Food Vendor Application

Salmon Days brings over 150,000 hungry guests to the festival. They enjoy our food from around the world and are particularly hungry for Salmon! Food is located mostly in the Foods of the World (food court).

 

NEW: We no longer provide barbeque space (previously offered as an uncovered area for cooking purposes only) so please make sure you select enough booth space to accommodate your footprint/food truck. If you need additional space, you must apply for a larger booth space.

 

NOTE: The Fire Marshal has informed us that they will be enforcing all the guidelines for food vendors. Please remember that if you are cooking in your tent, you will need a certified flame treated canopy. Every food vendor cooking with grease needs a Class K certified fire extinguisher. Dry chemical fire extinguishers are not acceptable for grease producing appliances. All food trucks need a current Heath Department and L&I certification.

 

Due to Covid-19 and for 2021 ONLY – Vendors will not be able to request a location or specific booth space. Also for this year only, booth fees have been lowered to help vendors during this very difficult year. Please be patient with us this year as we try to put features in place to make our festival as safe and socially distanced as we can.

 

WE ARE A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE event. For this reason we always open up our applications for the first 30 days only to our returning vendors. When the applications go live to the public, both new and existing vendors are eligible to apply and be placed in the show. This does not mean returning vendors will not get into the show if you wait until after July 15th to apply. It simply means we cannot guarantee your same location and/or if there will be any available booth spaces when you apply. For 2021 ONLY – we encourage you to apply as soon as the applications go live since we will be doing a 50% reduction to the Festival this year and will have only half the booth spaces available.

 

NOTE: If you are in a popular category, like food vendors or jewelry, gourmet foods, etc., we recommend applying sooner rather than later. We close out the show by category because we want to make sure everyone does well and that your competition level is fair. It is important to us that we do everything we can to ensure you are successful at Salmon Days.


You must enter something in every field marked with an asterisk*. If you only have one photo, use that same photo in every required photo slot.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unsure of which application to fill out or you have ANY questions regarding your application, please contact us first.A processing fee of $40 will be charged to you if you fill out the wrong application OR if you accidentally apply more than once OR if you do not meet the guidelines. We are happy to answer your questions to avoid fees and misapplications. Please email us at: events@salmondays.org with any questions and/or help.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  August 15, 2021

Note: The deadline is strictly for getting published in our program. Applications may still be accepted after that date if booth spaces are still available, but we cannot guarantee your business name and booth number will be printed in our program.

If you have any questions or issues, please submit a ticket.

Vendor Information

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NOTE: If you are unsure of which application to fill out or you have ANY questions regarding your application, please contact us first. A processing fee of $40 will be charged to you if you fill out the wrong application OR if you accidentally apply more than once OR if you do not meet the guidelines. We are happy to answer your questions to avoid fees and misapplications. Please email us at: events@salmondays.org with any questions and/or help.

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Terms and Conditions (Please agree to and check the following boxes to submit and continue with your application)

I agree that I will pay 20% of our net sales to the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE before leaving the festival on Sunday night by 8pm.

I acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to abide by all Salmon Days Vendor Rules and Regulations (shown below).

I acknowledge that applying, submitting an application and tendering payment to be a vendor at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival does not automatically guarantee acceptance into the Festival.

I specifically agree that my organization will not seek or accept sponsorships for my booth and that sharing the booth with another vendor or organization of any type is strictly prohibited.

Please Read: Salmon Days Vendor Rules and Regulations (Please scroll down and click "I Understand and Agree" to continue)

