WHAT IS THE EGGPLANT FESTIVAL: The Eggplant Festival is a one-day event with an estimated attendance exceeding 5,000. Vendors range from local wineries, gourmet food, home & garden, art, kids’ zone and much more. The festival is held at the Loomis Train Depot Plaza and Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 95650
General Vendor: Booth displays that can qualify are children’s carnival games, sponsor displays, informational booths, organization promotion, health information, selling non-homemade items, etc.
ELIGIBILITY: Vendor booth will be approved by the Eggplant Planning Committee. Booths will be selected according to quality, uniqueness, suitability. Applications must include a brief description, a photo of inventory, or current photo of booth display.
RULES: All vendors must provide own set-up, staff during the duration of the event, and clean up. All exhibits are to be set up prior to the opening of the festival and may not be removed prior to the end of the Festival. Set-up hours are from 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Tear down will begin at 4:00 p.m. The Chamber is responsible for returning the festival area to the condition it was accepted. In turn, the vendor is responsible to the Chamber for any damage to the grounds for which the town may hold the Chamber responsible. Nothing may be taped, pinned on or in any way attached to the walls. Failure to observe these rules and guidelines may jeopardize your acceptance in future Eggplant Festivals.
PERMITS: The County of Placer requires that you collect and account for sales tax on each sale. Vendors who do not already hold a valid Resale Permit in the State of California must obtain a temporary permit from the State Board of Equalization. You must have your resale certificate in your booth and stated on your application. If you have any questions, please call the State Board of Equalization at (916) 227-6709. Food or Beverage Booths, Food or Beverage Sampling or Food or Beverage give-away requires a Health Permit. All documents for the Health Permit are on our website or can be sent to you. All Food Permits are due by September 1, 2022. A late fee of $50.00 will be applied after September 1, 2022.
The cost for a food permit is $25.00 and the cost for Food Vending is $50.00.
NON-PROFIT ID#: All non-profit organizations must provide their non-profit number on the applications form. If non-profit number application is still being processed, please provide the Eggplant Planning Committee with a copy of the non-profit application that was submitted to the state.
PARKING PERMITS: Each booth is allowed one parking space to be used between the hours of 7:00 am – 7:00 pm for loading.
RESPONSES: You will be notified by email of acceptance for the 2022 Eggplant Festival.