Food Vendors & Trucks


After cancellation in 2020, the award-winning 57th annual Uptown Art Fair is slated to return and invites you to apply to join us August 6 – 8, 2021 in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis, MN. The event footprint and social distancing safety regulations might change the footprint of the event for 2021, which will be determined to ensure safety of vendors and guests.

The Uptown Art Fair takes place in Uptown Minneapolis on the first weekend of August. The event footprint is located at the intersection of Lake and Hennepin, the center of a lively, upbeat business district and is the busiest intersection in the State of Minnesota. Our community event provides a free, urban experience for all visitors.

Uptown Art Fair Hours of Operation:
Friday, August 6 | 12PM-8PM
Saturday, August 7 | 10AM-8PM
Sunday, August 8 | 10AM-5PM

Acceptance to the Uptown Art Fair includes but is not limited to the following criteria:

  • Proposed menu (quality, pricing, and uniqueness) including identification for foods offered which are GL, vegan or vegetarian
  • Past Uptown Art Fair experience
  • Other outdoor event experience
  • Past environmental health experience
  • Level of professionalism
  • Agreement to conform to established fees


  • FOOD TRUCK APPLICATION: A food truck is an all-inclusive motor vehicle that hosts a full-service restaurant kitchen. There’s no towing needed from another motorized vehicle and moving locations is quick and easy.
  • FOOD BOOTH APPLICATION: Includes a food trailer or standing booth which is not mobile on its own and must be hitched to a separate truck or another vehicle powerful enough to tow it. A food trailer is bulkier than a food truck and not as easy to move around.

Questions:  please contact Judy at