We are no longer accepting food vendor registrations. We are still accepting applications for exhibitors for the 2017 festival on Sept. 23 and 24.
The following requirements must be met:
- Complete and submit online application (Click Here to Apply *)
- 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
Please Return all requested material to:
Latino Heritage Festival
4217 University Avenue, Suite 1
Des Moines, IA 50311
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 is due by August 31, 2017.
Extension Cords are the responsibility of the Food Vendor and should be a minimum of 12 gauge/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.
For your permits and licensing please go to:Inspection & Appeals (across the street from the Capital Building)
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, Iowa
phone. 515-281-6538 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
*The vendor signing this application hereby acknowledges they have read, understand and agree to all the 2017 Latino Heritage Festival Vendor Procedures and Rules including the Health and Fire Department and the City of Des Moines requirements, and agrees to abide by the said Procedures and Rules if space is assigned to participant. Vendor certifies that all information contained in this application is true and correct. The above named company, individual, or organization and all related individuals shall indemnify and hold harmless the Latino Heritage Festival, Latino Resources, Inc. from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, liabilities, damages, losses, cost, and expenses (including attorney fees, court costs, and other professional fees) or judgments arising out of, or in connection with any claim, demand or action made by any third party, if such are sustained as a direct or indirect consequence of participation in the 2017 Latino Heritage Festival to be held on the downtown bridges in Des Moines, Iowa. Vendor fees are non refundable due to a cancellation of the festival.