Vendor FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions-Vendors

1. What is the vendor fee?

The service vendor fee – $15, product vendor Fee – $35food vendor fee is between $50 – $60, and the commercial vendor fee is $125.00.

2) What is the definition of each type of vendor?

Service Vendor – A service vendor is a vendor that occupies not more then a 5′x5′ space typically, face painters, tattoo artists,  and massage therapists. 

Food Vendor —This vendor prepares food “on-site” and adheres to all Health and Fire Department stipulations.

Product Vendor — This vendor has products for sale such as jewelry, arts and crafts, books, games and toys, pre-packaged foods, and so forth.

Commercial Vendors —  A commercial vendor is an already established business at the local, regional or national level. Most have offices and/or store fronts.

Vendors must provide their own table & chairs, canopies (if applicable) and lighting. Vendor applications are juried for each event based on the following:

  • Family friendly merchandise/displays
  • No proselytizing or graphically offensive material allowed

If you are selling food, whether cooked on site or prepackaged, you are considered a food vendor. NO EXCEPTIONS.

3. What are the guidelines for food vendors?

Your operational license must be in good standing with the Pima County Health Department and you are required to obtain a temporary event permit to vend at 2nd Saturdays Downtown. PCHD sends an inspector the night of the event to make sure our vendors are in compliance. If you are approved to be a vendor, obtain your permit and participate during our event but are sent home by the PCHD inspector for non compliance,  your vendor fee will not be refunded.

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4. Vendors may be asked by city inspectors for proof of business license. If you do not have a business license, please arrange for obtaining one by contacting:

City of Tucson Business License Section