food vendor application
Applications and Fees must be turned in by March 14, 2020.
Approval by Threefoot Arts Festival Committee will be by March 21, 2020.
Application fee will be returned if application is denied. No alcoholic beverages allowed to be sold in vendor booths. See full terms and conditions below
Application Fees: Non-Profit: $50; Commercial Vendor: $75
Pay Online or Mail to:
Meridian Council for the Arts, Inc., P.O. Box 1405, Meridian, MS 39302-1405 Questions: 601-693-ARTS(2787) or 601-485-1998
or e-mail us at
The submittal of your online application will serve as your signature and agreement to the following terms and conditions:
The undersigned does hereby and forever discharge the City of Meridian, the Meridian Council for the Arts and the Threefoot Festival Committee of and from all manner of actions, suits, claims and demands whatsoever in a law or equity from any loss or damage to the undersigned property, while in the possession, supervision, or auspices of the Meridian Council for the Arts and the Threefoot Festival Committee, its members, agents, representatives, or employees. A signed contract/application indicates an acceptance of the rules and regulations of the Meridian Council for the Arts and the Threefoot Arts Festival Committee. The respective committee reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules. The undersigned has read and complies with the rules printed in the guidelines and application.
Vendors of food and beverages, both for profit and non-profit will be allowed. All vendors must fill out an application, and have your application and items for sale approved by the Threefoot Festival Committee prior to set-up. The Threefoot Festival Committee reserves the right to deny any application it feels necessary to deny. Public health and safety will be reasons for denial, but not the only reasons for denial.
2. REPORTING SALES AND PAYING TAXES:
The reporting of all sales, and the reporting and paying of all taxes is the sole responsibility of the vendor. All vendors must have a tax identification number or submit a social security number to be approved.
3. HOURS OF OPERATION:
All vendors must be in place and open for business by 8:30 a.m. No one will be allowed into the area after 8:30 a.m. for set up. You may set up the evening before starting at 6 p.m. Security is provided.
4. LOCATION, SIZE, ACCOMMODATIONS:
The committee will determine the location of your space. Your requests as to area will be taken into consideration. The event will be held rain or shine, no exceptions. You are responsible for your own set up, providing your own tables, chairs, overhead protection, decorations, signage, ice and etc. The vendor committee reserves the right to require a vendor to remove and replace any inappropriate decorations or signage. ONLY a few slots with electricity are available! Electricity is provided on a first come, first served basis. If you need electricity that must be stated on your application and the amperage needed must be included. You must state on your application if your requirements of electricity are large or out of the ordinary. We will provide electricity to as many people as possible, but advance notice is required. Your space will be marked with your organization’s name on it. Please set up in the space assigned to you only.
5. INSURANCE, HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND SAFETY REGULATIONS:
You are responsible for having your own liability insurance and are also responsible for passing any Health Department and safety regulations that apply in your case. We have attached local health requirements (please fill out and return with your application) and fire regulations.
Event will be held RAIN OR SHINE.
There will be police officers in and around the event area during event hours. However, vendors are responsible for their own stock and equipment. The Meridian Council for the Arts will not be responsible for losses.
Flyers, banners, newspaper articles and radio and television public service announcements will promote the event.
9. CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT:
A signed copy of the Vendor Application is considered to be a contractual agreement after the vendor committee approves the application. The Threefoot Festival Committee reserves the right to cancel the contract due to breach of any of the aforementioned items.
Applications must be postmarked by March 14, 2020. You will be notified no later than March 21 by telephone or e-mail. Applications received after the deadline will be notified of their approval as soon as possible. Remember, location and electricity is on a first come, first served basis. You may turn in your application as early as you wish.