Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019Place: Public Square at Metro Courthouse in downtown NashvilleTime: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., rain or shine
Applications and fees are due by February 1, 2019. Space may not be available, and fees will increase, for applications submitted and fees paid after this date.
You will be notified within 5 days after your application is received. All fees are required before you are confirmed.
The 2019 Taste of Japan Food Truck fee for a Japanese menu (at least 50% Japanese food) is $150.
The 2019 Taste of Japan Food Truck fee for an East Asian/Japanese-influenced western menu (at least one East Asian, Japanese or Japanese-inspired item) is $200.
Sakura Matsuri, the Cherry Blossom Festival, highlights the culture and traditions of Japan. So, the food that is sold in the Taste of Japan area should be Japanese or East Asian/Japanese-influenced western cuisine. If you will serve western cuisine, we encourage you to add a Japanese or Japanese-inspired food item to your menu. Food is an important aspect of Japanese culture, and the Taste of Japan area allows visitors to sample a variety of Japanese and Japanese-influenced cuisine.
The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Committee will decide the location for each vendor. Priority is given to vendors who include at least 50% Japanese food.
Please provide an attractive Japanese or cherry blossom-inspired appearance and theme to your space and menu items. This may include signs, posters and decorations.
You are responsible for setting up and taking down your area, equipment and supplies. Set-up time will begin on Saturday morning between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Please do not dismantle your area until 5:00 p.m. Festival-goers stay until after 5:00 p.m. You should be finished taking down your area by 7:00 p.m.
Due to the location of the limited electrical outlets, we will not be able to offer electrical access to Food Trucks.
At Public Square, the only available water is non-potable water. You will need to bring water for drinking and cooking. We will have an ice truck on site, and we can supply ice.
Cancellation Policy: You must notify Festival Management in writing of your intent to cancel no later than March 31, 2019 in order to receive a 50% refund. After March 31, 2019, no refunds will be offered.
The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a rain or shine event and will remain scheduled as planned, regardless of inclement weather. No refunds shall be given due to interruption of the festival or cancellation for reasons beyond the control of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival. These reasons include, but are not limited to weather, acts of God, acts of terrorism, governmental intervention or any other cause that may prevent or interrupt the festival. The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is not responsible for any losses that could arise because of inclement weather, interruption of the festival or cancellation for reasons beyond the control of the Festival.
After you submit this form, we will advise you if your application has been approved. Then, you may pay the fee by check or credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to JAST, and send your check to this address: Japan-America Society of Tennessee, P. O. Box 330003, Nashville, TN 37203.
If you would like to pay by credit card, this is the PayPal link - https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=122975&s=3. Please email a copy of your PayPal receipt to Ginger Byrn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not mail a check or pay by credit card until you have been advised that your application has been approved.
If you have any questions, please email Ginger Byrn at email@example.com or call 615-603-9180.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival!