salem food truck festival!
SATURDAY & Sunday, Sept 30th & Oct 1st

Attracting over 25,000+ people in our first year, the Salem Food Truck Festival has quickly become one of the largest food truck festivals in New England. Featuring over 30 food trucks, live music and entertainment for the whole family. Backed by free admission, 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! 

2017 Dates and Hours of Operation:
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hours:
11:00AM - 6:00PM

Location:
Salem Common, Salem MA

Vendor Fees and Making Payments:
2 Day (Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1) - $500.00
1 Day (Either Saturday, September 30 OR Sunday, October 1) $300.00

Upon acceptance you will be sent an email with your reserved dates and a link to our Payment Page. All payments are due 10 days after acceptance. Our preferred method of payment is through the Payment Page on the website. Please bookmark this page for fast and easy payments. If you prefer, you may also send a check to our office.

Health and License Requirements:
If accepted, each vendor will be required to obtain a Salem Board of HealthTemporary Food Service Permit at a cost of $100.00. Additionally you must pass health and fire inspections prior to the event start time on the days of the festival. In order to obtain the temporary health permit you must email us the following documents after submitting your application below:

  1. Food Truck 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. 

Cancellation Policy:
In the event that you’ve been accepted into the festival but have to cancel, we offer full refunds up to one month prior to the festival. After that, you forfeit your spot and fee in the festival.

Weather Policy:
The Salem Food Truck Festival Mar­ket 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.

Code of Conduct:
In order to ensure the quality and enjoyment of the festival and to promote a safe and positive atmosphere, all vendors involved with the festival shall abide by the following Code of Conduct.

All persons shall act with respect toward other persons, their privacy and safety. Physical or verbal abuse to fellow vendors, costumers or management of any kind will not be tolerated. All persons shall treat public and private property and equipment with respect. Please report any activity that is deemed inappropriate to our on-site managers. Any violation of the Code of Conduct by a vendor will result in the immediate removal from the festival without refund. NE Open Markets owners, landlords, man­agers and pro­mot­ers reserve the right to restrict or ter­mi­nate any vendor’s activ­ity which, in their opin­ion, is disruptive, slanderous, inap­pro­pri­ate or is detri­men­tal to the qual­ity of the event as a whole. In the event of any restric­tions or evic­tions, NE Open Markets and its affil­i­ates will not be liable for any refund of rental or other expenses.

NE Open Markets, LLC reserves the right to enforce and/or interpret the Rules and Regulations and make final judgment without exception. Exhibitors agree to comply with show policies, Rules & Regulations as stated herein. NE Open Markets, LLC reserves the right to restrict, modify or expel without refund any exhibit that it deems undesirable or in non-compliance.

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


*NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE CENTRAL FLEA! HELD EVERY LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. JULY 30, AUGUST 27, SEPTEMBER 24 AND OCTOBER 29. 


The Central Flea!

The Central Flea is an exciting new partnership between New England Open Markets and Central Square Business Association. The Central Flea is a ode to our roots; a Cambridge-style flea welcoming all styles of goods from Boston Art and Vintage to Afro-punk  and Salvage, Food Trucks to Fair Trade. All are welcome to join us in celebrating Urban Diversity in the cultural epicenter of Cambridge, Central Square! Held the last Sunday of the month: July 30, August 27, September 24 and October 29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
July 30, August 27, September 24 and October 29
11AM-5PM

LOCATION
The Central Flea is held in the heart of Central Square at 95 Prospect Street, just a 4 minute walk from the Central T stop, surrounded by some hot spots to the likes of Whole Foods, Improv Boston, Workbar, and IDEO Cambridge, to name a few. 

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VENDOR FEES
Makers, Vintage, Imports, & Prepared Food:
10 x 10 Space = $40  
10x 20 Space = $65
Fashion Truck = $65
Food Trucks = $125
*additional fees include a $10 Cambridge licensing fee and $25 Temp food permit fee for food vendors

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF VENDORS:
Vintage and Antique Dealers
Artists
Makers
Food Trucks
Specialty Food Makers
Import Vendors
Fair Trade Vendors
Community Non-Profits
Musicians
Street Artists and Performers

    Tax ID Certificates:
    Tax ID Numbers are required in Massachusetts. All Exhibitors must be in compliance with State & Federal Tax Laws and display Tax ID Certificate in booth. This is required for both in state and out of state vendors. If you do not have a tax id certificate, you can obtain one online in a few minutes at no cost. Click HERE to register with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

    Health and License Requirements: Food Vendors Only*
    If accepted, each vendor will be required to obtain a Cambridge Board of HealthTemporary Food Service Permit. Additionally, you must pass health and fire inspections prior to the event start time on the days of the festival. In order to obtain the temporary health permit you must email us the following documents after submitting your application below:

    1. Food Truck 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 the week prior to each scheduled market with your space and time assignment. Our staff will be assisting during setup/breakdown, and will be onsite throughout day to address your needs. 

      Join Our Facebook Vendor Resource Page:
      A private group has been created for accepted vendors. This new page will be an internal resource page for accepted vendors of New England Open Markets only. Our staff will post reminders, updates, social media campaigns and other important info pertaining to the markets. Vendors may also use this new group page as an open forum to share ideas, suggestions and to sell products to each other. We encourage you to join after being accepted. 

      ABOUT CENTRAL SQ & CSBA
      Central Square is a Cultural District, a designation that ties our diverse communities together through our unique proliferation of public art, entertainment, education, food and street culture. Central Square is the originator and host of exciting cultural events – occurring nightly and seasonally. Special events in C2 include the Central Elements and the Cambridge Science Festival, The World’s Fair, The Taste of Cambridge, A Festival of Dumplings, Pop-up Mini Golf, Lunch in the Park, Farmer’s Markets, A Superhero 5k, and the City Wide Dance Party, drawing annual audiences to the square in excess of 1,000,000 happy event-going people.

      Central Square is constantly evolving while staying true to its core identity as an authentic, unique and eclectic place to live, work and play. The Square is part of the MIT and Cambridge College campuses and has long been a destination for students, faculty, visiting scholars, artists, and creative business owners due to our rich and varied cultural activities.

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

      Need help? Email us, we’ll be happy to help!


      The 2017 Salem Food Truck Fest is now FULL.
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