We are now taking applications for exhibitors and food vendors for the 2017 festival September 23 and 24, 2017

Festival promoters are looking for exhibitors for 2017 who want to outreach to this growing community.  Food vendors and craft vendors are also being sought.  Please call the numbers below for more information.

If you’re interested in exhibiting at Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival please fill out our online form by clicking here.

The following requirements must be met

  • Complete and submit online application
  • Complete online electrical requirements
  • Mail photos of booth or a brief description of what you plan to display
  • Mail menu with prices or a list of items to be sold
  • Mail a copy of Iowa Retail Vendor Permit
  • Mail proof of insurance
  • Review the minimum requirements for a vendor and prepare to meet those criteria, if selected to participate

Submitting a vendor application does not guarantee entry into the festival. If accepted, a confirmation notice and request for payment will be sent to you. Only money orders or cashier checks will be accepted for payment.   Deposit of half of the cost must be in by August 01, 2017 and the remainder due by August 31, 2017.

For your permits and licensing please go to:

Inspection & Appeals (across the street from the Capital Building)
Lucas State Office Building
3rd Floor
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, Iowa
phone. 515-281-6538

*Extension Cords are the responsibility of the Food Vendor and should be a minimum of 12 guage/3 wire and 25-foot length for your 120 volt requirements.

If 220 Volt is required please indicate if ends are bare wired or provide plug identification by looking at plug face.

Please Return all requested material to:
Latino Heritage Festival
4217 University Avenue, Suite 1
Des Moines, IA 50311

Below we have provided in pdf format the Polk County Environmental Health Division Temporary Food Establishment Rules.

Polk County Environmental Health Division
Temporary Food Establishment Rules

*To download and view this document, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to receive directions on how to download this free software.