables and chairs needed. This is a pedestrian area only during program times 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be designated parking areas for vendors. No vehicles may be parked by a concession area during program times. All vehicles off food court by 9:00 a.m.
Housekeeping: All vendors will be responsible for site clean-up and garbage disposal. Oil and other food wastes must be disposed of properly and by sanitation guidelines. Vendors may place garbage in dumpsters on site.
Beverages: The Louie Bluie Festival Committee reserves the exclusive rights to sales of water, carbonated beverages, all bottled beverages and hot cider and hot chocolate. This Committee revenue goes toward the Louie Bluie Festival event expenses. Vendors may provide tea, lemonade, and coffee beverages and frozen fruit drinks.
Space Assignment: Space assignments are made by the grounds / logistics committee. A large tent approximately 30’ X 40’ will be erected in the Food Vendor Court Area. This tent will serve as an eating area for the food vendors. Food vendors will be assigned a concession space around the outside perimeters of the tent. Space sizes are marked and numbered.
Electrical Appliances/Hookup: There are no electrical hook-ups for food vendors. Please provide your own generators or other fuel sources. Please have a back-up plan in case of generator failure.
Food Items: Food lists and prices will be pre-approved by the Food Vendor Committee. The committee will review the food lists and work with vendors to insure food variety. Food list adjustments may be mandatory to prevent duplication and improve profits for all vendors. Vendors may provide tea, lemonade, and coffee beverages and frozen fruit drinks. Food Vendors may not sell crafts.
Food Containers and Waste/Recycling: Think Green. Only recyclable food and beverage containers may be used – No Styrofoam products, please. Recycling principles and collecting are implemented.
Liability: Louie Bluie Festival Committee, Cove Lake State Park, the City of Caryville, and sponsors will assume no responsibility for theft or damage of equipment or merchandise at any time during your participation in this event. You booth must be attended at all times. Vendors are responsible for compliance with all city and state ordinance/statutes, including proper license and permits.
Sales Tax: The Festival is a service project of the CCC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We are not responsible for nor do we collect sales tax, however, the Tennessee Dept. of Revenue may require us to submit your name and address in advance. It is your responsibility to comply with state sales tax law.