2018 Artsfest Food Court Applications

General Information

51st Annual Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg 2018
May 26 - 28, 2018
Downtown Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park

Jump Street
21 South 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717. 238.5180

Show Times: 
Saturday, May 26th, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, May 27th, 10am - 7pm
Monday, May 28th, 10am - 5pm

Load-in - Friday, May 25th, 8am-9pm
Load-out - Monday, May 28th, 5:30pm-9pm (*Vehicles will NOT enter the festival site until 5:30 pm)

Important dates:
Applications due March 15th, 2018. 
Accepted applicants will be notified on or before April 1st, 2018.
Payment is due April 29th, 2018.

Entry Guidelines:
Each selected vendor may set up to four (4) and only four food items. Only those food items listed on your accepted application may be sold. Changes to your proposed menu are prohibited.

Artsfest will accept applications for tents, but prefer enclosed concession trailers/trucks.

One booth space/application per vendor.


If accepted please remember that it is for the 2018 Artsfest only, and is not automatically renewable for any future year’s.


All food vendors are required to stay the entirety of the even and to open and close at Artsfest specified hours.

Rules and Regulations

Cancellation Policy
Upon acceptance, there will be NO refunds for cancellation after May 1st, 2018. This event is rain or shine!

NO pets will be permitted in Riverfront Park during the festival hours.

Trash/waste removal:
It is prohibited under law to dump waste in Riverfront Park, Vendors are no permitted to dump anything in the drain sewers, this includes wash water. No unauthorized water connections will be permitted.

City of Harrisburg sanitation are on site during the festival to pick up trash. If you have questions about this please contact the Program Director.

City/State Licenses
All selected vendors MUST have submitted to the City of Harrisburg a Special Event Vendor License and Special Event Health License. Jump Street requires a copy of both of these by May 17th, 2018. If not your acceptance will be revoked.

Anyone not in compliance with the City of Harrisburg will be asked to leave the festival without a refund.

All selected vendors must carry liability insurance of at least $300,000 coverage, and names the City of Harrisburg and Jump Street as additionally co-insured. A copy of this insurance policy must be provided to Jump Street prior to the start of the event. Failure to provide this insurance coverage will result in the immediate revocation of your vendor permit and your removal from the festival site.

Quality & Safety Control
The Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg & our Venue sponsor, the City of Harrisburg, will be enforcing quality and safety control regulations. Any booth that is not up to the standards and quality of the festival will be asked to leave. Each selected vendor will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their site every day (site means vendors assigned space and adjacent areas). Failure to maintain the cleanliness of your site every day, or leaving the festival without cleaning your assigned site and raking surrounding grounds will result in the revocation of your current permit and your exclusion from future events.

Vendors that are not up the quality and safety regulations of Artsfest may jeopardize future admittance. 

Application options/pricing

There are 4 location options at the Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg:

  1. Forster Food Court
  2. North Street Food Court
  3. Pine Street Food Court
  4. Walnut Street Food Court - All vendors at this location will receive 15' worth of depth (This is the measurement from the curb into the street.)  Vendors who require more depth than 15 feet are not permitted to apply for the Walnut Street Food Court

Pricing is done by using a uniform per square foot rate of $6.75.
Electricity is available for an addition cost of $250 per hook up.

All fees are due by April 29th, 2018.