Vendor Info

Just wanted to say thank you for all your help and hard work. This was our best festival to date! Very well organized and we loved our spot. The people were so appreciative of my husband's cooking and it's such a nice feeling when they are familiar with the food, excited to see us and come back for more. - Melinda Melendez

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Food Truck Festival vendor for the Annual Food Truck Festival!  All applications and supporting documentation must be complete by May 1st.  No applications will be accepted after this date.

**This year we will be limiting our food trucks, to ensure that all vendors can be successful, which means that space is limited.**

Festival Details

4th Annual FTF 2020 to be held Saturday June 13th 4-8:30 pm.

Cost of the Event: $125

The fee for the event is $125 which can be paid by check or online. The fee includes: Police Permit: $54, Board of Health Permit: $20/Truck, Police Detail Fee: $51

Setup Information

Vendors park along assigned locations on Pleasant Street (we will not have vendors parking on City Hall Ave this year).  Food trucks may begin setting up at 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.  It is required that all vendors MUST be in place by 3:00 PM. Gardner Police Department will not allow entry after 3:00 PM due road closures and safety concerns. Vendors who arrive after 3:00 PM will not be allowed to participate and will not receive a refund.


Permit Information

All permit applications and supporting documentation must be received by May 1, 2020.  There are 2 different ways to apply, please chose the option that works best for you. Contact Maribel Cruz with any questions or for additional information at (978) 630-4074 ext 1.

Electronic Application Form - You are able to submit an electronic application form only if you are able to upload the following documents: ServSafe, Allergen Awareness, Proof of Base of Operation, Food Permit from Local BOH, Last Inspection from Local BOH, MA State Hawker & Peddler's Licence.  

  1. Food Truck Festival Registration Form
  2. Temporary Food Permit Application
  3. Gardner Hawkers & Peddlers Application
  4. Gardner Good Standing Certification
  5. Online Payment

OR

Printable Application Forms - You will need to print and mail the following 3 applications:

  1. Food Truck Festival Registration Form
  2. Temporary Food Permit Application 
  3. Gardner Hawkers & Peddlers
  4. Gardner Good Standing Certification
  5. Application Fee via check OR Online Payment

Please submit the following documents with your completed applications: ServSafe Certificate, Allergen Awareness Certificate, Proof of Base of Operation, Food Permit from Local BOH, Last Inspection from Local BOH, MA State Hawker & Peddler's Licence. 

Mail competed applications and documents together to:

Gardner City Hall 3rd Annual Truck Food Festival
Community Development & Planning
Attn:  Maribel Cruz
115 Pleasant St, Room 202
Gardner MA 01440

*No permits will be issued by the City until payment has been received in full and all of the necessary supporting documentation has been received.