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Art, Music & Performance Festival

Park Avenue, Worcester, MA

Packaged Food Vendor Application Fall Edition 2022

Applications are open April 23 through July 31, 2022.

All applications must be submitted electronically. Notifications of acceptance/denial will be sent by August 10, 2022. Applications are not considered complete until we have received payment, and a submitted online application - all of which must be received by August 8th. 

If accepted, you must be available Sunday, 9/18 as well as the rain date of Sunday, 9/25. Festival hours 11:00am - 6:00pm.​

stART on the Street events are one-day festivals on paved street surfaces in Worcester. Dress in layers and bring paperweights to hold down light objects such as papers - it can get windy!

Packaged Food Vendor Fee is $150 for a 10' x 10' space, *Temp food permits must be submitted online directly to the city this year. You will be asked to submit once your application has been approved (if you do not have a yearly permit). 

Questions? Email

Packaged Food Vendor Application Checklist

  1. Submit Application Form before July 31st.
  2. Submit Payment
    1. Online via Paypal (after submitting application you will be given a ID# with a link to make the paypal payment), or
    2. Send a check made out to stART on the Street to 3 Lansing Ave, Worcester, MA 01605 and include your application ID#. 
  3. ONCE YOU ARE ACCEPTED - Complete Temporary Food Permit from the City of Worcester if required. Apps must be completed online through the city website. 
  4. Applications will not be considered complete until payment & stART application are all recieved. 

General Guidelines

  • By submitting application you are committing  to both the Sunday September 18th festival date and the rain date of Sunday September 25th
  • stART on the Street events are one day outdoor festivals on a paved street surfaces in Worcester, MA
  • Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs, display materials and/or tent
  • The fee for packaged food vendors is $150
  • Refunds will not be offered for cancelations after July 31st or for rain date postponements. No exceptions.
  • Vendors will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis; space assignment will be made by the food coordinator to ensure variety
  • You must provide utensils and napkins if providing samples; trash receptacles will be provided for customers
  • 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
  • If you are not accepted, your space fee and permit fee checks will be returned to you
  • Vendor spaces are pre-assigned and arrival instructions will be included with event arrival information sent a few weeks before each event
  • Tents must be properly weighed down with at least 20lbs of weight per tent leg.
  • Tables and chairs are NOT provided at all.
  • Electricity is not available
  • You must commit to participate on the rain date if the event requires postponement
  • 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. 

    COVID-19 NOTE: The event organization team continues to monitor COVID-19 updates closely; vendors will be notified of any necessary adjustments and our team is prepared to provide appropriate vendor accommodations upon request. In the event of a COVID-19 related cancellation, all vendor fees will be refunded.