Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch

Celebrating 10 years on the Worcester Common, the Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers' Market returns this summer with live bands, outdoor performers, artisans, nonprofits, food, farms and fun!

Beginning June 20, the 10-week festival series brings music, local food, fresh produce and art to the downtown area every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Be sure to sign up for the Cultural Coalition's Bi-Weekly Newsletter to find out more!

Performance Lineup - 2019

2019 lineup info will be posted in the near future!

Vendor Application

Worcester is seeking the following participants to apply to be a vendor for Out to Lunch:

  • Crafters and artisans to sell and show their handmade goods and wares. For artists and crafters, only one-of-a-kind hand crafted items are permitted for sale.
  • Local farmers to sell and show their produce, goods and wares.
  • Food trucks and local restaurants to sell their freshly made and locally-made meals.
  • Local nonprofits to promote their mission, programs, events and provide additional entertainment. In replacement of cost, we require all nonprofit vendors to include an interactive activity with their table. These can include, but are not limited to, face painting, games, photo booth, bowling, etc.

Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers’ Market Series will feature 10 weeks of live performances, crafters, food vendors, and farmers, Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the Worcester Common. The festival will run from June 20 through August 29, 2019 with additional rain dates September 5 and September 12, 2019.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation made by the vendor, a week's notice must be given in advance and a refund will be issued upon the conclusion of the concert series. Less than a week's notice will forfeit the refund. In the event the decision is made to cancel Out to Lunch due to inclement weather, a rain date will be offered to compensate payment. In case of rain we will notify you when the decision is made via email.

Marketing: The City of Worcester, along with the Worcester Cultural Coalition, guarantees to utilize an aggressive marketing campaign, which includes a listing in the bi-weekly e-newsletter distributed to over 25,000 readers, print, social media and television and radio promotion. In addition, we require that all of our 2019 vendors also promote the events to their networks and communities.

Vendors must provide trash receptacles for waste generated by their booth and remove operational waste from the premises upon departure. There is no electricity provided.

Fees must be paid in full 1 week prior to the event in order to participate and secure your spot. Make check payable to the Worcester Cultural Coalition.

Example: 5085551234

Example: 5085551234

We will confirm availability by May 13, 2019.


By checking the box above, I hereby warrant and confirm that the above information is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct, and further certify that I have read all of the information provided in this application and agree with the Terms & Conditions provided. Submission of this application does not guarantee a space. We reserve the right to refuse participation. It is agreed and understood that the completion of this application shall not be binding either to the proposed Organization or to the City of Worcester, until accepted in writing by the City of Worcester. Notification will be sent on May 13, 2019.

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