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In addition to an extensive schedule of entertainment and activities at Bonnaroo®, there will be a great variety of unique and interesting goods for sale at several locations throughout the site. Each year Bonnaroo is committed to selecting quality craft and merchandise vendors. The unauthorized sale of merchandise in the camping area is not permitted, and Bonnaroo is committed to ensuring a successful event for all authorized vendors.
There are several locations throughout the entire site where authorized Bonnaroo food vendors will be stationed. The various opportunities are described in the application forms. For health and quality reasons, unauthorized food vendors pose a risk to festival goers. Unauthorized food vendors are not permitted and will be shut down to alleviate that risk.
To apply to vend at Bonnaroo 2016, please follow the appropriate link below for specific information about being either a craft or food vendor and/or to fill out an application online.
General questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org -- **please note that sending an email to this address does not take the place of filing an application**
We are accepting applications for the following types of food vendors:
Booths: a 10 x 10 space will be provided. Multiple spaces may be available. Power and water will be additional charges depending on individual vendor needs.
Mobile unit spaces: self contained vehicles or trailers that provide their own power and water systems.
Carts: may sell pre-packaged, non-perishable items or cooked items.
There are vending spaces available inside the concert venues, in Centeroo and in the campgrounds. For Centeroo and the campgrounds, preference will be given to vendors that can provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night fare from Thursday morning until Monday morning. Since we are expecting a large crowd for the weekend, it is imperative that each vendor has the experience and ability to serve large numbers of people quickly for extremely long hours.
The rent for each 10 x 10 space will be a $2,000.00 guaranteed flat fee or a percentage of gross sales, whichever is higher. All guarantees must be paid before the event. Percentages will be determined with each vendor individually. Percentage of gross sales will range from 25 percent to 35 percent depending on complexity of menu items. We require a $1000 deposit per booth payable upon acceptance in order to secure your spot. The balance of your guarantee, along with any fees due for power, water, trash deposit, tent rental and premium space fees must be paid in full in advance of arrival at the festival. All rent must be paid by the end of the event.
For some vendor rows the festival will provide artistic headers above the booths. These booths will be charged an additional fee for the premium space.
In addition to traditional festival fare, we would like to have a diverse array of interesting food items available, all at reasonable prices. Please consider your pricing carefully and try to keep your prices to under $10 for any single item as well as including some lower priced items. Many people will prefer vegetarian options, so we encourage you to be creative in your menu offerings. Vendors may apply to sell homemade (nothing from concentrate or powder) beverages, but all pre-packaged beverages and bottled water must be purchased on site through our distribution system. Along with all foods choices, any specialty beverages sold must be pre-approved by the festival or it will not be allowed.
A festival as large as Bonnaroo® can produce a lot of trash. We are very committed to reducing the amount of trash that is sent to the landfill and have been developing an extensive recycling and composting program. All vendors will be required to purchase compostable/recyclable Bonnaroo paper products and cups. A complete list of what is available and the pricing will be sent with your confirmation letter if you are accepted.
As part of our commitment to the environment we encourage vendors to buy products locally and organically where possible. We will be sending out a list of local companies and farmers that may be able to meet your needs. Not only will you be supporting the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and reduction of fuel consumption, your food will look and taste great!
Each vendor will be required to have a certificate of liability insurance, proof of Workers Compensation coverage, a Tennessee sales tax certificate, a Coffee County Transient Business License, a Coffee County Land Use Permit and a Health Department Permit. Those vendors accepted to the festival will receive an outline of the necessary paperwork with your acceptance letter. Participation in Bonnaroo 2014 does not guarantee a space in Bonnaroo 2015.
Please follow the link below to fill out an application online.
Our initial application deadline of March 1, 2016 has passed. You may still submit an application for waitlist consideration. We will be in touch if spaces open up that might be a good fit for your operation. If you wish to wait and apply for next year, applications are generally posted in the middle of January.
Our primary method of sending out information is via e-mail. You will have an opportunity to include any questions you may have as part of your application.