Vendor Application

Vendor applications will begin in October 2018.

  • Grand Tasting is Saturday, June 1, 2019, 3 to 8 p.m., on the waterfront at Melton Lake Park, Oak Ridge. We welcome food vendors and business sponsor vendors. Applications will begin in October 2018.
  • VIP Taste of Gold is Friday, May 31, 2019, 6 to 8:30 p.m., on the waterfront.  Gold level or above sponsors are invited to this event.

 

Food Vendors
We are looking for 2 food trucks and 2 food vendors who can serve inside our large seating tents.  

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As a food vendor at Nine Lakes Wine Festival, June 1, 2019, you’ll have a captive and hungry audience! Last year we had 1,200 guests and volunteers.

All vendors will set up the morning of  June 1, 2019, 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 $225 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. 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. No big grills.
  • 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 1200 people at the festival.
  • Location – If the weather cooperates, we will be in the grassy area of Melton Lake Park. If it is VERY rainy we will move to the Peninsula parking lot at Melton Lake Park.
  • Form will be available in December 2018.

Musicians
We will choose a few musicians for the festival. Application will be open in October 2018. 

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