Harvest Moon Local Food Festival
Sept. 18, 2021
10 am - 5 pm
Vendor criteria: Harvest Moon Local Food Festival is open to vendors of food (grown, harvested or made in Alaska) and medicinal/wellness/personal care products made from locally grown or wild-harvested ingredients; food trucks featuring local ingredients; and educational booths relevant to the purpose of the festival.
A little background: Kenai Local Food Connection has organized and hosted Harvest Moon Local Food Week since 2013. Our first all-day festival, held Sept. 15, 2018, in Soldotna Creek Park, drew over 2000 people of all ages and 30+ vendors and food trucks. In 2019, the festival drew over 3000 visitors and 40+ vendors and food trucks. This year’s festival will again feature live music, free kids’ activities, food demonstrations, a pie-baking contest and the popular Fermentation Station.
Booth fees and supporting the festival:
$30 per 10’x10’ booth space
$60 per 10’x20’ booth space
Contributions from successful vendors help ensure the future of this unique festival, so if you have a great sales day on Sept. 18, please consider making an additional contribution in the envelope that will be provided.
Refund policy: All contributions help us put on a great festival. In the event your application is not accepted after review by Kenai Local Food Connection, your fee will be refunded upon request. In the event you decide not to attend the festival after applying, your fee can be refunded provided we receive your request by September 1. Otherwise, fees are non-refundable.
Direct link to the vendor application form: Vendor Application
Reducing Waste at the Festival: In an effort to reduce waste, we are again partnering with ReGroup to offer recycling stations throughout the festival. We are asking that all vendors work toward recyclable and compostable serving containers for the event.
Partnering organizations include Kenai Peninsula Foundation, Central Peninsula Garden Club, Cook Inletkeeper, Kenai Peninsula Chapter of the Alaska Farm Bureau, Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District, Ionia, Alaskan Boreal Herbs, ReGroup, and the Alaska Farmers Market Association.
Kenai Local Food Connection is a volunteer-run organization located in the Central Kenai Peninsula with the mission of forging connections within our community to increase access to local foods and knowledge about healthy eating. Each year, we publish the Kenai Peninsula Local Food Directory, sponsor winter film showings and cooking classes, and facilitate activities during Harvest Moon Local Food Week.