Use the Vendor-Request Form below to submit your request to participate. Be sure to also read the following paragraphs so you know what to expect (as well as what's expected of vendors).
This festival offers a prime opportunity for you to highlight your best dishes. Feel free to use your booth to market your businesses as you see fit. Consider holding a drawing, offering coupons—use your imagination!Vendors will also be spotlighted on the chamber facebook page before and after the event.
We will have a simple voting process for entrants to vote on their favorite foods, with the following prizes:
Best-of-Show: $100, Custom-Made Winner's Trophy, and title to hold until next year's competition
2nd Place: $60
3rd Place: $40
This year a $100 deposit will be required 30 days prior to the event. Upon completion of the event, food vendors will be reimbursed $200.
Everything you serve must be in sample size portions (no larger than the size of a cupcake).
Sample plates and napkins will be provided by the chamber, but you are welcome to provide your own. Electricity can be available, so please let us know if you need electricity at your booth.
Trackers Lodge has a large kitchen with a commercial refrigerator and cooking appliances. Please let us know you'll need fridge or cooking space.
Tables can be provided (up to 3), so please indicate on the form below if desired.
Booth Dimensions: Booths are approximately 10' x 10' with 7'-8" from floor to ceiling. Exact booth layout will depend on assigned locations.
Vendors are welcome to sell merchandise, distribute pamphlets or other materials at their booth.
Vendors are welcome to bring to-go containers to sell any remaining food they have at the end of the event.
Vendors are welcome to display banners above or at the front of their booths. There is 16" fascia along the top-front of each booth and a 3' railing above the fascia (for the 2nd floor overlook) . Please see the Trackers Lodge gallery for photos.
When signing up, please also attach your business logo (if possible)--and we'll include it in all advertising graphics. (If you participated last year, this isn't necessary unless your logo has changed.)
Food-Vendor Sign-Up Form
Event Vendors & Sponsors
Gottzz's Restaurant, Carmi
Guero's Mexican Restaurant, Mt. Vernon
Alicia's Sweets, Broughton
Lil Buddies BBQ & Catering, Wayne City
The Hop Brewery, Christopher
HUCK'S Convenience Stores
Hamilton County Brewers Guild
Dairy Queen "DQ", McLeansboro
Gage Agricultural Designs, Dahlgren
Foxy Restaurant, McLeansboro
Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro
Peoples National Bank
Rend Lake College - Culinary Arts
Trackers Lodge, McLeansboro
Sea Service Family, Consulting
Ron & Lynn's Liquor Hut, Piopolis
Dana Communications WMIX-94, Q106.3, WISH, WDML, & WMCL
CounterTop Creations, Dahlgren
Carbon Forge Design, McLeansboro
Fred Vallowe - McLeansboro City Clerk
hamilton county chamber of commerce
PO Box 456 McLeansboro, IL 62859 firstname.lastname@example.org 618-643-9394