Valparaiso Events is currently accepting proposals for food vendors to participate in the 39th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, located in the Chicagoland Popcorn Area under the William E. Urschel Pavilion in Central Park Plaza on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The Chicagoland Popcorn Area will be open from 11:00a.m. through 6:30p.m. This year's festival will continue to be a high profile event.
A total of four (4) food vendors will be accepted. To be considered you must submit the menu you plan on serving that includes no more than seven (7) food items and includes the prices for each item. We will select five (5) items. The variety should consist of upscale, gourmet street food. Each vendor must also have soda and water available for purchase.
Vendor Fee – $200. Please make your check payable to Valparaiso Events & send to 150 W. Lincolnway Suite 1006 Valparaiso IN 46383. If selected, you will be contacted via phone or email and your payment is due within 15 days of acceptance.
Proposals are due no later than Friday, April 14, 2017.
The following requirements must be able to be met:
Complete the application form below. All fields are required.
Along with your payment, you must include a copy of your certificate of insurance naming both Valparaiso Events and City of Valparaiso as additionally insured.
Food vendors will be set up under the William E. Urschel Pavilion in Central Park Plaza. Vendor must be able to be setup AND ready to sell items no later than 10:30 a.m. Vendor needs to have enough products to last through 6:30 p.m. Early break down will not be allowed.
Only food items that are accepted in the proposal are allowed to be sold. Other food items for sale on the day of the event that were not included in original proposal will not be allowed. If you want to substitute an item you must get approval from Valparaiso Events first.
Vendor is responsible for all needed supplies.
If you are working with hot oil and/or grease, you must lay cardboard under your work space to keep cooking area grease free. In the event that additional cleaning is required, you will be charged $100.
Smoking is not permitted in the food area.
Spaces are 10×10 with the use of the sidewalk behind your space. Two (2) 8ft covered tables will be provided for you. If you need more, you must bring your own. Tents are optional.
Electricity is available; however, you may need to bring extension cords based on location.
Vendor must follow all health department rules and regulations and obtain all necessary permits.
Click here for Porter County Health Department Website.
Click here for temporary food service permits.