Gourmet Food Vendor Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a food vendor for the 49th Scottsdale Arts Festival.

If you haven’t heard the news, we will be changing our layout this year due to the closure of the Drinkwater Blvd Overpass/Bridge. There will be a pedestrian walkway between the east and west sides of the Civic Center Mall. With this, all interested food vendors MUST submit and complete an online application if interested in participating in the 49th Scottsdale Arts Festival.

With limited space, we can accept 8 to 12 food trucks depending on size and power needs and are considering tented concessionaires for other areas throughout the grounds as we can determine where to place them. 

Food Vendors that feature a unique menu, good quality food, and great public reviews will be highly considered. We do encourage all new and past vendors to apply.  


– Friday, March 8th Open for Business 10am-6pm
– Saturday, March 9th Open for Business 10am-6pm
– Sunday, March 10th Open for Business 10am-5pm

PARTICIPATION FEE (must commit to all days of the festival):

– $850.00
– Payments must be made via Square or by check.
– No beverages may be sold, except for bottled water.
– You may purchase water and/or ice from our onsite Food & Beverage Team – Prices TBD

The 49th Scottsdale Arts Festival Vendor Application is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Food Vendor selection and notification will be sent out by 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14.

Scottsdale Arts Festival Rules & Guidelines:

+ Only the products you have been contracted to sell will be allowed.  Food service operators may not serve or sell beverages of any kind, with the exception of bottled water. – This includes lemonade, juice, soda…Scottsdale Arts is a non-profit organization and we sell lemonade, as well as, other beverages throughout the festival grounds and this is a major part of our fundraising efforts.  Thank you for your understanding.

+ Proof of general liability insurance, including product liability insurance, with a minimum value of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) is required. Your insurance provider must complete the certificate as follows: The Scottsdale Cultural Council and the City of Scottsdale are named as additional and primary insured. A copy of the certificate of insurance must be received prior to set up.  If a complete certificate is not on file, you will not be permitted to operate your booth and all deposits and fees will be forfeited.

+ Food service operators are required to be set up by the opening of Festival each day and to remain open until Festival close each day. No additional signage allowed on the grounds unless approved by the festival manager, i.e. sandwich boards. No staking of tents or signs into the Civic Center Mall grounds.

+ The Festival continues rain or shine.

+ All Arizona State Board of Health, Maricopa County Environmental Service codes and all Scottsdale fire code regulations must be followed, along with a Temporary Food Service Special Events permit, Mobile Food Unit permit or Catering Permit.

+ Valid City of Scottsdale and State of Arizona tax licenses are required to collect and pay appropriate sales tax.

+ Each assigned space and the Civic Center Mall area must be left in the same condition in which it was found. All waste must be disposed of properly. If not, the food service operator will be responsible for compensation to the Scottsdale Arts in the amount required to return the area to its original condition.

+ The decision to cancel the Scottsdale Arts Festival due to inclement weather during the event will be made by the President and CEO of the Scottsdale Arts. If canceled, the Scottsdale Arts will not be held responsible for any cost(s) or loss of potential earnings incurred by food service operators. However, in the event of a full cancellation of the Scottsdale Arts Festival, all fees will be refunded.

By completing and submitting your application for the 49th Scottsdale Arts Festival, you are agreeing to the pay all participation fees by their due dates and the rules & guidelines stated above.

Email – festival@scottsdalearts.org
Phone – (480) 874-4633
Application deadline will be Friday, December 7th at 5pm.
Food Vendor selection and notification will be sent out by 5pm Monday December 14th