AUGUST 12, 2017 • 12–9 • Norway, Maine

Vendors & Non-Profits.

Learn how this agricultural revival is building healthier communities with stronger economies, while nurturing our natural environment. The Festival showcases the food and agricultural renaissance in the foothills of Western Maine and brings a wide range of food producers and vendors, food access, education and community programs. Music and art will also fill the sidewalks and parks of Downtown Norway.

 

Organized by Community Food Matters, Oxford’s Food Council, a project of the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy.

Application & Legal Stuff

We'd love to have you be part of the Festival!

The Foothills Food Festival is all about supporting our local farmers and workers in the food business, so we are not charging an admission fee. However, we are requiring that food vendors, not farmers, pay a $50 nonrefundable fee.

Once your application has been approved, please  mail a check with Memo "Foothills Food Festival Vendor Fee" to:
Center for an Ecology-Based Economy (CEBE)
447 Main Street Norway, Maine 04268


Please contact CEBE if you have questions at 207-739-2101.

 

Sponsorship Opportunity

A sponsorship of the event will assure that we have good promotion of the Foothills Food Festival locally and statewide, assuring a financially successful day for all participating vendors. If you want your business/organization to be an official sponsor, you have the opportunity to participate in our sponsorship packages. Participating is an opportunity for extra marketing perks and festival vouchers.

 

Contact Maisey Griffin for a Sponsor Application: info [at] foothillsfoodfestival [dot] org or call 207-595-8126.

 

Vendors & Farmers Support Each Other

In the spirit of this event, we are requiring that each vendor purchases at least one type of food from a local farmer to integrate into your offerings. Download a list of farmers and products here. Also, check out the Maine Food Atlas to see where your local farmers are and when farmers’ markets are happening around the area.

 

Information & Terms

 

  • Licenses: In order to participate, vendors and farmers must send us a copy of the required legal state licenses.
    Email licenses to us at info [at] foothillsfoodfestival [dot] org or mail to:
    Center for an Ecology-Based Economy (CEBE)
    447 Main Street Norway, Maine 04268

  • Waiver of Liability: Every exhibitor NEEDS to read and sign the Waiver of Liability on the application.

  • Biodegradable Supplies: We will be providing biodegradable forks, knives, spoons, napkins, plates, bowls, and trash bags for vendors. Once your application is approved, we’ll contact you to discuss how much supplies you will need.

  • Sustainability: Vendors MUST compost and recycle. There will be several designated waste areas. Volunteers will be circulating and collecting trash, recyclables, and compostables.

  • Local Ingredients: Vendor agrees to use at least one local ingredient from local farmers in each offering and agrees to inform customers about these ingredients. Here's a list of farmers and producers. Foothills Food Festival: Farm Database (Please let us know if there are any we are missing or that have incomplete information that you can help us with.)

  • Space Assignments: Spaces are assigned so please do not change your area. There will be a sign and supervisor to direct you to your space on the day of the event. The event utilizes two parking lots, so you will be able to drive in your supplies.

  • Space Needs: Tents, tables, and chairs are NOT provided for farmers and vendors.

  • Hours: The Festival hours for the public is 12-8pm. Festival grounds will be open at 10am for you to get set up. Please show up no later than 11am. A Festival volunteer will guide you to your space when you arrive.

 

 

Waiver of Liability

In consideration of the acceptance of this application, the exhibitor confirms that he or she has read, understands, and agrees with the Information & Terms.

 

Said exhibitor confirms having required legal state licenses.

 

The exhibitor agrees that any and all items shall be displayed at the sole risk of said exhibitor, and said exhibitor shall be responsible for his or her activities and those of his or her agents or employees, and shall hold harmless all else, including Community Food Matters (Oxford County Food Council), Center for an Ecology-Based Economy, Healthy Oxford Hills and affiliates, Fare Share Co-Op, Green Machine Bike Shop, Norway Downtown, Town of Norway, and event sponsors from any and all claims for damages or injuries to persons or properties that may arise at the Foothills Food Festival, August 12th, 2017.

 

Said exhibitor also agrees to remain set up for the committed time frame of the Festival unless weather conditions warrant early departure by the organizers of the Foothills Food Festival.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Foothills Food Festival

Longley Square, 413 Main Street
Norway, Maine

Mailing: CEBE, 447 Main Street
Norway, Maine 04268

AUGUST 12, 2017 • 12–9 • Norway, Maine