Food Vendors

Please find the concessionaire information below. If you would like to apply our application is available for download, however completing and returning an application does not mean you’ve been accepted.

Click here for the 2019 Food Vendor Application Packet

General Requirements

– Please submit completed application in order to reserve your space. Attach color photographs of the proposed exhibit booth and product(s) as they would appear at the Gold Country Fair. Don’t underestimate the importance of photos that are clear and show your exhibit booth at its best! If you are a first-time exhibitor and so do not have booth photos, please attach either a drawing of the expected display or a detailed description.

– Consideration is given to prior participants based upon a professional display, uniqueness, quality product(s), and conducting business in a professional manner.

Stands must be staffed at all times during the following hours:

Outdoor Vendors: Thursday  4 p.m. – 11 p.m.                 Friday 4 p.m. – Midnight

Saturday 11 a.m. – Midnight               Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Indoor Vendors:   Thursday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.                     Friday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.                   Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

– All electrical installations shall conform to the Electrical Safety of the State of California. We reserve the right to place any stand on generator power.

– All vendors selling taxable merchandise or providing a taxable service in California, even on a temporary basis, MUST have a Seller’s Permit. Contact the Board of Equalization at for more information. If you already have your Seller’s Permit, attach a copy to this application. If you are exempt from California sales tax please provide the BOE exemption letter stating so.

All vendors are required to provide $1,000,000 public liability insurance naming the County of Placer, Gold Country Fair, and the State of California as additionally insured. If you are unable to secure this coverage, you may purchase insurance through the California Fair Service Authority. Please contact the Fair Office for more information. All vendors with employees must provide a copy of Workers Compensation Insurance. If no employees, a letter stating so must be on file with the Gold Country Fair.

Fair Owned Concession Stands

– Available only to Non-profit associations.
– Six units located at Food.
– Each unit is approximately 10’x15′ and is equipped with
– hot and cold running water and refrigeration.
– Electrical capacity of each unit is 30 amps.
– Vendor must supply all appliances and cooking apparatus.

– 20% of gross sales after taxes upon reaching the minimum guarantee
– Health Permit coordinator Fee: $20 per stand

Self-Contained Units

– Areas are located throughout the Fairgrounds and are placed by Fair Management.
– 25% of gross sales after taxes upon reaching the minimum guarantee
– Minimum Guarantee: Set at management’s discretion
– Utility Fee: based on requirements
– Health Permit coordinator Fee: $20 per stand

RV and Stock Truck Parking

– RV parking is located in the RV Park and is limited to 20 RV units. All spaces are equipped with power and water hookups. Sewer hookups are limited, but a dump station is available.
– Stock Truck parking is located in an area designated by

Fair Management.
– Spaces are available on a first come first served basis. If space is not available, you will be notified

$35 per night – water/power
$25 per unit – no hookups (RV’s)
Early arrival will be charged $35.00 per unit per night.


– Health Inspections will be on Thursday, September 5th .

– Eight (8) one-day  admission credentials will be issued  to each vendor per location and will be available at the Fair office.  Additional admission  credentials (one-time entry) are available to vendors at a discounted rate. Additional discounted tickets must be purchased in advance. Vendors are responsible for distribution of credentials. Booth staff arriving without credentials must pay regular admission at gates. There will be no refunds or exchanges. If a vendor is caught distributing passes at the gate they will be confiscated and the vendor will be removed from the grounds.

– Each concessionaire is issued two parking passes which are to be displayed on the inside lower left corner of vehicle windshields. These passes are valid ONLY in the Pleasant/High Street Parking Lot. Enter this lot via Pleasant Avenue. The Sacramento Street Parking Lot is only available for exhibitor parking in the event that the Pleasant/High Street parking Lot is full. Overnight parking is not permitted without prior permission of Fair management. Limited overnight parking (no hook-ups) is available at $35.00 per vehicle, payable in advance, for the four-day period of the Fair.