2020 Food Vendor Registration Information & Application
Food Vendor Deadline: April 24, 2020
The 6th Street Fair (July 24-26, 2020) is now accepting food vendor applications.
*Please read 2020 Food Vendor Guide before submitting application.
Selection Process: The BDA ensures a wide variety of food is represented at the event. The selection criterion includes experience, food quality, booth appearance, and available space. We encourage a balanced representation of all food types and price ranges. All applicants will be notified of selection results no later than May 8, 2020. There is no guarantee previous year's participants will be accepted.
Fair Dates & Hours
- Friday, July 24: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Saturday, July 25: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Sunday, July 26: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
NE 6th Street & 106th Avenue NE
Booths & Fees
The 6th Street Fair is booth-fee only, no commission is due. All booth spaces are 10’x10’ and available for $975. Vendors will be required to pay for additional electrical and BBQ spaces. All booths are outdoors. Vendors must supply their booth materials, tables and signage.
Please submit your Food Vendor Application before making payment. Booth fees are listed below:
- 10’ x 10’ food vendor booth = $975
- 10' x 20' food vendor booth = $2,600
- BBQ space = $200 (additional)
- Additional Electricity = $200 (please see guidelines for details)
Food Booth Rules & Requirements
- All concessions must comply with Seattle/King County Department of Public Health and City of Bellevue regulations for temporary outdoor food service. You are required to provide us with a copy of your Temporary Food Service Application on or before June 12, 2020.
- Participating vendors are required to obtain an insurance rider ($500,000 coverage minimum) naming the Bellevue Downtown Association as an additional insured. You are required to provide us with a certificate of insurance by June 12, 2020.
- 6th Street Fair vendors are required to provide all booth structures, counters, cash registers, extension cords, hoses, etc.
- The 6th Street Fair management requires that all food vendors use a standard white easy-up tent. You may apply for an exception to this rule by sending in a photo/slide of proposed booth display during the application process. Each booth must be set-up within the designated space parameters and within the designated time frame.
- Please note that electricity is available but is extremely limited and must be requested in advance. Your booth fee includes two (2) 20-amp 120-volt circuits. Once your power requests are arranged, an outlet will be available within 100 feet of your booth space. Additional fees will apply if power needs are greater than what is offered.
- Water is accessible to all food concessions.
- Vendors are responsible for keeping their booth area clean and free of debris. A tarp must be laid down on floor surface protecting parking lot from any grease stains or other markings. You are responsible for providing your own 30-gallon garbage containers and disposing of all garbage into the dumpsters. Recycling is available for aluminum cans, plastic bottles, newsprint and flattened cardboard. Glass containers are NOT allowed.
- Prior to the event, vendors must obtain approval by the 6th Street Fair management for signage involved in a concession. No handmade signs will be allowed.
- Distribution of flyers, literature, balloons, coupons or other materials is not permitted without advance approval.
- Food vendors participating in the 6th Street Fair are provided with volunteer assistance during the load-in and load-out process. Please note booth assignments, as well as a detailed map and information about set-up, takedown, and parking will be mailed to participating vendors at least two weeks prior to the start of the 6th Street Fair.
- Customer seating areas will be provided at or near the food court area. A portion of your booth fee is applied toward rental tables and chairs, as well as garbage and cleanup service in these areas.
Fire Department Requirements
The City of Bellevue Fire Department has guidelines for participants of the 6th Street Fair. To aid in planning, the following are just a few of the Fire Department’s requirements for 6th Street Fair vendors:
- A 40B:C fire extinguisher is required for cooking and/or warming facilities and must be present at each booth location for the duration of the 6th Street Fair. Booths without a fire extinguisher will be levied a fine or closed until an extinguisher is obtained.
- Extension cords must be UL approved for outdoor use and shall service one appliance or one approved multi-plug power strip. All cords should be protected from traffic areas.
- Multi-plug adapters must be UL approved and have a current electrical safety device. Cube adapters and other devices that increase outlets are not acceptable unless equipped with an internal circuit breaker. All spliced wires are prohibited.
Overnight security is provided for the general 6th Street Fair site. On and off‐duty police are also stationed in downtown Bellevue to monitor the 6th Street Fair site and surrounding area. However, 6th Street Fair management encourages vendors to take precautions to protect yourself and your items. We encourage vendors to cover and enclose booth spaces each night. The 6th Street Arts Fair/BDA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Application Guidelines & Tips:
- Complete the online application by April 24, 2019
- Please attach a minimum of three (3) color photos of your product with application
- Include current booth photo(s); minimum of one photo, to demonstrate that the physical appearance of your booth is professional and appealing to the public. Your photos should clearly show how you plan to decorate your booth at the 6th Street Fair.
- Please pay online or mail the booth fee, payable to: Bellevue Downtown Association (or BDA). See the timeline for deposit information.
Bellevue Downtown Association
Attn: 6th Street Arts Fair
400 108th Ave NE, Ste.110
Bellevue, WA 98004
- April 24 - Applications & payment due/postmark due date
- May 8 - Food vendor notifications sent
- May 15 - Accepted food vendor deposits finalized/deposited or refunded
- June 12 - Health permits & insurance due to 6th Street Fair
- June 12 - Parking/load-in information mailed
- July 23 - Vendor Set-up
- July 24 - 26 - 6th Street Fair