Vendor Information

The South Pittsburg Rotary Club is seeking beer and food vendors for our inaugural Sequatchie Valley Brew Fest Food & Beer Festival on May 11, 2019! Your participation will help us raise funds for the service projects our club performs in the local Sequatchie Valley area including literacy, community enrichment, and citizenship programs.

Vendor Entry and Tickets

  • Food vendors – 2 tickets per team (per 300 pieces of food)
  • Beer vendors – 2 tickets per vendor (min 10 gallons of beer to be entered in the competition)

Home Brewers

Home brewers are invited to bring your best concoctions for attendees to sample from their souvenir tasting glasses! They’ll then vote for their favorite home brew of the day to crown the People’s Choice Home Brew Award. Also up for grabs are the Judges’ Choice Home Brew Award. Don’t forget about “Most Spirited Table” Award – pick a theme and have fun!
Stipend
We are only able to host an amazing event because of you! In appreciation, we will provide each team with $100 in gift cards to local breweries and/or grocery stores on the day of the event to help recoup costs of ingredients.

Local Breweries

Local breweries are also welcome to join in! Same vendor requirements as for home brewers, and there will be a separate competition for the local breweries to compete for a People’s Choice Award as well a Judges Choice Award. Approximately 500 attendees will sample your beers, and swag is welcome! Don’t forget about “Most Spirited Table” Award – pick a theme and have fun!
Stipend
We are only able to host an amazing event because of you! In appreciation, we will purchase $100 in gift cards from your business to use as door prizes and appreciation gifts to other supporters. *additionally each vendor shall receive a $50 for each 5 gallons of beer and ticker*  

Beer Vendor Supply List

  • 10 gallons of each beer you’re entering (let us know how many you’re bringing – minimum is 10 gallons of one beer)
  • Pop-up-Tent
  • Table and chairs
  • Jockey box for serving
  • CO2 regulator
  • Sign for your booth
*We have limited electric availability  on the street so we ask that you contact us if your setup requires it so we can make note of your need*
 

Ice will be provided!  You will need to bring your own pop-up tent since we will be in the street in front of the Princess Theatre. No electricity will be provided

Food Competition

Got a killer or creative slider or taco concept? Professional and home/amateur cooks are invited bring your take on your handheld favorites! Get creative to capture the People’s Choice Award or the Judges’ Choice Award! Don’t forget about “Most Spirited Table” Award – pick a theme and have fun!
Stipend
Thanks to the generosity of event sponsors, the first 20 food vendors to sign up will receive a $100 gift card on the day of the event to help recoup costs of ingredients. Applies to home/amateur cooks only — not restaurants. For participating restaurants we will purchase $100 in gift cards from your business to use as door prizes and appreciation gifts to other supporters.

Food Vendor Supply list

  • Pop-up-Tents
  • Table and chairs
  • Heat source – propane, camp stove, grill, or sterno (No electricity is provided)
  • Cooking thermometer, cooking equipment, utensils and serving gloves
  • 300 pieces of food
  • Sign for booth
*We have limited electric availability  on the street so we ask that you contact us if your setup requires it so we can make note of your need*

Keeping it Clean

  • Practice proper sanitation – keep your area clean
  • Keep perishable items in a cooler packed with ice
  • Use separate cutting boards for meats and vegetables. Wash your veggies
  • Keep your hands clean. Use disinfecting sanitizer and plastic gloves

Additional Info

  • 2 members per team max
  • No deep frying on-site
  • Teams must provide a list of ingredients, including spices (due to allergies)
  • Meat may be pre-cooked before the event but must be served at 160F
  • Teams are responsible for not preparing or serving harmful ingredients.(Teams must be willing to eat their own dish!)

Logistics

Location: 215 S Cedar Ave, South Pittsburg, TN 37380

Approximately 10×10 or 10×20 space allotted per vendor. (If you’re bring several beers, we will try to allot more than one space for more “frontage” for serving.)  We will be on the street in front of the beautiful and historic Princess Theatre in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

Vendors are responsible for breakdown and clean up of space and surrounding area at the end of the event.

  • 2:00 p.m. Begin Vendor Load In
  • 3:00 p.m. Vendor Load In / Set up complete
  • 3:30 p.m. Judges’ Panel begins Home Brewers’, Local Breweries, and Food Tasting Competition
  • 8:00 p.m. Festival Ends breakdown and cleanup begins

*** Note: All Times listed above are CST ***

The festival Provides

  • Napkins & serving plates
  • Voting Supplies
  • Souvenir tasting glasses for participants
  • Bags of Ice
  • 21+ ID check and wristbands
  • One marked space per vendor/team (approximately 9’x8′, TBD based on space – tents are required and are not provided by the festival)