2021 SALMON DAYS VENDOR RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

Restrictions

  • Booth fees are non-refundable unless cancelled 30 days prior to the event (by September 3, 2021). Please note, however, that we will deduct a $35 application fee from the original total.
  • Booth fees cover only the booth space. Vendors are responsible for arranging and bringing their own tents, tables, chairs, etc.
  • Any vendor who applies two weeks or less from the Festival and up until the day before the Festival may only pay their booth fee via credit card. We will no longer accept checks and/or money orders that close to the Festival.
  • Vendors must remain in the footprint of their booth space and are not allowed to 'rove' with their merchandise and/or place/display merchandise outside their booth footprint. This applies even if there is an empty space next to your booth; especially in 2021 as each booth is specifically spaced due to the Department of Public Health's COVID-19 requirements.
  • The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival name, logo and theme are trademarked. Any use must be pre-approved by the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
  • Vendors cannot sell or promote another vendor's work in their booth. Booth sharing is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate expulsion.
  • All vendors specifically agree that they will not seek or accept sponsorships for their booth and that sharing the booth with another vendor or organization of any type is strictly prohibited. This includes non-profit booths.
  • Festival electricity is NOT available for any vendors except food vendors located in Foods of the World (main food court).
  • Generators are NOT allowed for any vendor (Arts & Crafts, Farmer's Market, etc.) other than Food vendors that are not located in Foods of the World. Generators used by food vendors must be whisper-quiet.
  • A processing fee of $40 will be charged to you if you fill out the wrong application OR if you accidentally apply more than once OR if you do not meet the guidelines/requirements. We are happy to answer your questions to avoid fees and misapplications so contact us first to avoid undue fees.

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS

Due to Covid-19, the Department of Public Health for Seattle & King County has additional requirements for 2021 events. They will be onsite at the Festival on both days enforcing the below requirements.

  • ALL booths are required to have either a hand sanitizer dispenser with hand sanitizer of at least 60% ethyl alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol and/or a hand wash station at their booth. Hand sanitizers should be readily visible and accessible for anyone who attends the Festival regardless of if they are making a purchase at your booth.
  • Booths selling food (not prepackaged) are required to have a hand wash station set up. This includes vendors who are preparing food, packaging food and/or sampling food or beverages.
  • Foods prepared at the event (in booths or mobile food trucks) must be sold to consumers in closed "to go" packaging.
  • Food vendors must also provide wrapped self-service utensils and single service condiments (where appropriate).
  • Product sampling is prohibited this year due to Covid-19.
  • All vendors are required to sanitize commonly touched surfaces regularly in their booth.
  • Vendor booths must be placed a minimum of 6' apart.

Hours of Operation

  • Festival hours are 10am - 6pm, Saturday and Sunday. BOOTHS MUST REMAIN OPEN DURING THIS TIME. Closing and/or tearing down prior to 6pm will result in a one-year suspension from Salmon Days.
  • Vendors must be present in their booth for both days of the festival.

 

Jury Selection

  • All applications are juried on quality and originality within each jury category.
  • We reserve the right to refuse any application.
  • Past participation does not guarantee acceptance.
  • If you are not initially accepted or rejected, you may be placed on a waitlist. If space becomes available, you will be contacted to decide if you still wish to be a vendor.  
  • Salmon Days does not accept product samples for the jury.

 

Booth Information

  • Payment is due with this application.  
  • While we do our best to grant each vendor their desired booth type and location, booth selections are ultimately left to the discretion of the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. For 2021 ONLY, vendors will not have any input in booth location due to Covid-19 and social distancing rules.  
  • Vendors are prohibited from seeking or accepting sponsorships for their booth.
  • Balloons are NOT allowed at Salmon Days.
  • If your booth is located on the Field of Fun, automatically plan to hand truck/carry in your equipment, tent(s), tables, etc. Often times, due to inclement weather, the Department of Parks & Rec will inform us (at the last minute) that we will not be allowed to drive onto the field for load in/load out. Please make arrangements for extra help and/or allow yourself extra time if you need it. For 2021 ONLY, there will not be any vendors booths located on the Field of Fun.
  • If your booth is located on the street, always plan to park then load in/out by hand truck/carrying. That way, you will always be prepared in case there is no street access due to unforeseen circumstances and you cannot drive up to your booth location.  
  • Any booth that is located behind the Police Station on the back porch must leave a 6' gap between the door and the vendor's booth for safety reasons.

Merchandise

  • Merchandise must be personally handcrafted by the Vendor. Commercial, imported or mass-produced items are not allowed at Salmon Days without the approval of the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 
  • Only one product category can be sold in the vendor's booth.
  • All merchandise must be consistent with the photos submitted with the application and reviewed by the jury.
  • No toy weapons are allowed at Salmon Days.

