VENDOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at the Taste of Maplewood Street Festival! The Taste of Maplewood is a culmination of  Maplewood and Richmond Heights most renowned restaurants, beloved boutiques, and unique specialty stores.

Since the event’s inception, we have been committed to preserving the integrity of the event and the spirit of the Chamber, by limiting vendor opportunities to local businesses in Maplewood and Richmond Heights. While we appreciate the interest and inquiries of businesses outside our boundaries who wish to participate, we are dedicated to serving and promoting our local businesses and Chamber Members through this event platform.

Restaurants and specialty food stores have the opportunity to enter food and drink offerings into the celebrity food contest. Our panel of celebrity judges will sample all offerings and name winners in the following categories: Best Savory, Best Sweet Tooth and Best Cocktail. Celebrity food judges will be:Celebrity Judges include Molly Rose, Fox2 NewsMatt Sorrell, Sauce Magazine, and Mike Arnold, Gus Gus, the Fun Bus.

New Changes in 2018


  • Vendors bringing their own tent/table can save 15% off fees with promo code MYOWN. Please note that it is required for all vendors to have a 10X10 tent to operate at the event. The discount is only applicable to registration fees-not add on items.
  • Basic Electricity is no longer included in registration fees for restaurant vendors. Vendor fees for restaurants have been lowered to reflect this change.
  • This year, the event will end at 8:00 p.m.

VENDOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE- Tuesday, May 1st


PARTICIPATION CRITERIA


One of the following criteria makes your business/organization eligible to participate in the Taste of Maplewood

  • Member of the Mid County Chamber of Commerce
  • Hold a business license in the City of Maplewood or City of Richmond Heights.

VENDOR FEES


Businesses pay a non-refundable registration fee to become a vendor. Vendors keep all proceeds made at the event.  Vendor fees, unless otherwise specified OR when using promo code MYOWN, include a tent and table.

Additional fees are charged for electricity, additional tents, tables, etc. See “VENDOR DISCOUNT” for clarification on vendor fees.

Food/Alcohol Vendor Fees (Restaurants and specialty food vendors selling food AND alcohol)
Fee includes 10 X 10 tent, 8 foot table and option to purchase electricity.

Member: $500

Non Member:$650

Retail & Professional Vendor Fees (Retail, service, and professional businesses)
Fee includes 10 X 10 tent, 8 foot table and option for electricity.

Member: $250

Non Member: $315

Non-Profit/Community Vendor Fees (IRS 501c3 entities selling products/collecting info)
Fee includes a 10 X 10 tent, 8 foot table, and option for electricity.

Member: $200

Non Member: $225

Non-Profit/Community Group-Info Only (IRS 501 c3 organizations with free kid activity/info only)
There are no inclusions. Vendor is required to bring a 10 X 10 tent to participate.

Member: $120

Non Member: $140

Event Add-Ons
Vendors may opt to purchase electricity, additional tents and/or tables. Those fees are as follows:

 Electricity: $30 First Outlet/$15 additional one   Additional Tent: $130   Additional Table: $30


VENDOR DISCOUNTS


EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT
A discount is offered to all businesses who register AND pay their fees by April 20th. If a business registers but does not pay their registration fee until after April 20th, the early registration discount will NOT be honored.

PROMO CODE: MYOWN
Vendors have the option of saving money on registration fees by bringing their own tent/table by using promo code MYOWN during registration. The code will take 15% off their registration fees. The Chamber will not provide a tent or table to businesses using this code. (Non-Profit Info Only are not eligible for this discount). It is important to note that a 10X10 tent IS REQUIRED for participation in the event.

If a businesses chooses to use the code, they are required to provide a 10X10 and it is their responsibility to properly secure it for the weather. If a vendor does not provide a 10X10 tent and/or is unable to properly secure it for the weather, they will NOT be allowed to participate in the event and no refund will be offered.

CHAMBER MEMBER DISCOUNT
Without businesses who invest in the Chamber and community throughout the year, events like the Taste of Maplewood Street Festival wouldn’t be possible! For this reason, members of the Chamber receive an additional discount on registration fees.

The Chamber will honor the discounts for all registering businesses who are members of the Chamber in good standing when applications are processed in April.


VENDOR GUIDELINES


Unless special permission is granted, vendors may not sell: Beer, Wine, Soda, Water

Only businesses who currently hold a liquor license in their establishment may apply to sell liquor at the event. These businesses must secure a Temporary Caterer’s Permit through the State of Missouri to serve/sell alcohol at the event.

Businesses selling alcohol are limited to ONE signature cocktail

Businesses selling food or drinks must secure a Temporary Food Establishment Permit through the St. Louis County Health Department.


VENDOR REGISTRATION (STEP BY STEP)


Use the following step-by-step process to ensure you are properly registered to participate in the Taste of Maplewood Street Festival. The steps below are designed to inform businesses on the various permits required, but may be secured in any order.

Early registration discounts applies to registrations and payments received on or before April 20. The deadline to register for the Taste of Maplewood Street Festival is Monday, May 1st at Noon.

Step 1: Are you selling food or alcohol?

YES Go to step 2

NO Skip to Step 4

Step 2: Are you selling food?

YES Click here to access a Temporary Food Establishment Permit Application. Complete and return as directed.

NO Skip to Step 3

Step 3: Are you selling alcohol?  * Businesses requiring a caterers permit (to sell alcohol) need to be a registered vendor of the event prior to applying for the permit.

YES Click here to access Application for Temporary Caterers Permit. *Complete and return as directed.

NO  Skip to Step 4

Step 4: Online Vendor Registration/Payment-Click button below.

Step 5: Attend the Vendor Info Meeting which will be held the first week in May. It is highly encouraged that all Food and Drink Vendors attend the meeting, though, it only required for first time participants. It is optional for retail and community group vendors.