2015 Vendor Application Little Mekong Night Market is the Twin Cities’ unique street market festival, located in the heart of the Little Mekong District. The mission of the Night Market is to offer unique products and services for an exciting community experience. From free cultural performances and art activities to exotic food, arts and crafts, there is a lot to do, see and sample at the Night Market for all ages.
This year's Night Market will take place on: August 7-8, 2015 6:00pm-Midnight (August 7) 4:00pm-Midnight (August 8) Location: Western Avenue and University Avenue, St. Paul
HOW TO APPLY: Fill out this application and mail it with the required deposit and vendor fee. Do not send cash in the mail. Mail your application and deposit/vendor fee to: Asian Economic Development Association Attn: Little Mekong Night Market 377 University Ave W, Suite D Saint Paul, MN 55103
Applications will go through a selection process to determine a fit for the Night Market. Please keep in mind that we are looking for exciting and unique foods, arts & crafts, and experiences that will help create a one-of-a-kind event. We will select applicants based on vendors who fit these qualities. We will notify you through phone or email to let you know if your application is approved.
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Applications cannot be approved without the required fee. See the fee scales on the following page. All booths are 10x10. Vendors can request an extra booth for $50 extra per day if space is available. All vendors are required to pay a deposit of $100 by July 15, 2015. Food vendor applications have to be turned in by July 15, 2015. Food vendors may be required to provide their own electricity. All food vendors must have an approved license through the Minnesota Department of Health by July 24, 2015. Contact us if you need assistance with this process or your contact MDH directly and speak to Ryan Lee 651-201-3998. More information about Special events permits available here: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/food/license/specevent.html. All food vendors must also have liability insurance on file with AEDA in order to vend at all Night Markets events. Contact us if you need assistance with this process. All vendors are required to comply with all City of Saint Paul rules and regulations. More information will be available at the vendor orientation. All approved vendors must attend a mandatory vendor orientation, understand and agree to the Night Market Rules and Regulations, and pay all fees and deposits up front. Food vendors will be required to attend an extended orientation focused specifically on food vendor requirements and permits. We will combine the non-food and food vendor orientation and ask food vendors to stay longer to complete food vendor requirements. We expect the orientation to take 60-90 minutes depending on the amount of questions asked. The mandatory vendor orientation will occur on July 24, 2015, from 4-6pm, location TBD. Vendors will need to sign the Night Market Rules and Regulations provided at the vendor orientation in order to participate. All events are Zero Waste. Vendors will be required to provide the correct packaging/utensils to vend at the night market. Assistance will be provided to vendors who need help obtaining the correct items. All Night Market participants, including vendors, artists, and performers, by submitting this application, agree to grant to AEDA, its successors, licensees and assigns, the perpetual and irrevocable right to use the participant's name, likeness, voice, biography and history for purposes in connection with the Night Market and AEDA's nonprofit mission. Vendors are required to provide Night Market sales and revenue information as requested by AEDA. Individual vendor information collected will be kept confidential. AEDA does not r