2018 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.
2018 Dublin Irish Festival – August 3, 4 & 5
Application Deadline March 1, 2018
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 2018 we expect to have approximately 55 food vendors and 100,000 guests.
How do I apply?
All applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made on or before April 13.
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 13, you will receive an acceptance or decline email.
March 1 Applications must be submitted
April 13 Acceptance, decline emails sent
May 1 Down payment and contracts must be postmarked or posted online
June 15 Final payment must be postmarked. Certificate of Insurance due
Included in your fee is overnight security and power. No tents or other equipment is provided.
10’ frontage $1750
20’ frontage $2400
(All food trucks will be counted in the 20’ frontage fee regardless of actual size)
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)
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:
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 9:30 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, which can be found here.
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.visitdublinohio.com for more information.
Contact Alison LeRoy
614-410-4545 – Main Phone Line
6555 Shier Rings Road
Dublin, OH 43016