se 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.
This year, we will have a "Fan Favorite Award" and five other "Food Winners."
"Fan Favorite": The food with the most votes will win our custom made 2020 HamCo Food & Brew Fest Trophy, your name on next year's sampler glass as the "2020 Best Food Winner," and the title to hold until next year's competition.
There will be one food winner award in each of the following categories:
"Best Appetizer/Soup": Any food that would be considered an appetizer, finger food, soup or stew.
"Best Main Entree": Any meat, vegetarian, pasta or other dish that would be considered a main entree.
"Best Side": Any food that would be considered a side or compliment to a main entree.
"Best Dessert":Any type of dessert.
Winners in each of these categories will receive a Ribbon and $50 cash prize.
This year a $100 deposit will be required. 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 if 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
2020 Event Vendors & Sponsors
Gottzz's Restaurant, Carmi
Alicia's Sweets, Broughton
The Hop Brewery, Christopher
HUCK'S Convenience Stores
Birdies Lodge, Benton
Rushton Drive Brewing, Mt. Vernon
Lil Buddies BBQ & Catering, Wayne City
Sleepy Hollow Brewery
Rend Lake College - Culinary Arts
Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro
618 Homebrew Club
Wilson's Computers, McLeansboro
Hamilton County Brewers Guild
Best-Brew Awards Sponsor Sea Service Family, Consulting
Peoples National Bank
Ron & Lynn's Liquor Hut, Piopolis
Dana Communications WMIX-94, Q106.3, WISH, WDML, & WMCL
Carbon Forge Design, McLeansboro
Trackers Lodge, McLeansboro
Maier's Tidy Bowl, Stonefort
Best-Food Awards Sponsor City of McLeansboro
hamilton county chamber of commerce
PO Box 456 McLeansboro, IL 62859 firstname.lastname@example.org 618-643-9394