Exhibitor and Sponsor FAQ

What’s new this year?

  • The first 100 exhibitors to complete registration get free on-site parking
  • Hours changed to 10am to 4pm
  • All food vendors will be required to have a $4 or less option on their menu to encourage attendees to try a wide variety of food from different vendors
  • Saturday afternoon will be a day to load in your equipment ahead of time to make Sunday morning easier. More info to come!
  • Special rate for exhibitors traveling more than 800 miles
  • Event insurance is required. See here for details

How much does it cost? 
The basic fees will depend on what type of exhibitor you are. See below for the basic fees. There are additional fees for electricity usage and multiple booth plots. There is also a discount for new (less than 2 years old) BIPOC-owned businesses. Please reach out to Tamuno Imbu for this discount at tamuno@exploreveg.org

In-Person + Online

  • $600 Food Vendors (Selling ready-to-eat meals)
  • $300 Food Vendors with a Cottage Food License 
  • $225 For-Profit Business
  • $125 Non-profit Organization
  • $100 Artist, Student, or Animal Advocacy Non-Profit

Other Costs

  • $25- Table (6’) and 2 chairs
  • $50- Extra booth plot
  • Electricity
    • $50- First 5 amps
    • $75- Each additional 5 amps

What is a Cottage Food Permit?

The cottage food permit is a special permit from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that allows for certain smaller businesses to sell food products. More information about it can be found on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website.

What are all of the sponsor benefits?
Great question! There are many perks of being a sponsor! See here for a full listing. If you have any questions, please direct them to sponsorship@tcvegfest.com

Where can I find all the information I’ll need to prepare and exhibit at Twin Cities Veg Fest?

We have all exhibitor and sponsor information condensed into our Exhibitor Guidebook for Twin Cities Veg Fest 2022 (soon to come). Please download it and read it through to be up to date on navigating the exhibitor process!

When is the registration deadline?

The final day to sign up for Twin Cities Veg Fest 2022 is 11:59pm on August 15

Can there be animal products on my menu or in what I distribute?

No, as per the Twin Cities Veg Fest 2022 Food Vendor Guidelines (soon to come!), no foods containing animal products are allowed to be displayed, promoted, or sold on signage or menus at the festival.

What if there’s bad weather?

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2022 will continue rain or shine! In the event of severe weather or emergency, park staff and event organizers will be in communication.