Food Vendors

Applications Close April 1st, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

All applicants are subject to the selection process

A complete application must be submitted to be considered

You will be notified of acceptance or a respectfully declined application by April 25th, 2024. If accepted, Booth Fees must be paid within 14 days

The $25 application fee is non-refundable

10% of GROSS SALES are due to Blissfest within 30 days of event and will incur a $50 per month late fee

All workers must be registered by June 15th; up to 10 registered prep workers may arrive on Thursday

Food Vendor Checklist

You must have your permit from the Health Dept. in advance. Contact Information – 231-347-6014 |

Remember that all food vendors are required to use 12 gauge or heavier SO-type extension cords. The county electrical inspector will be around on Friday to assess compliance.

A #10 ABC extinguisher is minimum and very inexpensive. The fire department will inspect Friday for fire extinguishers and propane tanks.

The fire dept. will check to make sure any propane tanks are secure. Tanks can not be free-standing. A t-post with a chain will work in a pinch.

Bring your own adapters (30 to 110)

SO Molded and grounded 12 gauge cord

Blissfest’s Expectations of Vendors

You are expected to clean up your site thoroughly by Tuesday the morning after the festival. This includes compost, recyclables, paper, cigarette butts, can tabs, and all concession materials. We suggest you bring a leaf rake. Your cooperation in cleaning up your spot will be evaluated by staff and will be a consideration for future involvement. Recycling cardboard, glass, plastic, cooking oil, compost, and metal is mandatory. The facilities manager and recycling coordinator will stop by with instructions and answer any questions.

Each vendor has its own electrical box with a variety of plug-ins to choose from. You are not allowed to plug into any other vendor’s power box without their permission.

Please note that the festival sells ice cream as a fundraiser and we will require pre-approval if any ice cream-related items are sold. We will also be handling the ice concession and can supply you with ice at a good price. You can pick up your own at the ice concession, and Blissfest has regular ice delivery routes too.

Donations of meals for our raffle are also encouraged as well as ads for our festival program. These are two ways to get your message to the festival attendees. The Blissfest plans to provide food vouchers to some musicians and contractors and will reimburse food vendors at checkout. Your participation would be much appreciated and we will be glad to give you some mentions from the stage to promote your booth.

Going Green!

Blissfest is trying to do its part to reduce, reuse and recycle. We have a successful composting program and STRONGLY ENCOURAGE food vendors to contribute to the compost bin. We use this compost on our orchard trees throughout the property. Also, you are REQUIRED to use the recycling program located behind the food area and dispose of cooking oil properly at our bio-diesel oil collection facility.

We PROHIBIT food vendors from selling bottled water. Blissfest has expanded our own excellent well water distribution system to include fill-up locations in the concert area and near the vending area. Water containers are available at the Blissfest Store.


Our own hospitality area will be using composting dinnerware and we ask you to do so, too!