Food and Beverage Vendors

Food and Beverage Vendors.

All interested food vendors must apply to be a food vendor for the 2015 festival.  Click the link below to apply:

Food Vendor Application

We invite you to apply to be a food vendor at the 40th Anniversary of the Capital Pride Festival, Sunday, June 14, 2015, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. 

The Capital Pride Festival provides your restaurant or catering business a great opportunity to engage an audience that is the largest and most diverse in the national Capital Region.  It also provides a one of a kind backdrop that is on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the U.S. Capitol.  

Interested food vendors should review and complete the application on our website at: https://capitalpride.wufoo.com/forms/application-festival-food-vendor-2015/. 

The Capital Pride Festival Committee will review your application.  See below for selection criteria.  Approved applicants will be sent the registration link within seven days of your application submission date.  

The deadline for applications to participate as a food vendor is April 30, 2015. 

If accepted, you will be notified by April 27 and will be required to pay the discounted registration fee in full by April 30, 2015.  Space is limited.  Any vendors not selected in the initial round will be placed on the wait list.

Food vendors whose applications are selected will be required to pay NON-REFUNDABLE rental fees based on the following schedule:  

Application received by:


Payment received by:



April 27

Base Price 








After April 30 (if available)

Late Fee




  • No additional commission or rent will be collected.  Fee includes an exhibit space which measures 10’ x 20’ (200 square feet) and all vendors are required to limit their footprint to their rented space. (Premium space with 400 square feet is $1,000 additional). 


  • Soft drinks, water, tea, lemonade, coffee, smoothies and juice may be sold; however, food vendors may sell no alcoholic beverages of any kind.


  • All serving-ware, including forks, knifes, plates, cups, etc, must be eco-friendly. 


  • All food vendors must attend the mandatory DOH food vendor orientation at 11am on April 30th at the DOH Headquarters in Washington, DC.  899 North Capitol St, N .E.  2nd Floor, WDC, 20002.
  • All portable Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) gas containers shall not exceed 60 lb and have LPG approved connectors, regulators and hoses.  Vendors using Propane will pay an additional $125 for the certificate from the Fire Marshal.  The Fire Marshal will deliver your permit at the festival, prior to opening your vending area.


  • Certificate of Insurance: Food vendors must provide a valid certificate of insurance naming Capital Pride Alliance, Inc. d.b.a. Capital Pride (2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 105, Washington, DC 20009), its Agents, Employees, and Representative’s; and the District of Columbia, and its Agents, Employees and Representatives, as additional insured’s.  The COI must also provide that additional insured’s receive at least forty-five (45) days notice before any modification or cancellation of said coverage.


  • Tax License / Applicable Taxes are NOT included in your agreement with Capital Pride and will be due to the Government of the District of Columbia or its Agents directly by the Vendor. 


Food vendor selection will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Variety of food
  • Cost of food
  • Experience with other outdoor festivals
  • References for quality and safety
  • Ability to serve food in Washington, DC and apply with all tax and safety procedures
  • Ability to adhere to the 2015 Capital Pride Food Vendors Terms and Conditions

If you have any questions, please contact festival@capitalpride.org.  

Registration  - (another link will be provided via email if you’re accepted for the 2015 festival) 

If your business has been selected to participate you will be contacted and instructed to register.  Your registration fees will be based on the date your application was submitted.

Terms & Conditions

All vendors applying to serve at the Capital Pride Festival, must agree and abide by the Terms and ConditionsClick here to view.