2022 Street Fair On-Site Food

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On-Site Food Vendor Application
This form is only for Vendors who are primarily selling food for on-site consumption. (Other applications available here.)

We strongly prefer online applications. You can register online even if you want to pay by check. Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to register. If you are unable to register online, please contact us at onsitefood@uppermadison.org so we can assist you.

Questions?  onsitefood@uppermadison.org

  • Non-refundable $50 fee payable after approval   plus 10% of gross, payable at 5:00 PM on the day of the fair.
  • The fee is generally non-refundable. However, if we are legally unable to hold the Street Fair as a result of COVID related restriction, vendor fees will be refunded.
  • Fee includes Temporary Food Service License
  • Event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or dangerous weather.
Space Details:
  • Space is 10’ x 10’, and located on the street (asphalt)
  • The fair provides space only. Vendors provide set-ups (tables, signs, etc.)
  • Pop-ups welcome
  • No generators allowed
  • Set-up no earlier than 10 a.m. and be ready by 11:30 a.m.
  • Event runs 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Vendors must be off the street by 5:30 so it can reopen to traffic
Other Policies:
  • Consistent with NYS law regarding "symbols of hate", vendors at the Upper Madison Street Fair will not be permitted to sell or display any item inscribed with a symbol of hate unless the image appears in a book or similar medium that serves an educational or historical purpose. The term "symbols of hate" shall include but not be limited to symbols of white supremacy neo-Nazi ideology or the Battle Flag of the Confederacy.

Registration - Contact Info - With Tax ID
All vendors must have a NYS Tax ID#. If you do not have a NYS Tax ID#, please call the NYS tax office at 518-485-2889 for a form.
Day of Contact?
What is the best "day of" contact information for the person who will actually be at the fair?
Registration - OnSite
What would you do at the fair if approved?
Food for selling at the Fair
All food sold at the Fair is subject to Albany County Department of Health regulations; they are numerous! (for a complete list go to https://regs.health.ny.gov/volume-title-10/1651173225/subpart-14-2-temporary-food-service-establishments)

The most important requirement is that all food must be from approved sources, prepared in facilities under permit by the Albany County Health Dept. or an appropriate regulatory agency. Food may not be prepared at home.

It is up to you to meet these conditions; by submitting this application, you acknowledge your responsibility for adhering to these policies.

List all food that you will be offering for sale
Space Requests
Let us know about additional requests for support here. Keep in mind that we are a tiny, all-volunteer organization with very limited resources. We will likely not be able to accommodate all requests. We will confirm availability of your requests with you as the fair date approaches and we ask you to do your best to make your own arrangements as well.
We have a very limited number spots with power. Please keep in mind that generators are not allowed, so a spot with no power will have no electricity.
Raffle Item
Much of the funding for the Fair and other Upper Madison Improvement Group activities comes from a raffle held the day of the Fair. We appreciate donations of items valued at $25 or more to be used in the raffle. We may combine your item with other items to create appealing raffle baskets. If you are willing to donate a raffle item please describe it here.
Please enter the approximate dollar amount of your raffle item as a whole number with no dollar sign or decimal point. For example, if your item is worth fifty dollars enter 50.