2nd Annual Dumpling Festival

Join us Sunday, September 23rd for the 2nd Annual Dumpling Festival! In 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. 

Last years event was a huge success, over 20,000 customers attended and most restaurants sold out. We are expecting up to 27,000 customers this year's festival. This is an excellent way to get your business in front of thousands of hungry customers. To apply, please fill out the form of the bottom of this page.

Click HERE to view pictures from last year's festival.
Click HERE to view our Facebook Event Page with over 26,000 attendees!


Sunday, September 23, 2018

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Central Flea
University Park
91 Sidney Street, Central Square Cambridge

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:

  1. Food Permit
  2. Serve Safe Documentation
  3. License from certified inspected kitchen/commissary

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:
The Dumpling Festival is a rain or shine festival. By choosing to participate rain or shine, vendors assume all risks associated with adverse weather conditions. No refunds will be granted in case of a weather related cancellation.

Promoter Statement:
The Dumpling Festival 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, the The Dumpling Festival and its affil­i­ates will not be held liable for any refund of rental or other expenses. The Dumpling Festival 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. The Dumpling Festival reserves the right to amend or add to the applic­a­ble rules per­tain­ing to and gov­ern­ing The Dumpling Festival at any time dur­ing and before the oper­at­ing sea­son without notice. The inter­pre­ta­tion of all the rules by the pro­mot­ers shall be final.

2nd Annual Dumpling Festival Application

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