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2022 Food Vendor Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Food Vendor at the September 30 - October 2, 2022 NC Seafood Festival.

Please fill out the form below along with your online payment of $50.00 (plus fees). Your application will be reviewed by the Vendor Committee and you will be notified in a timely manner.

If accepted, you will be notified by the Festival office. You will be given 7 working days to make payment in full for your booth space plus any electrical charges and corner booth fee. Booth costs are non-refundable.

Food Vendors are required to move-in on Friday, September 30th from 6:00 am - 8:00 am. If your set up requires additional time, please note on the application at the end of the application.

Listed below are the rates that will be in effect for 2022

All food vendors must sell at least one seafood item. Only one side item per seafood entrée offered will be allowed. Example: If you sell one shrimp item, one side item such as fries may be sold. No funnel cakes or smoothie drinks are allowed.

10’x10’ Non-Profit Booth - $450.00 (Civic, community, church & educational organizations) New non-profit food vendors must show documentation from the State of NC showing non-profit status. Booth must be manned and operated by members of the non-profit group)

10’x10’ Commercial Food Booth - $1,000.00

Trailers, trucks, vans, buses, etc. must not exceed a depth of 10’ including the tongue. A second booth is required if the length of the vehicle including the tongue exceeds 10’ in length.

Premium Corner Booths: $150.00 - Certain locations will be designated as premium corner booth spaces. These spaces will be limited. If you would like to be considered for one of these locations, please check the box below. Unfortunately, we may not be able to fulfill all request. Should this occur, a full refund of the $50.00 charge will be issued.

The Vendor Committee will visit all booths throughout the Festival and retain the right to remove misrepresented items and items that were not included on your application.

Electrical Costs

  • Look at the name plate rating located on each piece of equipment to determine the amperage needed for that item
  • If you have a trailer that comes with a cord, select from the list below. It must be a ground faulted connection with a 120 volt outlet.

Based on OSHA regulations, you must have 100 consecutive feet of grounded #12 wire extension cord with three conductors.


1 - 120 volt service - $70.00

Each additional 120 volt outlets - $35.00 each

220 volt circuits – 30 amp service - $150.00 each

220 volt circuits – 50 amp service - $175.00 each

3 or 4 wire (direct wire) service - $175.00 each

NOTE: Because power must be shared with other participants and temporary power loss or surges are not uncommon. Proper action should be taken by the vendor to protect any sensitive equipment with surge protectors, etc. No electrical cords or lights will be provided by the NC Seafood Festival. No power strips will be allowed. For all services of 30 amp and above, a photo of your electrical plug should be included with your application. No power strips will be allowed within the booth area. Additional instructions will be forthcoming after acceptance.

Vendor Insurance Coverage Through Kaliff Insurance

All vendors are required to carry liability insurance coverage with a minimum amount as indicated below. If you have an existing insurance policy, you must provide a certificate of insurance naming the NC Seafood Festival as additional insured or coverage may be purchased through the Festival’s insurance company.

$1,000,000 Products & Completed Operations

$2,000,000 Products Aggregate Limit

Cost per 10' x 10' booth is $125.00. Coverage is for liability only and does not cover your property in the event of damage or theft.

Applications will only be considered if the following information is received:

  • Fully completed application with one payment in the amount of $50.00.
  • Three photographs showing your display and materials (photos will not be returned)
  • New vendors must submit three references from previously attended events

Additional Vendor Information:

Selection Process:

  • Applications will be judged by the vendor committee
  • Payments for booth space, electrical, etc. will not be processed until acceptance is granted. Vendor will receive notification via email.
  • Unapproved vendors will receive their original payment via mail.


Vendors may leave product in their tent overnight at their own risk. Damage or loss will be the responsibility of the vendor


No vehicles will be allowed to enter the streets Friday after 11:00 am until vendor move out on Sunday at 6:00 pm. Vendors may hand-cart restocking items each day.

Vendor Parking:

Free parking is offered at the State Port on Saturday and Sunday only. (TBD) Private lots will be available for parking for a fee.


Vendors will not hold the Festival participants, directors, volunteers, employees, Town of Morehead City, or Festival sponsors responsible for claims, losses, fees, damages or expense. The Festival will not refund fees due to inclement weather, pandemics, government action, strikes, terrorism acts, or other matters beyond its control, including but not limited to cancellation of the festival due to a direct result of a natural or unforeseen disaster which renders the festival unable to continue, whether for safety or monetary purposes.

Each application is juried by the NC Seafood Festival Vendor Committee. All vendors will be notified of their acceptance/rejection in a timely manner. Notification will be provided by email. Checks will not be cashed until acceptance is determined.

By submitting this application, you are confirming that you have read and fully understand and agree to the terms within the vendor application, will abide by the rules or risk being removed from the Festival grounds, and that you have appropriate insurance and will supply a certificate of insurance naming the NC Seafood Festival as additional insured covering the dates of the Festival. Please make sure that you fully read the terms and conditions within this document. If you have questions pertaining to the application or rules and regulations, please forward any questions to: or call 252-726-6273.

Vendor Business Name

Please give name you would like advertised
No application will be accepted without this #
Please include name, phone number, and email
Please list event and contact for event planner

Vendor Space Requested

Booth Picture Download

Food Items For Sale

Download pictures of your food items
Additional picture download
Additional picture download

North Carolina Caught Seafood

Vendor Insurance Coverage

Electrical Needs

If electrical service is needed, please indicate below the correct voltage and number of outlets needed. If you have any questions, please call the office.

Internet Needs

Festival Rules & Regulations/Fire Marshall Regulations

NC Seafood Festival Rules & Regulations/Fire Marshal Requirements

Vendor Application Fee

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