WE ARE ACCEPTING FOOD VENDOR REGISTRATIONS OR EXHIBITORS FOR THE 2021 FESTIVAL ON SEPT. 28 AND 29 IN JANUARY 2021
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 reduced to $800.00 for the 2021 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
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, Iowa
Below we have provided in PDF format the 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 2021 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 2019 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