It's that time of year again! Please submit your applications to be entered into the non-alcoholic beverage lottery. Remember you must be a 501(c)3 non-profit to have a booth in the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair.
DEADLINE: Lottery applications are due Sunday, June 12th.
Drawing will take place in the evening of Tuesday, June 14th to determine who will operate the 4 beverage booths (4 Soda/Gatorade/Tea/Sparkling Water/Bottled or Canned water booths (2 per field). Winners will be contacted by June 17th and are ineligible to staff the beer garden that same year. Please note that if you had a Non-Alcoholic Beverage Booth during the 2021 Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, you are ineligible to operate one during the 2022 fair.
On average, there are 50+ local charitable organizations who apply to host a Food/Beverage Booth. For many this is a primary source of funding for their group's cause.
The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Board of Directors strive to enhance the event each year to provide opportunities for our local charitable groups to fundraise.
Local, charitable organizations which are non-profit and have 501(c)3 status, are eligible to apply. Preference is given to organizations that directly contribute to the Manhattan Beach community. Commercial food vendors will not be accepted and organizations are only allowed to sell item(s) for which they've been approved, no exceptions.
The Base fee for a '10x10' (Single) Booth space is $95 for a Manhattan Beach Non-Proft Organization and $120 for a Outside Manhattan Beach Non-Profit Organization.
The qualifications for the county's fee exemption have changed. In 2022, booths selling pre-packaged items are required to pay an ~$82 county permit fee (in addition to the MBHTF registration fee). The MBHTF Board is seeing rising costs across the board, but we will be offering a registration discount to help the community. We will provide the necessary Health Department paperwork as well as other fair weekend specifics to lottery winners.
Scout House Storage: Limited storage space is available for non-perishable food items. The fee is $20 for this option.
Ice will be available onsite at an additional cost per bag.
The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Board of Directors strives to keep fees at a minimum so that local charitable organizations can reap the benefits of this unique fundraising opportunity. In paying the base registration fee, each organization will be provided with appropriate space for their food or beverage booth. Each organization is required to supply all equipment necessary to meet L.A. County Health Department regulations, including items such as a canopy that is enclosed on three sides, *appropriate ground covering*, hand washing station, tables, chairs, utensils and other supplies necessary to operate the booth.
The Health Department requires all operators to have a ground covering the same size as the booth. The covering needs to be solid and securely fastened to avoid a tripping hazard.
We are continuing our efforts to be environmentally conscious and taking strides to be 'green'.