Cornish Christmas Food and Craft Vendor Application

Cornish Christmas 2023

Fridays for five weeks: 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 & 22nd from 6-9pm

Held on Mill and Main Street in Downtown Grass Valley

Food and Craft Vendor Guidelines for Cornish Christmas

  • Craft Vendors: All items handmade by the vendor.
  • Merchant Vendors: All items must be hand crafted
  • Food Vendors: Must apply before November 3, 2023, or a County fine will be added to your amount due.
  • Before registering, all Food Vendors must have a Temporary Food Facilities permit from the Nevada County Environmental Health Department. To apply download and return the Nevada County Food Vendor Application and Risk Assessment.

Event Details

Vendor load in is at 3:30. Electricity must be arranged prior to the event and there is no guarantee that it can be provided.

Note: No refunds, unless event is cancelled. Event is held rain, shine or snow.

All Canopies, EZ-Ups and Devices used to cover any vendor space shall have SFM Certification for Fire Resistiveness and conform to the requirements of the 2016 Edition of the California Fire Code Section 3104, Sub-sections 3104.1, 3104.3 & 3104.4.

Your pop up tent must be compliant OR have the State of California State Fire Marshal seal must have a label that indicates the unit is inherently fire-resistive. Tents MUST have a tag stating CPAI-84.

Food Vendors: will need to provide a minimum of one (1) fire extinguisher with a minimum size and rating of five (5) lb. 2-A:10-B:C for each vendor location where cooking or use of open flame occurs, including but not limited to, propane/gas lanterns, torches, generators, portable space heaters etc. Food Vendors must provide proof of liability insurance naming the Grass Valley Downtown Association as additional insured.

All vendors required to sign Liability Waiver.

Once accepted vendors will receive a Fire Marshal Conditions of Approval form to sign, and will pay booth fee(s).

All food vendors are required to have a Temporary Facility Permit – Environmental Health Temporary Food Facility Permit Application. This is required to complete the online registration. Visit Nevada County Environmental Health at

$100 cleaning deposit will be returned after event if all spaces left clean and no incidents with leaving trash and products.

Write a separate check for cleaning deposit to Grass Valley Downtown Association.

Vendors must take trash away from each event. Pack it in, pack it out.


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Application Process

Applicants will be juried for a good mix. Food and Craft Vendor space on Mill Street has been reduced due to the renovated street plan, which limits vendor placement.

Food and Craft Vendors will be notified via email between Nov 6 and Nov 10th of acceptance status.

Once acceptance is confirmed, an invoice for payment and cleaning deposit will be required prior to event. Additional information & instructions will be sent to you upon acceptance of your application.

Food and Craft Vendor Application

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