Thank you for your interest in being a food vendor at the SunDrop Festival! The SunDrop Festival (formerly Summer SOULstice) was established as an art and music festival in 2016 to celebrate our growing arts culture in Pulaski. We were blown away with 2019’s attendance of nearly 7,000 people!
This event is a fundraiser for Historic Downtown Pulaski and all registration fees are tax-deductible.
Historic Downtown Pulaski is a nonprofit, preservation-based program that enables our community to revitalize our downtown and neighboring business districts.
Terms & Conditions:
Please be aware that this submission does not ensure your spot in the upcoming SunDrop Festival. Any applicant denied space will be notified via email and issued a full refund.
Every vendor is asked to serve at least one item for $5.00 or less. To enable more patrons to be served, please limit your menus to 5 items. Menus are required to be posted on the truck. Prices of food items must be clearly displayed along with methods of payment accepted. All prices must include taxes.
During registration, you will be asked to include a list of your 5 proposed items. This is to ensure vendor exclusivity. Proposed items are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Upon submission, if another vendor has already been approved for one or more of your submitted items, we will contact you for other options. If a vendor is unable to reconcile duplicate items, a full refund will be given.
Vendors are only permitted to sell the five items approved by Historic Downtown Pulaski. Any changes to the menu must be approved by the SunDrop Festival Planning Committee
Vendors may not sell soft drinks or water. SunDrop Bottling Co. is the exclusive soft drink/water vendor for the festival
Vendors must be 100% self- contained. No power or water will be available.
Vendors are responsible for keeping their area clean, including clean-up and trash removal after the event. DO NOT dump water, grease or any other liquid on the pavement. Ice chests or other containers should not drain onto the pavement.
Food Vendors located on the South side of the Giles County Courthouse.
Historic Downtown Pulaski will determine the site locations for each vendor regardless of vendor location in previous years. Our venue is not a large open area that allows vendors to arrive and access their site at their leisure. The load-in of the vendors must be done in a very specific order and time to allow all vendors access to the sites determined by Historic Downtown Pulaski. Failure to arrive at the time slot provided to you may result in being unable to accommodate your food truck/trailer/cart/tent. This will forfeit your registration fees completely with no refunds.
Food vendor locations will be made by Historic Downtown Pulaski and all load in details for the event will be emailed to you approximately 3-5 days prior to the event date. Please refrain from contacting HDP for these details as we will not be able to respond to these questions individually. Determination of locations are not completed until immediately before the event due to last minute scheduling changes. Thank you for your understanding!
All food vendors are required to be on site and checked in by 1pm. Arrival after 1:30pm will forfeit participation in the event. Final set-up must be complete, with all unnecessary vehicles removed from the festival area by 2PM.
Participating vendors will not be permitted to exit the infield until approximately 10pm. Leaving early will not be permitted for the safety of those attending. Food vendors must remain open even if sold out of items. It is important to remember that when customers see a vendor shutting down, they will generally stop buying.
The SunDrop Festival is an outdoor event and no alternate rain date or site is planned. The festival will not be cancelled due to rain. Vendors should come prepared for the weather. City ordinances require that tents, canopies and pop-ups must be secured to withstand wind and weather by securing with sand bags or water barrels. The event does not supply these.
By submitting an application for this event you acknowledge that you have read & understand the terms & conditions.