2017 Food Vendor Application

Take advantage of an expected three-day crowd of 100,000-plus by bringing your food to the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio.

2017 Dublin Irish Festival – August 4, 5 & 6

Application Deadline March 1, 2017

What is the Dublin Irish Festival?
Recognized as one of the best Irish festivals in the country, the Dublin Irish Festival is the cornerstone of Dublin events. The Festival includes seven continuous entertainment stages featuring the best in Irish dance and music. Marketplace booths, cultural exhibits and demonstrations showcase Ireland’s finest trades, gifts and wares.

In 2016 we expect to have approximately 55 food vendors and 100,000 guests.

Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants must be a year-round and/or seasonal operation with proven festival operational experience. Applicants must have all necessary licenses and insurance. The owner takes full legal responsibility for participation and is the party for whom all transactions will be conducted.

How do I apply?
Fill out the application and make sure it is completed by March 1, 2017.

New vendors must send photos of their serving areas. No money needs to be sent at this time.

How are vendors selected?
All applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made on or before April 21.

A waiting list will be created for vendors not accepted. These vendors may be added if space opens up or other vendors do not return payment by the deadline.

No vendor is guaranteed to be in the Festival. Vendors are given preference based on the following criteria:

  • Have unique items not served by other vendors
  • Have attractive serving areas
  • Have a solid track record with the Festival or strong references
  • Have reasonable pricing

All decisions of the committee will be final.

Will I receive confirmation of my application?
You will receive an email with a copy of your application immediately after submitting. On or before April 23, you will receive an acceptance or decline email.

Timeline
March 1 Applications must be submitted
April 14 Acceptance, decline emails sent
May 1 Down payment and contracts must be postmarked or posted online
June 16 Final payment must be postmarked Certificate of Insurance due

Fees:
Included in your fee is overnight security and power.

10’ frontage $1750
20’ frontage $2400
30’ frontage $2750
6’ Tables $5 each
Chairs $1 each

(DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY AT THIS TIME – IF ACCEPTED, DOWNPAYMENT WILL BE DUE ON MAY 1)

Sustainable Food Vendors
Use only compostable products in 2017 and receive $250 off 2018 vendor fees among other benefits. Click here to view all the benefits and a list of preapproved compostable products available at special prices for Festival vendors. The goal of this initiative is to reduce the ecological footprint of the Festival.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION including a list of approved compostable products

What food items am I allowed to sell?
Only items included on the original application will be allowed to be sold on-site (unless the committee grants permission before the Festival). The committee reserves the right to choose which of the items listed on your application will be allowed to be sold. On the application, list most important items first.

What beverages am I allowed to sell?
Any items that are not:
Alcoholic
Soft drinks
Water sold must be Aquafina 20 oz. bottles.

What is Sunday breakfast?
Sunday breakfast has become an increasingly popular event at the Irish Festival since more than 11,000 people attend religious services from 9:15 a.m. – noon on the Festival grounds. If interested in participating, please indicate items on application.

What is required of vendors?
If accepted, all vendors will be required to meet all deadlines set above for materials and payments. In addition, all vendors will be required to agree to the Festival regulations.

Finally, all vendors will be required All VENDORS must provide DUBLIN proof of commercial general liability insurance on an “occurrence” basis with liability limits in the amounts of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence covering personal injury, bodily injury and property damage; list as additional insured the City of Dublin. Questions should be directed to City of Dublin Risk Manager, Ron Whittington, 614-410-4411. VENDOR is also responsible for obtaining Certificates of Insurance for any and all subcontractors hired by VENDOR. Additionally, VENDORS have an ongoing duty to notify DUBLIN of any changes to its insurance coverage up to and through the end of the Festival.

 


Hotel space is limited!
Make your reservation early. Call 1-800-245-8387 or visit www.irishisanattitude.com for more information.

Contact Alison LeRoy
aleroy@dublin.oh.us

614-410-4545
6555 Shier Rings Road
Dublin, OH 43016
DublinIrishFestival.org


 

2017 Food Vendor Application

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