Forest Fair food booth spaces are intended for creative and authentic food products only. Booth spaces are granted at the sole discretion of the Forest Fair Committee.
All food vendors must send the application and COMPLETE menu for space reservation. Variety and promptness (we accept new vendors by item and postmark on application) can assist in securing an open spot. There are limited booth spaces for food vendors. No “Carnival Food” and pre-packaged food will be limited to items such as drinks and chips.
Novel, unusual, homemade and exotic foods are in keeping with the theme of the Forest Fair. Minimal or no duplications will be granted.
A health permit must be obtained through the Municipality of Anchorage in order to serve food. Please refer to their website, www.muni.org, under Environmental Services Food Safety Program.
ALL food vendors will be required to obtain a certificate of General Liability Insurance.
Forest Fair is requireing all food vendors to use recycled, compostable or recyclable containers, plates, napkins, bags etc. We will be recycling aluminum cans. NO Glass or Styrofoam allowed. PLEASE MINIMIZE THE MICRO TRASH. Compliance will be evaluated at the fair.
Food Booths are the #1 contributor of the garbage problem, please do your share in cleaning up. ALL garbage from food booths must be dumped in the dumpsters provided (NOT in the painted garbage cans!) Please BREAKDOWN all cardboard and place IN the recycling dumpster – NOT NEXT TO IT for us to clean up.
There will not be any electrical outlets available and NO GENERATORS ALLOWED!!! Bring a cart to haul your materials up to ¼ mile into the fair grounds. Come prepared to work around roots and for rain and a cover for your booth.
We live in bear country. Several bears live near the Forest Fair and will be attracted by food and garbage. Some foods more than others. This can pose a dangerous situation and every effort should be made to mitigate the attraction. Please use all best camping practices when storing your food items or garbage. Vendors must NOT leave food products in the booth overnight – this is a bear safety issue and must be adhered to.
Vendors who disregard this warning may be held responsible for any damages. If vendors do not adhere to the overnight containment of food items, Girdwood Forest Fair committee will deny future vending application for lack of adherence to the guidelines.
The application requires craft vendors to complete a full description of all types of crafts to be sold – including people sharing the booth space. For people sharing spaces, vendor names must be provided on the application.
All work must be hand-crafted by the artist! No pre-manufactured or store bought items allowed. All applicants must submit photos of everything sold in the booth, depicting samples of their crafts. The photos will be used to verify hand-crafted items for booth requests and booth assignments. We do not put like vendors side by side.
NO PRINTED T-SHIRTS ACCEPTED! NO pre-screened or machine printed items allowed. Other hand made or hand dyed clothing items are accepted. We have grandfathered-in and limited the number of t-shirt, tye dye and batik vendors to allow for more unique items.
The use of the name Girdwood Forest Fair in any iteration is reserved by the committee and incorporation of the Girdwood Forest Fair and UN-authorized use is strictly prohibited.
The Forest Fair Committee reserves the right to ask applicants to cease and/or leave if items for sale do not honor the request for HAND-CRAFTED items only or do not adhere to Forest Fair rules.
The Forest Fair Committee reserves the right to limit the number of vendors selling specialty items/services if there already are several others selling the same or similar product.
The Forest Fair Committee will not accept religious practices including fortune telling such as palm reading, tarot card readings or other supernatural practices or any form of religious proselytizing or distributing printed materials. We adhere strictly to our general rule of “No Religious Orders”.
No advertising or advocating for anything other than your own booth items and business. No broadcasting any sounds from booth spaces permitted as it interferes with scheduled Forest Fair entertainment.
There will not be any electrical outlets available and NO GENERATORS ALLOWED!!! Bring a cart to haul your materials up to ¼ mile into the fair grounds. Come prepared for rain and a cover for your booth as well as working around roots.
Wandering vendors are not permitted! This includes musicians – please contact the music coordinator if you want to play at the fair.