ArtsQuest Food Vendor Application

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Thank you for your interest in being a food vendor for a 2024 ArtsQuest event. Please complete the Food Vendor Application in its entirety, with as much detail as possible to help the Food Vendor Committee make its selections.

The menu is the most important aspect of the application. To ensure you have the best possible advantage in the selection process, please be very thorough and complete with your menu presentation. A fully completed application is also extremely important in finalizing the vendor selections. Applications that are not complete may not be fully considered for selection. The following are additional criteria that are used in evaluating vendors for selection:

  1. Vendors with food service experience, particularly with outdoor events.
  2. Vendors should offer limited but complete menus. Experience has proven that production and sales decrease when menus become too elaborate. Your menu should include small portion, sampler items and a variety of price points. The uniqueness and freshness of your menu presentation will help give you the best advantage. We are always looking for new menu items. You may present more than one menu per application. Complete a separate menu page for each menu presentation.
  3. Prior participation in an ArtsQuest event, with special attention to compliance of ArtsQuest regulations.
  4. The ability of your operations to fit into the available resources at ArtsQuest events (i.e. electrical and space requirements). There is a slight advantage to operating with limited electrical and space requirements.

Please provide appropriate supporting materials with your application. If your menu may not be generally known or familiar to the public, I encourage you to provide detailed descriptions of the food items to assist in the evaluation and selection process. A picture of your operation in action must be provided if you have not participated in an ArtsQuest event in the last two years!

ArtsQuest is committed to providing the finest festivals in the world. We strive to have the highest-quality food services to match the caliber and quality of our entertainment. To reach this goal, we follow the previously outlined selection process and concepts very closely. If you have any questions concerning menu, space, electrical restrictions, other information or the application, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Cars & Coffee Lehigh Valley

April 21, May 19, June 16, July 14, August 25, September 22

Applications for 2024 are closed

Cars & Coffee invites car and truck enthusiasts from the entire region to join in admiring and marveling at more than 500 vehicles over the course of five Sunday mornings throughout the spring and summer. The series typically draws more than 20,000 visitors to SteelStacks throughout the year.

ArtsQuest is looking for mobile vehicles specializing in breakfast and hot beverages to vend. 

Concerts on the Grange

May 10 & 11, 2024

July 12 & 13, 2024

Applications for 2024 are closed

Concerts on the Grange is a partnership with Upper Macungie Township and ArtsQuest; the 2023 presenting partners were Uline and Service Electric. Dedicated to extending access to residents, enhancing the quality of life, and strengthening community growth. The event is two nights of great music and food at Grange Park in Upper Macungie Township, with an average of more than 1000 attendees each night.

Looking for self-sustaining mobile vehicles with a variety of options.


June 2, 2024

Applications for 2024 are closed

Spend the afternoon at the SteelStacks campus enjoying tacos from around the Lehigh Valley, live music, the first annual SteelStacks Chihuahua Beauty Contest, a ghost pepper bobbing contest, a comedy gameshow, and more.

All vendors are welcome but must have a “Taco” inspired menu. Mobile vehicles are encouraged.

Mercy Vegan Pop Up Market Spring

June 9, 2024

A Pop Up Market celebrating all things vegan!

100% vegan menus only please! No meat, dairy, eggs, honey, leather, fur, wool, feathers, or other animal skins/parts/secretions.


Mercy Vegan Pop Up Market Fall

September 15, 2024

A Pop-Up market celebrating all things vegan! Be sure to enjoy a day of savory, tasty vegan delights and dishes made with love. 

ArtsQuest is looking for vendors specializing in vegan-friendly products, services and eats. 100% vegan menus only, please! No meat, dairy, eggs, honey, leather, fur, wool, feathers, or other animal skins/parts/secretions.

SangriaFest Upper Macungie

Applications for 2024 are closed

The summer afternoon will feature sangrias created in partnership with local wineries. This year’s event occurs in the sprawling 165-acre park, including yard games, live music, and bottomless samples of various sangrias. Be prepared; this event attracts an average of 1500 in attendance.

Small plate-style menus from mobile vehicles are encouraged.

One Earth ReggaeFest

July 6, 2024

Applications for 2024 are closed

A free all-ages event celebrating a fusion of Cali reggae, classic reggae, hip hop, and funk music with live performances from both nationally touring and bands local to the Lehigh Valley region. One Earth ReggaeFest is a family-friendly day-long festival starting from 2 p.m. to midnight.   

Mobile vehicles and local restaurants with Caribbean-style menus are encouraged!

The Steel City Smokeout/Blast Furnace Blues

July 20-21, 2024

Accepting Applications for 2024

Our long-running blues festival is back with an added twist in 2024: a barbeque competition! Ignite your business at the ArtsQuest Steel City Smokeout and Blast Furnace Blues – where creativity meets the soulful rhythm of the blues! Secure a spot now and become an ArtsQuest Steel City Smokeout/Blast Furnace Blues vendor.

Non-competing vendors with BBQ-inspired menus are encouraged.


August 1-11

Applications for 2024 are closed

The nation’s largest free ungated music festival. The 41st Musikfest is set for Aug. 1–11, 2024. A record-breaking 1,240,000 people attended Musikfest in 2022. The 11-day festival featured over 500 free performances across 16 stages located throughout the City of Bethlehem.

Musikfest is a culturally inspired event looking for diverse menus that can handle high volumes.


September 29, 2024

Accepting Applications for 2024

Join us at ArtsQuest’sg PizzaFest Festival to celebrate everyone’s favorite food…PIZZA!!! With pizza-inspired games, live music, and more, it’s a day of the creativity of pizza-inspired cuisine. From traditional Neapolitan to avant-garde flavor fusions, PizzaFest is a canvas for your creativity.

All vendors are welcome but must have an Italian or pizza cuisine-inspired menu. Mobile vehicles are encouraged.


October 4-6 & 11-13, 2024

Applications for 2024 are closed

Oktoberfest, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), is a free festival held over two weekends that features brews, food, live music, local artisans, as well as activities like the fan-favorite dachshund races, and more!

German inspired menus encouraged.


November 22-24, 2024

November 29 – December 1, 2024

December 5-8, 12-15 & 19-22, 2024

Applications for 2024 are closed

A one-of-a-kind family event that celebrates the spirit of the season in Bethlehem, Pa. Twice recognized as one of the best holiday markets in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features:

  • Handmade works by some of the nation’s finest artisans.
  • Käthe Wohlfahrt, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and collectibles from Germany.
  • And much more festive fun!

European inspired menus encouraged.