Application

FOOD CART EXHIBITOR

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Deadline: Mar 15, 2025 12:00 am (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Date: Mar 22, 2025 11:00 am - Mar 23, 2025 6:00 pm (EDT)
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Wellington, Florida
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$731

About the event

Bottoms up & Bacon down! Join us this year as we expand the tastings and explore the best bourbons & bacon delights from around the world. We are excited to welcome you back for the 11th Annual Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Fest. Held on the grounds surrounding the Village of Wellington's Town Center Promenade. The free event is scheduled for March 22nd & March 23rd, 2025 and offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 30+ bourbons and celebrates the most loved food in the universe – BACON! In 2018 The Cooking Channel featured us on their hit show, “Carnival Eats”! Host Noah Cappe enjoyed Chef Winston’s great Garlic Mojo Corn Cakes in addition to a vast array of garlic laced goodies! The two-day event features artists & crafters, an eclectic menu of bacon-infused culinary delights and a collection of over 30+ bourbons and whiskeys for your tasting pleasure. The Fest also offers participants exclusive bacon and bourbon pairing seminars. South Florida’s foremost Bourbon experts share the distiller’s art and patient techniques in the seminars while a local chef prepares “bites” to complement the tastings. For those of you who cannot be convinced to partake in Bourbon, we will have a full liquor bar, wine, and ice-cold beer too! Our menu of bacon and pork related dishes will include the sublime Forever Roasted Bourbon BBQ Pork & Bacon Sandwich to the insane candied bacon on a stick and other amazing desserts. Menu items developed by local chefs explore the boundaries of New American Cuisine and good old-fashioned comfort foods, just like Mom used to make! At the heart of all our festivals is our commitment to create fun-filled food lover community events featuring unique food and beverages. We strive to ensure that our sponsors are richly rewarded for their investment in our events and our community. The event’s strong commitment to the community is that they are designed as a fund-raising opportunity for non-profit organizations that staff the event. We’ve cleared it with your doctor, your cardiologist, and your mother; indulge in the sweet smell of bacon & guzzle down the smooth taste of bourbon at the Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Festival.
Festival Management Group
Festival Management Group
Festival Management Group
Festival Management Group

About the application

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
 
EVENT DATES & TIMES: 
Saturday, March 22nd, 2025 (11:00 am-9:00 pm); 
Sunday, March 23rd, 2025 (11:00 am-6:00 pm)
Admission: FREE
Parking: FREE
 
The following documents can be accessed in your Eventeny Application under the "Related Files" section:
  1. 2025 B&B SALES TAX FORM
  2. GENERIC COI
  3. VENDOR LIABILITY INSURANCE PROGRAM
  4. 2025 B&B VENDOR SETUP LETTER
  5. 2025 BACON & BOURBON FEST SITE PLAN (FINAL)
  6. 2025 B&B LOAD-IN & PARKING MAP
  7. 2025 B&B VENDOR & SPONSOR LOAD-IN TIME - BY BOOTH
  8. 2025 B&B VENDOR & SPONSOR LOAD-IN TIME - BY BUSINESS
  9. 2025 B&B VENDOR & SPONSOR LOAD-IN TIME - BY TIME   
LOCATION:
Venue: Wellington Town Center Promenade
Street Address: 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414 
Phone: 561-279-0907
Email: nancy@festivalmanagementgroup.com
 
FOOD CART EXHIBITOR FEES:
** 7% Florida Sales Tax will be added to cart fees at check-out**
 
$35 Application Fee (non-refundable and due upon completion of online application)
 
$650 CART fee (non-refundable and does NOT include anything) + $45.50 sales tax = $695.50
***CART FEE DUE UPON ACCEPTANCE INTO THE EXHIBIT***
 
Please note: “applying” for the show does not mean that you are automatically in the show.  Your application must first be reviewed and approved online by our committee. You will receive notification of acceptance. 
 
Cart Spaces are 6’ X 6’ and work must be contained within the assigned space. You may not infringe on another space physically or audibly.  
 
Special cart space and special needs requests will be accepted but are not guaranteed. We will make every effort to meet all special requests on a first come, first served basis. Please include all requests in the application.
 
During the event, all exhibitors will be visited by a Festival Management Group representative to ensure that they are compliant with our event policies. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the Festival Management Group Staff to call for the removal of an exhibitor that is not compliant with the event policies and requirements. Non-compliance may result in expulsion from the event or refusal of future event participation.
 
Balances Due:
Anyone with an outstanding balance, will not be permitted to exhibit at show. If determined that you have a balance due, you must pay cash upon check-in.
 
PARKING: (See “2025 B&B LOAD-IN & PARKING MAP.PDF” in Related Files section of application in Eventeny)
Exhibitor Parking is provided behind the Village of Wellington Swimming Pool.
 
Booth Tear Down:
Packing up of booth supplies may begin at 6:00 pm on Sunday. Vehicles are NOT permitted onsite. Bacon & Bourbon Fest staff will advise you when you can move your vehicle closer and after everything is ready for loading (if applicable).
 
