Food Vendor Application, Rules & Requirements

NEW For 2023:

  • All applications will be taken electronically ONLY
  • Fill in the blanks below and submit the application
  • You will be contacted by the WM Purdy Carnival with instructions for confirmation of your application and payment of your space(s)
  • Please Note: Once you have submitted your application if you scroll down to the bottom of the application page you should see a Confirmation Message that says “Thanks for submitting your application! We will get in touch with you shortly.”


Event Dates & Hours:

  • Rain or Shine
  • Please be prepared for inclement weather conditions – Blaine PD will determine any closures
  • Friday, June 23, 2023 – 5:00 p.m. until Midnight
  • Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. until Midnight
  • Sunday, June 25, 2023 – 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
  • Aquatore Park, corner of Hwys. 65 & 10, Blaine, MN
  • Vendors are required to be present and open during these hours
  • Failure to abide by this requirement may result in ineligibility for 2024 festival
  • Vendors may be limited



  • A 16’ (width) x 25’ (deep) space will be provided
  • You MUST provide your own trailer or tent set-up, electrical cords and water hoses
    • You could be over 50’ to 75’ or more from power & water
  • The Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee and/or WM Purdy Carnival will NOT provide these items for you
  • Food Vendor Concession Space is assigned by the WM Purdy Carnival
  • Only the WM Purdy Carnival and/or Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee has the authority to move and/or reassign Food Vendor Concession Space to enhance or facilitate the Blaine Festival


Rules & Requirements:

  • Food Concession Vendors MUST sell only their approved product(s)
  • Food Concession Vendors MUST clean the immediate area around their stand or tent Garbage will need to be placed in the dumpsters as provided NOT the garbage cans
  • Food Concession Vendors MUST have a written Safety Plan
  • Food Concession Vendors MUST provide hand sanitizer at their trailer or tent
  • Food Concession Vendors are REQUIRED to obey all state statutes, county regulations, and city ordinances regarding licenses, health and safety codes, vehicle requirements and fair trade practices
  • Food vendors MUST Have an Anoka County Food License for 2023, and meet all Anoka County Health requirements
  • The WM Purdy Carnival and/or Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee reserves the right to select and/or limit vendors
  • The Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee reserves the right to prohibit items and/or activities that are deemed inappropriate
  • This is a 3-day festival for vendors and no early departures will be allowed
  • All vendors agree to abide by fair business practices
  • The Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee will provide police security each night of the festival but the Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee is not liable for lost or stolen items
  • Vendors with any questions regarding any aspect of the Food Concessions should contact WM Purdy Carnival


Permits, Licenses, Taxes, Insurance & Indemnity

  • Any required sales tax collections and remittances are the sole responsibility of the vendors
  • To the extent permitted by Law, all Vendors agree to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless, the Blaine Festival, its Volunteer Committee, Board of Directors, members & volunteers and the City of Blaine and its elected officials, employees, agents and volunteers against all claims, losses, damages to persons or property and cost (including Attorney’s fees) arising out of or connected with the event, including but not limited to, the installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy, lost-stolen-damaged property or use of park premises or a part thereof
  • All vendors are responsible for their own general liability and product liability insurance
  • All vendors are required to furnish a Certificate of Insurance (including additional insured to include City of Blaine and Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee), Current Food License, and MN ST-19 with application and payment
  • While the Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee makes every effort to produce a successful festival, the committee cannot warrant the level of attendance, weather, sales, or any circumstances beyond its control



Fees & Deadlines:

  • The deadline for Food Concession Vendor Applications is April 1, 2023
  • Food Vendors will be charged a fee (fee information will be specified in your confirmation email)
  • If a Food Vendor withdraws from the event or is a “no show”, the total application fee will NOT be refunded.
  • Fees are non-refundable
  • Payment will NOT be accepted at Check-In at the Blaine Festival we don’t need this line as the money is already paid
  • You MUST bring your own electrical cords
  • Electrical cords must be approved by the Blaine Festival Committee.
  • Electrical cords MUST meet state code and be rated 12 gauge and SO rated – ALL electrical cords WILL be inspected for compliance by Festival Electrician and a MN State Electrical Inspector
  • Food Vendors MUST pass state and local Fire Codes (there will be an inspection prior to opening of the event).
  • If you are chosen as a Food Vendor, you must provide the Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee with the following items by April 1, 2023:
  • Certificate of insurance naming the Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee and the City of Blaine as additional insured
  • Minnesota Dept. of Revenue form ST-19. The form can be found on the following link: or on the Blaine Festival website OR at the end of this document
  • Copy of your Anoka County Food License (2023)
  • All Forms MUST be filled out completely
  • A color picture of your Stand and/or Trailer
  • All required forms MUST be included with the food vendor fee
  • All forms and fees must be sent to Blaine Festival, Attn: Food Vendor, PO Box 490563, Blaine, MN 55449-0563.
  • Applications will NOT be accepted if dropped off or mailed to Blaine City Hall.
  • NO applications will be accepted after April 1st, 2023 – space is limited
  • Lack of compliance with ANY of the requirements of this form may result in rejection of the application and entry into the event
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted


Set-Up & Take-Down:

  • Set-up time – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2023 – ready for business at 5:00 p.m.
  • Take-down time – after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2023 – NO Early takedowns will be allowed.
  • NO Vehicles will be allowed on the grounds during festival hours 9:00 a.m. until Midnight p.m.)
  • Loading & unloading will ONLY be allowed before or after festival hours
  • Parking your vehicle behind or near your space is NOT allowed


Notice of Acceptance:

  • Confirmation notices will be sent via email on or around June 1, 2023
  • Only electronic applications will be accepted
  • Completed Application including insurance, MN ST-19 current license (see above)
  • Payment in Full

Failure to Follow Rules & Regulations:

  • The Blaine Festival Volunteer Committee reserves the right to remove you from the festival for failure to follow these rules and regulations

Click Here for the MN ST-19