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Business Expo- Food & Dessert Vendors

Deadline: Sep 03, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Sep 18, 2021 9:00 am - Sep 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Inverness, Florida

About the event

Citrus County's premiere business expo. Join the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce for the 2021 Business Expo. Create leads, generate (more) business contacts, and promote your business to the community. The Chamber's Business Expo gives your local businesses the opportunity to build new professional relationships.
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce

About the application

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 9:00am-1:00pm (Open to the Public) Setup: Saturday, September 18th, 7:00am-8:30am Food vendors may sell several main items (i.e. pizza, burgers, hotdogs, etc.) Applications will be accepted for food/dessert/sweet treat vendor as well. Vendors may only non-alcoholic beverages, no alcohol will be sold at this event. Please provide a menu of items you wish to have on the food truck, day of event. Food vendors will be responsible to meet all guidelines for temporary food service as set forth by the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) or the Florida Department of Consumer and Agricultural Services (FDACS). Food vendors shall wear gloves and follow hand washing procedures set forth by the DBPR and FDACS. Food vendors must supply a Certificate of Insurance listing the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the Citrus County Fair Association as Additional Insured (see details below in application requirements) Limit to ONE food vendor and ONE dessert/sweet treat vendor

Terms & Conditions

The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce thanks you for your interest in being a vendor at the 2021 Business Expo. Please carefully read the following rules necessary for food vendors to participate in the event. Submitting this application DOES NOT guarantee your admittance to the Festival. Vendor selection and approval is at the sole discretion of the Chamber staff. The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce retains the right to reject any vendor application. Food vendors are limited to ONE food vendor and ONE dessert/sweet treat vendor. Upon approval of your application, your credit card will be charged. ALL food/dessert vendors are required to provide a copy of temporary license, DBPR and a Certificate of Insurance (listing the Chamber of Commerce and the Fair Association as additional insured, please see below) Food vendors will be OUTSIDE the auditorium. Quiet generators permitted. There is NO electric provided at this event. No vendor may sublet, bring in representation of a secondary commercial/charity to jointly work booth, switch product line of what's been approved or change the name of of the approved application. Food vendors will be placed outside the auditorium, prepare for possible uneven terrain, parking lot and (possible) inclement weather. RAIN or SHINE event. Vehicles (cars, trucks, trailers, golf carts) are not part of a vendor space. No vehicle will be permitted on event grounds after the vendor setup period ends. Vendors MUST be in place and set up by 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. If not, they may be turned away and/or rejected for future events. Vendors must be presentable and polite to all event attendees, volunteers and employees. Your booth must be open and staffed during all hours of the event: Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All vendors using a tent within their vendor space must use a solid non-flammable free standing tent in good condition, without tears or stains, and securely weighted down. Tents must have the ability to withstand winds. No staking permitted. All available menu items and pricing must be displayed at your vendor space during the entire festival. Vendor identification signs are restricted to 18" high. No longer than the width of the tent/food trailer/food truck. Food vendors are also permitted to use flag or feather banners. All vendors are responsible for providing their own supplies needed to operate including, but not limited to, tents, tables, chairs, trash receptacles, trash bags, lighting, weights, etc. Electricity is NOT available for purchase. If you require electricity you must provide a quiet generator. No smoking or vaping in the vendor space at any time. Please move to a designated smoking area. FOOD VENDORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO MEET ALL GUIDELINES FOR TEMPORARY FOOD SERVICE AS SET FORTH BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION (DBPR) OR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AGRICULTURAL SERVICES (FDACS). VENDORS WHO DO NOT HAVE AN ANNUAL LICENSE THROUGH THE DBPR MUST APPLY FOR AND PURCHASE A TEMPORARY EVENT LICENSE ON SITE. A COPY OF THE GUIDELINES IS ATTACHED TO THIS APPLICATION. FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES, CONTACT THE DBPR AT 850-487-1395. Vendors please bring a copy of your DBPR to the event, have readily available to provide for the Health Inspector if asked. No vendor is permitted to provide materials that link to, show or infer sexual content. No vendors may conduct or encourage illegal or unethical activity. No unethical, immoral, illicit and/or vulgar language/signage permitted. No signage/language that discriminates against race, religion and/or political views permitted. Food area must remain clean throughout the weekend. Plan to keep extra inventory, boxes, trash, etc. out of the walk way, and neatly kept to the side and/or behind of food truck/tent. There will be no direct water hookups available. It is recommended that you bring your own water source. Vendors must dispose of all trash in event dumpsters. Area must be left clean after close of event. No trash, oil, trash bags, empty boxes or debris may be left behind. If you use grease or oils of any kind, you must supply tarps or suitable methods of containment. Grease absorbent mats work well. Vendors are responsible for the disposal of their own grease. There are no grease bins or method of disposal on site for vendor use. All grease must remain with vendor, taken off site for disposal after the festival. Vendors found dumping, spilling grease/oil or any food products on the ground or on any other area of the festival grounds are subject to a monetary fine. May also bear the cost of clean up and/or damages. Failure to comply will result in prohibiting said vendor to all future Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Special Events and Festivals. If your application is accepted, it will be a commitment to show and remain for the entire event. Vendors who leave before the closing of the event will not be permitted to participate in future Citrus County Chamber of Commerce festivals. Vendors will receive detailed vendor information, including a placement map, the week of September 13th, 2021. The Chamber expects that the vendor's booth and products will resemble the photo depictions submitted with the application both in quality and appearance. The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to cancel the event in total or in part. No refunds will be given unless prior notification is received 30 days before the event, no matter the application date. Refunds will be at the Chamber's discretion. Failure to show, or failure to withdraw within the time frame (listed above), results in the vendor not receiving a refund. Vendors will be responsible to fully comply with the Florida State Sales Tax Regulations in effect during the period of the event. Violation of any rules could constitute immediate removal from the event and prohibit attendance at future events.

