Thank you for your interest in becoming a ESSENCE® Eats Food Zone vendor at the 2014 Essence Festival™ . You are an important part of the Festival's weekend experience and activities.

In 2014, we are bringing back the food experience at FAMILY DAY!   If you are interested, please select the location below. FAMILY DAY will take place on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Woldenberg Park. 

Please see below to view application deadlines, exhibitor booth fees and benefits, and location application requests.   The 2014 ESSENCE Festival is going to be an amazing celebration: 20 years of empowerment, community and entertainment!   If you should have any questions after reviewing this application, please contact:


Applications Due: April 25, 2014
Notice of Confirmation: May 1, 2014
Exhibit Booth Fee Due: May 15, 2014 


  • 10’ x 10’ Booth, including electricity
  • Signage: Listing your business name, cuisine and price list
  • Access to kitchen and cleaning facilities (incremental cost may apply)
  • In-book promotion: Inclusion in the July Essence Magazine Essence Festival Food Zone Experience promotional advertisement
  • Digital promotion: Inclusion in ESSENCE Eats Food Zone Experience Vendor listing on the channel
  • On-site promotion: Inclusion in the Food Zone onsite maps



• Read the application in its entirety
• Read all guidelines and regulations carefully
• Please note: Application fees are non-refundable
• All (*) items are required.
• The application fees are processed online only
• After submission, you will receive a confirmation email.
• Any questions can be sent to

Food Zone Partner Location Request (You can select more than one (1) location) *





Applications Due: April 25

Notice of Confirmation: May 1

Exhibit Booth Fees Due: May 15

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