Electricity:
Unless other requests and arrangements were made in your agreement, each space will have access to a single 110 outlet, located approx. 25’ from your space. Exhibitors must provide their own 50’ outdoor approved extension cord for individual needs. 
 
Security:
You are responsible for all valuables and items in your assigned area. Bacon and Bourbon Fest Management Team employs private security, however, we cannot be responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items from your assigned area. 
 
Equipment:
You are responsible for providing your own materials for your cart and assigned area.
 
Liability Insurance:
ALL FOOD / EDIBLE EXHIBITORS must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance ($1,000,000 / $2,000,000) with the Village of Wellington, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414, listed as Additional Insured. Please email certificate to teamFMG@festivalmanagementgroup.com.
 
Text Alert System:  Please provide the cell phone numbers of all people working in the booth on your application at the time you apply as we will be adding them to our text alert system. This system is utilized to communicate load-in/load-out updates, severe weather info, lost child reports, etc. during the event.
 
Sales Tax:
Exhibitors are responsible for the collection, payment, and reporting of their own sales tax.  We will email you a Sales Tax Form with your setup information prior to the event.
 
Staffing:
Please make sure the people staffing your cart(s) are familiar with Bacon & Bourbon Fest Booth Policies & Guidelines.
 
Coordinate staff access to the site in advance to avoid confusion. Every person staffing your cart(s), whether employees or subcontractors, will need to check in at the Vendor Check-In booth.
 
Cancellation Policy:
No refunds for any fees paid. Application fee taken immediately upon application received.
Once the Committee approves you for the show, you will receive an acceptance email and cart fee payment will be processed at that time. 
 
No Show Policy:
Vendors who have not checked in and/or notified event with a message via festival office phone (561-409-5966), or email (teamFMG@festivalmanagementgroup.com) by 7:00 am on the day of event, will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited.
*Dates and details subject to change*
 
Rain, Shine, Cancellation Clause:
Regardless of weather conditions or any other circumstances, including safety hazards or unforeseen incidents, once a purchase has been confirmed and payment has been made, no refunds or cancellations will be granted. The customer acknowledges and accepts that the event or purchase will proceed as scheduled unless there is an explicit decision made by the event organizer or authority to cancel or postpone the event due to safety concerns.
 
The customer understands that the safety of all participants, attendees, and staff is of paramount importance. In the event of a safety hazard or emergency, the event organizer reserves the right to decide in the best interest of everyone involved. This decision may include but is not limited to the cancellation, postponement, or modification of the event, without any obligation to provide a refund.
 
The customer acknowledges that participating in the event or attending carries inherent risks, and they agree to assume all responsibility for their personal safety and any potential risks associated with the event. The customer agrees not to hold the event organizer or any related parties liable for any losses, damages, injuries, or inconveniences incurred due to the cancellation or modification of the event due to safety hazards or emergency situations.
 
This Rain or Shine Cancellation Clause is binding and non-negotiable. By proceeding with the reservation or attending the event, the customer acknowledges their understanding and acceptance of these terms and waives any claims for refunds, reimbursements, or compensation.

*Dates and details subject to change*
 
SETUP DATE & TIME:     
Friday, March 21st from 8 am – 7 pm (Cart-In Only) - Vehicles must be removed from load-in site as soon as emptied to allow for others to unload.
 
OR
Saturday, March 22nd  starting at 7 am - Vehicles must be removed from load-in site by 8:30 am. 
 
BOOTH HOURS: 
Saturday, March 22nd (11:00 am – 9:00 pm)
Sunday, March 23rd (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)
 
During Check-In it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to answer all phone calls.  If you need assistance or have any questions leading up to the event, please call the Vendor Manager at 561-409-5966 or email at TEAMFMG@festivalmanagementgroup.com. 
 
We look forward to another great show with you!

Terms & Conditions

The following information applies to the Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Fest. Please read it carefully before submitting an application. If you are unable to meet our criteria, please do not apply.
 
EXHIBITORS RULES & REGULATIONS
1.   The application fee is charged upon submission and is NON-REFUNDABLE. Cart fees are due in full upon acceptance of invitation to show and are NON-REFUNDABLE.
 
2.   No animals allowed EXCEPT service dogs: “Service Animal” means any dog trained to do work
or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Pets proving emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA regulations.  Misrepresenting a dog as a service animal is a criminal violation.
 
3. Weapons (including pocket knives) will NOT be permitted at the event. 
 
4. Large inflatables are not permitted without express written permission from Bacon & Bourbon Fest in advance.
 
5.   Booth placement is carefully chosen by the committee. Categories do not indicate space locations. No changes in booth location permitted after the event begins. 
 
6.   Participants may not share booth space nor may they sublet or apportion space to anyone else. Booths are non-transferable and must be occupied by the applicant. Participants may only exhibit work and/or product approved prior to the event. Items misrepresenting product presented at time of application are subject to immediate dismissal from the show. Artists must display their own work.
 
