Foodtrepreneur Festival: Food Vendor Application

The Foodtrepreneur Festival is a great opportunity for vendors to gain great exposure for their products, interact directly with new and established customers face-to-face, increase their following, and inspire future entrepreneurs.

In previous years, the festival welcomed more than 700 food lovers, bloggers and members of the foodie community and 30 vendors. This year, the new venue will allow us to give space to 41 selected vendors and allow more people to comfortable navigate the space and interact with the business owners.

Be part of this vibrant celebration of the companies that are making Utah more delicious!

Please note: Unless vendors want to sell the products they will be sampling there is no fee associated with having a exhibit booth at the event, but all vendors are asked to provide the sample of foods at their own expense.

Vendors are asked to provide enough samples for all attendees, unless they decide to also sell their product at the event they will not be charged a vending fee.

If you decide to sample and sell, you will be charged a one time $50 fee, to be collected upon acceptance to the festival.

Important Dates

Foodtrepreneur Festival

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Set-up Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Grand Hall Union Pacific Depot
The Gateway, 400 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Festival Orientation

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am – 10 am
Location: Grand Hall Union Pacific Depot
The Gateway, 400 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Requirements for vendors

41 companies will be selected based on type of products and the following requirements:

  • Prepackaged food products only, sold in stores or online. (No catering business or restaurants. Bakery products are allowed if sold in grocery stores)
  • The company needs to be based and registered in the State of Utah.
  • The owner needs to be present at the event and at the booth together with at least one staff person.
  • The company needs to provide food samples for people that will attend the event. (We are estimating 700 people)
  • The company needs to have Business Insurance

Instructions for the day of event

  • Vendors are responsible for setting up, maintaining and removing their own booth, merchandise and trash.
  • No food should be prepared or cook at the venue.
  • Vendors are individually responsible to ensure that they comply with the Salt Lake Department of Health and that all of their business licensing and certifications are up-to-date.
  • Vendors should not begin handing out samples before 6:00 pm and must close up at 8 pm.
  • Set up time is from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm; if vendors arrive at the venue after 4:00 pm we reserve the right to turn them away.


  • Application
  • Photo(s) of the product(s) you wish to sample at the event
  • Company logo (eps, jpg, or png file)
  • Social media info

Vendor Space

Each vendor will be given a 6ft table. Nothing can be hang on the walls.

Questions? Contact our Program & Special Events Manager Deborah Marzano.

* required fields

Business Name:*

Contact Name:*



Company Website:*

How many years have you been in business?*

Company social media links/handles/hashtags?

List the product(s) to be sampled with a brief description of each one:*

Where is your product being sold?*

Have you ever been a vendor at a Farmer's Market? If yes, which one?*

Would you like to sell the products you are sampling at the event?*
($50 fee to sell products)

Select your race/ethnicity:

White or CaucasianHispanic or LatinoBlack or African AmericanAmerican Indian or Alaska NativeAsianNative Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander


Photo of your Product

Company Logo

Submitting your application does not guarantee acceptance into the event. Vendors selling similar items will be limited.

For any questions contact

I know that by participating in the Foodtrepreneur Festival, I am exposing myself to certain known and unknown liabilities in my direct and indirect actions with the public. I hereby personally assume all risks associated with my voluntary participation in this event for any harm, injury or damage that may befall me or any employee or temporary help, as a result of my participation, whether foreseen or unforeseen. I will be responsible for any damage I might cause to the venue.

Company Name:*

E-Signature of Participant:*