Food/Beverage Vendor Information: Xpand Fest 2019
Application open until spots are filled.

Thank you for your interest in being a Food Vendor at the third annual Xpand Fest on Saturday June 8, 2019 from 12pm-10pm.

Xpand Fest is a community-driven outdoor street festival with music, arts and fun in the South Slope of Asheville, NC. Xpand Fest is the signature event of the Xpand brand, an arts organizing corporation who believes that strengthening our community is the way to empower others cities, states and countries.

One of the ways we will galvanize our festival attendees is through creatively presenting the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals(website for info below). These goals are designed for people and communities to come together to solve some of the most challenging problems facing our own town and the world today including responsible consumption and production, hunger and health and wellbeing. It is in support of these goals that we set high expectations for our food vendors.


** Vendors Fees and Payment:
The Food/Beverage Vendor Fees are as follows.
-$250 10x10 Space or Truck (ADDITIONAL $100 FEE FOR ANYONE NEEDING POWER)
Payment shall be made payable prior to April 1, 2019 at 5pm.

** NO DRINK SALES (including water and lemonade):
Xpand Fest retains exclusive rights to sell water to align with our sustainable practices. We focus on encouraging attendees to bring reusable water bottles that we will have available for purchase along with a small amount of plastic water bottles for use.

** Compostable Dry Goods:
It is our policy that all food and beverage vendors use compostable dry goods.

** Heath Department Requirements:
Being Health Department Compliant is a very big priority for any event. Thus, if your business falls under the Health Department, please see the Buncombe County Requirements for Food Service at Special Events for guidelines. You will need to have a readily available source of water.
Buncombe County Requirements for Food Service at Events can be found here:

** Insurance:
You will be required to provide Xpand Fest with a Certificate of Insurance listing the City of Asheville and Xpand Your Vision as additionally insured by April 1, 2019.

** Tents need to be:
~ flame-retardant
~ properly weighed down (50lb minimum for each edge secured with 50# test line)

** Volunteer Hospitality and Donations:
Xpand Fest is asking that each Food/Beverage Vendor donates 10 Free meal item tickets to be dispersed amongst our staff.
Additional trades and donations will be considered.

For more information on the goals or to read the United Nations sustainable development agenda, please visit:

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