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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



*  Food Vendor fee $ 600 for the 2024 Festival. 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.


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 Capitol Building)
Lucas State Office Building
3rd Floor
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 here by acknowledges they have read, understand and agree to all the 2023 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 the 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 2023 Latino Heritage Festivalto be held at the Western Gateway Park in Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa. Vendor fees are non-refundable due to a cancellation of the festival

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* A service charge will be added for additional electrical consumption *

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