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Welcome Vendors!

***UPDATE 6/16/2021***  We are almost sold out of standard vendor spaces.  The remaining spaces will be given to the vendors that we feel best fit our garlic/ food theme.  Please email dave@garlicfestct.com first for approval before sending in your application.  We still have several food court spaces available.  If you are a food concessionaire and would like to vend at our event, please email a proposed menu to dave@garlicfestct.com for approval first before submitting your application.

The Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival is now accepting vendors for our 2021 event, scheduled for October 9-10!  Due to our event being canceled in 2020 because of covid-19, and many of last year’s registered vendors choosing to roll their payment into a space at our 2021 event, there are a very limited number of spaces remaining.  Those spaces will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to vendors fitting our criteria.  We accept vendors selling anything garlic or food related, or hand-made crafts.  If your setup does not meet this criteria and you feel you would still be a good fit for our show, please email  dave@garlicfestct.com for review.  Individual setups are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  Please note that this year’s festival hours will be 9-5.  Also please note a minor change in our insurance requirements for this year- instead of naming “CT Garlic & Harvest Festival” as additional insured as we have requested in the past, we are now asking instead that you name our parent company, “Avid Concessions LLC” as additional insured, as well as “Bethlehem Fair Society, Inc.”.  Please reference page 2 of the vendor application.  Any insurance certificates submitted naming “CT Garlic &  Harvest Festival” as additional insured will have to be revised to “Avid Concessions LLC.”  If you do not have your own insurance, we will once again offer the option to purchase insurance through us for an additional fee.

Attention Jewelry Vendors: We are sold out of jewelry spaces for our 2021 event as of 3/13/21.  If you would like to be considered in the event of a cancellation, please submit an application with no payment.  If a jewelry space opens up and we can accommodate you, you will be contacted and can pay at that time.  We limit our event to 12  jewelry vendors in keeping with our theme of a food festival.  It also limits competition among the jewelry vendors present, allowing them to do a decent business.  We hope you understand.

Attention Food Concessionaires:  New food concessionaires must first submit a proposed menu to dave@garlicfestct.com and receive approval before sending in an application.  New food concessionaires are chosen based on their ability to best conform to our garlic theme.  Returning food concessionaires will have until July 1st to submit their 2021 application to be guaranteed their spot back.  After July 1st, all remaining food court spaces will be rented on a first-come, first-served basis as long as space permits and there are no menu duplications.

Advertising your business on the fence near our entry gates!  This opportunity is available to all businesses, whether you have a booth at our event or not.  Last year’s event saw over 22,000 attendees.  Get the word out about your business by hanging a banner or sign on the fence near one of our entry gates!  Excellent visibility for a low fee.  Click on “2020 Advertising Application” below.

We can accommodate approximately 250 vendors and for the past several years have filled to capacity by early June.  To secure your space, it would be in your best interest to return your application as soon as possible.  We look forward to having you be part of this year’s event!

 

For your convenience, the following form from Torrington Area Health is available below if needed.  You are only required to apply for a permit from Torrington Area Health if you are a concessionaire serving food for immediate on-site consumption.
This form must be submitted with payment directly to Torrington Area Health at least two weeks prior to our event, or you will be subject to their $100 late fee.

Torrington Area Health Temporary Food Service Application

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