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A huge thank you to all the great food vendors who participated in Celebration 2014!

2015 Food Vendors Hours

Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please be aware the deadline for the Celebration Food Application Form and the CCHD Permit Form is (to be determined).

Celebration is now accepting food vendor applications for Celebration 2015.

Only 10 primary food vendors will be selected so space is limited! Organizers are seeking vendors who offer high quality/delicious food options. Special priority will be given to those vendors who specialize in ethnic and/or unique food cuisines. The goal is to offer festival visitors more then the traditional "fair food" offerings.

While it is difficult to provide exclusive selling rights to a single vendor offering standard festival fare such as corn dogs and French fries, the festival will not place like vendors side-by-side and will have no more then two vendors offering like products. The objective is to have 10 completely different food vendors.

The application fee is $300 along with 5 percent of gross sales. The $300 entry fee is required at the time the application form is submitted. The additional 5 percent will be payable at the conclusion of each day of the festival.

If a food booth is classified as a support vendor -- which means it specializes in selling a single product such as fudge, kettle corn, roasted almonds, etc. -- the booth fee is $175 along with 5 percent of gross sales. Support booths will be located near the arts fair area and not in the primary food vendor area.

Linked above, you will find a Festival Concessions Application Form, Terms and Conditions, along with the application for a Coles County Health Department Temporary Food Permit. Celebration will absorb the cost of the applying vendor's Health Department application fee providing an application is submitted by the deadline, which will be in the early part of April.

If you have any questions, please call the festival planning office at 217-581-2113 or email decrews@eiu.edu.