Be a Food Vendor at the Maryland Seafood Festival

Please fill out the below application to be a part of the Maryland Seafood Festival.  This application is for vendors that wish to sell mostly seafood items.  If you are going to sell other items, please email us first at

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Maryland Seafood Festival Food Vendor Application

The 56th Maryland Seafood Festival is scheduled for September 15-16, 2024 at Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD
All spaces are 20 feet deep.
Electrical service is not provided. If power is needed, a quiet generator is acceptable, putting out less than 80dB.
Please provide exact dimensions, including space to open back door and hitch, if applicable
Do you serve from the Drivers Side or Passenger Side?
Check all that apply

Waiver of Liability and Release

In consideration of processing this application, I the undersigned, in my capacity as an individual or as a duly authorized representative of the company, organization, or team I purport to represent, intending to be legally bound, hereby waive and release any and all rights and claims for loss, damage or injury I may have against ABC Events, Inc. or the Maryland Seafood Festival, agents authorized by them, as well as any individual or group responsible for the organization or management of the Maryland Seafood Festival, and I agree to indemnify and hold harmless all such persons and entities from any and all claims, suits or judgments, including the cost of defense of any claim arising out of or in connection with this event. Furthermore, I hereby grant permission to ABC Events, Inc., the Maryland Seafood Festival, and agents authorized by them to use any visual, audio, or other record of this event in whatever format for any purpose.
Please upload your General Liability Certificate of Insurance. Upon acceptance, a revised certificate listing ABC Events Inc. as an additional insured will be required with payment.

Admission Requirements and Conditions

Photos must be provided when requested. Vendors are accepted at the Festival’s discretion.

Acceptance/Cancellation Policy:

Notice of acceptance or non-acceptance will be emailed to applicant. The Festival reserves the right to refuse any application. No refunds will be given for fees, unless request is made at least 30 days prior to the Festival and space can be resold. In all events, cancellations by Vendor are subject to a $50 cancellation fee and there are no refunds granted for cancellations within 30 days of event. There will be no refunds due to inclement weather. No refunds granted for Vendors that do not show up as well as they are subject to not being invited back to festival.

Cancellation Clause:

Cancellation by ABC Events, Inc.: ABC Events, Inc. t/a Maryland Seafood Festival may at any time prior to commencement of the Festival or any Operating Hours, in its sole discretion, terminate and void this Agreement for any of the following reasons: (a) inclement weather; (b) cancellation of the right to use the site (the “Site”) for the Festival; (c) conditions at the Site shall render the Site impractical for the operation of the Festival; or (d) the Vendor’s inability to perform under this Agreement, as determined by festival in its reasonable judgment. Vendor hereby expressly waives any and all claims for damages, loss of profit or any other compensation against the Festival, ABC and their owners, members, officers, employees, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) should this Agreement be so terminated.


Your space fee entitles you to the area specified above. Vendors can put up tents and cook and serve directly from their tent. You may not enlarge your space outside the assigned area. You must provide your own Electricity, tent, tables, etc. Ice will be available for sale on-site. There are no restrictions on signage but it must remain within the confines of your space.

Operating Hours:

Festival hours are Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 11am – 7pm and Sunday, August 20, 2023 from 11am - 7pm. Vendors are expected to be open for business during all Festival Operating Hours. Breakdown will not be permitted before 6:45pm . Anyone arriving late, leaving before closing or breaking down during Festival show hours without permission from the show chair may be denied entrance to future Festivals.

Parking & Traffic:

All exhibitors MUST follow Festival personnel directions regarding vehicles on grounds during the Festival. When unloading, all exhibitors are expected to unload and then move vehicles to the designated parking area before setting up their tent. During Festival breakdown, traffic will not be permitted on Festival grounds until approval is given by Festival security. Anyone entering the grounds in their vehicle without consent may be denied access to future Festivals. Due to space limitations, additional vehicles and/or trailers are not permitted in your immediate area.

Set up and Break down:

Vendors may set up anytime on Friday beginning at 12:00pm, but must be set up by 6pm, Friday. To ensure the best experience for our patrons, you may not break down early under any circumstances, rain or shine, hot or cold, day or night. You may begin the break down of your space at 7:00pm Sunday. A waiver to this policy may be requested for special circumstances. You are responsible for cleaning up your space COMPLETELY, leaving no trace of your occupation. Please leave the space as you found it.


Please take out what you bring in. Leave no trace. This includes water and grease. Fryers must have catch pans/plywood underneath. Fryers and all equipment must be removed by Monday noon. Practice safe hygiene. All vendors must practice Maryland Health Department rules for food safety and MUST OBTAIN AN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY TEMPORARY FOOD LICENSE for this event. Here is link for more information

Menu & Price list

Your menu and price list must be included with your application. Food vendors may not serve any alcoholic beverages. Maryland Seafood Festival reserves the right to deny display and sale of any items deemed inappropriate for any reason. Prices must be prominently displayed at your space during the event. A menu of all items with prices will be posted on our website in advance. Since this is a seafood festival, the majority of your items must be seafood.
Please include your menu and prices for each item
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