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How To Participate in the 8th Annual
South Street Spring Festival

Steps 1, 2 and 5 pertain to retailers and all for-profit businesses
Steps 1 and 2 pertain to non-profit and service organizations
Steps 1, 2, 3 and 5 pertain to restaurants (and other retailers) selling food only
Steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 pertain to restaurants selling food and any kind of alcohol



1)  Space Rental - Apply for space rental within the Festival boundaries (South Street between Front & 8th Streets and 2nd Street between Lombard and South)

  • Apply by clicking on the REGISTRATION TAB on this web site
    • FINAL DEADLINE: April 17 (subject to space availability)
  • Preference is given to South Street businesses for the space adjacent to their own business frontage
  • Preference is given by date application is received
  • Vendors will be required to operate during the minimum time frame:
    • 11:00A - 7:00P   Food & Beverage Vendors
    • 11:00A - 7:00P   Retail Sales / Crafter / Artisan
    • 11:00A - 5:00P   Family Zone / Non-Profit and Service Organizations
  • South Street Headhouse District reserves the right to reject any application and also the right to assign space allocation, quantity of space and placement at its sole discretion
  • By your application submission, vendor agrees to the following terms and conditions:
  • No electrical power is available on the street.  Any generators used must be muffled/blimped and all electrical cords must be secured and covered
  • All vendors will be subject to the District's load-in/load-out schedule and regulations
  • By applying, vendor agrees to assume all responsibility for items brought to the SSHD Spring Festival
  • Vendors are required to leave their area 'broom clean' or be subject to a minimum clean-up fee of $50 (maximum $500)
  • By applying, vendors agree to assume all individual liability and to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the South Street Headhouse District and SpecialtyUSA, LLC from and against all claims.
  • Festival Management shall have the full power to suspend individual operations and enforce regulations and shall have the power to amend and/or make additional regulations as shall be considered necessary for the proper and orderly conduct of the Festival.



2) Tent & Equipment Rental

  • South Street Spring Festival requires that all participants have a tent (either rented or self-installed)
    • No “table only” spaces will be permitted
    • Participants may supply their own top quality self-installed tent
  • There will be one master rental vendor for the festival
    • Rentals items can be found and ordered on the RENTAL ITEMS TAB on this web site
    • DEADLINE: April 17



3)  Food & Beverage Sales – any and all food, drinks, water, alcohol/beer, ice cream, candy, prepared and/or packaged foods / If it goes in the mouth is is considered 'food' by Health Department jurisdiction - even if in a sealed package

  • Fill out Special Event Temporary Food Service Application from Health Department
    • Both the Application and step-by-step instructions to assist you with filling out this form can be found in the FORMS TAB of this web site
      • DEADLINE: March 23 (on-time production deadline)
      • FINAL DEADLINE: April 13 (with production late fees)
      • You can pay for your form online here under the REGISTRATION TAB or you can procure your own money order and forward to Specialty Productions for processing.
      • Email Mark for assistance or questions:
  • Once eligibility clearance is received (in late April), procure your outdoor vending license (see #5)



4)  Liquor Sales

  • For South Street businesses located ON the festival footprint, you may request an Extension of Premises license to sell in the street adjacent to your establishment:
    • You must file with PLCB for the event date of May 2, 2020:
    • File the form directly with PLCB
      • DEADLINE: March 30
    • You will also need a copy of the approved Street Closure – see FORMS TAB
    • You may only sell for no more than 8 hours between the hours of 11:00AM - 7:00PM
  • For businesses where the Festival boundaries are NOT directly adjacent to your establishment:
    • You must already possess a 2020 “Off Premise Catering License” from PLCB (DEADLINE: To apply to PLCB for this off-premise catering license is February 28)
    • Contact Mark at Specialty Productions for a map showing your placement within the Festival (PLCB will need this sent to them separately)
    • You will also need a copy of the approved Street Closure – see FORMS TAB
    • You must file with PLCB for the event date of May 2, 2020:
    • File the form directly with PLCB
      • DEADLINE: March 30
    • You may only sell for no more than 8 hours between the hours of 11:00AM - 7:00PM

5)  License & Inspection (L & I)

  • All businesses must first have a Commercial Activity License (formerly Business Privilege License)
  • Contact L&I if you are not already a licensed business within the City
    • Food & Beverage participants will be required to purchase a special License Application for outdoor food sales: “3112 Food Establishment (Retail, Non-Perm.)” once you have been notified by the Health Department that you have been cleared to get this license (you will be sent a “LER” – License Eligibility Report – from Health before you can purchase this license).
    • See FORMS TAB for a link to this license application
    • Return form directly to L&I as noted on the application
    • L&I will take a business check with this application
    • Week of April 27 – DEADLINE: Noon on May 1 (in-person at L&I)
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