Culinary Application

July 5-7, 2024
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Thank you for your interest in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival!

The 2024 culinary application is open and the deadline to apply Friday, April 5.

The Art of the Menu

2024 marks the 33rd annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, a three-day outdoor celebration of the culinary, visual and performing arts. Widely recognized as one of the best outdoor juried visual arts events, the Festival also offers extensive educational art activities for children and adults, live performances and special curated exhibitions.  The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is produced by CherryArts, a nonprofit organization committed to the mission of providing access to art experiences and supporting arts education in Colorado. CherryArts delivers year-round education programming to nurture future generations of art supporters and expose young minds to the many social and individual benefits of experiencing and creating art. Through mobile education programs CherryArts ignites creative and critical thinking for over 40,000 students annually.

Important Dates

Friday, April 5, 2024
Application Due 

Rolling Acceptances
Culinary Selections and Notification

Friday, May 3
Contracts and Participation Fees Due

Early June
Vendor Meeting via Zoom

Friday, June 7
All permits/paperwork/etc. Due

July 5, 6 & 7
Festival Dates (load in date/time TBD)

Promotional Opportunities

Participating restaurants and food vendors tap into many exceptional marketing opportunities designed to drive name recognition:

  • Opportunities to impress an audience expected to number 150,000
  • Feature listing in the online and in the festival guide
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Rules/Regulations

Culinary Partner selection by the Arts Festival is based on:

  • Food quality
  • Menu desirability
  • Creativity
  • Presentation
  • Diversity & Uniqueness

Culinary partners may sell prepared food products only. Pre-packaged food products are not acceptable. The Festival will coordinate all beverage concessions.

Participation Fee due no later than Friday, May 3, 2024

Vendor fee – by check or credit card/wire transfer:

  • Mail payment to:
    CherryArts
    Attention: Culinary Program
    2 Steele St., Suite B100
    Denver, CO 80206
  • Electronic processing for vendor fee is available with a 3% convenience fee for either wire transfers or credit card payments. Invoice will be emailed to you if you choose this option.

Commission and On-site Operating:

  • Meal tickets provided to staff, volunteers and partners that are presented to culinary vendors will be reimbursed by CCAF; please turn in tickets to staff daily.
  • CCAF Culinary sales are run through the CherryArts Square account in order to accurately report CCAF revenue for SCFD funding (see information below) and to simplify the commission process.
  • By applying to participate as a Culinary Vendor, you are agreeing to utilize the CherryArts Square account to run sales. Upon request, we will order an iPad and Square reader for you – the deadline to request a rented iPad is Wednesday, June 14 – you can also use your own device(s) and Square log-in information will be provided to you. Rented devices will be delivered to you either on setup day or prior to 9 a.m. on Friday. Full details will be included in vendor information, to selected Culinary vendors.
  • Cash sales must be run through Square account, or at a minimum – reported to Culinary Manager each day.
  • A check will be processed for you after the festival, minus the 15% commission and processing fees. We will endeavor to process your check by Friday, July 12, however this will be contingent upon you turning in the meal tickets that you receive, and accurately utilizing the Square account for all sales.

No sales or service shall be made from the sides or rear of the allotted space or spaces. If accommodation for special equipment is required, please sign up for the larger booth space. You may not store items behind or on the sides of your booth space if they extend beyond the perimeters of your allotted space.

All vehicles must be offsite each day by 8:00am – load-in information will be sent with vendor packet for selected vendors!

All culinary vendors are expected to be fully operational during the established operating hours.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival Culinary Artists are required to provide compostable products: plates/food vessels, utensils, etc. NO STYROFOAM please!

Participation Fees

10’ deep x 10′ long space

Includes:

  • Rental and installation of a 10’ x 10’ frame tent
  • 3’ tall x 10’ long banner, to match festival décor, installed by festival production team
  • Electricity: (2) 20amp circuits
  • iPad for taking sales, supplies and support before, during and after the event
  • Advance consultation and support regarding menu items, equipment, licenses, etc.
  • 2-5’ feet on the side of the tent space for storage of items will be available. Grills must be within footprint but not under the tent.

$50 application fee + $1,100 vendor fee + 15% of net sales

Optional Grill Space: $500 (4’x10′)

Participation fee does not include tables, décor, or other materials for the interior of your booth.

10’ deep x 20’ long space

Includes:

  • Rental and installation of a 10’ x 10’ frame tent
  • 3’ tall x 10’ long banner, to match festival décor, installed by festival production team
  • Electricity: (2) 20amp circuits
  • iPad for taking sales, supplies and support before, during and after the event
  • Advance consultation and support regarding menu items, equipment, licenses, etc.
  • 2-5’ feet on the side of the tent space for storage of items will be available. Grills must be within footprint but not under the tent.

$50 application fee + $2,000 vendor fee + 15% of net sales (add $200 if you need a second 10’ x 10’ tent, would also include a second banner and installation)

Optional Grill Space: $500 (4’x10′)

Participation fee does not include tables, décor, or other materials for the interior of your booth.

Includes:

  • Electricity: (1) circuit – up to 50 AMPs
  • iPad for taking sales, supplies and support before, during and after the event
  • Advance consultation and support regarding menu items, equipment, licenses, etc.

$50 application fee + $1,400 vendor fee + 15% of net sales

Includes:

  • Electricity: (1) circuit – up to 50 AMPs
  • iPad for taking sales, supplies and support before, during and after the event
  • Advance consultation and support regarding menu items, equipment, licenses, etc.

$50 application fee + $1,600 vendor fee + 15% of net sales

Space is available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis in our refrigeration truck. Fee for refrigeration space is $150 due along with your application fee.

A refundable damage deposit of $250 is due along with your application fee. The fee will be returned pending a successful post-event site inspection.