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: Pat McGonigle, KSDK News Anchor, Mike Arnold, Gus Gus the Fun Bus and David Craig, Social Media Guru and Former Host of Food Talk STL radio show.
Business must be a member of the Chamber and/or hold a business license in the City of Maplewood or City of Richmond Heights.
Businesses pay a non-refundable registration fee to become a vendor. Vendors keep all proceeds made at the event. In most cases, event fees include a tent, table, and inclusion in event materials. Additional fees may be charged for electricity, additional tents, tables, etc. Vendor fees are subject to discounts if you are Chamber Member and/or if you register and pay early. The early registration discount is offered through April 21st. Add-on options such as electricity and additional tents or tables are listed at the bottom of this menu.
Food/Alcohol Vendor Fees (Applies to ALL restaurants serving food, and specialty food businesses serving BOTH food and alcohol)
Fee includes 10 X 10 tent, 8 foot table, and basic electricity (1) 110 Volt 20 amp circuit.
Member: $450 Early Registration | $500 after 4/21
Non Member: $550 Early Registration | $650 after 4/21
Retail/Service/ Professional/Specialty Food Vendor Fees (Applies to retail, specialty food/drink (selling food OR alcohol), service, and professional oriented businesses) Restaurants are not eligible for this level. Fee includes 10 X 10 tent, 8 foot table and option for electricity.
Member: $190 Early Registration | $250 after 4/21
Non Member: $275 Early Registration | $300 after 4/21
Non-Profit/Community Vendor Fees (Applies to IRS recognized non-profit organizations planning to sell products or collect information about visitors) Fee includes a 10 X 10 tent, 8 foot table, and option for electricity.
Member: $160 Early Registration | $200 after 4/21
Non Member: $185 Early Registration | $225 after 4/21
Non-Profit/Community Group-Activity/Info Only Vendor Fees (Applies to IRS recognized non-profit organizations planning to host a free kids activity OR wish to have a presence without selling products or collecting visitor information.) There are no inclusions. Vendor must provide a 10 X 10 tent and table-a 10 X 10 tent is required for participation.
Member: $100 Early Registration | $120 after 4/21
Non Member: $125 Early Registration | $140 after 4/21
Vendors may opt to purchase electricity, additional tents and/or tables. Those fees are as follows:
Electricity: $35 Additional Tent: $130 Additional Table: $30
- 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.
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 21. The deadline to register for the Taste of Maplewood Street Festival is Friday, May 5th.
Step 1: Are you selling food or alcohol?
YES Go to step 2
NO Skip to Step 4
Step 2: Are you selling food? **The Health Department informed us that they WILL NOT accept applications after May 5th.
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 on Tuesday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maya Cafe. 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.