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Thank you for your interest in Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks! A long-running town tradition, this is a free family-friendly event that has developed into an established destination activity, attracting an increasing number of attendees each year - more than 5,000 in 2023.  

We promise comprehensive event marketing and individual vendor promotion, maintain thoughtful vendor/attendance ratios, offer easy pull-in/pull-out plaza-type space, and work to make your experience and logistics as seamless as possible. Our participating food vendors consistently report business successes following the event.


All perspective vendors must fill out the below form in its entirety. This form will be submitted for review. You will be notified in a timely fashion if your request to vend has been accepted.

Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks

Date:   Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (rain date Thursday, June 27)

Time:   5:00pm – 10:00pm

Venue:  Stafford School Complex (145 Orcuttville Road, Stafford, CT 06076)

Spot Fee: $100 for food trucks/trailers. $50 for pre-packaged specialty foods. Following application acceptance, an invoice will be issued from the Town of Stafford.



Food vendors may arrive as early as 1:00pm for setup (we ask an approximate arrival time be confirmed prior to the event). All vendors must be onsite by 3:00pm for their North Central District Health Department inspection.

Health Department Permit: 

All food trucks/vendors must be licensed through the North Central District Health Department. If you do not have an existing license, you must submit a Temporary Event Food Service Application by Wednesday, June 12, 2024. The application can also be obtained in the Health Department at Stafford Town Hall, 1 Main Street, Stafford, CT. Phone: 860-684-1794. Further information is available at

Additional Requirements: 

  • All vendors are expected to follow state and local fire regulations, and display fully charged, inspected, and tagged fire extinguisher(s).

  • All food vendors must provide current certificates of Commercial General Liability Insurance for a minimum of $1 million per occurrence with the Town of Stafford included as additional insured, NO LATER THAN, June 12, 2024.

  • Vendors must supply their own power supply/quiet generators.

  • All pertinent laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to health and public safety shall be strictly observed.

  • Vendor agrees to accept space assigned.

  • While waste receptacles will be placed within vendor area for “normal” refuse items, objects like large boxes will need to be carried out at the end of the event..


Please contact or call 860-331-0243.

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