Call for Food Trucks

Stillwater Arts Festival 2019

Call for Food Trucks

Thank you for your interest in the 42nd Stillwater Arts Festival.  Information about the event, requirements for the application and the form to apply are below.  We look forward to having you be a part of this dynamic annual tradition in Stillwater.

Event: Stillwater Arts Festival is scheduled for Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Food trucks are only needed for Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Setup will take place between 7am and 9am on Saturday, 4/20/19. Festival hours are from 9am to 7pm on Saturday, 4/20/19.

We are seeking five (5) Food Trucks for this event.

Location: The festival takes place in Downtown Stillwater and has multiple outdoor activities and events for all ages with an estimated expected attendance of 5,000 to 10,000 patrons. Vendors will be emailed a detailed event map and setup information prior to the event.

Vendor Application, Documents Deadline, Fee: Please read this section carefully – Incomplete or Late Applications will not be accepted. Your Vendor Application, Required Documents and Entry Fee of $100 are due no later than March 20, 2019. There are no refunds for vendor’s withdrawal of application or cancellation of assigned space.

Required documents: State of Oklahoma Sales Tax Permit, State and/or County Health Department Permit, Itinerant Merchant/Peddlers (Mobile Food Service) License, Certificate of Liability Insurance (naming Arts & Humanities Council of Stillwater OK PO Box 135, Stillwater OK  74076, AND City of Stillwater 723 S. Lewis, Stillwater OK 74074 as additional insureds), menu, logo, photograph of truck or trailer.

The entry fee is $100.  This is a flat entry fee and the Arts & Humanities Council of Stillwater, OK will not collect a percentage of your profits. Refunds are not available.  

  • No application will be complete without these items and no agreement is accepted in their absence.
  • Please see the 2019 Vendor Application Checklist on the Mobile Food Vendor Application Form page below to ensure your application is complete.

Vendor Requirements:

  • Vendor must submit all required documentation and payment with the Vendor Application.
  • Vendor will promote the event on their social media and schedule/calendar.
  • Vendor is self-contained; electricity and water will NOT be provided.
  • Only one truck or trailer permitted per vendor booth space. “Tow” vehicles and equipment must be removed from the event area.
  • Trucks/trailers may NOT be removed until the event concludes. Early dismantle is not allowed under any circumstances.
  • Generator noise output must be limited to 75d8.
  • All trash and debris must be cleared from the event area at event close. Failure to properly clear grounds shall result in a $75 cleanup fee assessment.
  • Collect, report and remit sales tax as required by law and comply with health department regulations.

Insurance Requirements:

As a Mobile Food Vendor, you must provide the Arts & Humanities Council of Stillwater, OK with proof of liability insurance. Liability insurance is required in the amount of $25,000 for property loss per claimant arising out of a single act, accident or occurrence; $2,000,000 (2 million) for any number of claims arising out of a single accident or occurrence; and $125,000 per claim per claimant for bodily injury arising out of a single act, accident or occurrence. Arts & Humanities Council of Stillwater, OK (PO Box 135, Stillwater OK 74076) and City of Stillwater (723 S. Lewis, Stillwater OK  74074) shall be named as additional insureds on the Comprehensive General Liability policy.

Vendor Food Truck Space and Location: Vendor Food Truck spaces will be assigned, no bigger than 30′ x 10′ in dimension. Truck or trailer must be positioned within 1½ feet of the curb with serving window facing the event/street. Each vendor is responsible for bringing leveling equipment for his or her rig. These streets have a significant crown and most vendors will need leveling equipment in order to operate safely and efficiently.

Vendor Selection: Mobile food vendor participants and food truck locations will be selected based on the criteria below.

  • Date/time of receipt of complete application with payment and all required documents
  • Local food trucks (Payne County)
  • Selection of menus

Important Event Information:

Set up:
4/20/19  Sat.    7am – 9am
Festival hours:
4/19/19   Fri.   5pm – 7pm (No Food Trucks on Friday)
4/20/19  Sat.  9am – 7pm

All decisions made by the concessions committee and/or event coordinator are final.  If your application is not accepted by the Stillwater Arts Festival, your entry fee will be refunded.

In case of inclement weather, please make sure your business is able to withstand wind and rain and that your setup is protected accordingly. In the event of severe weather, you will be contacted by the event coordinator if the event is canceled. Cancellation due to weather is at the sole discretion of the Stillwater Arts Festival. An email address is required for contact purposes. There are no refunds.

Arts & Humanities Council of Stillwater, OK will not be responsible for any loss or injury which may occur due to acts of God, illness, or the negligence or intentional acts of third parties.

Mobile Food Vendor is solely responsible for obtaining all permits, licenses, and certificates of liability, and complying with all sales tax requirements and health regulations.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Emily Snow, Event Coordinator, at

We hope you will be joining us this year!