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FOOD VENDOR FAQs

You have questions. We (try our best to) have answers. The following questions and answers are compiled from previous festivals.  We’re providing these as “guides” to help you with your Pittsburgh Pride experience, but all policies are subject to change. Please check back regularly for any updates.

PrideFest will take place Saturday, June 8 from Noon-5 PM and Sunday, June 9 from 1-7 PM on Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh (between 6th & 10th Street).

If you are interested in being a food vendor, please contact us at foodvendor@pittsburghpride.org

How do I become a food vendor at Pittsburgh Pride 2019?
All interested food vendors should contact foodvendor@pittsburghpride.org

What are the dates and times of Pittsburgh PrideFest 2019?
PrideFest takes place Saturday, June 8 from Noon-5 PM and Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 1-7 PM. 

How big is each food vendor space?
Each space is 15’ wide x 10’ deep.  No structure may exceed 15’ in height without prior approval. If a larger space than requested is used or needed, you can purchase additional space at the time of registration. Food vendors are expected to leave their space clean and grease free. If the City of Pittsburgh or Foundation determines this did not occur, a $500 cleaning fee will be charged to the vendor.

Where will the food vendors be located?
Food vendors will be on Liberty Avenue between 9th & 10th Streets.

How many attendees are you expecting?
In 2018, we had approximately 185,000 attend PrideFest. 

When is load-in/load-out?
Pre-event load in, as well as post-event break down, will be conducted as efficiently and safely as possible. Assigned load in and break down timing and instructions will be emailed to you prior to the festival.

Will overnight security be available?
Exhibitors are responsible for securing all valuables.  The Pittsburgh Police and Landmark Event Staffing will be on site Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Is electricity available?
Electricity is NOT provided to any food vendor.  Each vendor is responsible for providing their own cords and hook-ups.

Is running water available?
Running water is not provided on site. Please provide your own source of potable water.

What insurance do I need to provide?
All food vendors must provide a Certificate of Insurance naming the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh.

We registered as a food truck.  Can we leave each night to restock?
You can although we recommend that you make arrangements for a separate delivery to be made to you if you need additional supplies.

What permits do I need to obtain?
All food vendors must provide a copy of their Allegheny County Health Department food permit or obtain a temporary food service permit.  The cost is $41.00.  The Health Department will perform inspections on all food vendors throughout each event day.  For more info, visit www.achd.net/food/temporaryfacility.html

What is the deadline for food vendor registration?
Registration is available up until June 1 or when spots are sold out.  Register for 2019 Pittsburgh PrideFest will open in the Fall.

Can I pay for my food vendor space with a check instead of a credit card?
Our registration is handled by a third party vendor who requires payment be made with a credit card.

What is your refund policy? 
Unfortunately we do not offer refunds under any circumstance.

When will we receive notification about our space assignment?
The week before the festival, we will email you a list of all the vendors and assigned vendor spots.  There will be increased security measures in place for vehicles that will be accessing the festival area.  

Where should we park?
Parking is available in the 9th & Liberty parking garage (accessible via Smithfield Street), the Transportation Center on Grant Street, and at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

What’s the closest airport to Pittsburgh Pride?
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is approximately 20 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.

What is the closest hotel lodging?
There are several hotels within walking distance of the festival including the Westin Convention Center, Courtyard by Marriot on Penn Avenue, Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Omni William Penn Hotel, and the Drury Hotel.

I have a question that is not listed here. Who can I contact?
For additional questions, please contact the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh at info@deltafoundation.us or 412-322-2800.