Vendor Information

All vendor spaces for this year's event  have been SOLD OUT! Visit us in 2023 for your next chance to join us! 

As springtime approaches in Temple, many are getting excited for one of Central Texas’ most popular events, the Bloomin’ Temple Festival. With construction currently underway at the MLK Event grounds, this year’s event will look and feel just a lil’ bit different. The spirit and tradition of the last 15 years will be kept alive as the City of Temple presents: Market Trail Medley- A Lil’ Bit o’ Bloomin’.

This year’s event will be held the last Friday & Saturday in April (April 29th & 30th) at the Santa Fe Plaza & Market Trail. Attendees will enjoy a reconfigured event full of musical acts, arts & crafts, festive foods, children’s activities, and lots of family fun in historic downtown Temple with no admission fee!

Vendor applications vendors are now being accepted for A Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’ 2022. Vendors must review the MANDATORY RULES AND REGULATIONS prior to submitting your online application as you will be responsible for all information contained therein.
*Please make note that Arts and Crafts Vendors are to be onsite Saturday only, Food vendors are required both days. 

WHERE: Santa Fe Market Trail (3rd street and West Avenue B)

WHEN: Friday, April 29th @ 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, April 30th @ 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Vendor Rules and Regulations

Food Vendor Rules and Regulations-SOLD OUT
FEES:
Food Vendor  $125 (Single 10 x 10 Space)
Food Truck/Trailer $175 (not to exceed 20ft)
Food Truck/Trailer in “The Yard” $300 (comes with power and wastewater connections)
Extra Space $75.00 (10ft extra)
 

VENDOR SPACE: There are two types of food vendor categories, Food Vendor and Food Truck/Trailer. Food Vendor space is limited to a single 10 x 10 booth (including all wires, stakes, poles, etc.) with a good roof that can withstand wind, rain and inclement weather and is for vendors who do not have a food truck or trailer. If you require a larger space (Example: 10 x 20) then you would need to purchase additional space.  Food Truck and Trailers are limited to a 10 x 20 space. If you have a Food Truck or Display Trailer that needs a larger space (Example: 10 x 25) then you would need to purchase additional space.  All items being sold must be contained within the booth space. Vendors are responsible for providing all their own equipment, including tables, chair, etc.

ELECTRICITY: You MUST furnish your own whisper quiet generator. Power will not be available onsite. Unless a space is secured at “The Yard” Food Truck Plaza which then provides power and waste-water connections.

CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE: Vendors must furnish FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT/CITY OF TEMPLE with a Certificate of Insurance with general liability coverage of not less than $1,000,000 and will name the City of Temple as an “additional insured” with Downtown Temple as the premises for the event. If VENDOR does not carry insurance, then the AFFIRMATION AND LIABILITY RELEASE must be completed and signed by the VENDOR in lieu of a Certificate of Insurance. All, VENDORS agree to indemnify and hold harmless  A Lil Bit’ O’ Bloomin and the City of Temple, its officers, agents, directors, employees and assigns from any and all claims arising from any act or omission of the Vendor. Certificate of Insurance and/or AFFIRMATION AND LIABILITY RELEASE must be provided before set-up.

