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Food Vendor Application - ish Festival
Thank you for your interest in participating as a food vendor at ish: Cincinnati's Jewish & Israeli Arts & Cultural Festival! The event will take place on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 11AM - 8PM in Washington Park, downtown. The event is free and open to the public; 2,500-3,000 event attendees expected between 11AM-8PM. Vendors will have load-in and load-out access outside festival hours. All sales are retained by vendor.

Participation Fees for Open Flame/Onsite Cooking: $72 (10x20 footprint or equivalent)

Participation Fees for Farmer Vendors, Pre-packaged/Cottage Products ONLY*: $72 (10x10 footprint or equivalent)

Refundable Security Deposit: $250 (Applicable for open flame or onsite cooking vendors only)

All vendors are required to secure and show proof of a temporary food service permit issued by the Cincinnati Health Dept. in order to participate. Details and information on securing a temporary service permits are included below. For tented booth vendors, the site venue does not permit any staking into the ground- all tents and equipment must be secured via weights/water barrels. Equipment may be provided by the vendor, or may be rented through festival organizers for additional fees. When cooking on grill or with open flame, vendors MUST provide mats or tarps to protect granite and grass surfaces from grease or spillage. Washington Park is an exclusive Coca-Cola products venue ONLY. If vendors wish to sell beverages, they must be Coca-Cola products, including water. Vendors may purchase beverages through Washington Park Rentals at a discounted price.

*For Farmer Vendors or those wishing to sell pre-cooked or pre-packaged products ONLY, a temporary food service permit need not be obtained.

Temporary Food Service Operation Permit
Participating food vendors must obtain a temporary food service permit from the City Health Department. This applies to all open flame/onsite cooking vendors. Participating vendor booths are subject to inspection during the event. Pursuant to state law, permit application(s) for a temporary license must be submitted to the Cincinnati Health Department at least THIRTY (30) days prior to the date of the event (by August 17, 2017). Proof of application approval/permit will be required at time of ish event load-in, or vendor will not be able to participate.

Please use the following link or contact the Food Safety Unit of the City Health Department via: (513) 564-1751 or 564-1753. Permit Application Here (please click link OR highlight/copy and paste into a new browser page):

Business Name (as you would like to appear) *
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Point of Contact Name *
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Point of Contact Email *
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Point of Contact Phone Number *
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Type of Food Served (check all that apply) *
It is recommended that vendors limit offerings to 3-5 items in order to accelerate transactions, minimize wait times and therefore boost sales.
Vendor Type & Fees *
Participation fees listed below reflect space rental ONLY. Vendors may provide own tent/equipment or rent through festival organizers. Please inquire for details.
Spacing, Electric & Other Logistical Needs *
Please list your spacing, electric and other logistical needs in detail (as known at this time). You will have another opportunity to convey your participation needs regarding the event. For questions, please contact event organizers at
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