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Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch

The City of Worcester and the Worcester Cultural Coalition are excited to announce the Out to Lunch Festival and Farmers' Market series will feature 3 weeks of live performances, crafters, food vendors and farmers, Thursdays August 4, August 18 and September 1 on the historic Worcester Common Oval. The festival will take place on those dates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, September 8 will be reserved for a rain-date

This summer marks the 12 year celebration of the wildly popular festival series which has grown from a single event featuring a handful of vendors into a multi-week local extravaganza including sensational talent, delicious food, handmade crafts and more!

Vendor Application

Public Notice: The Out to Lunch team continues to monitor COVID-19 updates closely; vendors will be notified of any necessary adjustments and our team is prepared to provide appropriate vendor accommodations upon request. In the event of a COVID-19 related Out to Lunch cancellation, all vendors fees will be refunded. Please see the below COVID-19 Agreement for additional information.

Application Deadline is extended to May 30, 2022!

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. Vendor Fee: $15/week
  • Local farmers to sell and show their produce, goods and wares. Vendor Fee: $15/week
  • Food trucks and local restaurants to sell their freshly made and locally-made meals. Vendor Fee: $40/week
  • 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 station (e.g. face painting, games, photo booth, bowling, etc.).

Vendor Fees(s): Fees for the season will be requested prior to event start date in order to ensure vendor participation. Due to high volume of vendors, season fees are requested in full. Electronic payment will be available and vendors will be emailed an electronic invoice through Square. Checks should be made payable to the Worcester Cultural Coalition, mailing address: 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation made by the vendor, except for COVID-19 related circumstances, two weeks' notice must be given in advance. Cancellations may affect a vendor's return to Out to Lunch. In the event the decision is made to cancel Out to Lunch due to inclement weather or a COVID-19 related emergency, vendors will be notified via email and offered a make-up date if availalbe.

Marketing: The City of Worcester, along with the Worcester Cultural Coalition, is planning a multi-media marketing campaign to include social media, radio, email, print and more. In addition, all of our 2022 vendors are encouraged to promote the events to their networks and communities.

Accessibility: Please contact our team for accommodation requests and/or inquiries.

COVID-19 Policy: The COVID-19 event policies and expectations are included on the attached COVID-19 Agreement. Please note, Out to Lunch programming is "mask friendly" and unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear a face covering.

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.

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We will confirm availability by June 15, 2022.


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, including the COVID-19 Agreement. 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 by June 15, 2022.

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