REQUIREMENTS: Vendors must remain open until event closing, even if vendor is sold out. Leaving early makes the festival look in disarray; and vendors who leave early will not be invited to participate the following year. Your booth must be neat, attractive and well-maintained. Signage with visible and clear pricing is required. You are responsible for setting up, maintaining, and removing your own booth, merchandise, and trash. Please know that SPACE IS LIMITED.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • The City of Temple does not guarantee vendor sales.
  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: The City of Temple is a TABC licensed venue, therefore it is unlawful for vendors other than licensee to sell, delivers, or otherwise provides alcoholic beverages to customers, staff or employees.
  • Vendors, their staff, employees, and agents must comply with all vendor policies, fire codes, laws, ordinances, and regulations pertinent to health, fire prevention and public safety. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the event without a refund.
  • A limited number of vendors in each category will be accepted to the festival. Decisions are at the sole discretion of the City and based on, but not limited to: the best interest of the festival. The festival reserves the right to admit duplicate businesses based on the event’s needs and size.
  • All location placements will be at the sole discretion of City of Temple staff.  WE ABSOLUTLEY CANNOT GUARANTEE BOOTH SPACE LOCATIONS. Use of City of Temple property is strictly limited to assigned location       
  • Any product not specified in the application will not be allowed at the event. Unapproved items must be removed from the vendor booth when asked by City of Temple Staff. Failure to abide will result in expulsion to the event in future years.                                
  • Vendor agrees to allow the City of Temple to photograph booth spaces and products during the event for no additional compensation. Photos and video taken may be used in future City of Temple promotions.
  •  Prohibited Items: Drawings or raffles shall not be allowed. No political party booths. Vendors shall not sell or give away drug paraphernalia, firecrackers, smoke bombs, stink bombs, laser items, knives/swords, brass knuckles, guns, sprays, stun-guns, any weapon related item, or any other items deemed as undesirable by the A Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’.
  • The use of amplified public address systems/stereos/radios is prohibited.
  •  Sales & Distribution: It is the sole responsibility of each vendor/concessionaire to obtain the applicable and appropriate state and local licenses and permits as well as payment of taxes pertaining to their operation. You must obtain any and all required food handler permits from Bell County Health Department. A Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’ is a considered a temporary event and a City MOU permit is not required. You are responsible for your own sales; there will be no tickets for food. Selling is restricted to the vendor’s booth area only. You may not solicit in any other area of the event.
  • City of Temple reserves the right to refuse any application. Submission of an application does not guarantee a space.
  • Space assignments, additional information, parking instructions and maps will be e-mailed to you on or about April 15, 2022.

EVENT/VENDOR HOURS:    Friday-6:00 pm – 10:00 pm                Saturday-11:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Booth space must be occupied as assigned and be open and staffed during all regular event hours.
  • No late set-ups/early breakdowns allowed.
  • Must load in on Friday, NO SHOW Friday doesn’t mean you can set up on Saturday.
  • The event retains the right to deny any vendor that cannot sustain a presence during the entire 2-day event.

SET-UP/LOAD IN:     Friday-1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • All spots are pre-determined before load-in. Please arrive, unload and set up in the allotted time.
  • These slots will be available based on size of your vendor booth/mobile vendor unit. We will plan space accordingly to the vendor booth/mobile vendor unit measurements you provide. Please be accurate with your sizes (to include tongues, pull down doors etc.), state what side you will be serving out of and be on time for setup.
  • You will not be allowed to enter the site until your scheduled load in time, unless otherwise permitted by coordinator. If we can accommodate, we will yet those scheduled first, take priority.
  • NO LATE ARRIVALS WILL BE PERMITTED. AFTER unloading, and BEFORE setting up, your vehicle and/or trailer will need to be moved to a designated parking area. All vehicles MUST be out of the event area by 4:00 pm.
  • EVERYONE MUST BE IN PLACE AND AT YOUR BOOTH BY 3:00 PM on FRIDAY, APRIL 29th FOR HEALTH & FIRE INSPECTIONS! DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BOOTH UNTIL THE HEALTH INSPECTOR AND FIRE MARSHALL HAVE COME BY AND COMPLETED INSEPCTION!
  • Booths must be set up and ready to open no later than an hour before 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 11:00 a.m. Saturday.
  • Once you are set-up, your vehicle must remain parked in the vendor area during the event. We do not allow re-entry once the event has begun.
  • Plan on bringing everything you need, prior to opening. Bring a hand truck and/or cart if you need to load anything in & out. Vendors must have sufficient amount of product in order to operate required hours.

TAKE DOWN/LOAD OUT: Saturday- 11:00 p.m.  

  • Do not dismantle your booth prior to closing time. Vehicle/Trailer will not be allowed to drive on, in or out of the event until designated times.
  • Do not try to bring in, remove your vehicle until after the crowd sweep. Vendor relations staff will coordinate load out with you, and we will notify vendors of when to bring in their vehicles.
  • For liability purposes, NO vendor vehicles are permitted in the event until all patrons have been evacuated.
  • Please make sure ALL of your staff are aware of this guideline & abides by it, or risk personal damage, ejection &/or not being invited back. Please bear with us and be patient. This is not an easy or quick process. You can help by breaking down and packing up your booth, while you wait.