 

Sales Tax & Washington State UBI

  • The GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE purchases a temporary city business license from the City of Issaquah for each vendor. Vendors are responsible for collecting, reporting and paying WA State sales tax under Sales Tax Code #1714. Washington State requires a UBI even if you are out of state. To obtain a UBI, please go to https://dor.wa.gov/ 

 

Raffle Fundraising

  • Any non-profit organization doing a raffle during the Festival must comply and apply for all necessary permit(s) from the Washington State Gambling Commission.

 

Security

  • Booth structure and contents, including inventory, are the sole responsibility of the Vendor. The GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and the CITY OF ISSAQUAH do not assume any responsibility for injury to persons, loss or damage to any property of the Vendor's, including theft, accidents or acts of God.

 

Commission Payment and Sales Reporting

  • Food Vendors must submit their sales report form (detailing sales, expenditures and net profit) and commission payment to the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE by no later than 8pm on Sunday night of Salmon Days Festival.
  • Non-Profit and Off-site Non-Profit Vendors must submit their sales report form (detailing sales, expenditures and net profit), P&L statement, and commission payment to the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE by October 31, 2021.  

 

Food Sampling - Arts & Crafts Vendors & Spawnsors

  • Food sampling not available in 2021 due to Covid-19. 

Food Vendors

  • Food vendors are responsible for applying and obtaining any/all permits required by the King County Health Department and Seattle King County Public Health Foods & Facility Program.
  • NEW: We no longer provide barbeque space (previously offered as an uncovered area for cooking purposes only) so please make sure you select enough booth space to accommodate your footprint. If you need additional space, you must apply for a larger booth space. 
  • Food vendors must comply with all Fire Marshal and City of Issaquah requirements including, but not limited to, fire extinguishers, spill kits and certified flame-treated canopies.
  • Food vendors in the Foods of the World (main food court) must purchase and use electricity provided by Hollywood Lights - NO outside generators are allowed. Food vendors are responsible for making their own arrangements and paying for electricity directly with Hollywood Lights. 
  • Food vendors using their own generator (outside of the Foods of the World) must use a pre-approved Whisper Quiet generator.
  • Salmon Days is a green festival and requires all vendors to use only compostable serviceware during the entire festival. Vendors agree to abide by all Salmon Days requirements for recycling and composting in accordance with the CITY OF ISSAQUAH ordinances.
  • Food vendors must order directly from and only sell water & soda products from our beverage spawnsor.
  • STANCHIONS - All Food Vendors are required to bring and setup a minimum of eight (8) stanchions and two 50' lengths of rope to Salmon Days. THIS IS IMPORTANT, in light of Covid-19. It is imperative that each food vendor propperly social distances their food lines. Please pay attention to this requirement or it may jeopardize your application for future years.

 

 

The GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE reserves the right to close any booth not adhering to any of the above regulations.

 

INDEMNITY AND WAIVER

The APPLICANT shall indemnify and hold the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, and the CITY OF ISSAQUAH and its agents, employees, volunteers and/or officers, harmless from and shall process and defend at its own expense any and all claims, demands, suits, at law or equity, actions, penalties, loss, damages, or costs, of whatsoever kind or nature, brought against the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and the CITY OF ISSAQUAH arising out of, or in connection with, or incident to, the execution of this Agreement and/or APPLICANT'S performance or failure to perform any aspect of this Agreement; provided, however that if such claims are caused by, or result from, the concurrent negligence of the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and the CITY OF ISSAQUAH, its agents, employees, volunteers and/or officers, this indemnity provisions shall be valid and enforceable only to the extent of the negligence of the APPLICANT; and provided further, that nothing herein shall require the APPLICANT to hold harmless or defend the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and the CITY OF ISSAQUAH, its agents, employees, volunteers and/or officers for damages or loss caused by the GREATER ISSAQUAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE or the CITY OF ISSAQUAH'S sole negligence.

 

The APPLICANT expressly agrees that the indemnification provided herein constitutes the contractor's waiver of immunity under Title 51 R.C.W., for the purposes of this Agreement. This waiver has been mutually negotiated by the parties. The provisions of this section shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement.

 

Effective 05/24/21

 




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