Appleton Octoberfest Food Vendors

Deadline: Sep 13, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Date: Sep 28, 2024 9:00 am - Sep 28, 2024 5:00 pm (CST)
Appleton, Wisconsin

About the event

Food, fun, and philanthropy have defined Appleton’s Octoberfest for more than four decades. Since its inception in 1981, Appleton’s Octoberfest has reinvested nearly $3 million in local businesses and nonprofit organizations — making it a cornerstone of our community. More than 200,000 attendees say “Prost!” to this tradition each year.
Fox Cities Chamber
Fox Cities Chamber
Fox Cities Chamber
Fox Cities Chamber

About the application

Thank you for your interest in being a food vendor at Octoberfest 2024! We are proud of the tradition this festival brings to the community and are thrilled to provide your organization with an opportunity to raise funds to advance your mission.
This application is for Saturday, September 28, 2024, ONLY.
  • Application process begins on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
  • Organizations may apply for up to two (2) locations until the deadline. After June 12 if space is available, organizations will be able to apply for additional locations.
  • To ensure everyone receives the same information, ALL vendors MUST attend the in-person meeting on TBD.
  • Only 100 booths will be placed on the Avenue on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Non-profit food vendors MUST be within a 30-mile radius of the Fox Cities.
  • If a non-profit organization is working with a for-profit organization, there shall be at least one member of the non-profit organization present at the foot stand during the event.
 All food vendors are responsible for obtaining the proper licensing from the Appleton Health Department, at their own expense. You should be prepared to be inspected the day of the event and any potential inspection fees incurred are the responsibility of the vendor.  You can find Health Department Food Stand Guidelines at the link below or by calling the Appleton Health Department directly (920) 832-6429:
Please Note: You must have at least one person in your booth at all times who has attended the vendor meeting or taken the online test. There also must be at least one person present in the booth at all times from the nonprofit organization being represented. All booths are required to have prominent signage indicating the non-profit benefiting from working at the booth.


Extra Power $50 Non-refundable If you select more than 1 large and 1 small appliance, you will require an additional power source at a cost of $50.00. Each vendor is limited to a total of two (2) power sources. If your appliance is not listed below, please refer to the following instructions: To determine the amount of power needed, check electrical ratings label on the equipment you will be using and total wattage combined. It should not exceed 16 amps or 2000 watts (example: 2000 watts / 120 volts = 16.6 amps). If your total exceeds these limits, you will need an additional power source. Overloaded circuits will cause fuses to blow.
Easement $100 Non-refundable The use of the following equipment requires that your booth have a 20-foot easement on one side of your booth (as required by the Fire Department). If you are cooking with oil, you will also require an easement. You will be charged $100 for the easement. - Charcoal Grill - Gas Grill - Turkey Fryer - Generator - Propane Gas
12x12 Booth - NO POWER $165 Non-refundable
12x20 Booth - NO POWER $275 Non-refundable
12x24 Booth - NO POWER $330 Non-refundable
12x12 Booth - WITH POWER $220 Non-refundable
12x20 Booth - WITH POWER $330 Non-refundable
12x24 Booth - WITH POWER $440 Non-refundable

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • How long have you been a food vendor?
  • Is your organization a for-profit or non-profit?
  • Please provide the EIN number.
  • If you are a for-profit, who is the non-profit you are partnering with?
  • Is this application for a booth space or food truck?
  • Will you be cooking with oil?
  • If cooking with oil, please provide a layout of your booth or food truck.
  • Will you have a generator?
  • If you will be using a generator, please provide the make and model.
  • Please select the appliance(s) that you will be using: LARGE APPLIANCE(S)
  • Please select the appliance(s) that you will be using: SMALL APPLIANCE(S)
  • FOOD TRUCKS: Is your serving window on your passenger or driver side?
  • FOOD TRUCKS: What is the size of your food truck in total feet?
  • Please provide your menu items (ex. hot dogs, burgers, brats)
  • How would you categorize your menu?
  • Booth Location - By Block
  • Booth Location - Specific Location
  • By reviewing this application and checking this box, you acknowledge and approve that you and your non-profit contact have thoroughly reviewed the information and agreed to work together for the 2024 Octoberfest event.
  • Will you be paying by credit card or check?

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 0
Appleton Octoberfest Food Vendors
Appleton Octoberfest Food Vendors
2024 Appleton Octoberfest