Vendor Info

2019 Vendor Registration for June 1 & 2 Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival is open

Join us on Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2, 2019 as we celebrate the 60th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

We accept applications from two types of vendors: Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors and Food Vendors. If you are an artist or crafter, or you sell food items which are already prepared and packaged, or a nonprofit organization, please use the  Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor application.
If you are selling food cooked or prepared on site for immediate consumption, please use the Food Vendor application.
City and County permit forms are provided for your convenience, and may or may not be required*.

Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors:

Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors can now register! Just download the PDF version of the Vendor Application Forms using the text links below.

DOWNLOAD 2019 ARTS AND CRAFTS/COMMERCIAL VENDOR APPLICATION [PDF]
Download Monterey New Business License Application for Vendors* [PDF]
Download Monterey County Health Dept Temporary Food Facility Permit Application** [PDF]
Download the State of California BOE Form 410d [PDF]

Registration deadline is April 1, 2019. A $50 late registration fee will be applied to all Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendor applications received after this date.

**Commercial vendors offering food samples are required to submit the Monterey County Health Department’s Temporary Food Facility Permit application and fees (see download list above) to the County Health Department at least 10 days prior to the Festival. Include a copy of page 13 of your completed Health Department TFF permit application with Festival Vendor registration.

Questions? Contact Terry at artscrafts.artifest@gmail.com, or call toll free 888-808-7707, ext. 3.

Food Vendors

Registration is now CLOSED for 2018 Food Booth Vendors. For more info about bringing your Food Concession to the Artichoke Festival in 2019, call toll free at 888-808-7707, ext. 2, or email our Food Vendor Coordinator, Linda at foodvendorartifest@gmail.com

We are proud to support the Monterey County Fair & Event Center’s Sustainability Policy!

Food Waste Collection Program and Sustainability Policy: As of April 1, 2016 California legislation (AB1826) requires food waste be collected separately for “recycling.” The Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival, in cooperation with the Monterey County Fair & Event Center and Blue Strike Environmental, is participating in this mandatory waste reduction and recycling policy for all exhibitors, vendors, and concessionaires. Vendors are expected to comply with AB1826, and separate food waste from recycling and trash. Information about acceptable materials and food waste recycling can be downloaded here, and will be provided to Vendors prior to the event. Education and training will be provided to food vendors before the start of the event.

FESTIVAL SET-UP & PARKING FOR VENDORS

(Please refer to the application packet for a complete list of regulations per your vending area.)

Set-Up: Vendors may set-up their booths on Friday, May 31, 2019 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., or on June 1, 2019 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. All vehicles must be off festival grounds by 9:00 a.m. on June 1, 2019. Vendors are required to attend both days of the 59th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival. Vendors are not allowed to remove merchandise from their booth until the festival is closed for the day. No vehicles will be allowed on festival grounds during the hours of festival operation. Vendor’s booth is required to be staffed at all times during the festival’s regular hours of operation.

Parking: A limited number of RV parking spaces will be available on and/or near the festival grounds, at the rate of $50.00 per day. The RV parking fee covers arrival by no earlier than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 and departure by no later than 6:00 p.m. on June 2, 2019. If you must arrive or depart before or after these times, prior written consent and approval must be obtained from the County of Monterey and payment in the amount of $50.00 per additional day may be required or assessed by the County of Monterey at its sole discretion. For further information, please contact the Monterey County Fairgrounds Administration Office at (831) 717-7167, or visit their website.

Camping: Camping on festival grounds is absolutely prohibited. No ice chests will be allowed onto the festival grounds after the festival opens each day.

Driving directions to the fair grounds.

FESTIVAL SET-UP & PARKING FOR VENDORS

(Please refer to the application packet for a complete list of regulations per your vending area.)

Set-Up: Vendors may set-up their booths on Friday, May 31, 2019 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., or on June 1, 2019 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. All vehicles must be off festival grounds by 9:00 a.m. on June 1, 2019. Vendors are required to attend both days of the 59th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival. Vendors are not allowed to remove merchandise from their booth until the festival is closed for the day. No vehicles will be allowed on festival grounds during the hours of festival operation. Vendor’s booth is required to be staffed at all times during the festival’s regular hours of operation.

Parking: A limited number of RV parking spaces will be available on and/or near the festival grounds, at the rate of $50.00 per day. The RV parking fee covers arrival by no earlier than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 and departure by no later than 6:00 p.m. on June 2, 2019. If you must arrive or depart before or after these times, prior written consent and approval must be obtained from the County of Monterey and payment in the amount of $50.00 per additional day may be required or assessed by the County of Monterey at its sole discretion. For further information, please contact the Monterey County Fairgrounds Administration Office at (831) 717-7167, or visit their website.

Camping: Camping on festival grounds is absolutely prohibited. No ice chests will be allowed onto the festival grounds after the festival opens each day.

Driving directions to the fair grounds.

NEW for 2018 We are bundling the booth rental fees with vendor insurance coverage. Vendors will no longer be required to provide two separate Certificates of Insurance, saving time and extra fees for additional certificates.

*Castroville Artichoke Festival, Inc’s. inclusion of these applications is for convenience only and does not in any way imply or guarantee that the City of Monterey, Monterey County, or State of California will issue licenses or permits applied for by Vendor. If applicable, please include a copy of the completed City and County applications with completed registration materials.

For any questions you may have concerning vending at the festival, please contact: Castroville Artichoke Festival, Inc. P.O. Box 1041, Castroville, California 95012 • Toll Free (888) 808-7707 • Fax (831) 633-0485

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