Related files


10' x 20 Food (and Beverages) Only Vendor- Outside $75 Non-refundable Food vendors will be limited to ONE vendor. Please note, menu is for meal items. There will be dessert vendor and/or impulse buy vendors on site (ie, cotton candy, ice cream, etc). You may sell beverages, non-alcoholic beverages as well. Please provide a reasonable menu for this Expo; hotdogs/hamburgers/sliced pizza/french fries are examples of product available for you to sell.
10x15 Dessert/Sweets/Impulse Vendor Only- Outside $50 Non-refundable This vendor is for sweet treats, dessert and/or impulse buy items ONLY. No food items such as hotdogs, corndogs, pizza etc. You may sell beverages as well, non alcoholic. Your "food" truck menu is designed for those who crave something other than a meal or on their way out... Impulse buy!!!

Questions on the application

Business information

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

Additional information

  • Number of years as a vendor at this Expo?
  • Please provide a BRIEF description of your food and/or dessert you will be providing
  • Please provide a copy of your menu with pricing
  • I have read the terms and conditions above, and agree to abide by these
  • Are you a Citrus County Chamber of Commerce member?
  • Contact name and cell number, day of the event
  • If you have a FB page, please list the FB page
  • General Release: The undersigned does hereby forever discharge and release the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, Citrus County, the Citrus County Fair Association and sponsoring organizations from any and all manner of actions, suits, damages or claims whatsoever arising from any loss or damage to the property of the undersigned while in possession or supervision of the Floral City Strawberry Festival and hereby consent to the enforcement of the Floral City Strawberry Festival Vendor rules as set out in this application. I understand that an accepted application is a commitment to show and remain for the entire event, with exception to severe weather conditions. In such an occurrence, vendors will be granted permission to leave by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce Staff. Your electronic signature below is an acknowledgement of this release. Vendor applications will not be processed without electronic signature.
  • Please upload DPBR Form
  • Please upload Certificate of Insurance, listing the additional insured as show below in description

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 4
  • Please provide a picture of your food truck/tent and or food display/booth/set up. Please provide a copy of your DBPR or temporary food service license issued by the state of Florida. Please provide a copy of the Certificate of Insurance listing the Chamber of Commerce and the Citrus County Fair as additional insured (Directions provided in the application below)
Business Expo- Food & Dessert Vendors
Business Expo- Food & Dessert Vendors
Chamber Business Expo 2021
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