Monday - Thursday: $150/shift
Friday - Sunday: $300/shift
October 11 (Columbus Day): $300/shift
Allowable Shifts: Companies may sign up for a maximum of 6 days. Of those days, each company is limited to 1 Friday, 1 Saturday and 1 Sunday.
GO TEXAN Status: You must be an active GO TEXAN Partner. Pop-Up Porch spaces will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
General Store: You must rent at least one shelf in the General Store to be eligible for the Pop-Up Porch.
Space: Each booth is 10’ wide x 10’ deep, however, due to the Pavilion’s structural columns, the front portion of the booth space will be 9’ across. Some day-of storage will be available for each porch directly behind their booth’s pipe and drape.
No Show: The GO TEXAN Pavilion is an all-weather event, and your porch must be staffed at all times, regardless of weather. If you are not present for longer than 30 minutes during Porch operating hours, you will be considered a no-show and charged a $100 penalty per shift. Any business who is a no-show as described above may be ineligible for future TDA events.
Amenities: Each booth will be provided with one metro shelf unit, one 6’ table, one sneeze guard and one folding chair. If you require more, you may bring your own or ask The Texas Department of Agriculture for contact information for companies that rent these items.
Insurance: A copy of your company’s Product Liability Insurance with minimum coverage of $1,000,000 per occurance is required. Additionally, you must list the Texas Department of Agriculture as “Additional Insured.”
Tax: You will be required to provide a copy of your State of Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit.
Permitting: Food vendors are also required to have a valid Food Manufacturer License as well as obtain a Temporary Event Permit through the City of Dallas – Consumer Health Division.
COVID-19 Protocol: We are working closely with the State Fair of Texas and the City of Dallas to understand all COVID-19 restrictions that may impact our Pavilion and samplers. All businesses must comply with all requirements related to COVID-19 and public health. We will keep you posted as information becomes available.
Daily Sales: Email required sales reports to TxStateFair@TexasAgriculture.gov that include number of transactions and total daily sales. Submit reports within 5 days of participation. TDA may use cumulative sales figures for promotional purposes. Failure to provide sales amounts may prevent future participation in TDA events.
Parking: TDA provides each Pop-Up Porch the use of one parking pass only on the day(s) you are registered for a Pop-Up Porch. Failure to return the parking pass at the end of your shift results in a $400 fine. To purchase season parking passes directly from State Fair, contact email@example.com.