Applications are being accepted for the following exhibit areas of the Festival (Artists please use the Artist Application here):
Children’s Activities – Call 410.822.4567 or email if interested.
Food Vendors- Applications with final menus are due by Monday, August 1 at 4:00 pm. The Festival has a longer process than most organizations for food vendors as all applications must go through a town appointed “Waterfowl Commission,” then through the health department, then back through the town. The Health Department will not issue a permit for Waterfowl weekend for any vendors who have not gone through this process.
Food vendors must be partnered with a non-profit of their choosing if not the non-profit themselves, i.e., the Lion’s Club cook on their own behalf, whereas Hot Off the Coals fundraise for First Night Talbot. We do not have stipulations on how that relationship works- it can be a percentage, flat donation, and you can choose to have their volunteers help or not help with the vending.
The commission also closely reviews menu items to ensure multiple vendors are not selling the same products in close proximity. Spaces are extremely limited.
Each food vendor is also required to donate 10% of their profit after expenses to the Waterfowl Festival, a non-profit. This helps offset marketing (menus placed in the Official Guide, etc) and staff time to coordinate.