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!
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:
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.