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Fondue Fest

Saturday, September 9, 2017



Vendor Information


2017 Vendor Map is Available for Download Here


2017 Vendor Applications are still available.

Vendor Applications were due by August 1, 2017.

Applications are still being accepted, but applicants must pay an additional $25 late fee.


Required Application Documents

The following must be submitted by all vending applicants:

Prefer to download and print a paper application? Click here.


Application Supporting Documents

The following documents may also be required of applicants depending on type of products offered:


Application Payment

For ready-to-eat food vendors: Cost is $45 per 10 linear feet of curb space.
For all other vendors and non-profits: Cost is $35 per 10 linear feet of curb space.

A limited amount of outlets are available for those requiring electrical access. Reserve one 15 AMP outlet for $25. Circuits are limited to 15 Amps regardless of number of cords. Vendors requiring additional electricity must supply their own low-noise, low-emission generators.

Kids Zone is designed for vendors who are interested in providing activities specifically geared toward children and is held in the US Bank parking lot on the corner of Sheboygan and Portland Streets. Vendors in this area will tear down at 2 p.m. and are given a $10 per space discount based on the shortened vending time.

Payments may be submitted in person or by mail at the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership office. Checks should be made payable to the "Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership"

Payment by credit card is also accepted for an additional $3 processing fee in the DFP office.

Mailing address:
Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership
30 S. Portland St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Your application is not complete until payment has been received.



  • Festival goers must be wearing a wristband in order to purchase alcohol. ID-check and wristband distribution will be near the information tent and near the north and south music stages.
  • Vendors must have the necessary licenses in place to sell alcohol at their stand.



  • 6 a.m.
    Barricades are set up to allow festival staff to prepare the street for vendors.
  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
    Street available for vendors set up. Please do not attempt to enter the barricaded area before 7:00 a.m. Please drive from north to south. As you arrive into the festival area, please check with one of the Event Volunteers to make sure you are setting up in the correct space. Unload and remove your vehicle from the street as quickly as possible. 
  • 9 a.m.
    Vehicles must be off the street. Everyone open for business; festival begins.
  • 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Vendors pack up. Vehicles allowed on Main Street to reload. Please drive slowly and carefully, as many pedestrians will still be vacating the street.
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Streets will reopen to standard vehicular traffic.  



  • Each vendor space is 10 feet wide along the curb. There must be a total of 20 feet of clearance in the middle of Main Street to accommodate emergency vehicles. Event volunteers and police will enforce this rule before and during the festival. 
  • Vehicles should be parked in public spaces on side streets or in parking ramps; Chase Bank parking lot is reserved for customer parking only. If you plan to sell out of your vehicle, it needs to fit in your assigned space.
  • Sidewalks must have 5 feet clearance for pedestrian traffic. 
  • Please leave your space as you found it or clearner. Grease and other hazardous materials cannot be poured down the city sewer system. Please dispose of properly. A map of dumpster locations will be distributed in mailed materials; vendors should dispose of trash directly into dumpsters instead of trash cans which are intended for festival attendee use.



  • Electricity is only to be used by vendors that have paid the $25 per cord fee.  
  • Each light pole cannot exceed 15 amps. For example, one Nesco roaster to one outlet on a light pole.  
  • Vendors must provide all necessary equipment and supplies. If provided access to electricity, please note that some outlets are 10 or more feet away from the vendor space; you are responsible for providing your own extension cords.
  • Cords must be secured down to prevent tripping.  
  • If you have problems during the event please find an event volunteer to assist you.  



  • If your wares include food items – especially sweet items – please bring bee traps. Bees are aggressive this time of year.



  • Dogs are allowed at Fondue Fest.
  • Per city ordinance, dog leashes must be 6ft. or less and under owner control at all times.
  • Dogs may not enter food tents or be allowed close enough to food to "mark."

Print Versions of the Fondue Fest application documents

Use these links to download and print your 2017 Fondue Fest Application documents. 

Prefer to submit your application online? Click here.