2024 Food Truck Vendors

Deadline: May 13, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Date: Jun 27, 2024 5:00 pm - Jun 30, 2024 9:30 pm (CDT)
Wood Dale, Illinois

About the event

Prairie Fest is a four-day festival held in Wood Dale, Illinois. The fest began in 2001 as a one-day picnic to encourage community involvement and togetherness. The celebration has grown into a four-day festival with food, live music, a carnival, and a fireworks display. Where is Prairie Fest? Prairie Fest will be next to Wood Dale Junior High (655 N. Wood Dale Rd.) When is Prairie Fest? Thursday, June 27: 5:30 -9:30 pm Friday, June 28: 5:30 -11 pm Saturday, June 29: 2:30 -11 pm Sunday, June 30: 2:30 -9:30 pm
City of Wood Dale
City of Wood Dale
City of Wood Dale
City of Wood Dale

About the application

Welcome to the event! Browse through the application and let us know if you have any questions. This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booth(s), you are validating and approving this agreement electronically. We will contact you regarding approval and participation.

Terms & Conditions

 Below are some helpful details about Prairie Fest. 
What items can I sell?
Each vendor will be allowed two (2) exclusive food items (per 10x10 space) determined by the order in which the applications are received. Priority status will be given to previous vendors. The City has final approval on the participation of any food vendor and the food items being sold. 
If an item has been approved as an exclusive for another vendor, you may not sell it at your booth. Any item not selected by another vendor as an exclusive is fair game. All vendors may sell water, sports, and soft drinks, as well as bagged potato chips or plain french fries. 
Applicants must submit a minimum of 2 Taste Bites.  Taste Bites are a sample of your offered menu items. Taste Bites may not exceed $4.00.
Carnival Food Sales
The carnival is located at the opposite end of the festival grounds and also sells select food items. 
Carnival Exclusives: No food vendor may sell the following: cotton candy, popcorn, so cones, caramel corn, caramel apples,  and corn dogs. 
Carnival Non-Exclusives: Vendors may sell the following and/or select these items as a food-vendor area exclusive, but know that they will ALSO be sold at the carnival: Funnel cakes, nachos, slushies, corn dogs and slushies .
Can I sell alcoholic beverages?
The sale of alcoholic beverages by food vendors is prohibited and this policy will be strictly enforced unless prior permission is granted by the City of Wood Dale.
General notes about vendor space:
Vendors must use power from their booth space only.
Absolutely no booths may be subleased to another vendor.
Refrigeration is the responsibility of the vendor.
No beverages shall be sold in glass bottles. 
Smoking shall not be permitted in tents, canopies or membrane structures.
Vendors must stay within their space. There will be no soliciting on or around the festival grounds.
Ice is available for purchase on the day of the festival; the cost is $8 for 20 lbs. This will be deducted from your voucher reimbursement.
Water Hook-Up: Cold, non-potable water hook-up is available free of charge.  Vendors are responsible for providing 100’ of food-grade hose. You may not leave hoses attached during festival hours.
Vendors must provide their own flooring to go over grass (rubberized mats, wood, etc.)
Food Trucks: Space only, must include dimensions of truck.

What is the inspection schedule?
There will be a mandatory health, fire, and safety inspection on Thursday, June 27, at 2 pm. The inspection schedule will be included in your vendor acceptance paperwork. 
What if I need to withdraw my application?
You may withdraw your application and receive a refund of your deposit by Friday, May 24, 2024.   After that date, no refunds will be granted.
Please contact Janelle Silva at (630) 354-6333 regarding the withdrawal process.
Upon acceptance, vendors are responsible for the balance of their payment, Certificate of Insurance, and DuPage County Temporary Health Permit. 


Deposit $100 A $100 Deposit is required for Food Trucks. The deposit will be applied to the total cost of the Food Truck fees or refunded if the vendor is not selected.
Food Truck $400 Non-refundable What’s included in the Food Truck Fee? • Water (vendors must provide their own food-grade hose) • Garbage Removal • Electricity • Once approved, your deposit will be applied to your balance

Questions on the application

Business information

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

Additional information

  • Please describe your menu.
  • How would you categorize your menu?
  • What are your prices?
  • What is the dimension of your Food Truck?
  • Does your Food Truck use a generator?
  • What are your requested Exclusive menu items?
  • What are your Taste Bites menu items?
  • DuPage County Temporary Health Permit
  • Certificate of Insurance
2024 Food Truck Vendors
2024 Food Truck Vendors
Prairie Fest - 2024