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On the third weekend of every October, the small town of Vallonia becomes alive with a host of food vendors to satisfy all hungers. Stop by and enjoy a hot (and always fresh) fish sandwich from the Driftwood Township Volunteer Fire Department. Other foods include, but are not limited to:

Also enjoy mouth-watering deserts such as:

In an attempt to continously offer a wide and diverse variety of foods, we are always looking for new and unique food vendors. If you would like to inquire about becoming one of our fine food vendors, please contact Teresa Anderson by phone at 812.216.1778 or via mail at 2590 South County Road 310 West - Vallonia, IN 47281. Contracts will be mailed to all pre-existing vendors.

 

TO FOOD VENDORS:
Fort Vallonia Days 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd.

TIMES: 9:00 am until dusk

SET UP TIMES: Friday 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm or Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 am. Ask a committee member wearing a red ribbon for assistance. On Saturday, the festival begins at 9:00 am and the streets must be clear of all vehicles.

COST: A charge of 20% of profit or a minimum of $300, whichever is greater. (SEE REVERSE SIDE FOR FOOD VENDOR EXPECTATIONS) The money must be paid on Sunday immediately following the festival, unless you are a non-profit organization. Non-profit organizations have until December 1st to remit payment to Teresa Anderson, Grounds Committee Chairman (see address on contract). A representative from Fort Vallonia Days will be at the Fire Department to accept all money, please bring your money to the Fire Department at the close of the festival on Sunday. Vendors not paying at least the minimum will not be invited back to the festival.

FOOD PERMITS: You will need a food permit from Jackson County Health Department to participate. If you participated in the festival last year, you should have received a notice in the mail from the Health Department. If you are new to Fort Vallonia Days, you will need to request an application. Please contact:
Jackson County Health Department, 207 N. Pine Street, Seymour, IN 47274.

A permit is recommended, but not required, for a non-profit organization. Any questions related to food permits or if you have not received a notice yet, please contact the Health Department at 812-522-6474.

CAMPING: THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO ELECTRICAL HOOKUPS AVAILABLE FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPING. Area camping is available: Starve Hollow Lake and Jackson Washington State Forest at 1-866-622-6746.

MORE INFO: There will be NO direct water hook ups. There is a water source available at the Fire Department, however you must provide your own container for transporting to your booth.

When returning the contract, please include an updated menu each year.

IMPORTANT: You are probably aware of the fire codes from last year. All food booths where grease will be used must have a 40-B:C rated fire extinguisher. Your booth will not open unless you have one in your booth. All other booths must have a fire extinguisher with a rating of not less than 2-A:10-B:C. The biggest challenge will be spacing around booths. It is imperative I have all contracts and menus back by the deadline. Once I begin placing my booths on my charts, I will not rearrange to accommodate a late contract. Please be aware, depending on construction of booths and cooking sources, some booths may need to be moved. If you have any questions about fire codes, please contact the Fire Marshall's office at 1-800-423-0765.

Food Vendor Expectations:
The success of Fort Vallonia Days is directly related to the vendors that have participated over the years. We'd like to thank you for everything you have done in the past. The future holds more challenges for us so we would like to clarify some of the expectations that we have for our food vendors.

1. Fort Vallonia Days expects ALL Food Vendors to be open for all the scheduled hours of the festival.

2. Fort Vallonia Days expects ALL Food Vendors to be responsible for their own trash. The dumpsters that are strategically located throughout the festival are for the use of our guests attending the festival and should not be filled with food packaging brought to the festival by the food vendors.

3. Fort Vallonia Days expects ALL Food Vendors to pay their "FAIR SHARE." As the crowds have increased over the years, the total amount of money collected from our Food Vendors has not. In an effort to maintain a good relationship between Fort Vallonia Days and each of its Food Vendors, we wanted to clarify our financial expectations.

20% of Profit is defined as 20% of your total Gross Sales MINUS ONLY your total direct product cost. The following examples should NOT be considered when calculating your product cost: Trailer Costs, Insurance Costs, Employee Costs, or any other indirect overhead costs. If you have a question of what is considered direct product cost and what is not, please locate a Fort Vallonia Grounds Committee member at the festival and ask.

The main purpose of the Festival is to showcase the history and the hospitality of our community. We pay for the upkeep of our community with the money we make each year from our Vendors. At the same time, we give you the opportunity to make money off the large crowds the festival brings.

Please pay your "FAIR SHARE."

If you are interested in becoming a Food Vendor with Fort Vallonia Days, please e-mail to teresafvd@hotmail.com or mail to the address below the following:
* Name, address, and phone number
* Electrical requirements and lot size requirements (this includes the tongue of your trailer) and Menu

Teresa Anderson
2590 South County Road 310 West
Vallonia, IN 47281
812.216.1778
teresafvd@hotmail.com

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