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: If you wish to prepare and/or package a food product prior to selling at a Temporary Event, you may be required to obtain a Processed Food Registration or Cannery License with the State of California. TFFs must have a valid Placer County Health Permit.
To obtain a permit, visit https://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/environmental-health/food-protection/temp-events.
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. Vendors must return the State Board of Equalization resale certificate form with their application. You must have your resale certificate in your booth. If you have any questions; please call the State Board of Equalization at (916) 227-6709.
$50.00 Processing Fee will be applied for all refunds. NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPT. 1, 2022.
$50.00 Late Fee will be applied to all applications after September 1, 2022.
Be advised – the festival will be 75% booked by August.
An early response is advised, as there are a limited number of vendors accepted in each category.
Priority will be given to vendors who promote and display Eggplant items and theme, as well as being established as a current Loomis Basin Chamber member.