Food Vendors

Thank you for your interest in participating in Dally in the Alley 2018 as a food vendor. We will be accepting applications for food vendors starting June 18th. Once you have completed your application please send all materials to The application period will be open from June 18th until August 3rd. Food vendors will be selected at the beginning of August.

Please understand that we receive a high volume of applications and we cannot accommodate everyone that applies. We are a community based festival and preference will be given to Detroit-based businesses.  The Dally in the Alley Committee will select a small amount of food vendors in early August. Application does not guarantee booking.

Application fees and details:

Temporary Food Establishments (TFE) – $775

Special Transitory Food Unit (STFU)- $315. Please only complete the STFU application if you have an STFU or MFE license. Examples of an STFU are food trucks and mobile food units. Dally in the Alley CANNOT provide applications for an STFU or MFE license, those are obtained through the health department.

The application fees cover all the fees required by the City and Health Department, as well as electrical hook up and booth rental. Dally in the Alley does not make any profit from our vendors

In addition to the application, please send us a sample menu of what you would like to serve at Dally. Expect to serve 10,000-20,000 people. Deep fryers are not permitted unless you are in a food truck and can dispose of the grease yourself. We have had very bad experiences with grease left on the street and the Health Department will not allow fryers.

Dally is committed to being a GREEN festival, thus all vendors are required to provide their own certified recyclable or compostable serving items. Any vendor who arrives without the approved products will not be allowed to open for business until they have purchased appropriate wares. I can put you in touch with our preferred vendor, Green Safe, if you would like.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor please send your completed application to The application fees will be accepted if you are selected as a food vendor.

STFU Dally App 2018 TFE Dally App 2018