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Become a Food Vendor

Great food is the heart of any festival and the Crawfish Music Festival will not disappoint. For our 2018 Festival, we are seeking vendors specializing in a variety of crawfish and Cajun dishes such as crawfish pies, crawfish bread, and other specialty dishes.


An application fee of $200 is required with complete application by February 23, 2018. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance. Space is limited and booths will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Faxed applications must be accompanied with a credit card authorization form. Applications must be submitted with the following:

  • Application fee paid by cash or credit card. No checks, no exceptions.
  • Digital or printed photos of the booth to include exterior, interior, equipment, and food items.
  • Menu choices with pricing (food vendors) or description of merchandise (merchandise vendors).
  • Certificate of Insurance or intent to purchase insurance through the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
If accepted, the application fee will be applied to booth rental. The balance of the full rental amount must be paid in full by MARCH 23, 2018. Applications submitted after March 23, 2018 must be accompanied by the full rental amount.


Menu items are subject to approval. The Festival will limit the types of merchandise and food items allowed at the Festival in an effort to increase vendor sales. Provide your top 10 menu choices. Items are assigned on a first come first serve basis. Six unique menu items will be allowed and one item must be a crawfish dish (no boiled crawfish). The Festival will print a branded menu board with pricing to be displayed at all times by vendor. Foods that are considered side items may be sold by all vendors. Some items may be duplicated by up to 2 vendors as outlined below. Some items may be sold by a limited number of vendors. See below for side items, limited items, and excluded items.

The items below are considered side items and may be sold by all vendors The items below may be sold by no more than 2 vendors The items below may NOT be sold by any vendor
French fries (plain, regular - not potato wedges or potato logs) Funnel cakes
Alcoholic beverages
Chips (bagged or home made) Chicken-on-a-Stick Beverages (non-alcoholic, frozen, etc.)
Corn dogs Frozen Bananas
Roasted corn
Hot dogs
Potato Wedges


Booth space measure 10'x10'. Vendor may not exceed 10' in depth and 30' in length. Vendors may serve from ONE SIDE only. Use diagram provided to indicate serving side. Stock trucks are not permitted on Festival grounds during Festival hours, no exceptions.

Tents and trailers must be clean and remain clean throughout the Festival. All equipment needed for food preparation must be inside designated space. Table, chairs, etc. placed outside of designated space must be approved before set-up. Menus with pricing will be provided by the Festival and must be displayed at all times.

The Mississippi State Health Department requires all vendors obtain a temporary food permit. MSDH will inspect all food vendors on Thursday, April 19. Payments for temporary permits will be made directly to the MSDH on the day of inspection. Only debit or credit cards are accepted.


No stock trailers or campers will be allowed on Festival grounds. Stock trailers and campers will be allowed to park in assigned overflow parking area and require a parking permit. Electricity is provided for an additional fee on a first come, first serve basis and must be reserved in advance.


All vendors are required to provide a valid certificate of liability insurance. Insurance coverage must be in the name of the vendor for $1,000,000 liability with the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission named additional insured. Effective dates must cover move in and move out. If the vendor does not have coverage, the Festival can secure adequate insurance for an additional fee.

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