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Due to the dismal weather forecast for this weekend, the South Street Spring Festival will be rescheduled to October 1, 2022 and will be renamed as South Street Fest

This is the first time in 8 years we’ve had to make this difficult decision, but after the last two years that you have weathered, our priority is to bring you an event that is the size, scope and quality you deserve.

It is hard to make this call so early in the week, but we believe it is the most beneficial call for everyone.  And trying to postpone a week … or even a month … does not give our vendors and corporate partners time to adjust.  We feel by moving the event to an Oktoberfest time frame it will give most of you the proper amount of time to plan to be with us.

We will be in touch with options for a refund or staying booked with us for the new date.  We know that you will need time to think about what is best for your business and to look ahead at your calendar.  We are committed to making you whole no matter which path you choose.

We appreciate your support and hope you will stay with us as a vendor for the South Street Fest on October 1 – an event that you deserve, that everyone can enjoy and that we know we can produce!


CLICK HERE to let us know how you'd like to proceed.


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

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Retailers and For-Profit Businesses:          Steps 1, 2 and 5
Non-profit and Service Organizations:       Steps 1 and 2
Food Sales (but no liquor or beer):                Steps 1, 2, 3 and 5
Food AND Liquor Sales (beer/wine/alcohol): Steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5



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

We offer application opportunities for both South Street Businesses and NON-South Street Businesses --
please select the correct category when applying or your application will be denied


  • Apply by clicking on the SPRING FESTIVAL APPLICATION LINK at the left side
    • FINAL DEADLINE: April 25 (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 - 6:00P   Retail Sales / Crafter / Artisan
    • 11:00A - 6:00P   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
  • All approved applications are final / no refunds* (*unless Festival is canceled or your application is not approved)
  • 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 LINK at the left side
    • DEADLINE: April 25 (subject to availability)


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 LINK at the left side
      • DEADLINE: Pay and submit by April 15 (on-time production deadline)
      • FINAL DEADLINE: Pay and submit by April 25 (with production late fees)
      • You can pay for your form online here under the SPRING FESTIVAL APPLICATION LINK at the left side.
      • Submit completed paperwork to
  • Once eligibility clearance is received by Health Dept. (in late April/early May), procure your outdoor vending license (see #5)


4)  Liquor Sales - It is recommended that you apply to PLCB for an Off-Premise Catering License so that your liquor license can travel to the Festival footprint.

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 LINK at the left side 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 May 2 – DEADLINE: Noon on May 5 (in-person at L&I)
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