Attached is the registration form in Adobe PDF format required for participation of Out of State State Food Trucks or Food Carts, along with additional vendor information.
Please submit all forms and payment NO LATER THAN August 19.
We appreciate your interest and look forward to this exciting event for Main Street! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Chellie at 501-375-0121. Se habla Espanol.
300-800 block of Main Street crossing at Capitol from Main Street to Center Street
Downtown Little Rock, AR 72201
Saturday, September 24- 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The 2016 MSFTF registration fee is $300 for food trucks and $200 for food carts. If you attend a pre-event meeting on July 20 you qualify for a $50 discount (payment is required at time of registration). The non-refundable* fee may be paid by check, money order or by credit card (fees apply). Deadline for registering is August 19. Once fee, insurance and completed vendor form are received, you will receive a confirmation email. Fee may not be refunded or transferred. *If vendor recruits a sponsor ($300 donation), vendor participation fee will be returned. Sponsor is required to fill out a sponsor form. Please contact DLRP for more information.
It is the vendor’s responsibility to meet all required city and state permits and be familiar with AR Health Department codes and regulations. Email or mail these items….
- Copy of your current state Health Department License
- Copy of certificate of general liability insurance listing DLRP as additionally insured
- Copy of Little Rock Advertising and Promotions Commission registration (A & P) available at www.littlerock.com/tax – select appendix 8- Traditional
- Completed registration form
- Photo of truck – inside and out
Checks should be made out to: Downtown Little Rock Partnership (DLRP)
Downtown Little Rock Partnership
P.O. Box 1937, Little Rock, AR 72203
Setup and Departure
All vendors must be 100% self- contained. No electricity or water will be available. You may not plug in to city light posts.
Load in will take place between 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24. Your operation set-up must be completed by 10:00 a.m. All additional vehicles MUST be moved out of festival area by 9:30 a.m. The Health Department will begin necessary inspections at this time. If you arrive after 9:30 a.m., you will forfeit your participation in the event.
Take down should not begin prior to 5 p.m. on Saturday. When customers see vendors closing they stop buying. You must remain open until event closing, even if truck is sold out. For the safety of those attending, leaving early will not be permitted. Once the BLOCK CAPTAIN has cleared you for departure and collected your sales tax envelope, you are welcome to leave.
Weather, Security and Safety
Main Street Food Truck Festival is an outdoor event and no alternate rain date or site is planned. The festival will not be cancelled because of rain. Vendors should come prepared for the weather. Tents, canopies and pop-ups must be secured to withstand wind and weather. (sand bags or water barrels are required)
Limited security will be provided during event hours only. No items may be left overnight. All items in your area are responsibility of the vendor. Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Main Street Food Truck Festival, event volunteers and any organization affiliated with the event assume no responsibility or liability for loss or damaged items or equipment.
All trucks MUST have a working fire extinguisher on site, serviced within the past year.
Food Storage and Cleanup
Ben E. Keith is supplying refrigerated/frozen food storage for the event. If you would like to purchase supplies from them, contact our office and we will put you in touch with a representative. A security volunteer will be at the trailer during the festival. The pre-event storage drop off will be Friday, September 23 from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. Call to make an appointment. All items should be removed prior to the festival end on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Vendors are responsible for keeping their area clean, including clean-up and trash removal after the event. DO NOT dump water, grease or any other liquid on the pavement. Ice chests or other containers should not drain onto the pavement.
Tickets and Tax
This is a non-ticketed event. Attendees will pay directly to the vendor. Each vendor is responsible for his/her own sales. Sponsors may pay with coupons that are stamped DLRP on the back and MUST be accepted for the value noted on each coupon. After the event, each truck will be reimbursed 100% for any coupons taken. Reimbursement will take place DAY OF only. No coupon reimbursement will take place after Saturday, September 24.
When you arrive, the block captain will issue you a Department of Finance and Administration SALES TAX envelope. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK AND RETURN IT TO YOUR BLOCK IN PRIOR TO LEAVING THE FESTIVAL.
Every truck must serve ONE QUICK SERVE “sample” item for $5.00 or less. The “taste” item must be a “taste” size portion for 1 or 2 people and must be an item that is on your menu. To enable more patrons to be served, please limit your menus to 5 quick-serve items. Menus are required to be posted on the truck. Prices of food items must be clearly displayed along with methods of payment accepted. Vendors may sell non-alcoholic beverages.