Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is free to the public thanks to dedicated volunteers and contributions from our generous sponsors and festival supporters like you.

2016 Sponsors


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Official Artwork for 2016 Festival

This year’s festival art is based on a painting by Jocelyn Griffo.


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Food Vendor Application and Guidelines

Download a vendor application form.

Registration Deadline:  September 1, 2017

Policies are subject to change.

  • Commercial Vendor - $200
  • Non-Profit/Church - $100


Best Decorated Food Vendor Awards – 1st and 2nd Place

General Guidelines: This is optional and voluntary. Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is a family event for all ages. Please display the name of your organization/business on your booth. Judging is based on Creativity; Theme of decorations; Quality Display; and Overall Appeal.

Set Up / Take Down: Units must be set up by 9 a.m., Saturday, September 30. 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-only area between 10 a.m. to 7 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 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: Vendors may sell water and carbonated and non-carbonated beverages. ONLY PEPSI PRODUCTS ARE APPROVED FOR SALE ON THE COVE LAKE STATE PARK PROPERTY. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on Cove Lake State Park Property.

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 water, Pepsi products (see Beverages above) 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.

Download a Vendor application form and email it to wooden6@bellsouth.net or mail to:

Louie Bluie Festival
Food Vendor
Attn: Nelsie Wooden
P. O. Box 1298
LaFollette, TN 37766

Got questions? Call Nelsie Wooden at 423-871-1003.