BEFORE APPLYING, PLEASE REVIEW THE COMPLETE FOOD TRUCK POLICY:
We'd love to have you join us as a vendor at our next First Friday!
The deadline to apply as a Food Truck vendor for November 2023 First Friday is Monday, October 30 at 5 p.m. All other months registration will be temporarily closed from October 30 through November 6. Thank you!
First Friday Food Truck Vendor Application
Becoming a Food Truck Vendor at First Friday
- All Food Truck vendors wishing to set up in the downtown during First Friday MUST register here.
- Registration for First Friday vendor spaces are renewed on a month-to-month basis.
- First Friday is a rain or shine event. In the case of inclement weather please come to this page for instructions. If we are under a severe weather warning we will wait out the warning and allow set up following any bad weather. You may email with questions regarding weather concerns to email@example.com.
- Main Street Delaware has no exclusivity terms to accepting vendors; if your company does, it needs to be worked out among your local sales groups. Main Street Delaware is also an equal opportunity institution. Main Street Delaware does not discriminate vendors on account of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military status or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.
- When you’re accepted as a food truck vendor, you will receive an email the Wednesday prior to the event including set up details and vendor placement.
- You are required to be up to code with the Ohio Fire Code: CLICK HERE – OHIO FIRE CODE
- All areas surrounding and under your truck are your responsibility to keep clean and free of spills or grease stains. Fines will be assessed for any waste or damage left behind.
You’re required to be open and operating during the entirety of the event, 6 to 9 p.m.
For permit requirements please see the mobile food vendor section via the department of public safety website. IF you’re from outside of Delaware, you do not need a DPHD permit, but you will need your local area’s health and fire permits to provide upon inspection.
Delaware Public Health District permits: https://www.delawarehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Mobile-Requirements-updated-2022.pdf
LIABILITY INSURANCE: Each vendor is required at its sole cost and expense to carry and maintain, for the mutual benefit of itself, Main Street Delaware, Inc. its Board of Directors, its officers, agents and employees, a policy of general liability insurance against claims for personal injuries, wrongful death, or property damage occurring on or about the Premises with minimum amount of coverage of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), per occurrence, on account of bodily injury and/or death of one person and/or on account of damage to property. Vendor agrees to deposit said policy or policies (or certificates thereof) with Main Street Delaware, Inc. by the day of the event by the Vendor, said policy or policies naming as insured Main Street Delaware.
Company Name and Address to be added as Additional Insured. Please submit the Certificate of Insurance (COI), NO LATER THAN THE DAY OF THE EVENT. [Main Street Delaware, Inc. 20 E William Street Delaware, OH 43015]
About Your Vendor Space
- Set up begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 5:45 p.m. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Spaces must be left as they were found, clean and free of trash.
- WE DO NOT PROVIDE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY
- WE DO NOT PROVIDE GRAY WATER WASTE REMOVAL
- EACH VENDOR IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THE NECESSARY MOBILE FOOD LICENSE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT. HEALTH INSPECTIONS MAY OCCUR AT ANY TIME.
- Remember when you set up to make it clear what you are promoting or selling by using nice, branded items like tents, tablecloths, signage or other promotional materials. Also, please feel free to have fun and play along with the First Friday monthly themes as you set up your booth.
- There is a one time, non-refundable application fee of $20.
- If accepted as a vendor, you’ll be sent a direct link to complete payment of $80 per month.
- Vendor fees are NOT REFUNDABLE.
Cottage Food Rules
- Under the Cottage Food Rules, vendors can sell certain types of foods without obtaining a temporary food license from the Health District.
- Cottage foods are foods produced in a a person’d home and do note require temperature control when stored or displayed for sale. The list of approved cottage foods are as follows; non-potentially hazardous bakery products, jams, jellies, candy, fruit butters, granola, granola bars, granola dipped in candy, popcorn, flavored popcorn, kettle corn, popcorn balls, caramel corn, (unfilled) baked donuts, waffle cones, pizzelles, dry cereal and nut snack mixes with seasonings, roasted coffee (whole beans or ground), dry baking mixes in a jar, dry herbs, dry herb blends, dry seasoning blends, and dry tea blends.
- All cottage foods are required to have proper labeling information about the ingredients of the food and where it was produced. The label must include the name and address of the producer, the common name of the food being sold, the ingredients (including sub-ingredients) in descending order by predominance of weight, the net weight or volume, declaration of know common allergies, such as wheat, eggs, milk, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and fish, and the statement in at least ten-point font “this product is home produced”.
- There are foods that you absolutely cannot sell at this type of event, including but not limited to; home-caned products like pickles, sauerkraut, salsa, eggs, beets, vegetables, mustard, etc., meats or eggs that have not been inspected, home-produced beef jerky, home-produced pasta. These types of food, in particular, can cause serious illness if handled improperly. They may only be produced in a licensed and inspected facility.