Upon completion of the checkout you will receive a confirmation email. This email will contain a link for you to complete a Google Doc form so that we can better learn your needs. Your application is considered incomplete until that form is filled out.
The BBQ Festival on the Neuse Committee reserves the right to accept or deny any or all applications.
Health Department Permit
All food vendors must submit a Lenoir County Environmental Health Department permit two weeks prior to the event.
201 N. McLewean Street - Kinston, NC 28501
P.O. Box 3385 - Kinston, NC 28502
Application deadline is April 11. A $50 late fee will be assessed after April 11. No applications will be accepted after April 23. As of 4/18/2019 the late fee is included in price of your space.
Send Two Pictures: Electric & Booth
Your entry is not complete without sending a picture of your set-up and your electric plug NEMA number. The picture should represent how your space will appear at our festival. Pictures of your set-up taken at other events are acceptable. You will not receive festival arrival information until pictures are received.
Electricity is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fee is $25 for one 20-amp hook-up. Vendors must provide their own heavy duty extension cords.
Water is limited and will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Fee is $10. Vendors must provide their own food grade water hoses.
Vendors are expected to be in operation on Friday, from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. and again on Saturday, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Vendor vehicles and breakdown
No vendor vehicles will be allowed on the festival grounds after 4 p.m., Friday. Vendors will need to begin to break down their displays at 6 p.m., Saturday. To allow festival attendees to exit safely, we ask that no vendor vehicles move onto or around the festival grounds until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Overnight security will be provided.
All festival vendors are required to read and agree to adhere to the FESTIVAL GUIDELINES.