Please find the General Information Packet, Commercial Food Vending Booth Application, and Electrical Needs Form as provided online.  Review each carefully as there have been changes from previous years such as operation schedule, participation schedule, location, and application process. Once your application is completed in its entirety and submitted, you will be notified if you were selected to participate.  Applications must be accompanied with a $500 deposit.  Applications not accompanied by the $500 deposit will not be selected.  Please note that all deposits will be applied to the rental fee balances or returned if not selected.

This year, we will be able to accept payments of deposits and rental fees via credit card.  Processing fees may apply.

Selection criteria are based on but not limited to the following:
  • Completed timely registration
  • Previous participation at Fair St. Louis
  • Experience at events similar to Fair St. Louis
  • Proposed menu and item pricing
  • Overall product mix for event
  • Quality of product
  • Operation/food presentation and appearance
  • Availability of booth space
  • Other factors that may be deemed necessary by HANP, LLC and/or Fair St. Louis Foundation
Any commercial food vendor not selected will have their $500 deposit returned in full no later than 7/1/17.

  • February 27-  Online registration begins all vendor candidates
  • March 20-  Online registration closes and all deposits due
  • April 14-  Selection package, permit documentation, insurance information, invoices, contract, background check and footprint sent to selected vendors by HANPO
  • April 14-  Notification sent to vendors who have not been selected by HANPO
  • May 12-  Rental payment, all permit documentation, insurance information, invoices, contract, background check completed and returned to HANPO by commercial food vendors
  • June 2-  Permit applications submitted on behalf of commercial food vendor by HANPO
  • June 16-  Permits issued to HANPO and distributed to commercial food vendors prior to the event
EVENT SCHEDULE-  Subject to change
This year there will be a total of 24.50 vending hours.  Details of the event schedule can be found below.
  • July 2
    • Open Hours- 1:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Vending Hours- 9 hours
  • July 3
    • Open Hours-  4:00pm – 10:30pm
    • Vending Hours-  6.5 hours
  • July 4
    • Open Hours-  1:00PM- 10:00PM
    • Vending Hours-  9 hours
  • Rent
    • $5,250
  • Booth Space
    • 10' x 20'
Should you have any questions that are not addressed or need additional information, please contact Brian Rappaport at 314.504.1437 or via email at  Please be sure to visit for continuous entertainment and programming updates.

We look forward to working with you this summer.


David Hanon
Hanpo, LLC
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