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FOOD VENDORS – Downloadable Application

This section is intended for food vendors — NOT ARTS, CRAFTS, AND MERCHANDISE VENDORS. If you are an arts, crafts, and merchandise vendor, click the Merchandise Vendor link on the menu. Vendor applications are now being accepted for Leadville Boom Days 2016, August 5, 6, and 7. Returning vendors who would like the same space they had last year must make their request on their 2016 Food Vendor Application and submit it by Friday, May 6, 2016. Any vendor who has special needs or requests regarding booth space should so indicate in the application. We will consider requests for the same space, for a different space, or for special needs, but cannot guarantee that we can accommodate them.Vendors will be notified of their acceptance and space assignment no later than June 15, 2016.

Please click on this link for the application-  vendor-app-food

EXHIBITION SPACE AND FEES Standard booth spaces for food vendors are 10.5′ by 12′. Food vendors will be located on the Court House lawn adjacent to Harrison Avenue. Harrison Avenue is the main street in Leadville, where the parade, burro races, and several other events take place.

Booths must conform to the size restrictions on all sides and not infringe on sidewalks or adjacent booth spaces. Vendors are required to provide their full display. No tables, chairs or canopies are provided. Many booth locations have a slight incline. You may want to bring shims to level your booth. Large trailers are not allowed on the courthouse lawn.

The fee for a food vendor booth space on the Court House lawn is $375 and includes one electrical outlet. Food vendors may purchase a second electrical outlet for an additional $50, for a total of $425. All food vendors will be located in and around the Lake County Court House, double spaces and power use are available for an additional fee.

There might be space for additional food vendors who require electricity on East 6th Street, but this has not been finally determined. We might also be able to accommodate food vendors who do not require electricity at other locations. Any food vendor who is interested in operating on East 6th Street with electricity or at other locations without electricity should send an e-mail expressing such interest to David TenEyck davidteneyck1@gmail.com . Once final decisions regarding availability and fees for such spaces have been made, we will notify you.

SCHEDULE Food vendors’ hours are from noon to 6 P.M. on Friday, from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Saturday, and from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Sunday. Vendors may stay open later on Friday or Saturday nights til 10 PM.

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The precise schedule for vendor set up times has not been determined. In the past, food vendors have been allowed to set up on Thursday night or early Friday morning. The final decision will be made by the Leadville Police Department. Once a final schedule is determined, we will notify you by e-mail.

EXCLUSIVITY POLICY We cannot and will not attempt to guarantee that you will be the only vendor selling any type of product.

LEADVILLE BUSINESS LICENSE All vendors must purchase a City of Leadville license. This license can be obtained at the show on either Friday or Saturday morning. A City official will visit your booth to issue the license which costs $10. Further information on the city license will be provided with your acceptance notice.


Please click on the links below for sales tax information and forms

State Sales Tax Forms

State Special Event Sales Tax Return

VENDOR APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY FOOD EVENTS All food vendors must complete the Lake County Vendor Application for Temporary Food Events, including the Commissary Agreement at the end of the application. The Lake County Public Health Agency will require food vendors to have a current Colorado Temporary Food Establishment License and a commissary within a reasonable distance of Leadville. Any questions about these requirements should be made to the Lake County Public Health Agency at 719-486-2413. It is the responsibility of the food vendor to make sure that it is in compliance with all state and local laws regarding the sale of food.

Please click on this link for the application- Lake County Vendor Application for Temporary Food Events

The completed Vendor Application for Temporary Food Events should be mailed along with your Food Vendor Release and Application to Leadville Boom Days, P.O. Box 596, Leadville CO 80461.

CHECK CASHING AND REFUND POLICY Your check will be cashed upon receipt of your application. Any vendor who is not accepted will receive a full refund. Any vendor who is accepted but cancels prior to July 15 will be charged a $25 processing fee and will receive a refund for the balance. There will be no refunds for cancellations after July 15.

E-MAIL NOTIFICATIONS All vendor notifications regarding Boom Days 2015 will be sent by e-mail, including notifications regarding space assignments, set up times, and any other pertinent information. Vendors are responsible for making sure they have access to e-mail prior to Boom Days and checking their e-mail regularly to keep current on Boom Day matters.

CONTACT INFORMATION Send correspondence and applications to Leadville Boom Days, P.O. Box 596, Leadville CO 80461.

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