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Art on the Mall Food Vendor Guidelines

2019 Art on the Mall — Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This annual art show draws more than 12,000 people to The University of Toledo's Centennial Mall and they get hungry!

If you're interested in being a food vendor at the show, please fill out the vendor application by May 17, 2019.

Food Vendor Application

Fast facts for Food Vendors

  • All of our vending units are located west of Centennial Mall in front of University Hall. The "food court" will be located on a paved road directly across from our beer garden area.
  • If you have a trailer or food truck, it is helpful if you are able to set up on Saturday, July 27. Alumni representatives will be on site Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to assist you. If you are not able to set up on Saturday, we require your unit to be set by 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Vending space is at a premium. Your vending unit is the only vehicle authorized to be onsite at this event once the show begins. All non-vending vehicles must be off of the mall by 9:30 a.m. Tow vehicles and trailers must be parked in the adjacent parking lots.
  • Dropping a vehicle in advance of your set-up to "save" your location is prohibited. Vendors will be placed in the order in which they arrive on site with their vending units. Please be courteous to fellow vendors, artists and volunteers by following our guidelines.
  • Attendance: If the weather is nice we usually see crowds between 10,000 and 15,000 people.
  • Fees: Vending fees for the festival are $175. Payment can be cash, cashiers check or credit card and is due upon acceptance to the show. Payment is required prior to set-up.
  • Soda and water sales are prohibited. The UT Alumni Association reserves the right to sell soda and water.
  • Multiple vendors: The UT Alumni Association reserves the right to enlist the use of multiple vendors and strives to keep duplication of menu items to a minimum but reserves the right to add items as deemed beneficial to the event.
  • Required paperwork: In addition to your application, all vendors, including those who have been with the festival for years, will be required to submit six additional pieces of information. Please submit the completed application and all of the additional materials at the same time.
    • Entire menu of items you wish to serve including the price you charge. Not all items may be accepted and items not accepted are prohibited to be served without approval.
    • UT food service waiver
    • The latest copy of your Health Department inspection
    • The latest copy of your catering/food vendor license
    • Proof of insurance
    • Diagram of vending unit (provided in the application form) and power requirements with plug configuration

If you have any additional questions, contact Ansley Abrams-Frederick, director of alumni programming, at 419.530.4316 or

Last Updated: 4/4/19