Successful applicants will be required to submit fees by April 1st, 2020
The fee of $800.00 for food booth set up at the 2020 North Country Fair (NCF) June 19-21 , 2020. Included with the site fees are three (3) staff passes. Additional passes of up to two (2) may be purchased at the discounted price of $100/each. Any additional must be bought at full gate price. Please advise the Coordinator of your additional pass needs. These passes include camping privileges for the duration of the Fair.
New vendors who are accepted, will be asked for an additional Environmental Deposit of $150.00. This will be required as a separate cheque and must be received with the site fee by April 1st 2020 . This deposit will be refunded upon adherence to NCF environmental rules and regulations and site inspection at the end of the Fair. (“If you brought it in….take it out.”)
Vendor operation at the Fair is subject to approval and compliance with Peace Country Health Department regulations and inspection as per below
Health Dept. Requirements:
Successful applicants will receive contact information for the site Health Inspector
Notice: paperwork must be submitted at least 2 weeks before event (June 5th), the inspector will contact you to confirm details, you must respond or you will not be approved.
Flooring: a floor constructed of asphalt, concrete, finished plywood, or similar non-absorbent material – must cover the entire area where foods are prepared, served, and stored, including walking areas between a mobile and a sales counter – must be able to keep food and equipment off muddy ground, canvas/tarp by itself or bare OSB on the ground is not adequate
Walls and Ceiling: constructed of finished plywood, canvas, vinyl, or similar non-absorbent material
Plumbing: plumbed cold and hot running water for hand-washing, dishwashing, and cooking
Sinks: at least one plumbed hand washing sink and plumbed sinks for dishwashing – any extra food prep in a tent requires a plumbed hand-washing station in the tent, a temporary hand-washing station will not be accepted
Hoses for fresh water: must be food grade hoses (no garden hoses)
Water sampling: all mobiles with a water holding tank must have a satisfactory water sampling result taken within the last year, submit water sample report with Health Dept. application.
Sewage: planned location and ability to manage sewage – grey water tanks are provided on site.
Thermometers: one per fridge and at least one probe thermometer capable of measuring 0-100C
Food transport: all food must arrive at 4OC or below, and stored separately from personal foods
Food source: approved sources (e.g. must have a permit/license), must have receipts available for viewing, no expired foods
Food storage: all food must be stored off the ground regardless of container (e.g. on a pallet)
Food safety certification: recommended to have Alberta Food Safety Basics or BC FOODSAFE 1, preferably a course listed here: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/eph/wf-eh-food-safety-courses-approved-alberta.pdf
When vendors arrive:
Mobiles with valid AHS permits may begin operation without inspection
It is expected that on arrival and when in operation, all cold holding equipment maintains food at 4oC/40oF or lower at all times
Our aim is to ensure diverse dining choices for our patrons, so we highly discourage menu duplications. Due to the large number of applications for our 11 available spots, we are unable to accept all applicants but thank you for considering us in your vending plans.
Describe your Menu
The selection committee looks for well-organized vendors with high quality foods and are placing an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients
Vendors should anticipate serving up to 2000 portions over the course of the festival. (Vendors who run out of food and close before 5pm Sunday, will forfeit their deposits and will not be invited back in future.)