Your entry has been selected to join the Street Fair of the 2018 Grand Old 4th Celebration on Bainbridge Island.
Here’s what you’ll need to know before you receive your acceptance packet:
- Monday, July 3, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 4, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Exception: Vendors in section “A” (and B32-42) need to wait until July 4th to set up due to store usage July 3rd.
Street Fair begins promptly at 9 a.m. July 4th. Please allow time for the ferry, traffic, etc. to avoid being late.
Please note the direction of vehicle access and egress. No vehicles are allowed in the booth area July 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For safety’s sake, no tear-downs before 5:00 p.m., July 4. Please comply.
After set-up, place the enclosed “Official Vendor Parking Permit” in your vehicle window and proceed west to Madison Avenue and north across Winslow Way to the Reserved Vendor Parking Area near the Bainbridge Performing Arts Center and Island Fitness. There is no T & C (grocery store) parking lot available this year.
Parking is limited. Only one parking permit will be issued per vendor, so please car pool with other booth workers. One car per booth. Please keep pass on dash when loading in.
IMPORTANT: The City of Bainbridge Island no longer requires a business license for July 4th vendors.
Please help keep our festival clean. Please use the compost/recycling/trash areas set aside for the vendors on Bjune rather than the public cans. See other side of this sheet or vendor website for more information.
Remember, the State of Washington requires vendor permits and food handling cards for all food vending booths. Your form must be completed and returned to the health department two weeks prior to the event. For information call: Kitsap Health Department at 360-337-5235.
If lodging is desired, reservations are required. The Best Western PLUS Bainbridge Island Suites at 206-855-9666 and 866-369-9666 may have rooms available. They are located near 305 & High School Road. Fay Bainbridge Park allows overnight camping with 26 water-only hook-up sites available on a first-come, first-served basis at 206-842-3931. For Bed and Breakfasts, see visitbainbridge.com, bainbridgelodging.com and www.bainbridgevacationrentals.com.
2018 Bainbridge Island Low-Waste Events Required Types of Vendor Tableware
Bainbridge Island Zero Waste is happy to volunteer to help this event meet its goal of creating as little landfill waste as possible. We work with you, the food vendor, so that the disposable tableware you use for food and drink will be composted or recycled by Bainbridge Disposal’s processors. ZW volunteers also create signage for the discard stations and monitor them to make sure patrons have put your tableware in the right spot. It really does make your customers happy to know that their discards don’t have to end up in the landfill.
Our rule of thumb is that any compostable PAPER item (not compostable plastic) on Cedar Grove’s site will be accepted by our compost processor: Compostable Paper Items.
We’ve also drawn up a list of links for examples of products (prices are pretty good) that work in our system. You can check them out here
Please contact us anytime if you are wondering whether certain tableware is appropriate: [email protected] or 206-855-9687.
Here are specifics for being in compliance with this event’s low-waste vendor rules.
DO NOT USE any kind of compostable plastic containers: cups, clamshells, bowls or portion cups. Our commercial compost facility does not accept compostable plastic.
DO NOT USE plastic (like a red Solo cup). It is not recyclable at our facility.
DO NOT USE plastic clamshells or plastic portion cups. They cannot be recycled because they are coated with food.
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING:
Cold Cups 1) Recyclable or clear plastic cups OR 2) Compostable paper cups (includes wax-lined cups and cups with no lining, such as 3 oz. bathroom cups)
Hot Cups Compostable paper cups
Tableware – Compostable paper for plates, bowls, deli paper and portion cups. No compostable plastic. Note: Instead of portion cups, we encourage dispensing condiments in bulk. Please try to avoid foil wrap and use paper wrap instead.
Lids – Please use minimally; any plastic type will be landfilled.
Straws – Please use minimally. Paper straws encouraged and composted; any plastic type will be landfilled.
Utensils – Wooden ones encouraged and composted; any plastic type will be landfilled.
Napkins – Paper ones are compostable.
Thank you for your participation and cooperation in making this a low-waste event.
Diane Landry, BI Zero Waste Coordinator