The Powell Festival is the City’s signature event of the year. This two-day summer experience stands out in delivering family-friendly entertainment, delicious food and dazzling fireworks.
Who is eligible to be a food vendor? How do I apply?
Applicants must have all necessary licenses and insurance. Applicants must be year-round and/or seasonal operation with proven festival experience. The vendor/owner must have a self-sustainable operation with water and electric. Vendor/Owner takes all full legal responsibility for participation. The Powell Festival does not provide electric, propane, water, etc.
Where/How do I apply?
The enclosed application is the only application that will be accepted. Full and complete applications must be received by May 1, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
No money is due with application (all fees are due by June 1). All vendors must submit photos of their vendor serving area.
When and How are vendors selected?
All applications will be reviewed and participants will be selected on or before May 15, 2018 and will be contacted at this time. A waiting list will be created for those vendors not chosen. Those vendors may be added if other vendors do not meet payment deadlines or if space opens up in other areas of the park.
Application submittal is not a guaranteed acceptance to festival. Special preference will be given to vendors based on the following:
- A vendor has a strong track record with the Powell Festival
- A vendor has a Powell business and is located in Powell
- A vendor has a unique item not provided by other vendors
- A vendor has a clean and attractive serving station
- A vendor has practical or reasonable pricing
All decisions of the committee will be final.
When will I receive my acceptance of my application?
Vendors will be selected on or before May 15th and will be contacted via email. After May 15th, if your application has not been accepted you will receive a decline letter via email.
May 1, 2018
Applications must be postmarked for submittal
May 15, 2018
Vendors will be accepted and notified. Decline notifications will be sent to vendors not accepted.
June 1, 2018
All fees must be paid in full and certificate of insurance must be included.
Includes: (1) assigned PARKING SPACE
$700 per unit
What beverages am I not allowed to sell?
Powell Festival Food Vendors cannot sell the following items:
- Soft Drinks
What food/beverage items am I allowed to sell?
Your menu will be restricted to approved items – please do not bring items not approved for sale to the Powell Festival. Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in being asked to vacate the premises with no refund of fees. Committee must approve additional items prior to start of Powell Festival and reserves the right to determine which items will be allowed to be sold. Applicants must list most important items first. For-profit vendors shall NOT sell any soda, water or brand-named containers (Monster, Gatorade, Red-Bull, etc.). Other approved beverage items (some teas, coffees, juice boxes, milks, etc.) shall be listed as a lesser item. ALL ice, soda or bottled water used in your booth, must be purchased from Powell Festival, including that for personal/staff use and/or for food sales and temperature control.
Payments (Due upon acceptance)
Checks payable to:
City of Powell
Attn: Powell Festival Food Vendor
47 Hall Street
Powell, Ohio 43065