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Taste of the Junction

Multicultural Festival Vendor Application 

Unity and solidarity within the community is celebrated during the annual

Taste of the Junction Multicultural Festival during Labor Day weekend. 

 

The outdoor festival includes LIVE music, food trucks, arts, culture, crafts, and a kid fun zone. Crowds gather from West Des Moines and surrounding communities. Descendants of Historic Valley Junction travel from different parts of the country for this annual event.

Saturday August 31, 2024

Historic Valley Junction: Music Pavilion

425 Railroad Place

West Des Moines, Iowa

 2pm-10pm

Food Trucks $175

Food Vendor-Tent $100

Craft Vendors $100

The Taste Festival will provide a 10x10 space, 1 table, and 2 chairs for all tent vendors.

A 20 x20 space will be provided for all food trucks (No table and chairs will be provided). 

All vendors are responsible for your own gas or electricity. You can bring small generators or propane.

 

Vendors are required to set up between 11am - 1pm (No cars will be allowed on the street after 12:30pm)

At the end of the event all vendors are required to remove all of trash 

 

*Arts & Craft Vendors stay open until at least 7 pm

*Food Truck Vendors stay open until 10 pm

Food Vendors MUST provide proof of: 

____x_____Current certificate of liability insurance 

____x_____Health Inspection Permit (required for all food vendors only) 

____x_____Temporary Food Establishment License

Submit documentation electronically to: (best method scan and email documents)

 

Vendor Contact Information:

Email: Info@tasteofthejunction.org

Rachelle 515-55-7731

Natasha 515-421-6443 

 

Mail Address

Taste of the Junction, Inc. 

Multicultural Festival Vendor App

P O Box 65131

West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

 

Food License Contact: 

515-281-3425

Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals (DIA)
Lucas State Office Building
6200 Park Avenue

Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa
50321

Applications not signed and dated will not be accepted. 

PLEASE READ, SIGN, AND DATE & PAY THE VENDOR FEE BELOW

By renting a space at the Taste of the Junction Street Festival, all vendors agree not to hold TJSF, its members, staff, or board of directors responsible for damage of any kind. 

Vendors assume all responsibility for the operation of their booth, and any damages or injuries that may occur in that area during normal hours of market operation or from consumption of products or goods. This includes all lawsuits, demands and claims including court costs, legal fees, and damages. Vendors are also responsible for any loss or damages TJSF may incur on their behalf including, but not limited to court costs and attorney fees. All merchandise will be handled and displayed at the vendor’s risk and TJSF assumes no responsibility for theft, accident or natural disaster.

 

The undersigned agrees to indemnity and hold any sponsors of the Taste of the Junction, Inc. harmless in regard to all liability for any damages to personal property, for any loss of life or personal injury or theft of property that may be sustained in connection with this event. I further give approval for the Taste of the Junction, Inc., Taste of the Junction Multicultural Festival to use photographs taken at this event, which might include my work, for publicity purposes.

 

I HAVE READ THE TASTE OF THE JUNCTION, TASTE OF THE JUNCTION MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL VENDOR RULES AND AGREE TO THE TERMS.

 

                                                                    Vendors Pay Here

payment reserves your non refundable space 

We accept Discover, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. Checks or money orders. No cash please. 

 

Checks or Money Orders Payable to:

Taste of the Junction, Inc.

 

Mail Address: 

Taste of the Junction

Taste of the Junction Multicultural Festival/Vendor

P.O. Box 65131

West Des Moines, IA 50265

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