POP UP TENTS: All vendor booths must be self-contained no pop-up tents/canopies are allowed as the main vendor booth. Pop-up tents maybe added in the front (max 1) or back (max 1) for shade with approval from City of Temple Vendor Coordinator. Tents must meet all fire safety requirements and be securely weighted or staked down. Any tent deemed not safe, properly secured or structurally sound will be asked to be removed.

SECURITY: Security will be provided during the overnight hours on Friday – Saturday.  Vendors are responsible for covering your merchandise and booth openings with tarps and securing your booth/truck/trailer.

TRASH & WASTE: All vendors are responsible for trash pickup and waste disposal. Grounds must be kept clean and without clutter. Vendor area must be totally cleaned up before leaving the event. Each vendor is responsible for the removal and disposal of all materials to include wastewater; food waste, grease disposal, litter (including cigarette butts), garbage, including boxes, (broken down) and signs. These items may not be disposed of onsite please plan accordingly.

ICE: Bagged ice will not be available this year. Please plan accordingly.

WATER: NO WATER IS AVAILABLE ONSITE. DUMPING OF WATER INSIDE THE EVENT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED! It will be each vendor’s responsibility to haul in their own fresh water and dispose of their waste water at an appropriate dump site.

PARKING: Parking passes will be provided – 1per vendor as space is limited. Entrance will be located at Texas Workforce Commission Parking Lot (unless otherwise specified). With the exception of specified set-up/load-in and break-down/load-out times, vehicles will not be permitted at event site. Vehicles will be removed immediately when asked to be by City of Temple staff. Parking a vehicle and removing the pass to enter another vehicle (overriding the 1 vehicle per vendor max) into the parking area is not allowed and will grounds for removal from the event.

FOOD VENDORS/TRUCKS: ***** Event management will set a minimum and maximum price on all food and drink items. 

  • You must obtain any and all required food handler permits from the City of Temple and/or Bell County and have a fire extinguisher inside your vendor booth at all times.
  • Cooking equipment (such as pits) must be placed behind the booth and secured from pedestrians.
  • No vehicles/trailers are allowed behind/beside booths.
  • Each full and single item food vendor must detail what food and beverages they will provide, including price.
  • Each vendor may have a maximum of five (5) items, consistent with a category of food, for example: BBQ, Mexican, Pizza, Vegetarian etc.
  • Portions should be adjusted to allow menu items and meals in the $2.00-$10.00 range.
  • Pricing is in $1.00 increments with a maximum $10.00 on food items. Bottle water should be sold for $1.00 and soda at $2.00. You need to sell them out of their original can or original plastic bottle.
  • Prices of items for sale must be posted and visible to the public. The vendor relations committee will check your posted items against the items on your application.
  • Vendors selling unapproved items or selling items at inflated prices will immediately be shut down.
  • No alcoholic beverages can be sold out of your booth at any time.

The deadline is Saturday, April 9, 2022. DO NOT bring items to the event unless previously approved. On the day of the festival, our standards committee will be monitoring compliance.

No refund of application fees. Vendors must remain open until closing.

Certificate of Insurance and/or AFFIRMATION AND LIABILITY RELEASE must be provided before set-up.  

Food Vendor Application-SOLD OUT
Thank you for your interest this year's event. Food Vendor spots are now SOLD OUT!
Food Truck Fire Safety and Inspection Tips and Info

To make your day of Fire Marshal Inspection a breeze please read and review all materials linked below:

Food Vendor NFPA Food Truck Safety Tips

Temple Fire and Rescue Food Vendor Checklist

Texas Department of Health Services Mobile Food Checklist





Arts and Crafts/Other Vendor Rules and Regulations

FEES:
Arts & Crafts  $100.00                                                                                                                                                                                                      Non-Profit $75.00                 
Home Based $225
Festival Sponsor *Sponsorship is an excellent way to enhance participation and boost visibility to businesses, as well as help support an important community tradition.  Sponsors contributing $250 or more will receive a complimentary booth space. Sponsors are allowed to promote items that may or may not be handmade. To learn more about becoming an event sponsor, contact Sponsorship Coordinator, Holly Leiferman, at hleiferman@templetx.gov

VENDOR SPACE: Booth space is limited to a single 10 x 10 booth. If you require a larger space (Example: 10 x 20) then you would need to purchase additional space. Vendors must be able to secure booth merchandise in case of rainy or windy conditions. All items sold or displayed must be contained within booth space. Vendors are responsible for providing all required equipment needed, including tables, chairs, displays tents, etc.  

