2024 Empanada Festival
Vendor Info & Application
Vendor Applications are due
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Selection date is
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
About Empanada Fest
In 2021, we proudly celebrated the First Annual Empanada Fest in Salt Lake City.
Some call it empanadas, some samosas and others patties.
Wherever they may be from, they all have a special and tasty twist to their flavor and we wanted to celebrate and unite us all with what we do best, through food.
We are so proud to be supporting ethnic owned businesses and featuring Fisher Brewery.
Thank you for supporting all of us last year in person!
Festival Date & Hours
Saturday, April 13, 2024
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 12 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 12 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
751 W 800 S
SLC, UT 84104
You will need to be able to set up your booth Friday between 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
The following YOU will need to provide:
Hot holding equipment needed to keep food warm
Portable fire extinguisher
Trash and recycling cans, waste water containers and hot oil/ash containers
Two banquet tables & four folding chairs
A banner or Large Sign with your organization’s name & decorations for your booth
The following will be provided, day of event only:
8 x 8 vendor space
Limited prep-kitchen space
Limited stove top space
Culinary water available onsite
Limited space in the refrigerator
*** All food must be prepared at Square Kitchen. Rental Rates apply. Contact Square Kitchen for kitchen agreement and booking.
All food and beverage vendors are required to stay open during the entire event. Be open and ready to sell by 10:30 AM and take down after 8:00 PM
Once selected, please be available from March 21-24 for a video & photo shoot
All food vendors must be licensed by the Salt Lake County Health Department either as a food truck, restaurant and/or caterer. If you are not, you will be required to register with them and sign an agreement with Square Kitchen to provide a commissary permit.
Food Vendor Application Fee
Each application submitted will subjected to a $35 non-refundable application fee.
Food Vendor Fee
If you are selected to be a food vendor there will be as follows:
For-profit Food Truck: $300
For-profit non-brick and mortar: $300
For-profit brick and mortar: $400
Additional Festival Information
Empanada Fest will be responsible for the final selection of all food vendors, marketing announcements, press releases, and management of the festival.
Vendors are encouraged to use marketing materials provided by the organizer to promote their business and the fest.
Follow us and share the Empanada Fest on your social media outputs with your family and friends, etc.
Follow & tag us on Facebook: @EmpanadaFestSLC
Follow & tag us on Instagram: @EmpanadaFestSLC
Review & Selection Process
Vendor Applications are reviewed by the Empanada Committee & Staff
Food sales are limited to empanadas only. You may add sides or sauces. Desserts are also allowed and are subject to review by Festival staff
Menus must be submitted with your vendor application, any changes to your menu before or during the festival must be approved
All orders must be pre-made. All food sold must be ready to eat and served. No cooking to order
No pre-orders or pick up sales (i.e. grubhub, doordash, etc.)
This is an empanada fest, stay on theme
Sales of traditional ethnic beverages are encouraged, and sale of commercial soft drinks & bottled water are also allowed
Food trucks are limited to 2 outside
You may only sell food products and drinks