Food Vendor Application

Deadline: Aug 01, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Sep 06, 2024 4:00 pm - Sep 07, 2024 9:00 pm (EDT)
Mears, Michigan

About the event

Bring your appetite - and your bib to the smokin' hot Apple BBQ Festival in Silver Lake. Kick off the fall season with two days of live music, beer tent, huge selection of food vendors, kids activities, over 100 arts and craft vendors, classic car show, and more! Don't leave without a freshly baked apple pie, or locally grown apples!
Silver Lake Visitor Bureau and Chamber of Commerce
Silver Lake Visitor Bureau and Chamber of Commerce
Silver Lake Visitor Bureau and Chamber of Commerce
Silver Lake Visitor Bureau and Chamber of Commerce

About the application

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Thank you for your interest in being a featured food vendor at the Apple BBQ Festival, attended by over 25,000 visitors annually.  The festival will accept food vendors until the event is full.  This is the application; it does not guarantee acceptance. You will be notified of your status within 1-14 business days of us receiving the completed application.  Once accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter asking for proof of insurance and payment of non-refundable booth fee(s) will be charged.  Following receipt of those items, you will receive a participant email with set-up information prior to the event.  Vendors must be able to accommodate large festival numbers and are not allowed to tear down before 8:30 PM on Saturday.

Terms & Conditions

$150 Vendor Fee for Food Trucks up to 12-ft (DUE UPON APPLICATION APPROVAL)
$250 Vendor Fee for Food Trucks 12-24ft (DUE UPON APPLICATION APPROVAL)
WHAT WE PROVIDE: Electricity and water are provided upon request. Please bring 50/30amp extension cords. Dumpsters are also available for your convenience, please use those rather than trash barrels. Please use labeled grease barrels.  
MENU/SIGNAGE: Please provide your menu items on the application; we do not want to have numerous vendors selling the same thing so it is not guaranteed that you will be able to offer your entire menu. We will tell you what items have been approved in your acceptance letter.  Menu Display Boards with pricing using a minimum of 1” bold lettering (visible from 10’ away) are required and must always be visible.   
INSURANCE/HEALTH DEPARTMENT: Proof of liability insurance is required to be submitted once your application has been accepted.   Local and state health codes must be adhered to.  For more information contact District Health Department #10, 916 Diana St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 316-8556.
GREASE/TRASH:  No grease or gray water is to be poured onto the ground or down any drains. Anyone found doing this will be asked to leave the event.  You are responsible for any & all environmental cleanup costs.
Trash: Vendors are responsible to properly bag trash within your sales location.  A dumpster is provided for your convenience.
WATER/Electric/ICE: Please bring appropriate hoses, hose connections, & transport buckets.  Ice bags are available for food vendors at cost.
COMPENSATION AGREEMENT. Apple BBQ Festival will be giving away BBQ Bucks (food tickets) redeemable for food prepared by the Vendor.  The Vendor is expected to accept the food tickets for cash value.  Tickets collected by the Vendor be turned in to Festival staff at end of each day and deducted from your commission.  Vendor agrees to pay the Festival 20% of total sales.  The Festival has the right to request proof of transactions and total sales.
ELECTRIC:  Please clearly list your electrical needs on the application.  Electrical needs not specifically stated on application are not guaranteed.  You are required to provide 30/50/100 amp extension cords.  110, 30amps, 50amps available.  Damage caused to electrical equipment by unauthorized vendors will be held liable for the cost of repairs.  Additional or special electrical need requested on-site may result in additional fees.


Food Trucks up to 12-feet $150 Non-refundable
Food Trucks 12-24 Feet $250 Non-refundable

Questions on the application

Business information

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

Additional information

  • Size of Vending Unit (length x width)
  • Electricity Needs
  • Description & List of Items to be Sold

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 2
Food Vendor Application
Food Vendor Application
Apple BBQ Festival 2024