Dear Potential Vendor,
We’re Soy’s and Tofu’s biggest fans, and we have a festival to prove it! Join us in celebrating soy foods, health, and culture by becoming a vendor of the Fifth Annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Event Center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street (at Geary Boulevard) in San Francisco’s Japantown.
This popular culinary and cultural festival attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. Events include delicious food from soy and tofu vendors, a tofu dessert competition, a craft market, an educational forum, live music and entertainment, and more family-fun activities.
We’d love to have you join as a vendor this coming year. We’re looking for a few core categories of vendors:
• Food vendors selling a Soy or Tofu dish as a signature item. These really vendors make our festival what it is.
• Craft makers and artisans. If you feature soy or tofu in your products, even better, but it would be great if you produce hand-made, Asian-inspired crafts.
• Health and Wellness organizations. We love educating the community about how to live healthy and beneficial lives
• Community-based nonprofit organizations. Do you help empower the local community? Then come join and share how you make the region a better place to life.
About expenses: We charge a booth fee to cover the expense of reserving the festival location, pertinent health and safety permits, and other costs of the festival. A small portion of the fee also goes towards supporting the historic Nichi Bei Foundation, publishers of the nonprofit community newspaper Nichi Bei Weekly and presenter of numerous educational programs such as Films of Remembrance and an Angel Island Pilgrimage. You can learn more about the Nichi Bei Foundation at http://www.nichibei.org.
Right now we’re reaching out to a large number of potential vendors and finding the ones that best fit. Apply to be a vendor and we’ll contact you if you’re a great fit and we still have space available. Each vendor type has a different set of fees (but those only happen if you’re selected to join), so be sure to select the right category.
Thanks and have a tofulicious day!
To secure your place in the festival please fill out the preliminary Vendor Application at the above link by Friday, April 22, 2016:
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