Now accepting 2019 applications!

For over 14 years New England Open Markets has celebrated and supported the local food and indie art movement in the Boston/Cambridge area. This season we’ll be partnering with the Central Square Business Association to host 7 once-a-month specialty food and maker festivals in the heart of Central Square. From Mexican Street Food to a Culinary Confectionary Festival our one-day festivals will highlight the area’s most creative culinary masters serving up a wide array of mouth watering delights—from delicate vegan appetizers to hearty main courses and inventive desserts. in 2018 our food festivals were the most anticipated in the Boston area, drawing crowds anywhere from 15,000 to 25,000. Don’t miss this opportunity in having your local business in front of thousands of hungry festival goers this year, read on below to apply.

2019 EVENTS AND APPLICATION

MEXICAN STREET FOOD FESTIVAL - SUNDAY, APRIL 28th - 11AM-5PM
Hola! From tamales to tacos we’re bringing the flavors of Mexico to Cambridge this April!

RESTAURANT AND SPECIALTY FOOD VENDORS
10X10 - $250.00
10X20 - $475.00

FOOD TRUCK
$275.00

ARTIST, MAKER, VINTAGE AND IMPORT DEALERS
10x10 - $100.00  
10x20 - $175.00


BAKED - A BAKERS' CONFECTIONARY FESTIVAL - SUNDAY, MAY 19TH - 11AM-5PM
Our 2nd annual dessert festival will feature over 50 of the area's top pastry chefs, independent bakers and bakeries from around New England.

RESTAURANT, BAKERIES AND PASRTY CHEF VENDORS
10X10 - $150.00
10X20 - $275.00

FOOD TRUCK
$275.00

ARTIST, MAKER, VINTAGE AND IMPORT DEALERS
10x10 - $100.00  
10x20 - $175.00


CAMBRIDGE VEGAN FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL - SUNDAY, JUNE 21ST - 11AM-5PM
The festival will be enticing vegetarians, vegans, and healthy eaters with a bevy of restaurants, veggie food vendors, and product purveyors joining events on healthy living, sustainability, vegetarianism, and nutrition. There will also be special speakers and musical performances.

RESTAURANT AND SPECIALTY FOOD VENDORS
10X10 - $150.00
10X20 - $275.00

FOOD TRUCK
$275.00

ARTIST, MAKER, VINTAGE AND IMPORT DEALERS
10x10 - $100.00  
10x20 - $175.00


CAMBRIDGE BBQ FESTIVAL - SUNDAY, JULY 21ST - 11AM-6PM
Pig out with some of area’s BEST BBQ pit-masters. Come grab a slab, pound some pork, and bury your face in some brisket while enjoying cold drinks and killer live music.

RESTAURANT AND SPECIALTY FOOD VENDORS
10X10 - $250.00
10X20 - $475.00

FOOD TRUCK
$275.00

ARTIST, MAKER, VINTAGE AND IMPORT DEALERS
10x10 - $100.00  
10x20 - $175.00


CENTRAL SQUARE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL - SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH - 11AM-6PM
Featuring over 30 food trucks, live music and entertainment for the whole family. Backed by the perfect fall location and an experienced company that helped pioneer the food truck movement in Boston back in 2010. This is an opportunity you don't want to miss! 

FOOD TRUCK
$300.00

SPECIALTY FOOD VENDORS
10X10 - 150.00
10x20 - 275.00

ARTIST, MAKER, VINTAGE AND IMPORT DEALERS
10x10 - $100.00  
10x20 - $175.00


DUMPLING FESTIVAL - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND - 11AM-6PM
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n honor of Joyce Chen, 15 local restaurants and food trucks will be cooking up mouth-watering variations of dumplings. Joyce Chen was credited with popularizing northern-style Chinese cuisine in the United States, coining the name "Peking Raviolis" for potstickers, inventing and holding the patent to the flat bottom wok with handle (also known as a stir fry pan), and developing the first line of bottled Chinese stir fry sauces for the US market. 

RESTAURANT AND SPECIALTY FOOD VENDORS
10X10 - $250.00
10X20 - $475.00

FOOD TRUCK
$275.00

ARTIST, MAKER, VINTAGE AND IMPORT DEALERS
10x10 - $100.00  
10x20 - $175.00


SAUSAGE AND OKTOBERFEST - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH - 11AM-6PM
Central Square will be transformed into our very own biergarten for the day.  Listen to live music and enjoy German beers, brews, and bratwurst!

RESTAURANT AND SPECIALTY FOOD VENDORS
10X10 - $250.00
10X20 - $475.00

FOOD TRUCK
$275.00

ARTIST, MAKER, VINTAGE AND IMPORT DEALERS
10x10 - $100.00  
10x20 - $175.00


VENDOR GUIDELINES

Vendor Fees and Making Payments
Upon acceptance you will be sent an email with your reserved dates and a link to our Payment Page. All payments are due upon acceptance. Our preferred method of payment is through the Payment Page on the website. Please bookmark this page for fast and easy payments. 

Health and License Requirements
All participating food vendors are required to submit additional documentation upon acceptance for a Cambridge One-Day Health Permit In order to obtain a Cambridge temporary health permit you must email us the following documents after submitting your application below (a nominal fee to be determined by the Cambridge Board of Health):

  1. Food Truck Permit

  2. Serve Safe Documentation

  3. License from certified inspected kitchen/commissary

  4. Sate License

Setup/Breakdown, Booth Assistance
A comprehensive setup email will be sent to accepted vendors one week prior to the festival with your space and time assignment. Our staff will be assisting during setup/breakdown, and will be onsite throughout day to address your needs. 

Weather Policy
Central Square Festivals are rain or shine. By choosing to participate, vendors assume all risks associated with adverse weather conditions. No refunds will be granted in case of a weather related cancellation.

Promoter Statement
Central Square Festivals man­agers and pro­mot­ers reserve the right to restrict or ter­mi­nate any vendor’s activ­ity or remove any prod­uct, which, in their opin­ion, is objec­tion­able or inap­pro­pri­ate or is detri­men­tal to the qual­ity of the event as a whole. In the event of any restric­tions or evic­tions, Central Square Festivals and its affil­i­ates will not be held liable for any refund of rental or other expenses. Central Square Festivals man­agers and pro­mot­ers reserves the right to remove, with­out refund or recourse, any exhibitor who mis­rep­re­sents him­self or his prod­uct. In addi­tion, the pro­moter reserves the right not to select ven­dors who may not be suit­able for the festival. Central Square Festivals Festivals reserves the right to amend or add to the applic­a­ble rules per­tain­ing to and gov­ern­ing the Central Square Festivals at any time dur­ing and before the oper­at­ing sea­son without notice. The inter­pre­ta­tion of all the rules by the pro­mot­ers shall be final.

2019 Central Square Festivals APPLICATION

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