Food Vendor Information & Application

Here's your opportunity to join the excitement and success of South Jersey's finest festival! The Margate Fall Funfest by the Bay, to be held September 23 & 24, 2017, is the most unique festival presented at the southern New Jersey seashore, and more than 25,000 people attend! 

The Funfest is not your ordinary festival. Funfest producers thoroughly review food vendor applications to create an overall festival menu featuring today's most popular festival foods, and limit participation in the event to two dozen restaurants and caterers from throughout the tri-state region, each showcasing one or more of their specialty dishes, to ensure a profitable event for food vendors and a fascinating selection of cuisines for festival attendees.

Produced by the Margate Business Association in partnership with the City of Margate, the Funfest occupies a long stretch of Margate's bayfront, providing the aesthetic beauty of waterfront dining in delightful outdoor cafes situated next to the food concession areas. In addition to the excellent culinary fare, the Funfest features a national caliber juried fine arts and crafts show, live entertainment, carnival games and family fun. 

Vendor load in times run from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, September 22; 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 23; and 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Sunday, September 24. 

  • Space includes 10 x 10 ft. canopy and one 20-amp electric service 

  • Vendor must provide standard 30-gallon trash bags and tables

  • Trailers or self-contained units are not permitted. Vending trucks permitted only with prior approval by Funfest committee

  • Sternos are not permitted

  • Generators are not permitted

  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be sold or served

  • Ice wholesaler will be on-site, but cost of supply is the responsibility of the food vendor

  • One three-basin sink will be centrally located for common use by food vendors

  • Each food vendor must submit a current Certificate of Insurance indicating a minimum $1 million in liability coverage naming the Margate Fall Funfest by the Bay, the Margate Business Association, and the City of Margate, New Jersey as additional insured's. 

  • Board of Health and Fire Permit forms must also be submitted with your application. If paying electronically, please mail to: MBA (Funfest) PO Box 3200, Margate, NJ 08402. Site inspections will be made during the Funfest.

  • Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and must include payment. Your application is not considered accepted and confirmed until you hear from Wally K. 

  • To pay by check, please download this form and mail it in to MBA (Fall Funfest) at PO Box 3200, Margate City, NJ 08402 with your payment.



Signs are required. If you do not have one, you may purchase one below. Specs: 8'6" letters hung in front of each vendor's canopy. Max 30 letters/space.


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The concession rental free includes one 20-amp electric service per space; choice of 110 or 220 volt, single phase only. If you require additional electrical service, please click below.


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