ELECTRICITY: LIMITED electricity is available outside generators will not be allowed unless previously approved by vendor coordinator. The use of battery operated or solar lights is encouraged to light your space.

 WEATHER: The event will go on rain or shine! This is an outdoor event; be prepared for any type of weather. The safety of our vendors, visitors, and staff are top priority. Booths and merchandise must be secured to withstand inclement weather. The weather will be monitored throughout the event, and we will notify vendors of important weather-related information as needed.                                                                                             

CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE: Vendors must furnish EVENT MANAGEMENT/CITY OF TEMPLE with a Certificate of Insurance with general liability coverage of not less than $1,000,000 and will name the City of Temple as an “additional insured” with Downtown Temple as the premises for the event. If VENDOR does not carry insurance, then the AFFIRMATION AND LIABILITY RELEASE must be completed and signed by the VENDOR in lieu of a Certificate of Insurance. ALL VENDORS agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Market Trail Medley: A Lil’ Bit O Bloomin’ event and the City of Temple, its officers, agents, directors, employees and assigns from any and all claims arising from any act or omission of the Vendor. Certificate of Insurance and/or AFFIRMATION AND LIABILITY RELEASE must be provided before set-up.                                                                    

REQUIREMENTS: Vendors must remain open until the close of the event, even if vendor sells out. Leaving early makes the event look in disarray. Vendors who leave early will not be invited to participate the following year. Your booth must be neat, attractive and well-maintained throughout the event. Signage with visible and clear pricing is required. You are responsible for setting up, maintaining and removing your own booth, merchandise and trash.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • The City of Temple does not guarantee vendor sales.
  • Vendors, their staff, employees, and agents must comply with all vendor policies, fire codes, laws, ordinances, and regulations pertinent to health, fire prevention and public safety. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the event without a refund.
  • A limited number of vendors in each category will be accepted to the event. Decisions are at the sole discretion of the City and based on, but not limited to the best interest of the event. The event reserves the right to admit duplicate businesses based on the event needs and size. Exclusivity may be extended at the event’s discretion.
  • All location placements will be at the sole discretion of City of Temple staff.  WE ABSOLUTELY CANNOT GUARANTEE BOOTH SPACE LOCATIONS. Use of City of Temple property is strictly limited to assigned location
  • Any product not specified in the application will not be allowed at the event. Unapproved items must be removed from the vendor booth when asked by City of Temple Staff. Failure to abide will result in expulsion to the event in future years.
  • Vendor agrees to allow the City of Temple to photograph booth spaces and products during the event for no additional compensation. Photos and video taken may be used in future City of Temple promotions.
  • Prohibited Items: Drawings or raffles shall not be allowed. No political party booths. Vendors shall not sell or give away drug paraphernalia, firecrackers, smoke bombs, stink bombs, laser items, knives/swords, brass knuckles, guns, sprays, stun-guns, any weapon related item, or any other items deemed as undesirable by the A Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’ event.
  • The use of amplified public address systems/stereos/radios is prohibited.
  • Selling/promotion of merchandise is restricted to the vendor’s booth area only. You may not solicit merchandise in any other area of the event fields.
  • City of Temple reserves the right to refuse any applicatio Submission of an application does not guarantee a space.
  • Space assignments, additional information, parking instructions and maps will be e-mailed to participating vendors on or about Friday, April 15th

EVENT/VENDOR HOURS   Saturday-11:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • Booth space must be occupied as assigned and be open and staffed during all regular event hours.
  • No late set-ups/early breakdowns allowed.

