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Becoming a Food Vendor at the 2020 Festival

Food Committee / September 3, 2019

The two food courts and various snack stations situated along the University of Arizona Mall help create the festive atmosphere that the Tucson Festival of Books is known for. If you are interested in applying to be a vendor at the 2020 event, read about the process and add your name to our list to receive more information.

Food Vendors

The Tucson Festival of Books welcomes applications from local establishments to participate as Food Vendors in the Festival. For the 2020 Festival, we anticipate offering two food courts and a variety of snack vending locations.

Specific information about vending at the Festival will be provided through the application process. Food Applicants will be reviewed by committee; a limited number of vendors will be invited to participate as purveyors of food at the Festival.

General information related to Food Vendors at the Festival is as follows:

  • Costs vary depending upon the location in which a vendor is placed; all vendors must remain open for duration of Festival
  • Food Vendor tents are typically 10x20 with options to select corner or interior spaces or snack locations
  • Signage is the responsibility of the Food Vendor; specific instructions for creating Festival approved signage will be provided to those selected to participate as vendors
  • All food vendors must comply with policies related to beverage sales (beverages must be ordered through a specified process related to contractual obligations on the UA campus)
  • Vendors are not allowed to sub-let or sell space within their booth
  • Approved vendors must secure the appropriate business license and health permits required to sell food; insurance documentation is required

To receive food vending application information, click

Information related to the 2020 food vendor application process will be emailed in fall 2019.

2020 Tucson Festival of Books - Saturday March 14 and Sunday March 15!
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation
Arizona Party Rental Companies

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