Vendor Application

Vendor applications will begin in Jan. 2020

  • Grand Tasting is Saturday, June 6, 2019, 3 to 8 p.m., on the waterfront at Melton Lake Park, Oak Ridge. We welcome wineries, food vendors, artisan craft vendors, and business sponsor vendors to this event.
  • VIP Taste of Gold is Friday, June 5, 2019, 6 to 8:30 p.m., on the waterfront.  We welcome gold-medal- winning wineries, artisan craft vendors, and Gold Level Sponsors or above to this event.

Wineries
 

Winery application will be open in January 2020.

Food Vendors
The festival has room for 5 food vendors. 

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As a food vendor at Nine Lakes Wine Festival, June 6, 2020, you'll have a captive and hungry audience! Last year we had 1,300 guests and volunteers.

All vendors will set up the morning of  June 6, 2020, and be ready to serve from 3 to 8 p.m., in Melton Lake Park.

We are looking for foods that would pair well with Tennessee wine, which means higher-end offerings (i.e., not corn dogs or cotton candy). We encourage "small plate" offerings, as customers will appreciate getting tastes of many foods, but of course you may set your own prices and serving sizes.

  • Vendor Fees - Spaces are $230 for either food trucks or tent vendors. Our tent vendors will have 2 tables, and be inside a larger seating tent. All vendors should bring your own table cloths, plates, forks, etc., and safety equipment (fire extinguisher). Grills are not allowed inside the seating tent. Foods served by our tent vendors should be things like cold salads, desserts, or dishes that can be prepared with a small portable stove.
  • 110 20 AMP Electricity is provided for tent vendors and is included in your vendor cost. Electricity is NOT available for food trucks.  All food trucks must bring their own generators.
  • Point of Sale - Vendors will bring their own point of sale systems.
  • What to bring - Prepare fresh, creative foods that would pair well with wine. Special consideration given to any vendor who uses a Tennessee wine in a sauce or other element.
  • Crowd Estimate - Last year we had about 1300 people at the festival.
  • Location - If the weather cooperates, we will be in the grassy area of Melton Lake Park. If it is somewhat rainy we will move to the Peninsula parking lot at Melton Lake Park. If thunderstorms are predicted, we will move to the Oak Ridge Civic Center.

Musicians
We will choose a few musicians for the festival. Application will be open in January 2020.

 

Sponsor Vendors
Sponsor packages will be up in October 2019.

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