Food Vendor Application
We are so grateful you are applying to be a food vendor at the 8th Annual Fall Expo!
This is our 15th Enlightened Soul Expo (offered twice a year, spring & fall)
Both full payment and completed application are required in order to be considered complete.
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10am–6pm
& Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11am–6pm
Set-up available on Friday, September 25 (4:00–7:30 pm) and starting 7 am Saturday
26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076
I-696 exit 11 (Evergreen Road) / Lots of FREE parking!
Loading ramp is located on the south side of the building (where food trucks can park),
then move vehicle to designated vendor parking area, underground parking.
COST: $150 (for Saturday–Sunday)
QUESTIONS: Email Nancy Gould, Food Vendor Coordinator, at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-678-0578
THIS APPLICATION IS FOR FOOD VENDORS TO SELL FOOD TO BE CONSUMED ONSITE by our patrons.
FOOD VENDORS STAFF THEIR OWN BOOTHS and handle payments from the public.
It is HIGHLY recommended that you be able to handle credit and debit card payments too!
To have a vendor booth and sell pre-packaged food items instead, use the VENDOR APPLICATION.
COST: $150 SPECIAL CONSUMABLE FOOD VENDOR BOOTH PRICE. Covers both Saturday & Sunday!
INDOOR FOOD BOOTH SIZE: Booths can have one or two 8-foot tables in front, with more on the side or in the back of your booth. (Booth size and dimensions can vary.) We can supply up to three 8-foot tables and some folding chairs.
FOOD TRUCKS: Park on the right (east) side of the driveway ramp in front of the building's south side. Limit 2 food trucks. Must have own generator; no electrical hook-up available.
SET-UP: Friday set-up time TBD. Saturday set-up starts at 7 AM and Sunday set-up starts at 9 AM.
- FOOD SHOULD BE READY TO SERVE by 11 AM on Saturday and by NOON on Sunday.
- We'd like the food booths to stay open until at least one hour before closing:
Until at least 5 PM on both days (closing is 6 PM both days).
PUBLIC ATTENDANCE is projected to be 2000–2500 customers over the weekend.
IN ADDITION, we'll have a "captive audience" of over 300 readers, vendors, bodyworkers and their helpers,
plus approx. 100 volunteers and staff. Readers' lunch hours start at those "READY TO SERVE" times given above.
ABOUT THIS APPLICATION: (some things may appear different if registering on your phone or tablet)
You'll need to submit a maximum 100-word description (approx. 600 characters) for the website and promotions.
When done with the application, hit the "Submit Application" button. After that, the page where you filled out the form should be blank.
After hitting the "Submit Application" button, IF the page is still there and doesn't go to the Paypal page, then there is likely an error in your application. You may see an error message at the bottom that says "Please fill in required fields" if you missed a required question; or you may not, if it's a different problem. Either way, scroll back up the form to find a required question that was not filled out or not filled out properly. (OFTEN it is because you have gone over the 600-character limit in your description.) Answer or fix, and then submit again.
PLEASE NOTE: This application works best in the internet browsers CHROME or FIREFOX
on a COMPUTER (phone and tablet users may encounter problems)
If you are unable to complete this form on this webpage, please click HERE to open the food vendor application in another window.
Once you successfully fill out and submit the form, you'll be automatically taken to a Paypal page no matter how you indicated you intend to pay. Your total registration amount will be given there. SORRY, NO REFUNDS unless your application is refused by us.
No Paypal account is needed to pay at Paypal; YOU MAY PAY ONLINE WITH A DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD. At the bottom right of the Paypal box, you may select “Pay with a debit or credit card” instead of using a Paypal account.
Fee must be paid in full with application to be considered complete. To pay by check, inquire with the Food Vendor Coordinator at: email@example.com.
After submitting the application, you'll receive an email confirmation message.
Food vendors will be located indoors, except for food trucks. We can supply up to three 8-foot tables and some folding chairs.
You must have any food serving licenses that are required in accordance with State of Michigan law.
We are limiting the number of food vendors and types of food vendors, so filling out the application does not guarantee your spot. You will be refunded if we already have a food vendor selling the same or similar food items.
For those who wish to stay overnight in Ann Arbor, blocks of hotel rooms will be arranged for Expo weekend.
BOOTH APPLICATION AND PAYMENT ARE BOTH DUE to be considered complete. Applications received after Friday, September 6, 2019 will be accepted until we are full, but may not be included in handouts or publicity. SORRY, NO REFUNDS unless your application is cancelled by us.
HELPER NAME DEADLINE: Friday, September 11, 2020
LOAD-IN AND SET-UP: 7:00 am, Saturday, September 26, 2020
DROP-OFF of EQUIPMENT: Possible on Friday night, September 25, 2020. INQUIRE WITH THE FOOD VENDOR COORDINATOR about availability and logistics: firstname.lastname@example.org