Food Vendor Application

Food Truck Vendor Application

You must pay the $125 application fee to submit this application. Please review the Rules and Regulations below before completing the application.

Rules and Regulations

Food sales

Food vendors may not sell or give away products that compete with any of the festival food sponsors. Sales of water, juice, smoothies, soda, and alcohol are not allowed.

Please note that food trucks must operate without any prep or cooking outside the vehicle.

No canopies allowed outside of truck.

No support vehicles allowed parked adjacent to your truck.

Maximum of 3 event passes will be provided.

Food truck space is limited to 24 ft. Loud disruptive music is not allowed from food truck. No electricity provided.

Vendor rules/regulations

All applications are first come first serve. All fees paid or submitted will be returned if not approved as a vendor. Space is only confirmed with payment and vendor confirmation letter received from Opening Doors 2020 event coordinator.

Rain or shine

You have been made aware that this event is rain or shine. No refunds.

Setup time

Volunteers will be present to direct vendors to their assigned area for set-up beginning two hours prior to the event start time (12pm). For safety reasons, vendors who arrive after the start of the event will forfeit assigned booth location and no refunds offered. All vendors must be completely set up 15 minutes prior to the event start (1:45pm) and remain set up and in place until event ends (8pm).

Tear-down upon end of event

To prevent accident or injury, no vendor may leave early prior to 8pm.


No personal vehicles will be allowed on event grounds.

Signage and sales

Vendors will be allowed to display company banner and signage to identify their business. Vendors will be able to sell food through their selected payment systems and are responsible for reporting sales tax and for any compliance issues such as a business license or worker’s compensation insurance, if required.

Insurance and liability

Insurance policies required. You must have auto and liability insurance, and workers compensation if anyone other than business owner works on-site. Workers’ compensation, commercial liability insurance, and auto insurance required.

Opening Doors 2020 will provide no insurance or coverage to vendors. Any insurance must be placed and paid by the exhibitor. By submitting this application I hereby relieve Opening Doors 2020 and its personnel and contractors, City of San Jose, The County of Santa Clara, and the SoFA District, and volunteers for any responsibility of the safekeeping of vendor property or for any injuries that may occur to me or my personnel while at this event.


Unless the application is not accepted, there will be no refunds. If, for any reason, it becomes impossible to hold the event, vendors understand this agreement is terminated and will waive any and all claims for damages. Refunds will not be made due to cancellation by exhibitor. In the event of cancellation for reasons out of organizer’s control (i.e., extreme weather, government health orders, etc.), the event will be rescheduled and new date will be announced to all registered vendors.


Vendors may distribute flyers, business cards, coupons, menus or other material to patrons within their truck area. Social media posting is encouraged.


Opening Doors 2020 reserves the right to charge additional fees for damage, clean-up and/or dismiss a vendor with no refund of advance payments from failures to comply with any of the policies and procedures outlined in this application/agreement,

Code of conduct

Participants are asked to always conduct themselves in a professional and
tasteful manner. Failure to do so may result in being asked to leave the event with no refund of fees.

Food truck vendor application

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Applicant name
On-site contact name
Business address
For legal purposes, we need your signature. Use your mouse or finger to sign in the field.
Vendor acceptance of agreement, Opening Doors 2020, its volunteers, the City of San Jose, Santa Clara County, and SOFA district will not be responsible for any liability, damage, theft, or destruction of property (including vehicles), including those related to weather. By paying participation fee, and signing agreement, you agree and understand the guidelines of this event. You have read the Rules for All Vendors and will comply with the ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS as stated for this event. Failure to comply with these RULES AND REGULATIONS for this event will mean immediate expulsion from the event and no refund will be issued.
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Need more information?

Opening Doors 2020
598 North 1st Street, Suite A
San Jose, CA 95112

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