SoWa Food Truck Bazaar:
Every Saturday & Sunday, April 29 - October 29, 10 AM - 4 PM.
540 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02118
Vendor Selection & Deadlines:
This application is for Vendor submission only and does NOT guarantee admission. To ensure Market quality and cohesiveness, applications will be approved depending on product mix and availability. Vendor selection is at the sole discretion of SoWa Boston and is based on a number of factors including: quality, pricing, creativity and visual appeal. Please be sure to provide an accurate description of your products, as well as a link to your website or social media page.
* Please note that we typically place 1-2 trucks and all food carts at the Arts & Crafts Market located at 450 Harrison. Please mention in the comments if you have a location preference.
Rates & Payments:
In 2017, there are twenty-seven Saturdays & Sundays between April 29 and October 29. You must sign up for a minimum of 6 dates.
- Food Trucks - $350 / day
- Dessert Trucks - $250 / day
- Food Carts - $150 / day
Payments are due at least fifteen days in advance of each market date and can be made via our payment page.
Themed Event Dates:
This season at the SoWa Food Truck Bazaar & Beer Garden, we'll be hosting a monthly series of food themed festivals produced by eatBoston. If you are choosing to participate on one of these dates, you MUST prepare at least one dishes showcasing the featured items below; multiple versions are encouraged. If you are unable to do so, please do not select these dates. Menu items will be requested 1-month in advance for promotional uses. Dessert Trucks and Food Carts are not required to participate.
- May 27 & 28: Backyard BBQ
- Fun on a Bun! In honor of national hamburger day (May 28), show us your best take on a burger or hot dog.
- June 24 & 25: Tacopocalypse
- That's a Wrap! Show us your best take on a taco.
- July 8 & 9: Boston Lobster Party
- Let me see that lobster roll (dip, baby, dip)! Make a dish featuring Lobster.
- August 5 & 6: Oyster Oyster Block Party
- Shuck Yeah! In honor of national oyster day (Aug 5), make a dish featuring oysters.
- September 9 & 10: Grilled Cheese & Mac and Cheese & Steaks and Cheese & Beer Festival
- Cheesy name, cheesy food! Make a dish featuring cheese.
- October 14 & 15: Sausage Fest
- Go hog wild! Make a dish featuring sausage.
Permits & Regulations:
Vendors are required to display all licenses, certifications, and permits required by the City of Boston, including mobile, fire and health permits. It is the Vendor's responsibility to ensure they and their employees are at all times in compliance with any Federal, State and Local regulations, tax laws, and health protocols
Cancellations & Refunds:
SoWa Boston must be notified of any cancellations 2 weeks prior to your Market date in order for you to receive a refund or credit. If you notify us after the deadline you will not be granted a refund. Cancellations due to an emergency will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled market for any reason, you must notify us ahead of time. If you fail to do so, you will be considered a "no-show". If you no-show more than once during the course of a season, SoWa Boston reserves to right to revoke your participation in all future markets.
The SoWa Open Market is a "rain or shine" market. Weather closures will be at the sole discretion of SoWa Boston. We will be reasonable in our determination, but please keep in mind that the weather changes quickly in New England. As such, it is unusual that we will cancel a Market date unless the forecast predicts 100% rain within 24 hours of the start time. If the Market is closed due to inclement weather or runs less than four hours, you will be credited for that day.
Set-Up and Take-Down:
SoWa Boston will provide tables, chairs, umbrellas and trash receptacles for Market patrons. All Vendors must arrive by 9:30 AM and exit the market area within one hour after the Market closes. Vendors may not leave the Market early unless given permission by the Market manager. Vendor locations will be assigned upon arrival. All Vendors are responsible for cleaning their surrounding area at the close of the Market, including removal of all trash and debris.
Upon submitting this application, Vendors agree to indemnify and hold harmless SOWA NORTH LLC, SOWA SOUTH LLC, GTI PROPERTIES INC, and their officers, agents and employees from and against all liabilities, loss, injuries, damages, and claims arising out of or related in any way to Vendor's participation in the SoWa Open Market.
Market Management & Vendor Conduct:
SoWa Boston reserves the right to remove, deny or terminate any Vendor that in their sole judgement is being disruptive, rude or detrimental to the peaceful operation of the Market. Smoking by Vendors on the Market premises is strictly prohibited
SoWa Boston reserves the right to request the removal of any products or items that they deem offensive, inappropriate, unsafe or detracting from the quality of the Market.
SoWa Boston reserves the right to remove, deny or terminate any Vendor that misrepresents themselves or their products.
Vendors should immediately report any unsafe conditions to the Market manager. Any Vendor notified of any safety issue must immediately correct the issue, otherwise SoWa Boston reserves the right to terminate their participation in the Market.
Any Vendor that is removed for behavior or safety issues will NOT be issued a refund
SoWa Boston reserves the right to add or amend any reasonable rules and regulations at any time during and prior to the operation of the Market.