ish Festival 2019: Food Vendor Registration
Thank you so much for your interest in participating in ish: a community arts and cultural festival bringing people together in exploration and celebration of Jewish and Israeli arts and cultural traditions. Please complete the following registration to apply to be a food vendor.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 10:30AM - 4PM in Washington Park. The event is free and open to the public (4,500 attendees in 2017). Vendors must be operational one hour prior to event start time (9:30AM) in order to complete necessary inspections by Cincinnati Health Dept. 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: $200 (10x20 tent and spill mats provided)

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.

Accepted applicants will be given further instructions for payment, and a deposit will be required to secure final space.

Please fill out the form below to the best of your ability. Additional information may be requested. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to seeing you in September (if not sooner)!

-ish Festival Organizers

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Temporary Food Service Operation Permit *
Participating food vendors must obtain a temporary food service permit from the City Health Department in order to participate ($169). This applies to all open flame/onsite cooking vendors. Participating vendor booths will be inspected during the event, and compliance must be approved by the Cincinnati Health Dept. prior to beginning service. 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 22, 2019). 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):
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Contact First Name *
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Contact Phone Number *
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Business Website
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Type of Food Served (please check all that apply) *
Average price of goods for sale *
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Space Rental *
Price includes physical space rental, listing on festival website with link to vendor website, and print signage. Due to venue restrictions only 10’ x 10’ tents are permitted, however Vendor may reserve Oversized/Double spaces (two 10' x 10' tents) if desired. No staking will be permitted, and all tents MUST be secured via weights or water barrels. Package rentals (space plus tent, table, chairs) are available. Please inquire about renting spaces smaller than 10' x 10' (table only). Contact for more information on pricing and availability.
How did you hear about ish Festival? What sparked your interest in participating? *
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Would you be interested in hosting a workshop or demo at ish Festival or throughout the weekend of September 20 - 22nd? If so, please describe your proposed activity and requirements. If proposing for a date/location outside the Festival, please explain.
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