Concessionaire Application

2024 Concession Application Is Now Closed

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Thank you for your application!

*If you have been a concession stand at our fair since 2021, you don’t need to reapply, unless your menu or stand appearance have changed from the previous year.

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This is not a contract, nor a guarantee for space.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Completed Application form MUST be accompanied by:

  • TYPED menu with all items and proposed prices (SALES TAX INCLUDED). If selected, a formal menu will be negotiated.
  • Recent photos of your food stand(s) with application; day, night and backyard.
  • Footprint of your food stand(s) is required. Include the service support area in operational form. Be very specific for
    all dimensions (i.e., if hitch is not removable, please include in size of unit).
  • Copy of your California Seller’s Permit and Food Handlers (ServSafe) Certificate is required with your application.
    Food Handlers certification is required by the State of California (exceptions: prepackaged food and beverage carts).
  • Completed Temporary Health Permit Application
  • You must provide proof of general and product liability of insurance of $1,000,000.00.
    BEFORE your policy is sent over please have your carrier add the following language to your certificate:
    "The State of California; The San Mateo County Exposition and Fair Association; San Mateo County; entities (public
    or non-profit) operating as California designated agricultural fairs; their agents, directors, officers, servants, and
    employees are made additional insured, but only insofar as the operations under this contract are concerned."
    Certificate Holder: San Mateo County Fair

If you are on the CFSA Master List, please provide the following:

Important notes:

  • Each vendor must have an approved cash register or POS
  • Each vendor must accept credit cards.
  • Fees per concession stand are a minimum guarantee of $2,500.00, versus 25% of gross sales, whichever is greater.
  • If accepted, you will required to sell only Pepsi products.
  • Concessions Stands will set soda/water pricing.
  • A charge per stand is required for general utilities, which includes electricity and water
  • Do not send any payment with your application; the minimum guarantee and the additional fees will be stated on
    the contract once accepted into the San Mateo County Fair
  • Abide by the 2024 Commercial and Concessions Rules and Regulations handbook.
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Do you offer any of the following dietary options on your menu?

Proposed food products & prices (or attach Word or Excel Menu):

Menu Items & Prices may not be changed before the first day of Fair, or your stand will incur a fine.

**Prices must include sales tax!**

* Only approved items and prices will be listed on your Contract

We need to understand your concession’s requirements so we can find the best location for you! Please tell us a bit about your stand.

Tents and food trucks are not permitted to operate at the Fair.

Service From (if facing front of stand):
Does Your Staff Wear Uniforms?

Total Stand Size (including counters/awnings/doors):

Removable Hitch?
Side the Hitch is on (if facing front of stand):
Utilities Needed:
Does your staff currently wear uniforms when operating?
The utility fees on this application are subject to change per final agreement with governing agencies and departments.

NEW vendors: We would like to know where you’ve taken your food recently!

Please list (3) recent county fairs or events at which you have exhibited.

Rules & Regulations: The undersigned agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the San Mateo County Agricultural Fair Association in the event a Concessionaire contract is offered. The undersigned further agrees and acknowledges that this is an application for Concessionaire space and NOT a contract.

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