SET-UP/LOAD IN: Saturday 7:00 am-9:00 am

  • All spots are pre-determined before load-in. Please arrive, unload and set up in the assigned time allotted.
  • Time slots will be available based on size of your vendor booth. We will plan space accordingly to the vendor booth measurements you provide. Please be accurate with your sizes and arrive on time for setup.
  • You will not be allowed to enter the site until your scheduled load in time, unless otherwise permitted by coordinator.
  • NO LATE ARRIVALS WILL BE PERMITTED. AFTER unloading, and BEFORE set up, your vehicle and/or trailer will need to be moved to a designated parking area. All vehicles MUST be out of the event area by 10:00 am.
  • Booths must be set up and ready to open at 10:00 am. Saturday.
  • Once you are set-up, your vehicle must remain parked in the vendor area during the event. We do not allow re-entry once the event has begun.
  • Bring a hand truck and/or cart if you need to load anything in or out.
  • Vendors must have sufficient amount of product in order to operate during required hours.

       TAKE DOWN/LOAD OUT: Saturday 11:00 pm

  • Do not dismantle your booth prior to closing time. Vehicles/Trailers will not be allowed to drive on, in or out of the grounds until designated times.
  • Do not try to bring in, remove your vehicle. After the crowd sweep, vendor relations staff will coordinate load out with you, and we will notify vendors to bring in their vehicles.
  • For liability purposes, vendor vehicles are NOT permitted inside the venue until all patrons have been evacuated.
  • Please make sure ALL of your staff is aware of this guideline & abides by it, or risk personal damage, ejection and/or not being invited back in future years. Please be patient during the load out process. You can help by breaking down and packing up your booth, while you wait.

 PARKING: Parking passes will be provided - 1 per vendor. Entrance will be located at the Texas Workforce Commission Parking Lot With the exception of specified set-up/load-in and break-down/load-out times, vehicles will not be permitted at event site. Vehicles will be removed immediately when asked to be by City of Temple staff. Parking a vehicle and removing the pass to enter another vehicle (overriding the 1 vehicle per vendor max) into the parking area is not allowed and will grounds for removal from the event.

TRASH: All vendors are responsible for trash pickup and disposal. Area must be kept clean and without clutter. Vendor area must be completely clean prior to leaving the event. Each vendor is responsible for the removal and disposal of all materials, litter (including cigarette butts), garbage, including boxes, (broken down) and signage.

WATER: WATER IS NOT AVAILABLE ON SITE

ARTS & CRAFTS VENDOR: $100

  • Must make 75% of the goods located in your booth. This includes personally hand crafted items.
  • Fine art, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, candles, soaps, clothing, sculpture and other crafts.

 NON-PROFIT/COMMUNITY GROUP: $75.00 please provide documentation that you are a Non-Profit.  

  • Non-profits are encouraged to provide interactive activities or games to engage event attendees about their cause or services.
  • Booths are for local or national nonprofits, government agencies or other community groups.
  • For promotion and education purposes only. You may not sell items, souvenirs, solicited donations or conduct any raffles that require sales or the purchase of tickets. No food or beverages may be distributed except complimentary candy.

HOME BASED VENDOR: $225

  • Defined as a business that operates out of a home – that is either selling a product or service.
  • May also hand out coupons, business information or discounts.
  • We only accept ONE vendor from each type network marketing organization.

Vendor deadline is Saturday, April 9, 2022. Vendor hereby requests permission to display and sell the products and/or services listed above. Further, the City of Temple reserves the right to approve any product/item a vendor may wish to sell or dispense as well as limit the number of concessions selling the same product/item. DO NOT bring items to the event unless previously approved. No outside generators will be allowed unless previously approved by the vendor coordinator. On the day of the event, the standards committee will be monitoring compliance.

A Lil’ Bit O’ Bloomin’ is subject to various weather conditions and state and federal safety and health regulations. No refunds of application fees will be made. Vendors must remain open until closing.

Arts and Crafts/Other Vendor Application
If you have read through the Arts and Crafts/Other Vendor Rules and Regulations and would like to purchase a vendor spot you may do so by clicking the link below:
 

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