Submissions to be a vendor for the 2016 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival are now CLOSED.
THE 2016 TASTY TOMATO FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE THE FOLLOWING VENDORS:
8 Petals Designs –
Alder Energy Systems
Bloody Mary Booth
Blue Flour Bakery
Boho Fly Designs
Capitol Cafe & Bakery
Carolina Soap Works
Chill Out Pops LLC
Craft Beer Garden featuring
Crepes et Croissants
Farm to Table
Gaylord Spiritual Counseling
Gypsy Chicks Jewelry and Design
Taylor Woodworks (birdhouses)
It is a matter of taste food truck
Dupre Catering and Events
K & K GOURMET SWEETS, LLC
Lane Specialty Gardens
Lowcountry Creamery, LLC
Luna Trix Arts
Mercer House Estates
Midlands Local Food Collaborative/Midlands Food Alliance
Mimi’s International Cuisine
Sallie’s Greatest – Tasting of jams, jellies, and simple syrup varieties. They will also be serving a Specialty Cocktail.
Snowies Shaved Ice
Southern Siding and Window Company
The Crescent Olive
The Oak Table
Three Little Pigs BBQ
Wil-more Farm Lemonade Stand
Thanks for your interest in being a vendor at the 2016 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival!
All vendors will be selected by committee from the submitted applications.
Applications due June 1st, 2016
Follow us on our Tasty Tomato Festival Facebook page and web site to stay informed.
YOU MAY SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Tasty Tomato Festival?
The 2016 Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival will be held Saturday, July 16th at City Roots Urban Farm in Columbia, SC. The festival celebrates the champion of the garden, the heirloom tomato and locally grown food. The goal is to encourage consumption of healthy, local food and to enhance the image of Columbia’s food scene. A vibrant local food scene establishes Columbia as a great culinary destination and a great place to live, work and play.
We offer family-friendly activities that Includes live music, an heirloom tomato taste test, tomato bobbing and more. Pre-event activities include a homegrown tomato contest and photo contest.
Where and when?
The Tasty Tomato Festival is on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 from 4 to 9 PM. It will be held in City Roots Urban Farm, 1005 Airport Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29205.
Who’s going to be there?
Approximately 3000 attendees are expected. Demographics provided upon request.
Does it cost to go to the event?
We will ask attendees for a $12 entrance fee for advance tickets and $15 at the gates.
How do I become a vendor?
If you are an amazing locally sourced restaurant or artisan and would like to become a vendor, complete the application above and you will be considered by our committee. Final notification will be on June 6th
Every food vendor MUST have at least one local dish on their menu. We encourage food vendors to work on a tomato signature idea. Last year we had around 3000 attendees, be sure to stock in order to avoid quickly sold out items.
Artisan vendors are encouraged to feature agricultural themes and/or sustainable practices or material use.
We also ask to vendors to promote their participation in the Tasty Tomato Festival on their website, newsletter and social media tools.
What is provided?
Each vendor is provided a space to accommodate a 10′x10’ tent (white preferred!). Vendors are responsible for their own license from the city. You should bring your own tent and materials (table, chairs…). If you would like to rent a table, please let us know! No water/snacks will be provided, think about yours or purchase from other vendors at the festival.