The initial food service inspection will take place on Thursday by Okanogan County Health Department. Food Vendors will be allowed to vend on Thursday. All vendors selling or sampling prepared foods, or processed foods must comply with Okanogan County Health Dept. food handling guidelines.
It is every vendor's responsibility to be aware of and in compliance with all permit and licensing requirements. Copies of all permits must be posted/onsite at all times. ALL foods MUST be prepared on the Faire site. No home-canned or home-prepared items are permitted. Exceptions are items prepared in a licensed facility.
Complete the documents as they are needed for vending placement in the circle. Send completed forms to OFFaire2015@gmail.com
No food service permit will be issued after 14 days before the event.
A Food Service Permit will not be Issued at the Faire.
Pay particular attention to the type of foods allowed.
The Health Dept will be on site to inspect each food vendor. All foods must be prepared on the Fair site. No home-canned or home-prepared items are permitted. Exceptions are items prepared in a licensed facility.
Okanogan County Health Department
1234 S. 2nd Ave. - P.O. Box 231
Okanogan, WA 98840
Vending spaces are 12ft wide, 20ft deep and marked with chalk. Your vending booth, vehicles, tent, and other items must fit within those boundaries. The fire lane must be kept clear at all times. If you have an oversized vehicle you will need to purchase enough space. Camping and vehicles must fit behind the booth, and you need to fill in the entire front with vending space. (for example, if you buy two spaces to accommodate your group, both spaces must have a store front, one cannot be for camping).
We cannot guarantee a location in the inner circle for any vehicles over 20ft. We may need to place you on the outer circle as space allows. Vending ends at 5pm on Sunday and you will need to begin shutting down at that time.
One vending purchase includes a camping pass for one person. Others traveling with a vendor will need to purchase a weekend camping pass. We ask that everyone in your group (helpers, vendors wanting placed next to each other) arrive at the same time for placement. All other helpers will need to wait until Friday to arrive, when camping opens at 8am.
The route is a steep dirt grade with few pull out spots. If you have overheating, poor battery, starter, or other vehicle problems, please get them fixed before departure. Expect vehicle lines, entering and exiting the highway and the Faire. Please, shut off your vehicle as often as possible.
In the spirit of Barter Faire, we encourage all Vendors to be open to trades or partial trades. There is no ATM or cell coverage at Faire. Make sure to have plenty of change. We also encourage food items to be organic, non-GMO and/or locally sourced when possible. All alcohol sales are strictly prohibited.
If you leave the Faire early, you pay full price to get back in. This should substantially reduce traffic. Bring all your necessary supplies, enough ice and make that phone call home before you enter the Faire.
Beginning 2012, PureWater.org is the sole sponsor of The Okanogan Family Faire. Food booths are now required to purchase bottled water, for vending, through The Okanogan Highlands Bottling Company.
To order water for your booth or if you have any questions email: email@example.com
Food vendors or anyone selling water should pre-order and then pick up water on site at the drum circle begining Wednesday on.