2020 Food Concessionaire Application

  • Please complete this form and click 'submit' to send it to the Mule Days Office. Or, print the form using the link at the bottom of the page, complete by hand, and mail or hand-deliver it to the Mule Days Office.

    Please make sure that you list every item you intend to sell so that we make sure there are no unauthorized items.

    The event staff makes every effort to maintain a balance in merchandise between allowing fair competition among vendors and having choices for the buying public.

    We believe that the reason our quality of vendors remains at such a high level is due to the cooperation we receive from each of you. We are looking forward to another great Mule Days Celebration. We hope to see all of you then.

    Pursuant to fairgrounds rules, no early set up will be allowed. Also no dogs are allowed in the concessionaire areas. Any vendors found inside the grounds prior to 9 AM Tuesday will be asked to leave the grounds and will be disqualified from vending. The only exceptions will be to the outside food booths. You may set up on Monday in order to accommodate the contestants that will begin showing on Tuesday.

    Please be sure to sign all forms and return with your check if you are a returning Vendor, Deadline December 1, 2019. A late fee of $50 will be added to all late entries.


    Rick Pucci
    Mule Days Executive Board
    Concessionaire Chairman

    *** Changes for 2020

    *New deadline for applications for returning Vendors is December 1, 2019.
    *Must provide copy of sellers permit or sub-permit showing the address of the temporary selling location of 1141 N Main Street Bishop CA 93514.
    *Must provide Drivers License # and State drivers license is from.
    *Increase in fee for Insurance from $85 to $100 for one booth, second booth insurance fee would be an additional $40.
  • Must have a valid Sellers Permit to be a Mule Days vendor.
  • Please list entire menu. If not listed, cannot be sold.
  • Written material on clothing or other goods must be approved by the Mule Days Board prior to any sales. The Concession Committee tries to limit or eliminate duplicate or inappropriate products being sold at the event. It is at the discretion of the Concessionaire Chairman as to violators of this section. The vendor will be advised of violations and shall comply immediately or be asked to leave the premises. Absolutely no items with “Mule Days” printed anywhere on any article. Mule Days will send a written confirmation of booth space and location by February 1. If you have any questions, please call the Mule Days office at (760) 872- 4263.

    Application deadline is December 1, 2019, for returning Vendors. A Late fee of $50 will apply after the deadline: Send application to: Mule Days 1141 N. Main St. Bishop, CA 93514.

    Set up begins Tuesday, May 19th (food vendors only). You must be set up and operational by noon Thursday, May 21st. You may dismantle your exhibit after 8:00 PM on Sunday. (Outside Vendors Only)

    All concessionaires must provide a certificate of insurance. Mule Days Celebration, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and the 18th District Agricultural Association MUST be named as additionally insured on your liability policy. A minimum of $1,000,000 coverage is required. The policy must be valid through May 31, of the current year, and must have a 30 day cancellation clause. If you provide your own insurance, you now will need to sign a WAIVER OF SUBROGATION for us. If you are unable to obtain coverage from your own carrier, you may purchase liability insurance through us with K & K Insurance Agency for a fee of $100. This coverage will be valid during the event. You must fill out the insurance application completely and return it to us by March 15. All fees must be included. If you do not pay your fees by the deadline, you will not have coverage. There are no exceptions. All vendors are required to have a California State Sellers Permit number or sub-permit number by April 1, (except those that are exempt) or the booth will not be allowed to sell at Mule Days and fees will be forfeited. Mule Days must be provided a copy of your sellers permit/sub-permit showing the address of the temporary selling location.

    Mule Days Concessionaire Chairman reserves the right to reject any exhibit or prohibit the sales of any item which is deemed objectionable. Items which are in direct competition with the Official Mule Days Souvenirs will not be allowed to be sold. Any damage to the area in use will be paid for by the exhibitor. If the damage is found after the exhibitor’s departure the exhibitor will be billed and the bill must be paid within 30 days.

