Barbeque, local seafood, smoked turkey legs, funnel cakes, kettle corn, ice cream, fried pork rinds, and fried…well, just about fried everything!
The deadline for food vendor applications is mid-July of each year. Newport News Parks, Recreation, and Tourism maintains a mailing list of food vendors, and applications are mailed in February for the year's upcoming special events.
You can send us an email to have your name added to the food vendor's mailing list—you'll receive an application package each year listing all the events, deadlines, fees, and procedures!
For more information, please contact Newport News Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at 757-926-1400.
Food vendors are eligible to compete for cash awards during the Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife based on customer service, cleanliness, food presentation and quality, and booth appearance.
There is no fee to enter the Food Vendor Contest. Contest rules are included in the information packet sent to accepted food vendors.