7.   Display space is permitted within your 6 x 6 cart space. 
 
8.   Cartons or boxes must be kept out of view. Exhibitors are responsible for keeping booth space clean, safe & secure. Exhibits and materials contained must be within the assigned booth space and cannot be extended. Please break down all packing material, cardboard and corrugated boxes at your booth location and place on outside of your tent for Operations to pick-up.
 
9.   You must display appropriate conduct. The committee reserves the right to remove or prohibit anything which is deemed not suitable, including persons, conduct, material and other items. No selling or soliciting outside of booth space. 
 
10. Break down of booths must be completed and removed by 9:00 PM on Sunday. Any materials left behind will be confiscated. 
 
11. Participation is required both days/all hours of event. Exhibitors who break down displays or depart before the close of show each day will not be allowed to return to future shows.
 
12. Electricity is provided! Please provide your own power cords. 
 
13. Exhibitors will not cause any noise which can be heard beyond the perimeters of their own exhibitor space. This noise includes but is not limited to music (recorded or live demonstrations) or motivational tapes. Hawking of items is prohibited.
 
14. Exhibitors are responsible for the collection, payment, and reporting of their own sales tax, if applicable.
 
15. Parking is available at no charge in the Vendor Parking Lot provided.  (All exhibitors MUST check-in at the Vendor Check-In tent first.) Upon checking in, you will receive your parking pass.  If additional passes are needed for staff, you can request on setup day.  
 
16. Exhibitors must abide by and displays must be in accordance with local fire regulations.
 
17. Palm Beach Sheriff’s officers and private security provide security during the shows’ hours of operation. The show takes place in an outdoor setting, so reasonable precautions should be taken to ensure the safety of your property. All work is exhibited at the artist’s own risk.
 
EVENT STAFF CONTINUALLY ENFORCES THE RULES OF THE EVENT TO ENSURE THAT ALL WORK SHOWN IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE GUIDELINES. VIOLATION OF THE RULES MAY RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EJECTION FROM THE EVENT WITH NO REFUND. THIS ACTION WILL RESULT IN THE BANNING FROM FUTURE PARTICIPATION.
 
Your online application and/or return of the registration materials indicate your understanding and acceptance of the Rules of Participation and General Policies. Rules Committee members circulate during the show and any vendor observed not following the rules may be immediately dismissed and will not be allowed to participate in event again. Reasons for expulsion from the show are not limited to these violations and any artist or vendor may be put on probation or excluded at the discretion of the event management team.
 
During the term of this agreement, the vendor assumes all risks in connection with the permitted activity and shall be solely responsible for damage or injury, of whatever kind, to person or property, directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with the permitted activity or the conduct of vendors operation. Vendor hereby expressly agrees to hold harmless Delray Beach Arts, Village of Wellington, Festival Management Group, its agents, volunteers, employees, officers and directors for penalties for violation of any law, ordinance or regulation affecting its activity and from any and all claims, suits, losses, damages or injuries directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with permitted activity or conduct of its operation or resulting from the negligence or intentional acts of vendor or its officers, agents or employees. 
 
VENDOR SET UP BEGINS at 8 am Friday, March 21ST, 2025. All vehicles must be removed from the site by 7 pm. 

Prices

Application fees $35 Non-refundable
6x6 Cart Space $696 Non-refundable 6 x 6 cart space $650 plus tax $45.50 = $695.50

Questions on the application

Business information

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

Additional information

  • Name #1 of Onsite Contact Person at show working booth
  • Name #1 of Onsite Contact Person at show - Cell Phone #
  • Name #1 of Onsite Contact Person at show working booth - Email Address
  • Name #2 of Onsite Contact Person at show working booth
  • Name #2 of Onsite Contact Person at show - Cell Phone #
  • Name #2 of Onsite Contact Person at show working booth - Email Address
  • Name #3 of Onsite Contact Person at show working booth
  • Name #3 of Onsite Contact Person at show - Cell Phone #
  • Name #3 of Onsite Contact Person at show working booth - Email Address
  • Name #4 of Onsite Contact Person at show working booth
  • Name #4 of Onsite Contact Person at show - Cell Phone #
  • Name #4 of Onsite Contact Person at show working booth - Email Address
  • What is your Facebook Address
  • What is your Instagram Address
  • Do you use Hashtags? If so, what are they?
  • Have you been in the show before?
  • What is your menu and pricing (subject to approval)
  • Do you have any comments, special needs or requests? Although we cannot guarantee that we can fulfill your request, we do make careful consideration and attempt to accommodate your requests. Special requests could consist of placement on paved surface, shady area, etc.
  • I hereby understand AND acknowledge that the application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE upon completion of online application & if accepted into the exhibit, the cart fee is also NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • I hereby understand AND acknowledge that if I am accepted into the exhibit, I will need to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance and email to teamFMG@festivalmanagementgroup.com no later than Feb. 15, 2025.
  • LEGAL AGREEMENT & FORCE MAJEURE

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 4
  • Each application must include at least 3 to 5 color photos of your products, at least one photo of your booth set-up, and at least one photo of you making your items or of your work space. This is what the committee sees - so make them good!
FOOD CART EXHIBITOR
FOOD CART EXHIBITOR
2025 Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Fest - 11th Annual