Vendor & Activity Opportunities
We need your help to bring awesome activities for all to enjoy this year! At Open Streets ICT, you can host an activity, represent your business, sell your products or all 3! All family and pet-friendly businesses and organizations are welcome to apply. View our package information below for each. We look forward to receiving your application!
Open Streets ICT
When: September 27, 2020 12 – 5pm
Where: Downtown Wichita along Douglas Ave, from Bluff St. in College Hill to Glenn St. in Delano.
Applications for vendors are currently closed at this time
Spacing & Fees
|Business on Route||Non-Profit||10 x 10||10 x 20||Food Truck|
Submit Application and Payment
If you’re a business or organization wishing to participate in an Open Streets ICT event, you must submit the online application and payment no later than the given deadline. Food vendors will also need to provide their Food Handlers Certificate to sell food at events. Late entries will not be listed to the online or printed maps.
Open Streets ICT is an active oriented and family-friendly event. Food trucks and all other vendors are not permitted to serve alcohol under any circumstances. Brick and mortar businesses along the route that serve alcohol will still be allowed to participate. All businesses and organizations participating either by hosting an activity and/or promoting or selling in any way must be appropriate and mindful of everyone including families and pets.
Provide Your Own Materials
Each business and organization participating in an Open Streets ICT event must be able to provide their own equipment needed for their activity and/or promotion including (but not limited to) tents, tables, electricity and volunteers. If you have a special circumstance, please list so on your application and we may be able to provide assistance to those who qualify. In addition, all business and organizations that qualify for the Business on Route/Non-Profit rate MUST provide water for individuals and pets from 12-5pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there rules and regulations for vendors?
Yes – while each Open Streets ICT event may have additional rules depending on the location, vendors must follow these general rules for each event:
- Submit a completed registration form, payment and any other documents by the deadline described.
- Food vendors will need to provide their Food Handlers Certificate to sell food at events.
- Provide own equipment needed, including tents, tables, etc.
- All Businesses/Non-Profits MUST provide free water for individuals and pets from 12-5pm the day of the event.
- Clean-up assigned area before departing.
- Only approved food vendors and existing restaurants are allowed to vend food and drinks at the event.
- ALCOHOL is never allowed to be served at any Open Streets ICT event.
- Remain OFF of the main route, and on ON the sidewalk (at least 10ft from route) to allow for higher bike/foot traffic.
When will vendors be notified of their location at Open Streets ICT?
All applicants, EXCEPT businesses located and selling in front of their store, will be notified of their designated spot no later than 2 weeks before the event date via the email provided in the application. So be sure to provide an accurate email address when submitting your application!
Where can I get the proper certificates and licences to vend food at Open Streets ICT?
All food vendors will need to provide their Food Handlers Certificate as well as a license with the City of Wichita to sell food at events.
Food Truck Licence:
All food trucks will need to obtain a Mobile Food Vendor Licence from the City of Wichita.
Food Handler Safety Course:
This food handler course will take you through the fundamentals of food safety and at the end of the class you will receive a Food Handlers Safety Card from the City of Wichita. Physical sessions are no longer being held. Food Handlers Safety Courses are available for free through the City of Wichita Department of Public Works and Utilities.
How do I know if my business qualifies for the Business on Route or Non-Profit Rate?
All business and organizations that are directly on or within the 1 or 2 block radius of the route qualify for a FREE 10×10 booth area at the Open Streets ICT event they are registering for. All non-profits registering for the event MUST be able to provide proof of non-profit good-standing to qualify for a 10×10 booth area at Open Streets ICT event they are registering for. If you are still not sure if you qualify, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will submitting my application hold my spot until I submit the application fee?
No, submitting an application will not save your spot until your application fee is submitted. Your payment confirms that you will be at the event you are applying for. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come basis. Open Street ICT reserves the right to reject any vendor or activity if deemed inappropriate for the event. If you are still not sure if you qualify, please contact us at email@example.com.
What type of activity should I host at Open Streets ICT?
Open Streets ICT is all about enjoying the outdoors to get active and engage with the surrounding neighborhood and community. We are looking to place active, fun, safe, and family-friendly activities for all ages (and some pets) to enjoy throughout the duration of the event along the route and at hub locations. You are welcome to come up with your own activity ideas to display at Open Streets ICT. If you can’t decide, or cannot think of an activity view our Activity Inspiration Guide for pre-approved ideas to get you started.
Must all vendors host an activity at an Open Streets ICT event?
Not at all. While we prefer vendors to host an activity, we will not turn away vendors who only wish to sell or promote their services who are also inline with our vision and mission. If you wish to ONLY sell and/or promote your services and products, you MUST select ‘Non-Activity’ and the correct spacing on your vendor registration form.
Can I request a specific spot at Open Streets ICT?
Placement along the route will be determined by Open Streets ICT on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendors will not be permitted to take up more space/be in a different space at the event than the one that is assigned. While vendors cannot request a specific spot along the route or at a hub, spaces will primarily be determined by the type of activity/non-activity vendors will be providing and the space required. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens if the event is canceled, do I get my fee refunded?
Open Streets ICT events will go on no matter rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, Open Streets ICT will be unable to have rain dates or give refunds to vendors. Payments received for canceled events may be kept as a donation or go towards the following year’s event.