2017 Chicago Pride Fest – Food

Dear Exhibitor,

We thank you for your interest in the 2017 Chicago Pride Fest! Held in the heart of Boystown and ushering in Pride Weekend, with the Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25th, Pride Fest draws a unique and diverse professional audience from around the Midwest. With 3 music stages featuring over 20 entertainers and more than 75 artisans and restaurants, Pride Fest looks forward to celebrating another year in the community as it continues to grow.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday June 17th from 11am to 10pm and Sunday June 18th from 11am to 10pm.

Please note the application and payment deadline date is Monday May 16, 2017. This is a firm date. We request that you please also submit your payment and supporting documents at the time you apply. These documents include: the City Food Vendor License Application, Summer Sanitation Certificate, 2017 Health Inspection and additional Insurance Certificate (general liability policy). All payments will be processed upon receipt and does not indicate acceptance into the fair. All applications will be reviewed by the festival committee on a rolling basis.

Below are several rules & regulations we ask that you adhere to as a participating exhibitor:

  • Exhibitors must use all exhibit spaces for which they apply (e.g. 10×10 or larger); no booths may be vacant at any time. Entryways to businesses must be no wider than 3 feet.
  • You must stay within the footage you have purchased. This means you may NOT use any portion of the sidewalk for equipment or a larger setup.
  • Exhibitors are strictly prohibited from re-selling booth spaces to third parties.
  • In the spirit of Pride Fest, and to maintain the integrity of the event throughout the weekend, all booths must remain open during festival hours.
  • Food and beverage vendors must prominently display pricing on all signage. Exhibitors will receive uniform brand (if sponsor exists) and pricing information for water and soda with the confirmation materials.
  • All talent booking for the event must go directly through the Pride Fest Committee. The playing of recorded or live music in your booth is strictly prohibited. Music (even pre-recorded) must be pre-approved by Festival Management.

You will find a full list of rules and regulations on the final page of this application packet. If you fail to comply with these rules, it may jeopardize your future participation in this event.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Special Events Management at exhibitors@chicagoevents.com.
I look forward to working with you and producing a fun, enjoyable and successful event for all!


Exhibitor Relations