2020 Vendor Applications Coming This Spring
PA Bacon Fest has grown into one of the Lehigh Valley’s most popular events. It was named in 2019 as one of Parade’s ‘5 Can’t-Miss Bacon Festivals’ in the country, and honored as one of the top 300 festivals IN THE WORLD by Fest300.com in 2014. The two-day, rain or shine festival attracts more than 80,000 visitors from the tri-state area and across the country. Want to become a food, merchandise or beverage vendor? Applications for PA Bacon Fest 2020 (Nov. 7 & 8) will be available Spring 2020.
Please be prepared; the vendor application form requires information about your business, a photo of your booth in action and your insurance certificates (.pdf or.jpg format). You will also be able to pay your vendor fee via this form and through PayPal. The recommended browser for submissions is Google Chrome. Questions? Email email@example.com or call 610-250-2063.
If you are submitting payment by check: make check payable to GEDP/PA Bacon Fest. Payments should be mailed to: Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP), Attention: Marcy McKinney, 325 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042
Vending fee (for both days) is determined by 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. Starting in 2019, vendors will be required to pay a $100 security deposit for their booth. If all rules and regulations are followed during the festival, that deposit will be refunded within two weeks after the event. Please review all the rules and regulations that are linked below.
Click on the appropriate application link below, 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 2020 has been ACCEPTED or DENIED. Food vendors, final approval to be part of PA Bacon Fest is contingent on receipt of all required documents and approval by the City Health Department.
The deadline to submit an online application is July 31st and all paperwork must be submitted by September 30th.
Vendor Rules & Regulations are subject to change in 2020
Prepared Food Vendor Application
Ready-to-Eat food, either prepared on-site or ready for immediate consumption.
Packaged Food Vendor Application
Packaged food not for immediate consumption, for example: prepackaged snacks, dry pasta, jarred products and wine/spirits.
Craft and Merchandise Vendor Application
Pet products, kitchen goods, clothing, gift items, jewelry.
Activity Vendor Application
Face painting, readings, tattoos, sand art and other activities with a fee.
All participants are required to provide TWO SEPARATE proofs of insurance (minimum $1,000,000 per occurrence), one listing Greater Easton Development Partnership as additional insured & in the Certificate Holder box, and the other listing the City of Easton as additionally insured & in the Certificate Holder box. If applicable, we also need proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
You may upload a .pdf or .jpg of your insurance (preferred) online in your application or email the forms directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send the certificates in the mail, see below.
- Greater Easton Development Partnership attn: PA Bacon Fest, 325 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042
- City of Easton, 123 S Third St, Easton PA 18042
Any vendors that do not require a Health License, must fill out a City of Easton Business License (unless you are an existing Easton business)
Business License Application: https://www.easton-pa.com/sites/eastonpa/files/uploads/bus_license_appl2020.pdf
- required for every vendor not serving food
Special Event Application for a Temporary Food Establishment License: https://www.easton-pa.com/sites/eastonpa/files/uploads/special_event_application.pdf
- required for every vendor serving food
City Health Department contact information: https://www.easton-pa.com/health-department
All vendors using an open flame must adhere to City of Easton Fire Department regulations including the use of fire retardant tenting. Any vendor using a fryer must have a type “K” fire extinguisher. ALL other vendors must have a standard #10 ABC fire extinguisher.
City of Easton Fire Department contact information: https://www.easton-pa.com/easton-fire-department
FESTIVAL ENTRANCE POINTS
PA Bacon Fest will contact you with your designated entrance location and booth assignment prior to the event.
Vendor Questions, Logistics, Activities
Assistant Manager, Special Events & Promotions
Manager, Special Events & Promotions