2015 Food Vending Application

Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, 2015
Zilker Park, Austin, Texas

Returning for its 14th year in Zilker Park, ACL Music Festival returns for 6 days of music, food and art.  The Austin Eats Food Court features a wide selection of delectable menu items with an emphasis on the best from local Austin favorites. We will be selecting vendors who can participate in both weekends of the Festival.  This two-weekend landmark Festival set in Austin's beautiful Zilker Park is expected to draw about 75,000 fans each day.  

If you're interested in joining the food court at this year's Festival, fill out the application below and click the "Submit" button.  For more detailed information, click here

The deadline to apply is June 19, 2015. 

Note:  We choose vendors from Austin or the surrounding community.  Vendors who were previously selected are not guaranteed placement.  Location of booth is at the discretion of the festival producers.

Booth Pricing and Information

Booth Specs and Pricing:

Entree A (20' x 20'): $26,000+ $145 permit fee + $500 Security Deposit

Entree B (10' x 20'): $16,000 + $145 permit fee + $500 Security Deposit

Dessert/Snacks/Beverage (10' x 20'): $13,000 + $145 permit fee + $500 Security Deposit
All selected Austin Eats vendors, must particiapte in both weekends of the Festival. Booth fee includes both weekends. Payment plans are available.
Booth fee includes the following for both weekends: signage, basic flooring and power*, service counter, tent, and a security deposit, which will be returned after passing inspection by the food court management team.

*Extra flooring and power requests incur a fee. Selected vendors will receive detailed information.

* I am available to vend:

Company Information

Please select the type(s) of business or operation you own:


Almost all communication is via email.  Provide an email address that is checked frequently!

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Have you been a food vendor at Austin City Limits Music Festival before? If so, check year(s).


If new to ACLMF food court vending, list two business references:
(Name, Phone (incl. area code), Company)

Type of Booth Desired

There are five categories of booths.* 
1)  Entree A
2)  Entree B
3)  Dessert/Snack
4)  Beverage
5)  HOPE Farmers Market (Must be an annual member of HOPE Farmers Market and source ingredients from the market's farmers. Selected HOPE FM vendor representatives will be assigned one weekend to vend).

*Food Vendors are not allowed to sell bottled water, alcohol, or soft drinks.  Vendors may not sell any merchandise other than food, drink, dessert/snack including but not limited to: shirts, hats, bandanas, etc.  The Beverage category is for specialty drinks such as smoothies. All menu items and prices are subject to approval. 
I am applying in the following category:

Menu Items

All vendors will be limited to 3 or 4 items.  Please provide a brief description of each item with pricing.  Prices need to be in full dollar amounts and are subject to approval. 

The main goal of our food courts is to serve our patrons quality menu items by professional, friendly staff--with wait times kept to a minimum.  Make sure your menu selections can be served in a timely manner.  Critical to efficient turnaround (and more sales!) are points of service.  20' x 20' booths must have 6-8 points of sale.  10' x 20' booths must have 4 - 6 points of sale.  All menu items and pricing subject to approval.

List your food items and the price (whole dollars only). Please note which items are vegan (V), vegetarian (VGT), or gluten-free (GF). This is the basis of your menu sign.
 Item NamePrice
Item 1.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.

Environmental Efforts

ACL is working to improve its ecological impact.  All selected vendors must join us in this goal.  See the vendor guidelines for specific information regarding greening. 
No styrofoam or single-use bags allowed;
Food must be served on paper products;
Cups must meet festival's recycling regulations (exact cup specs provided later);
No "picnic packs" (utensils, salt, pepper in single-serving packets);
If utensils are required, earth-friendly cutlery is mandatory;
No individual condiment packs;
Vending operations must meet recycling festival guidelines (ex: cardboard broken down and stacked);
No toxic cleansers;
Participation in the composting program.

Additional Opportunities

ACL Festival hosts hundreds of members of the press each year in our Press Lounge where they interview artists, file their stories and gear up for the next show. They’re working long days, and we try to take care of them by providing drinks, snacks, happy hour, and daily lunch and dinner. This is a great opportunity for our vendors and sponsors to showcase their products directly to press and artists. If you’re interested in providing a meal, snack or product for the Press Lounge, please select the "yes" box below, and someone from our ACL Marketing team will contact you.
* Please select one:

Questions or Comments

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