Grand Old Day Food Vendor Application

2017 Grand Old Day  

9:00 am - 6:00 pm • Sunday, June 4, 2017

Food Vendor Application

Please click here for Non-Food Vendor Application

 Complete the GABA Member Vendor Application  in the 'GABA Members Only' section.

Thank you for your interest in Grand Old Day. We are glad you are here.
Each year Grand Old Day draws nearly 300,000 people from the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area and neighboring states. The event is held along Saint Paul’s premier shopping, dining, entertainment district Grand Avenue.
Vendors are invited to apply for a Grand Old Day booth to reach event attendees. Below you will find the 2017 Food Vendor Application. Please read through our guidelines before beginning to fill out the online application.
Applications are due online by Friday, April 7, 2017.  Applications received after this date will be assessed an additional fee, no exceptions. Upon completion of the online application, submit the appropriate payment online or by mail to GABA, 752 Grand Avenue, Suite 1, St. Paul, MN 55105.  Be sure to save a copy of all information for your records. Following your submission online, you will receive a website-generated confirmation via e-mail.

Application Timeline

 February 22
 Food Vendor Applications Open
 February 22-April 7
 Register by April 7th to avoid additional fees
 April 7
 No refunds will be provided after this date
 April 8 - May 5
 Additional $150 fee applies
 May 1
 Rejection notices will be sent to non-approved vendors
 May 5
 No food vendors accepted after this date
 May 11
 Vendor Day – required attendance - All required application  fee, licenses and documents must be submitted.
No food vendor applications accepted after May 5

Grand Old Day Vendor Day • 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Thursday, May 11

All vendors must attend Vendor Day. This is your opportunity to meet with Grand Avenue Business Association staff, City of St. Paul officials and Minnesota Department of Health employees.  You will be able to ask specific questions and take care of any additional paperwork and fees. Once your requirements are in order, you will receive your Food Vendor Packet, assigned booth space and your Grand Old Day Vendor Permit. Vendor Day is 1`1:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm Thursday, May 11, 2017. Location To Be Announced. If you are registered you will receive detailed information and exact location at least two weeks prior to event. 
Please feel free to contact us at 651-699-0029 or e-mail with any questions. 

Equipment Rental

For equipment rental information and pricing please click here - Equipment Rental

Vending fees are per space. Vendors must pay for appropriate number of spaces. Vendor Fee includes a $50 non-refundable administrative fee.


Dimensions must be filled out for all vending units. Please fill out carefully, as these dimensions will be used to determine your vendor space. For example, include the tongue in your vendor unit length. If you require additional space for a generator, include that in your total vendor unit space.

Vendor Agreement

* I have read, clearly understood, and agree to the conditions stated in the 2017 Guidelines for Grand Old Day Food Vendor Information & Guidelines and have provided truthful and complete information.
* I clearly understand the responsibilities accorded to me/my organization as a vendor at the 2017 Grand Old Day festival.
* GABA has legal possession and control of the festival on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
* GABA will charge vendors that are removed from the festival any costs associated with said removal.
* GABA reserves the right to limit sampling on the festival area to those holding a valid Grand Old Day issued permit.
* I may cancel my/my organization’s application, in writing only, at any time up until the close of business on April 7, 2017 and accept a refund of 50%, except of any application fees paid.
* Grand Old Day is a rain or shine event and refunds will not be issued if event is canceled due to dangerous or severe weather conditions or any other acts of God.
* I agree to waive, release and discharge from any and all liability for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me and/or my business/organization, GABA and its officers, directors, agents and employees, GABA’s and Grand Old Day's sponsors and their officers, agents and employees; Fanfare Attractions and its contractors; and the City of St. Paul, State of Minnesota its officers agents and employees;
* I agree to indemnify and hold harmless GABA and its officers, directors, agents and employees; GABA’s and Grand Old Day's sponsors and their officers agents and employees; Fanfare Attractions and its contractors; the city of St. Paul, State of Minnesota and its officers, agents and employees from any and all liabilities and claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of my and/or my business’/organization’s actions during the festival.