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Artisan Makers Market - Food Vendor

  1. City of Greer Artisan Makers Market Food Vendor Application

    City of Greer Artisan Makers Market

    Saturday, October 22, 2022

    9:00am-1:00pm


    ATTENTION!

    Food Vendor Application Requirements:

    1. Photos of your booth, cart, or food truck
    2. Proof of insurance
    3. Proposed menu items and cost per item
    4. Proof of City of Greer Business License.  Please contact Heather Towner at htowner@cityofgreer.org or 864-968-7024
    5. $25 Vendor Fee due upon submission.

    Checks payable to City of Greer; will be shredded if not accepted.

    Thank you for your interest in vending opportunities. The City of Greer hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. The City of Greer is dedicated to the support of local vendors who offer local products and services.

    • Vendors must supply their own tent, tables , and chairs.
    • Power is not available, and all vendors must be self sufficient.
    • Duplicate products may be denied entry.  In the case of duplicate items, the grading criteria is as follow: food authenticity, level of innovative products and menu items, City of Greer status, booth appearance, and value of products and services.
    • To better serve our community, the City of Greer requires all food vendors must operate in accordance with SC DHEC Regulation 61-25.
    • All food trucks must meet the 2018 International Fire Code section 319 and must be inspected yearly by City of Greer officials. To complete your inspection, please call Fire Marshal, Scott Keeley at 864-848-2169 or skeeley@cityofgreer.org.
  2. All menu items and prices must be submitted to Events Division at time of application submittal.  The City of Greer Events Division will review ALL menus to limit duplication among participating food vendors.  Only the items submitted on the application may be sold unless approval is given by Events Division.  

  3. Booth Type
  4. Policies and Procedures
  5. GETTING ACCEPTED
    • Application and vendor fee must be received no later than 5:00pm on September 16, 2022 to be considered.  A copy of the general liability insurance listing the City of Greer as additionally insured is due by September 23, 2022.
    • Please drop off or mail vendor fee check to Greer City Hall, Attn: Events Division, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer SC 29651.
    • Applications will be reviewed and approved by the City of Greer Events Division. All decisions are at the discretion of the Events Staff.
  6. FOOD VENDOR PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
    • All mobile food vendors must be self-contained and not utilize any outside power source.
    • Each participant must remain intact and selling from 9:00am – 1:00 pm. Set up must be complete by 8:30am.
    • $25 Vendor Fee due upon submission.
    • Copy of Insurance listing the City of Greer as additional insured.
    • City of Greer Business License - htowner@cityofgreer.org or 864-969-7024.
    • To better serve our community, the City of Greer requires all food vendors must operate in accordance with SC DHEC Regulation 61-25.
    • All food trucks must meet the 2018 International Fire Code section 319 and must be inspected yearly by City of Greer officials. To complete your inspection, please call Fire Marshal, Scott Keeley at 864-848-2169 or skeeley@cityofgreer.org
  7. SET UP TIME

    October 22 – 7:30am to 8:30am

    • Vendor vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas after 8:30am
  8. BREAKDOWN TIME

    October 22 – After 1:00pm

    • A vehicle should never be driven into the event area until the event has officially ended at 1:00 pm
    • Vendors are responsible for leaving their area free of garbage. Boxes must be broken down before thrown away.  
  9. RAIN DATE/REFUND

    There is no rain date for the Artisan Makers Market and the event is considered rain or shine.  If weather prevents the event from taking place due to safety hazards, no refunds will be issues.

  10. MONEY HANDLING
    • All Vendors will get to keep 100% of all profits.
    • All vendors must be prepared to process payments independently (cash, credit/debit, PayPal, Venmo, ect.) and must pay relevant state and local taxes for the sale of merchandise during the event.
    • Vendors must provide their own cash boxes. Vendors are responsible for collecting and safeguarding all money. The City of Greer is not responsible for any lost or stolen money. 
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  12. FOOD & DRINK - INSURANCE
    • Food & Drink Makers must supply the City of Greer with a certificate of general liability insurance listing the City of Greer as an additional insured for the festival date. Any vendor not supplying this document will not be permitted to participate in the event. Coverage must be at least $1,000,000 general aggregate and $500,000 each occurrence.
  13. TAXES

    • Vendors are responsible for complying with local and state tax regulations.  If accepted, vendors must submit a copy of their South Carolina Special Event Retail License for the event date. If you do not have a Retail License for this event, please contact the SC Department of Revenue at (864) 241-1200 or (800) 768-3676.
  14. DHEC REGULATIONS

    Restaurants/Food Vendors must comply with all DHEC rules and guidelines for this event. To better serve our community, the City of Greer requires all food vendors must operate in accordance with SC DHEC regulation 61-25. 

    • WASTE WATER: Waste water containers must be used/provided by food vendors. Do not pour waste water down the storm drains or into flower beds.
    • Vendors and staff must use soap and flowing water to wash hands. Hand sanitizers can be used, but only as a secondary cleaning action. Use of disposable food handling gloves is recommended.
    • Vendors are asked to maintain their booth space clean and free of rubbish. Trash containers are available to dispose of trash.
    • Each Vendor is responsible for break down and cleaning his/her own site after event is complete. 
    • Any vendor with an open flame needs to have a 20 pound extinguisher on hand that has a current inspection sticker.
    • Any cooking done on site must be done under cover (example: Tent).

     

    ANY VENDOR WISHING TO COOK ON SITE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PURCHASE OF AN ABC FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO BE PRESENT AT THE VENDOR AREA ON THE DATE OF THE EVENT. ANY VENDOR USING GREASE TO COOK ON SITE IS REPSONSIBLE FOR THE PURCHASE OF GREASE MATTS AND TARPS SPECIFIED BY PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR WITH THE CITY OF GREER TO COVER THE ENTIRE VENDOR AREA.

  15. BOOTH ITEMS LIABILITY
    • Items brought on site are done so at the sole risk of the vendor. The City of Greer is not responsible for any loss, damage, or destruction of personal property, equipment, and/or valuables.
  16. BEHAVIOR OF VENDORS
    • Behavior by vendors, their family members or employees that is disruptive, abusive or threatening towards other members, the public, or staff members is prohibited. Behavior that is verbally or physically abusive, dangerous, or disruptive to Event activities also will not be tolerated, and may result in immediate termination or the vendors selling rights. 
    • Vendor will be held responsible for any and all damage that occurs to City property either by vendor, staff of vendor, or vehicle of vendor.
    • Foul or offensive language will not be tolerated at the event. Repeated violation may result in suspension from any future events at the City of Greer.
    • No open alcoholic beverages or firearms may be brought onto state property. Vendors and the vendors’ associates are not permitted to be intoxicated on site.
    • Vendors may not sell or offer any products or literature deemed offensive, or which may incite violence, crime, or disorderly conduct, or promote political viewpoints.
    • Smoking will only be permitted in festival designated smoking areas. 
    • Vendors are responsible for their children and guests at all times.
    • Vendor animals may not be present at this event at any time.
    • NO HAWKING
  17. Vendor Agreement
    1. I, the undersigned, have read all of the above guidelines governing the Greer City Park and agree to adhere to the rules that are outlined within it.
    2. I agree that everyone working in my booth will also read and adhere to the guidelines.
    3. I understand that the Events Staff reserves the right to limit or discontinue the participation of a vendor at any time.
    4. The vendor(s) agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Greer and its agents and employees from any and all claims or lawsuits for damages or injuries of any kind or nature which occur as a result of or arising out of the use of city property by the vendor(s) and the guest of the vendor(s) pursuant to this agreement
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