Food & Novelty Vendors

The Inaugural Key City Pride, Pride Festival will be an historic event. The very first LGBTQ Pride Festival in Dubuque already has committed crowds coming from parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and other nearby regions  and Key City Pride is looking to make this celebration even bigger with your involvement and participation.


If you would like more information about vendors, email us at

General Event Information

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020

Time: 3 PM – 10:30 PM with vendors ready to serve by 2:30 PM

Location: Town Clock Square, Dubuque, IA 52001

Vendor Fees

Vendors will be charged a rate of $150 before March 31, 2020, and $200 on or after April 1.
After April 24th

Registrations received after April 24 

cannot be guaranteed inclusion in event promotions.

Vendor Requirements

If a vendor is in violation of one or more of these requirements, they will forfeit space and their fee.

  • Absolutely NO Styrofoam containers/cups/plates allowed.

  • Vendors MUST offer a sample-sized portion (a “Taste”) for $2.00 or less.

  • Food vendors MUST have change on hand. Key City Pride, utilizes a public space, cannot guarantee Wi-Fi availability to vendors.

  • Vendor status is secured with payment of vendor fee in full, proof of Temporary Food Permit from Dubuque Health Services, completed Hold Harmless Waiver, and certificate of insurance.

  • The setup and tear down rules MUST be followed. The safety of our guests is our top priority.

In addition to forfeiting their space and fee, anyone not following these rules will be block from participation the following year.

Space: Food vendor space will be a 15’ x 20’ hard surfaced space. Vendors are responsible for their own TENTS, TABLES, CHAIRS, and TRASH RECEPTACLES. Use of event trash receptacles are for the public’s use only. FREE STANDING TENTS ONLY, NO STAKES. 

Acceptable Payment: Vendors are responsible for their accepted method of payment, i.e. credit cards, checks, cash. It is the vendors’ responsibility to ensure they have enough change on hand for the evening, and KCP cannot guarantee change for vendors. Vendors retains all proceeds from items sold.

Electricity: If electricity is needed, please provide details in the space provided further below in the document. Note: One roaster takes two plugins (one outlet box). Only two outlets (four plugins) allowed per vendor. Grills = One outlet box/two plugins. Generators will be allowed ONLY if quiet running.

Menu: You will be required to display your Taste menu as listed below.

Beverages: As a reminder, the KCP Beer Garden & Drinks Station is the sole vendor of beverages. Beverage sales are NOT PERMITTED by vendors.

Setup: Setup begins any time after 10 AM on event day.

I understand setup must be completed and all vehicles removed from the site by 2 PM.

Tear Down: Tear down must begin immediately after the close of the event at 10:30 PM. I understand no vehicles on site until after 10:30 PM. Vendors ARE required to clean up their immediate area before leaving. All property must be removed by 8 AM on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Required Documentation

City Permit

Temporary Food Permits must be obtained and returned to: Dubuque Health Services (563-589-4181).



Proof of Insurance and your carrier MUST accompany your vendor fee.

Hold Harmless Agreement

A completed waiver MUST accompany your vendor fee

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