Food Vendor Information

The 2018 Food Vendor Application is available now! Apply at the bottom of this page.


Thursday night is optional but recommended. Bar Harbor opens at 5 PM, and we encourage you to be open as early as you have food available, and to stay open until 10 PM.

Friday 9 AM to 7 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM

Bar Harbor is open until midnight Friday and Saturday nights. We ask that you stay open until at least 7 PM and as late as possible. The late night crowd can be a hungry one! Please do not tear down before 5 PM on Sunday.


· You must have a current Washington State business license and a Jefferson County Health Department Food Services Permit

· You must have insurance and name us as additional insured

· You agree to not sell bottled water or other single-use plastic bottles.

Plastic Usage

The silverware washingstation was a huge success in 2017. In keeping with our plastic reduction crusade, we’re going for a 100% plastic-free Festival in 2018!

No single-use plastic bottles
No plastic straws
No plastic drink lids
No plastic flatware

We provide all the labor and infrastructure to help support this cause. Please work with us and encourage your guests to use the real silverware provided. You can make a difference!


10 x 10 = $550
10 x 15 = $800
10 x 20 = $1100

What Should I Bring?

· A great attitude!
· Trash containers
· Extension cords
· Adapter for RV plug to electrical cord
· Bee traps
· Fire extinguisher


· Only one electric outlet per vendor is guaranteed.
· In some cases we can provide more electricity—order during the application process. You will only be charged if we can provide more electricity.
· Please be prepared to operate with minimal electricity.

Frequently Asked Questions

· After reading the information on this page, click the button at the bottom of the page.
· Complete the application process including waivers.
· Wait to hear from the Festival Director, who will contact you via email within a few days.
· When accepted you will receive an invoice via email from our finance department with options and instructions on how to pay.
The Festival Director approves vendors based on date of application, successful years in Festival, interest and variety of menu items, and attitude. Yep, we love a great attitude—it helps!
We try to let vendors know within a week; however, it is dependent on all vendors getting applications in so we know who is returning. We wish we had control over when people apply, but sadly that’s up to you all! We will be encouraging early applications to expedite the process for everyone!
Power supply is very limited in the Food Court. Each vendor is allowed ONE electrical outlet only. If your booth requires more power to run, please email to see if we can accommodate your power needs. Extra fees will apply. You will need to bring an RV adapter to be able to plug in your extension cord.
In the spirit of being eco-conscious, we have a water distributor that will give water out and refill water bottles for all Festival goers, vendors, participants, etc. No single-use plastic bottles may be sold, including those for water, juice, soda, etc. As much as we love an ice cold beer, beer and wine may only be sold at our approved 21-and-over venues: Bar Harbor, Wee Nip, and the Balcony Bar. No alcohol sales are allowed in the food court.
Our goal is to offer an interesting variety of foods for sale. To eliminate the chance of double offerings we pre-approve all menu items. Only the menu items that have been approved will be allowed for sale. Soft drinks, lemonade, and ice tea do not need to be approved. Please contact Barb at to go over your menu items if you would like to review your ideas before applying!
• A weekend full of Festival goers, boats, music, and fun
• Open space for your tent/booth
• One electrical outlet per vendor
• A 3-compartment sink with hot water to be shared between all food vendors
• Real silverware! We distribute, collect, and wash them for you.
• Sanicans located across from food court and throughout Festival grounds
• Large trash receptacles to empty yours into. Located in the “Back 40” parking lot
• Recycling bins in food court
Please arrive at the Exhibitor Gate after noon on Thursday. You will receive your Festival passes and parking passes there, as well as a map with your location in the food court.

Your spot in the food court will be clearly marked. Please stay inside your allotted space. If you require extra space please email

Ice is available for sale inside the Festival grounds at SEA Marine and Shanghai Restaurant. The “Ice Guy” has been known to share the salted ice from the bars if you play nice.
There are pump-outs located near the food court. They will be marked on your map.
Sorry, we don’t have an oil dump on site. You will need to bring out all oil that you bring in. Please do NOT use the sewage dumps in the food court for dumping oil. This is so important and so damaging that if caught dumping oil you will be asked to leave and not be allowed to return to Festival. Please please please do not do it.
You will be responsible for leaving your space as you found it. If we have to come clean up after you, you will be charged a $100 clean-up fee minimum, and likely not allowed back. Seriously, no one is coming to clean—it’s left to the Festival Director, and she will be even more tired than you… so clean up after yourself!

By applying you agree to the following policies for food vendors:

• You must have a current Washington State Business license and a Jefferson County Health Department Food Services Permit
• You must provide us with proof of insurance and name NWMC additional insured
• No bottled water or other single-use plastic bottles may be sold inside the Festival grounds
• No alcohol can be served
• You agree to leave your space as you found it, clean of all food, refuse, litter, etc. If your space is not cleaned up, you will be charged a minimum cleaning fee of $100, potentially more, and your chances of returning diminish greatly.