Food Vendor

Deadline: Aug 08, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Date: Sep 08, 2024 10:00 am - Sep 08, 2024 5:00 pm (CDT)
West Des Moines, Iowa

About the event

This page is for food vendor applications only for Vintage in the Valley. Follow this link to the event website:
Historic Valley Junction Foundation
Historic Valley Junction Foundation
Historic Valley Junction Foundation
Historic Valley Junction Foundation

About the application

Use this application to apply as a food vendor to the Vintage in the Valley. Only four food vendors will be approved for this event, and each food vendor approved will have a unique menu. No overlapping of food menus will occur for this event. Valley Junction hosts two Vintage in the Valleys each year, and there is a separate application for that show here ->

Terms & Conditions

*Vendors who violate these terms & conditions may be removed from the event without refund without the possibility of returning to future events.
Payments are made automatically with the card on file for application fees (if applicable) and when a vendor is approved. If the card on file id declined, you will be notified. If the card is declined, the vendor will not be approved until the card is updated or payment had been made by check or cash at the office.
Clean-up and Trash Removal
Vendors must provide tables, chairs, brooms, dustpans, and their own garbage removal.  Any vendor serving food must place a tarp or mat under the space to protect the street from grease spills.  Grease spills may not be left on the street as it is dangerous and also gets tracked into stores.  All vendors are responsible for cleaning their stalls at the end of each market.  All garbage must be removed.  Garbage MAY NOT be placed in any city trash bin, private dumpsters, event trash box, or left on the curb.  These are for customers only.  Failure to follow these standards is a violation of these policies and procedures and repeat offenders may be removed from the event without refund of dues.  Additional trash maintenance fees will be applied if necessary. 
Sales Tax
It is each vendor’s responsibility to know if they are required to collect and remit Iowa Sales Tax.  HVJF does not accept responsibility for vendors who fail to meet this obligation.  Vendors who are required to remit sales tax must have a permanent valid Sales Tax Permit.  Temporary sales tax permits are no longer issued.  Failure to respond and reply to sales tax inquires by the Internal Revenue Service will eliminate vendors from future participation in Valley Junction Special Events. For questions, please call the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance at (515) 281-3114.
Health Inspection
All Special Event vendors are required to comply with the State of Iowa Public Health regulations governing the preparation, handling, and presentation of food.  Prepared food vendors are responsible for obtaining all necessary licenses and permits required by the State of Iowa.  Please be aware that the policy for obtaining a food license for temporary events has changed.  You must have your food license prior to the event.  If you do not have a license in advance, you will be required to shut down your operation, completely fill out the application, and you cannot reopen until inspected and approved by the inspector.  Vendors are encouraged to contact the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals at (515) 281-7102 with any questions or concerns regarding product regulations, licensing, and fees. HVJF is not responsible for health permits/inspections.
Liability Insurance
All Valley Junction event vendors are required to have a current Certificate of Liability Insurance for the minimum amount of $1,000,000 on file with HVJF.  This certificate must be submitted by all vendors. Historic Valley Junction Foundation (HVJF) must be listed as the Certificate Holder/Additional Insured.  Please note that a copy of your insurance policy does not satisfy this requirement.  You may have your insurance agent email a copy of the certificate directly to HVJF at Insurance requirements will not be waived for any Valley Junction event vendors.
Electricity and Generators
Electricity is not available for vendors at Valley Junction events.  If you require electricity for your merchandise, you are required to provide your own generator.  All generators must be muffled to respect Valley Junction residents, merchants and customers.  (Suggested generator - Honda EU3000is or equivalent, 60db or less under load).  Without refunding vendor fees, HVJF may request a vendor to leave if the vendor’s generator is deemed too loud.  Vendors attempting to use electricity outlets located on or near Valley Junction trees or buildings will be immediately removed from the event without refund.  These outlets are for HVJF use and may not be used by event vendors.  
Valley Junction Voucher Tickets
Event volunteers are given Valley Junction tickets to spend during special events.  Vendors are expected and agree to accept Valley Junction tickets. Valley Junction event tickets redeemed at $1 per ticket. Vendors may turn in tickets for reimbursement after the event or during non-event hours (HVJF office hours are 9 am - 5 pm, Monday-Friday).  Reimbursement checks will be issued within 30 days.
Coronavirus Guidelines
Vendors are expected to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding the COVID and safe handling of food as well as local rules and regulations. If you test positive for the coronavirus, think you may have been exposed (for example, you have had close contact with a person who is showing symptoms or who tested positive for the coronavirus), or if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, YOU MUST NOT ATTEND the event, and find someone to replace your position. Follow CDC guidelines regarding when and how to safely attend an event after an exposure.. Vendors are encouraged to provide hand sanitizer at your booth for customer use. Vendors are encouraged to apply extra care to keep your booth clean, including use of sanitizing products regularly on frequently touched surfaces
By renting a space from Historic Valley Junction Foundation (HVJF), all vendors agree not to hold HVJF, its members, staff, board of directors, or sponsors responsible for damage of any kind.  Vendors assume all responsibility for the operation of their booth, and any damages or injuries that may occur in that area during normal event hours or from consumption of products or goods.  This includes all lawsuits, demands and claims including court costs, legal fees, and damages.  Vendors are also responsible for any loss or damages HVJF may incur on their behalf including, but not limited to court costs and attorney fees.  All merchandise will be handled and displayed at the vendor’s risk and HVJF assumes no responsibility for theft, accident or natural disaster.  The undersigned agrees to indemnity and hold the sponsors of HVJF events harmless in regard to all liability for any damages to personal property, for any loss of life or personal injury or theft of property that may be sustained in connection with this event.  I further give approval for HVJF to use photographs taken at this event, which might include my work, for publicity purposes.


Food Vendor Space $200

Questions on the application

Business information

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

Additional information

  • I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions set forth in this application

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 4
Food Vendor
Food Vendor
Vintage in the Valley (Sept 2024) Food Vendor Applications Only