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.
SITE REQUIREMENTS & FEES:Participation Fees for Open Flame/Onsite Cooking: $144 (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.
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 ishFestival@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you in September (if not sooner)!
-ish Festival Organizers