Packaged Food Application

Fall Edition 2023

Packaged Food applications are available now until July 31, 2023.

  • Current Agreement
  • Application
  • Complete

10’ x 10’ Packaged food street spaces are $175 and due at the time of application.
Once accepted, Temp food permits must be submitted online directly to the city this year.

All applications must be submitted electronically. Notifications of acceptance/denial will be sent by August 10, 2023. Applications are not considered complete until we have received payment.

Sunday, September 17th (rain date September 24th)

11:00am to 6:00pm - Park Ave, Worcester, MA

Questions? Email food [at]

General Guidelines

  • By applying you are committing to both the September 17th date and the September 24th rain date.
  • Application is not considered complete until your space fee is received.
  • If chosen, your application and payment serve as your acceptance of your space. No refunds will be given after the notification deadline if you can not accept your space. Applicants not chosen will be refunded their space fee
  • Tents must be 10ft x 10ft or smaller, and weighted with 20lbs per leg. For safety of people and property, stART Coordinators will require any tent not properly weighted to be taken down.
  • stART does NOT provide tables, chairs, or electricity for vendor spaces.
  • Vendors will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis; space assignment will be made by the food coordinator to ensure variety
  • You are responsible for removing your own trash at the conclusion of the event
  • Vendors are required to hold and serve food at appropriate safe temperatures. An inspector from the City of Worcester will be on hand inspecting all vendors during the event
  • Vendor spaces are pre-assigned and arrival instructions will be included with event arrival information sent a few weeks before each event
  • Electricity is not available
  • Event organizers reserve the right to reject any applicant at their discretion
  • A key element of our mission is to elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of our city and region. We welcome and celebrate artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, refugee, immigrant or persons living with a disability.