PA Bacon Fest Vendor Applications
Located in historic Easton, PA, the PA Bacon Fest has grown into one of the region’s most popular events. With 150 vendors, 15+ musical acts, and several stages, the two-day festival attracts more than 80,000 attendees. In 2014 PA Bacon Fest was named one of the TOP 300 Festivals in the world by FEST300.com!! And locally, twice voted Best Culinary Event in Lehigh Valley Style magazine’s Best of the Lehigh Valley contest and a Townie Award for best special event in the state by Pennsylvania Downtown Center. The Fest is held Rain or Shine!
We are reducing the number of some categories of vendors in 2018. Vendors will be chosen based on many factors including but not limited to; business location, number of years with the festival, quality and uniqueness of product and booth appearance.
We strive to distribute similar products throughout the festival.
All participants are required to provide proof of insurance (minimum $1,000,000 per occurrence), naming the following TWO entities as additional insured as well as providing proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance if applicable.
Complete our online application submitting .pdf or .jpg of your insurance (preferred), or mail or fax forms directly to Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP) and City of Easton.
1. Greater Easton Development Partnership attn: PA Bacon Fest
325 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042
Fax: (610) 829-1140
2. City of Easton
123 S Third St, Easton PA 18042
Fax: (610) 250-6607
Click the link to view a sample insurance certificate naming GEDP as additional insured (described in the Description Box, or check marked in the Additional Insured Box).
> Sample_Insurance_Policy < That you can forward to your insurance agent!
The deadline to submit an online application is August 31st.
All remaining paperwork and payment must be submitted by September 30th.
After September 30th our application portal on our website will be shut down. Any incomplete applications will be voided and acceptance will be denied.
Any fees paid will be refunded.
Please be prepared; the vendor application form requires information about your business, a photo of your booth in action and your insurance certificate (.pdf or.jpg format). If everything is functioning correctly, you will also be able to pay your vendor fee via this form and through Paypal. If something doesn’t work, please email us: email@example.com or call 610-250-2063
Vending fee (for both days) is reflected in your booth size, location and product. This can be found within the application when you choose your booth in the “Size of Booth” pull down menu.
Click on the appropriate application, fill out all fields and click the “submit” button.
You will receive an email stating that we received your application. This email will contain a link to an updateable form, where you can submit additional information and make payment.
Once your application is complete, you will receive an email stating whether your application to vend at PA Bacon Fest 2018 has been ACCEPTED or DENIED. Food vendors, final approval contingent on City Health Department approval.
This is an approximate map of the different locations/levels for 2018. Vendor Levels Map
To be considered an Easton Business your business must be located in one the City of Easton’s neighborhoods. http://www.easton-pa.gov/planning/neighbor.pdf
All food vendors must obtain a permit from the City of Easton Health Department at least two weeks before the festival.
Special Event Application for a Temporary Food Establishment License:
*Return directly to the City of Easton, 123 S. Third St, Easton, PA 18042 Attn: Health Department
Please take a moment to review City of Easton Health Department’s special events information and food safety tips:
City Health Department contact information:
All vendors using an open flame (heating, cooking etc.) must adhere to City of Easton Fire Department regulations including the use of fire retardant tenting.
City of Easton Fire Department contact information:
Food vendors should complete the correct online application based on your main product.
Ready to Eat Food, for example: bacon on a stick, bbq sandwiches, cooked pasta dish, sausage sandwich, seafood dish, french fries, milk shakes, coffee, tea, soda, popcorn.
Packaged (or Labeled for Home Consumption) Food prepared or packaged before the festival for example: vegetables, dry pasta, jarred products, baked goods.
NON FOOD VENDORS
Any vendors that don’t require a Health License, must fill out a City of Easton Business License.
Business License Application:
*Return directly to the City of Easton, 123 S. Third St, Easton, PA 18042 Attn: Finance Department
City of Easton Finance Department contact information:
Festival Fire Safety Rules: www.easton-pa.com/fire/spevents.pdf
Pet products, kitchen goods, home décor, fashion.
Only fill this application out if you make these items yourself by hand.
Pony rides, readings, tattoos, sand art and other activities with a fee.
Difficulty submitting Application?
The recommended browser for submissions is Google Chrome.
If you have difficulty submitting in Chrome, under settings change the browser to incognito mode as this will disable any extensions that could block the form from submitting.
When attaching a file, it will populate next to the upload with C:/fakepath/”filename”. This is expected behavior and is a feature in the browser as the browser itself does not know the filepath to your computer. The file will upload successfully.
Please let Marcato (our application software company) know if you have any issues submitting the form at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Setup Information
Special Events & Promotions Assistant Manager
Vendor questions, logistics, activities.
Special Events & Promotions Manager
Vendor questions, equipment, information.
FESTIVAL ENTRANCE POINTS
Enter Festival via closest entrance to your designated area.