2019 WHAT IF... FESTIVAL FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION
Contact us, if you have never participated in our festival as a food vendor:
The What IF…Festival seeks food vendors to sell their imaginative culinary creations at the Festival on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 in downtown Colorado Springs. Award-winning food trucks and restaurants are part of our Festival each year. We want the food vendors to do well and we want the public to be happy.
Is your menu special? Can you provide abundant, non-stop food that people rave about? You’re the vendor for us! We invite applications showing innovation and imagination of food and/or drink products highlighting any culinary domain/discipline. We encourage applications for sales of innovative foods featuring new preparation processes. Express your own innovation and imagination or the imagination within your organization, group of friends, business, or company, and devise a way to sell it.
Booth fees are $200 plus $50 if you need to use an electric outlet. (A few 220 outlets are available) We begin including you in our festival advertising once you are accepted and have paid. You will need to be self-contained with an appropriate weighted tent structure or food truck. Generators need to be quiet whisper models, or we will need to place you in a separate location. You will need to provide a copy of your Health Department license and a Certificate of Insurance.
Apply below and if you are selected, we will send you a contract. Read it carefully! Questions may be directed to
MAKE SURE YOU ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS WITH A RED ASTERISK, OR YOUR FORM WILL NOT GET TO US. THANKS!
WHAT IS GOING ON?
The WHAT IF… FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION AND IMAGINATION invites you to showcase and sell your imaginative food and/or drink products.
Submit your application, and the planning team will let you know!
The What IF Festival is Saturday, September 14, 2019, with select Experiences from throughout the region. The Public Hours of operation for the Festival are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food vendors will need to be set up and ready for city fire safety inspection so we coordinate arrivals starting at 7am.
What IF...Festival of Innovation and Imagination - Sept 14
OBJECTIVES OF THE WHAT IF FESTIVAL ARE ...
• Shine the light on diverse forms of innovation and imagination in our community. Show off cool people, cool businesses.
• Engage as many people as possible in a day of “wows!” together. Engage people of all ages in their own personally creative experiences. Celebrate together – share joys and aha’s!
• Cultivate creative collaborations and relationships that connect our community. Foster more innovation, invention, sustainability ideas, entrepreneurs, and creators.
SHOW IT - WHAT WE NEED:
Each application must show that:
• The proposed food sales experience is in good taste, appropriate for a family-friendly event and professionally presented and/or executed.
• Please complete one proposal for each Food Vending Space needed. Each space is approximately 10’x20’ and located in the Food Vending Sales Areas.
Primary Contact Person
Name -- First and Last
Company or Organization Name
if appropriate; individuals welcome
What is your menu?
max 100 words
We encourage the Food Sales Experiences to be "Green". In what way, if any, is your proposed food products and/or services considered Green?
max 50 words
Keywords, tags, hashtags that you want associated w/ your business or food for social media
max 50 words
While we try to accommodate special requests for accepted Food Vendors, we cannot guarantee. If you have questions, please ask us.
You may also attach other information pertinent to your Food Sales Experience to this application or specify digital links for ...
Please email details to
Address of websites or other links
Scanned menu samples
Photos of your food that we can use on social media and Festival website
What are the dimensions of your entire set up ? (this helps our layout)
truck dimensions? booth dimensions? extra grills and equipment space?
Do you use a generator, or do you need electricity? 110 or 220?
Anything else we should know?
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