Please note there will be no refunds of payment given for any reason.


All interested exhibitors must submit an application, checking the appropriate box by, August 31, 2019.

Permit Requirements

All Vendors must have a vendor permit, food service permit, or food truck permit issued by the City of Cleveland.

Insurance Requirements

Labor Day Parade food vendors are required to carry a valid General Liability Insurance Policy, naming the 11th Congressional District Caucus as additional insured for September 2, 2019.


Booth space: 

10 X 30 ft for food booths and 10 x 10 ft for all other booths unless otherwise indicated on application. Soliciting business outside your booth is strictly prohibited.

Signage & Decorations: 

ONLY Professional quality signs may be posted; no hand-written signs. Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate.

Site access & Set up:

Vendors will be pre assigned site access and set-up times based on vendor category, location, traffic flow and site logistics. Vendors may begin set-up at 8:30 am. All vendor vehicles must be removed from the Festival site by 10:30 am.


Vendors will be directed to designated, all-day parking areas. 

Tear down: 

Absolutely no tear down prior to Festival closing at 4 pm. Vendors are responsible for clean-up of their space and removal of trash during and after the Festival.


The Festival will not be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged merchandise.

The Rules:

  1. All parade participants must pay appropriate entry fee. One vehicle is included per Unit. Additional vehicles $10.00 each, commercial vehicles $50.00 each fee per vehicle and $50.00 fee per commercial.

  2. Three vehicle maximum for each registrant and Two vehicle maximum for commercial vehicles.


  4. No individual or unit will be allowed to take part in the parade without the prior approval of the 11th CDCC Parade Committee.

  5. All individuals and organizations participating in the parade are subject to the laws and regulations of the City of Cleveland. Failure to adhere to these laws and regulations or to obey the lawful command of an official empowered to give such command will be cause for immediate removal from the parade and may be cause for arrest and/or fine.

  6. The 11th CDCC Parade Marshals that are assigned for that purpose will control the conduct and movement of the parade. Participants will obey the directions of the Parade Marshals related to parade activities and functions. Failure to do so will cause the immediate removal of the offending individual or unit from the parade.

  7. An approved application is not transferable to any other individual or organization. Any unit obtaining approval through false information will be disqualified and prohibited from participating in the parade.

  8. All units must be clearly identified in a way that spectators and television cameras can see the name and/or sponsor of the unit. Identification must be placed on both sides of vehicles and floats. Banners or signs that can be easily read at a distance of at least fifty (50) feet must precede marching or drill team units.

  9. The throwing of any object(s) (including candy) along the parade route will not be allowed. Items may, however, be handed or passed to viewers of the parade.

  10. All parade participants participate at their own risk. Parade participants should consult with their insurance agents to determine if their policies provide sufficient protection while their units are in the parade.

  11. A letter of confirmation will be sent confirming your participation in the parade and your assembly area.

  12. The time allowed for registration of vehicles and the assembly of your entire unit will be from 7:30 am until 9:00am. Monday, September 3, 2018. THE PARADE WILL START PROMPTLY AT 10:00 AM. After 9:30 am, no units will be allowed in the parade. Please note that due to limited space in the assembly area, no space will be allowed for parking vehicles not participating in the parade. During parade assembly, any vehicle(s) that are in violation of stated rules will be towed.

  13. Individuals and organizations in the parade are expected to perform courteously, in good taste and with safety in mind at all times during the formation, execution and dispersal of the parade. Parade Marshals will remove any person(s) or unit(s) who in the Marshals’ sole discretion violates any regulations.

  14. There will be no refunds of payment for any reason.

  15. All participants must comply with these rules and regulations. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY WITH YOUR GROUP.



All checks payable to: 11th CDCC Parade & Festival

Mail to: 4711 Hinckley Industrial Parkway Cleveland, OH 44109     

Please note there will be no refunds of payment given for any reason.

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