    Twenty (20) RV spaces will be reserved for exhibitors in Lot B. You must purchase one of these spaces prior to February 1. If you purchase a space after February 1, you will be assigned a space on a first come, first served basis.

    Booth fees must accompany this application if you are a returning Vendor. Make checks payable to: Mule Days Celebration. Spaces will be reassigned if fees are not paid by the deadline of December 1, 2019. There will be no exceptions.

    I have read and agree to all the conditions described above. Non-compliance with any of the above will constitute grounds for removal of my exhibit before or during the event.

    Booth Fee: $600.00 - Non-Profit

    Booth Fee: $850.00 - All Others

    Insurance: $100.00

    RV Space $200.00 (Dry Camping-Lot B) $160.00 (Dry Camping-Lot A & E & F)

    $400.00 (w/electric and water)

    Late Fee: $50.00

  • Returning Vendors, payment must be received within one week of submitting application on-line. Prospective New Vendors, send no money at this time.
  • Food Concessionaire General Information

  • Returning Vendors please return all forms with your check to Bishop Mule Days, 1141 N Main St. Bishop, CA 93514.

    For Returning Vendors only, check and application must be received by December 1, 2019.

    To be considered as a new prospective vendor, please include photos of items, Venues you have shown at and a price range of your products for sale. These items must accompany your application.

    New Vendors return application forms (Send No Money at this time) by January 15, 2020 for consideration.

    2020 Waiver (must be signed )

    As a participant in the Bishop Mule Days, 2020, I hereby waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against Mule Days and their authorized representatives or assigns, and hold each and every one of them harmless for any and all injuries offered in connection with said event.
    Mule Days is not responsible for Acts of God such as cancellation of the event or damages to my/our equipment, materials, display or my/our loss of income caused by fire, rain, windstorms, earthquake or any other inclement weather. Mule Days is also not responsible for any thefts or other illegal acts which vendor may suffer while at the event. Because Mule Days expends substantial sums of money in preparation for the event, refunds of booth space will not be made in the event that Mule Days is canceled in whole or part by such Acts of God.
    I hereby give free use of my name and picture in any broadcast, telecast, print media account of this event.
    I acknowledge I have read the above and do fully understand the restrictions and do hereby agree to abide by those rules that have been established by Mule Days for this event.

    Space Size

    Inside spaces are approximately 10’ x 20’. Outside spaces are approximately 20’ x 20’. There are no tables, backdrops, walls or chairs provided. All space sizes are approximate. There is no size guarantee.


    Mule Days Celebration and the Tri-County Fairgrounds will not provide security. Security is the responsibility of the exhibitor.


    This event is held on a State of California fairgrounds. As per state regulations, NO DOGS will be allowed anywhere in the concession area.
    For info on California State Sellers Permits, call Bakersfield office (661) 395-2880 option 2 or (800) 400-7115 option 1.

    Hours For Set-Up And Closing Of Buildings

    • Monday, May 18...........9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (set-up food alley only - optional))
    • Tuesday, May 19...........9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Operational food alley only or set up)
    • Wednesday, May 20.......9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Operational food alley only or set up)
    • Thursday, May 21..........9:00 AM to 7:00 PM must be set up and operational by 12 noon
    • Friday, May 22.............9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    • Saturday, May 23..........9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    • Sunday, May 24............9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    • Monday, May 25............7:00 AM to 12:00 noon (dismantle)

    Set may begin Monday, May 18th at 9:00AM for Food Alley Vendors only. Food Alley Vendors may be open for operation beginning Tuesday, May 19th. All exhibits must be completely set up and operational by Thursday, May 21st at noon.

    Any exhibitor who fails to comply shall forfeit all fees paid and will lose the assigned space. All exhibits are required to remain open through 8:00 PM on Sunday. Exhibits may not be dismantled or removed until after 8:00 PM Sunday. Exhibits may open as soon as they are set up on Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Official dates for Mule Days 2020 - Tuesday, May 19 - Sunday, May 24

  • All conditions have been reviewed and accepted by vendor.
  • Price: $0.00

Vendor Application (PDF)