Gurnee Days Food Vendor Application 2020

Dear Gurnee Days Food Vendor Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the 48th annual Gurnee Days event.  Please carefully read through this document which outlines pertinent information for food vendor participants, and contact me with any questions you may have.

  1. Food Vendor Dates and Hours
    • Friday, August 7, 5:30p-10:30p
    • Saturday, August 8, 11:00a to 11:00p
    • Sunday, August 9, 11:00a to 4:00p
    • No vehicle of any kind will be allowed inside the food vendor court 5:00p – 10:00p on Friday, 10:30a – 11:00p on Saturday and 10:30a - 4:00p on Sunday.
  1. Booth Information and Menu restrictions
    • Booth space is approximately 12’x14’and is located on a blacktop surface.
    • For safety reasons, it is mandatory that all food vendors rent a tent through the Park District. Tent rental is included in your fee.
      • Tents are 10' x 10' square with 12 inch counters on the front and sides, open in the back: 7' ground to canopy height on side and 12' in the center; ground to counter is 42". Banners and signs must be hung from the piping and secured by zip ties (cannot hang from the tent material). See photo on next page.
    • The amusement company contract prohibits food vendors from selling the items listed below (unless prior permission has been granted):
      • Funnel cakes
      • Popcorn
      • Cotton candy
      • Corn dogs
      • Nachos
      • Snow cones
    • Gurnee Park District reserves the right to choose food vendors based on menu items and the best fit for the festival.
    • Gurnee Park District reserves the right to limit duplication of some food items.
    • Vendors must bring their own equipment/supplies needed to operate their booth including but not limited to: tables, chairs, lights, signage, ice and fire extinguisher.
    • Gurnee Park District will provide trash receptacles and trash removal during the event.
    • Food is sold from each vendor’s individual booth (no food tickets are sold) and vendors are responsible for having adequate change on hand.
    • Food vendors are permitted a maximum of 40 amps of electricity. Additional generators are not permitted.
    • Booth equipment may remain in the park overnight on Friday and Saturday as security will be on duty from 10:30p to 9:00a the following morning. Please use your own discretion; the Gurnee Park District is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    • Vendors are responsible for cleanup around your booth area.
    • Previous participant booth location requests are accepted, but cannot be guaranteed.  
  1. Applications
    • Food Vendor Applications, regardless of the date received, will be reviewed beginning May 1. You will be notified by email if your application was approved or denied.
    • A letter with final instructions and a map indicating your booth location will be sent by email in late July. Applications received after May 1 will be considered provided space is available.
  1. Food Vendor Booth Fees
           Business (fee includes counters) - 3 Day (Fri-Sun) - R$580/NR$630
           Not for Profit (fee includes counters) - 3 Day (Fri-Sun) - R$370/NR$420
    • The booth fee is due once the application is approved. After application is approved, you will be notified of confirmation and payment details.
    • No refunds will be made after July 15, 2020; all requests for refunds must be in writing.
  1. Health Permit and Insurance Information
    • It is the vendor’s responsibility to obtain the proper health permits from the Lake County Health Department. The applications can be obtained from the Health Department website at lakecountyil.gov/health.
    • All food vendors must provide proof of insurance naming the Gurnee Park District as additionally insured with comprehensive General Liability Insurance including contractual liability coverage, with minimum limits of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence, and two million dollars ($2,000,000) annual aggregate. Insurance certificates must be received by July 15, 2020, or vendor forfeits participation in the festival.

If you have special needs or require additional information, please contact Sue McDougle at 847-599-3767 or via email at smcdougle@gurneeparkdistrict.com.

In an effort to execute the safest event it is mandatory that all food vendors rent a tent through the Park District.  Vendors will not be permitted to bring their own tent.

Booth spaces are 10’ x 10’ with 40 amps of electricity available per booth. Vendors are responsible for bringing tables, chairs, signage, lights, ice and any other equipment needed for the booth.

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Food Vendor Booth Fees:
       Business (fee includes counters) - 3 Day (Fri-Sun) - R$580/NR$630
       Not for Profit (fee includes counters) - 3 Day (Fri-Sun) - R$370/NR$420

Gurnee Park District
Waiver and Complete Release of All Claims

Pertaining to participation in Gurnee Days, August 7th, 8th, 9th 2020.

The undersigned acknowledges that he/she has carefully read and reviewed the within waiver and release and understands that by signing this document he / she is waiving and releasing any and all claims, causes of action, and rights arising out of any injuries or damages that the undersigned, his / her agents, representatives, heirs, employees, employer, company, and assigns might sustain or suffer as a result of participating in the 2020 Gurnee Days Festival.

On behalf of himself / herself, as well as his/ her agents, representatives, heirs, employees, employer, company, and assigns the undersigned, both individually and in any indicated representative capacity, recognizes and acknowledges that there are certain risks of physical injury as well as financial injury as a participant in the activities of “Gurnee Days” and the undersigned agrees to and does hereby assume the full risk of any and all injuries, including, but not limited to death, damages, and losses of any kind which may be sustained as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with such participation.

The undersigned does therefore agree to waive and relinquish, and does hereby waive and relinquish any and all claims that may now or hereafter exist or arise or that the undersigned may have or claim to have against the Gurnee Park District, their officers, agents, servants, and employees as a result of participating in the “Gurnee Days” activities resulting from injuries of any type, including death, damages and losses sustained by the undersigned and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the “Gurnee Days” activities.

The undersigned does further hereby release and discharge the Gurnee Park District and their officers, agents, servants, and employees of, from, and against any and all claims, losses, damages, causes, and causes of action resulting from injuries of any kind, including, but not limited to death, damages and losses, sustained by the undersigned, his / her agents, employees, servants, heirs or assigns, which may accrue on account of or connected with the undersigned’s participation in the “Gurnee Days” activities.

The undersigned does further agree to and does hereby, on behalf of himself / herself, as well as on behalf of his/ her agents, representatives, heirs, employees, employer, company, and assigns, indemnify, hold harmless and agree to defend the Gurnee Park District together with their officers, agents, servants and employees of, from, and against any and all claims, losses, damages, causes and causes of action resulting from injuries of any kind, including death, damages, and losses sustained or arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the “Gurnee Days” activities and the participation of the undersigned, his / her employees, employer, company, partners, agents, servants or assigns therein.

I agree to abide by the rules as outlined in the application letter and understand that all applications are subject to Gurnee Park District approval. I also understand that the Park District reserves the right to adjust menu items to avoid duplication and will discuss this with applicant prior to granting approval.