Food Vendors & Trucks


We would like to invite you and your food booth operation to join us at the 55th annual Uptown Art Fair, to be held August 3-5, 2018. We expect approximately 385,000 curious – and hungry – attendees over the three days of the fair. Our community event provides a free, urban experience for all visitors.

This document is intended to provide the information needed to make an informed and educated decision about submitting an application to participate as a food booth vendor at the event.

Please read thoroughly and contact the Uptown Art Fair with any additional questions at 612-823-4581 or

Uptown Art Fair Hours of Operation:
Friday, August 3: 12PM-8PM
Saturday, August 4: 10AM-8PM
Sunday, August 5: 10AM-5PM

Application deadline: 3/9/2018
Acceptance announcements and specific contract information between March 26- April 6, 2018

USE ONE APPLICATION FOR EACH LOCATION. For additional locations complete the form for each space. Be sure to provide a photograph of your booth/operation/proposed menu and enclose your $250 refundable deposit. Please read all information before completing this application. The Uptown Art Fair cannot guarantee that your requests will be honored. Applications not completed in their entirety, regardless of prior experience with our event, will not be accepted. PLEASE NOTE: The Uptown Art Fair reserves the right to place booths accordingly and make changes as necessary.

Upon acceptance, vendors will have until April 27, 2018 to cancel their application and forfeit their spot. At this time, the $250 security deposit will be returned with no penalty. Other cancellation dates/penalties will be outlined in the contract once accepted.

Acceptance to the Uptown Art Fair includes but is not limited to the following criteria:
• Proposed menu (quality, pricing, uniqueness)
• Past Uptown Art Fair experience
• Other outdoor event experience
• Past environmental health experience
• Level of professionalism
• Agreement to conform to established fees

Uptown Art Fair vendor participation fees range from $1,085 – $3,635 based on the property footprint used.  Additional charges assessed for requested amenities including electricity.  Each vendor is reviewed and evaluated on an individual basis .

Click on the appropriate application below:

Please forward a photo of your food vendor or truck to to complete your application.

A refundable deposit of $250 is required with your application. Please forward a check made out to the Uptown Art Fair to:

Uptown Association
Attn:  Uptown Art Fair Food Vendor
1406 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Or pay with Paypal here:

Business Name