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Vendor Information Packet
Hello, and thank you for your interest in participating in one of Asheville’s most eclectic events!

2019 Goombay Celebration "Bringing it Back to the Block" will be held from Friday September 20th- Sunday September 22nd on South Market Street in the heart of downtown Asheville.

What needs to be returned to us:
● Application
● Payment made out to YMI Cultural Center

Please note that all payments must be received by August 16th to be a vendor for Goombay 2019.

Please mail payments to:
YMI Cultural Center
39 S. Market St
Asheville NC 28801

Vending Hours:

FRIDAY SEPT 20th from 5pm - 10pm
SATURDAY SEPT 21st from 10am - 10pm
SUNDAY SEPT 22nd from 10am - 5pm

Load in:

You will receive an email with your load in time and booth number by 9/16/2019.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at 828 257-4540.

Please note: This year we will not be providing tent rentals. You will need to provide your own tent!

SEPTEMBER 20th - 22nd, 2019 S. Market Street and Triangle Park


Please fill out the application for review and we will get back to you. Applications can be emailed to Tonia@YMICULTURALCENTER.ORG or mailed to

39 S. Market St
Asheville NC 28801


Friday Sept 20th - 5pm - 10pm
Saturday Sept 21st - 10am - 10pm
Sunday Sept 22nd - 10am - 5pm

We are looking to show off the wonderful treasures that represent Asheville’s diverse communities through high quality, beautiful, handmade or unique products. Food booth selection will be based on affordable and tasty food items. We are trying not to have too many of the same items being sold, however, we are confident the booths will each have their own unique flavor.
● Grease barrier is intact on the ground of vendors booth and no grease has escaped.
● Any borrowed items have been returned
● Vendor has not left any charcoal, fuel containers, or grease containers in or near booth.
● Vendor has properly disposed of grey water in provided tank
● Vendor has cleaned all trash and debris from booth space.

Please provide the address where your returned deposit should be sent:
Name *
Mailing Address *
Email Address *
Phone *
Emergency contact *
Description of items to be sold *
All vendor spaces are 10ft x 10ft. How many spaces do you require? *
Will you be cooking at your booth? *
If so, what fuel source will you be using?
To be a Goombay FOOD VENDOR you will need to fill out a Temporary Food Event Vendor application from the Buncombe County Department of Health and submit it to the county with the $75 permit fee. The application packet can be found at:

BCDH Applications are Due by 9/6/2019. If

You will also need to provide PROOF OF INSURANCE with the City of Asheville, and YMI Cultural Center listed as additionally insured.

Additionally, you will need to provide your OWN Grease Trap as well as tables and tents.
What kind of power sources do you need for your booth? Please keep in mind, as this festival takes place in the fall, it will be getting dark around 6:30 pm, please factor in any lighting you may need for your space
1. Do you need power? ($40 per day fee for power) *
2. If so, please post each item needing power at your booth. Feel free to inquire further or assume that a light bulb and a blender is fair enough detail. *
Do you need access to water? *
Please note:
All Vendor spaces require a tent with flame certification tag fully attached and eights on each order of the tent to pass Fire Department inspections.

Tents "Will Not" be available for rent this year so it will be your responsibility to provide your own tent, tables and vendor license.
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