International Food Tour
International Food Tour will operate under the umbrella of Junction City Main Street Taste of Culture. The Food Tour will be an event within an event.
The two main events are The Junction City Main Street Market and International Food Tour. Main Street Market will kick off for the first time in the history of Junction City and will have two major components: Main Street Farmers Market and Main Street Makers Market. The International Food Tour will be located on the 100 block of west 8th Street and bookended by the Main Street Farmer’s Market and Maker’s Market. There will also be other forms of entertainment, contests, and special events and activities throughout the Main Street Market season.
- Serve as a place to enjoy diverse food cuisine and diets embracing the cultural heritage of our community.
- Pre-register for the International Food Tour. Online registration is available at junctioncitymainstreet.org.
- Comply with KS Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Regulations and Food Safety Best Practices MF3138 Foods Sold Direct to Consumers in Kansas: Regulations and Food Safety Best Practices (ksu.edu) and Geary County Health Department public health directives
- Use hand sanitizer, gloves, and/or handwashing stations before and frequently during the event.
- Vendors are expected to be good ambassadors for the event. Use of tobacco, vaping, profane language, drugs, and alcohol consumption are not allowed. Socially acceptable behavior is expected. Selling techniques should be in good taste. Distracting or deterring customers from approaching another vendor’s stall is discouraged.
- Remain at the event until closing time to avoid safety hazards for customers and vendors. Exceptions will be kept to a minimum, should be discussed with and approved by the Event Manager, and will be assigned a space by the event manager to ensure safety in the event area.
- Bring their own tables, chairs, and display items. Vendors are strongly encouraged to decorate their booths with an appropriate cultural flare.
- Clean up their space and take any trash with them when they leave.
- Set their own prices but are strongly encouraged to remain competitive with other vendors.
- Communicate any questions, concerns, or constructive ideas to the Event Manager.
- The vendor map (or vendor communication) will be emailed to vendors by end of Friday, May 5. Vendors will set up by the Event Manager. If there are any questions the vendor is responsible for contacting the Event Manager prior to set-up.
- Set-up may begin as early as 7:00 am on Saturday, May 6. Vendors should be set-up no later than 9:30 am. Access to the location will be from Washington Street only for vendor set up and take down.
- Booths must be within the space allowed and as directed by the Event Manager.
- Each vendor should maintain their sales area in a neat, clean, and orderly condition. All products offered for sale should be displayed in a neat, clean and attractive manner.
- Each vendor is responsible for their own property and any damage or injury their property may cause at the market.
- Each vendor must pay the applicable stall fees as follows:
a. Regular stall (not to exceed 10’ wide) is $25 per OR larger stall (not to exceed 25″ wide) $35.
- Stall fees may be paid by cash or cashier’s check or through the website by debit or credit . Checks are made payable to Junction City Main Street with International Food Tour written in the memo.
- Department of Revenue and Sales Tax Collection
a. Vendors applying for space in the market must have a Kansas States Sales Tax number prior to participating as a market vendor.
b. The collection and submission of sales tax is the responsibility of each vendor selling produce or products in the event and Junction City Main Street is not responsible for any vendor’s failure to collect and submit sales to the Kansas Department of Revenue.