FESTIVAL LOCATION: Shepler Park in Lawton, OK, south side of Gore Blvd between 4th and 5th streets.
APPLICATION: Copy the form to a paper document (if needed). Fill it out, then mail it in.
Applications will be considered in order of the date received by Arts for All.
- Completed application form
- Entry fees: make checks payable to ARTS FOR ALL FESTIVAL Need a payment plan? Call: (580) 248-5384.
- Proof of liability insurance.
Mail to: Arts for All Festival Office, PO Box 592, Lawton, OK 73502.
Deadline for application: March 15
ACCEPTANCE: Applications will be given preference based upon food quality, variety of foods, and history of proven sales. Arts for All Festival reserves the absolute right to accept or reject any vendor application for any reason.
FEE REFUNDS: Space fee will be refunded ONLY if notice of cancellation is received by April 22. No refunds will be given after that date.
VENDOR SET-UP: Set up time begins at 9:00 am, May 9. The Food Court will be the U-shaped layout which has proven to be very successful for sales. The location and placement of each vendor will be determined at the sole and absolute discretion of the Arts for All Festival Committee.
OPERATING HOURS: Vendors must be open for business during the following hours.
Friday, May 10 ..........................................4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (you may open at noon)
Saturday, May 11.......................................10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 ........................................11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
BOOTH SIZE: We must have accurate size measurements for your setup in order to accommodate all vendors and provide adequate electrical service. Measure your tent or trailer, INCLUDING TONGUE AND ATTACHED AWNINGS. See
OVERSIZED BOOTH: If upon arrival your required space exceeds the size applied for, we will do our best to accommodate the larger size. If we have the space to give you, an additional fee will be assessed for it. The additional fee must be paid before electrical service will be turned on.
SIGNS AND BOOTH DECORATIONS: Each vendor is responsible for their own signs, including the display of prices. We encourage and welcome bright, colorful decorations
CONCESSION EQUIPMENT: All vendors must provide their own work tables, chairs, trash containers, etc. Vendors are prohibited from using trash containers intended for the public.
MENU ITEMS: You must include on the application the menu items that you want to sell. Food menu items to be offered by each vendor will be approved by Arts for All and may be limited to avoid duplication of menu items by several different vendors.
BEVERAGE SALES: Arts for All Festival reserves the exclusive right to sell all cold beverages: water, tea, lemonade, sodas, floats, smoothies, slushies, margaritas, sangrias, and all other similar drinks. Vendors may not sell cold beverages.
OPEN-FLAME GRILLS: Open flame grills will NOT be operated outside the vendor area.
ELECTRICAL POWER: Electricity is available on site. Indicate your power requirements on your application
- Limited 220V outlets are available.
- Microwave ovens are NOT permitted because of liability and power limitations.
- Romex electric cable is NOT allowed on the ground from your food booth to the electrical drop.
- All electric cable running on the ground must be secured in order to prevent any potential trip and fall. Loose cables are NOT allowed.
- All vendors must have heavy-duty hard surface extension cords equipped with strain-relief connectors. Trailer Vendors should have grounded power outlets for each of their electrical appliances. All vendors must supply extension cords of the proper length (cords that are too long overheat and are a hazard) and a cord for each appliance. Our electrical boxes are plug-in type. Hard wiring may be allowed with prior notice.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Adequate ABC fire extinguishers with current inspection tags are required to be furnished by each vendor. Both CO2 bottles and propane tanks must be secured to a solid surface.
POTABLE WATER: Water is available on site. Vendors must provide their own hoses to connect to a nearby water source. Water back-flow preventers are required at each food booth that is hooked up to city water.
CHEMICALS: If a vendor uses chemicals in their operation, they must be able to identify the contents of the chemical compounds to the fire department or EMT in the event of an accident.
COOKING OIL/GREASE DISPOSAL: AFA Festival provides a service to pick up used cooking oil/grease. Food vendors may expect pick-ups to be Saturday afternoon and Sunday toward closing time.
SECURITY: An excellent 24-hour security team will patrol the grounds. Accordingly, it may be possible to leave your equipment in place over night: AFA Festival does not assume any responsibility. If AFA Festival security is not acceptable to you, you may provide your own security or adequate insurance at your own expense
RV PARKING: Vendors may NOT park their RV or other overnight accommodation type vehicles within the AFA Festival grounds or in any adjacent parking lot.
FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT PERMIT: Once you are accepted for the AFA Festival, you will be sent a "City of Lawton Temporary Special Event Food- Service Establishment Application". You must fill this out and mail it with your fee payment by April 1. Your application is not final until this fee is paid.
FOOD HANDLER'S CARD: One vendor in the booth at all times must have a Food
Handler's Card. This card may be from any Oklahoma county. For out-of-state vendors, you must have a county or state permit or proof of food school training.
HEALTH CODE: By law, all food vendors must comply with the regulations of the
City of Lawton and the Comanche County Health Department or be closed down. Please carefully read the attached regulations.
SALES TAX: State of Oklahoma Law requires festivals to collect Oklahoma Sales
Tax from vendors who do not have a current Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit. Tax submission forms will be provided to you at the festival if you need them.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the AFA office at (580) 248-5384, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comanche County Health DepartmentRequirements for Temporary Food Establishments