Please read the Virginia Department of Health and Hanover County Fire Marshall requirements below. You must be available for Health and Fire Inspections by 7:00am on Faire day (no food sales until approved by both). The Health Department will receive a list of vendors selling any type of food.
New for 2024
When you submit your application, PayPal will collect your debit or credit card information. However, we will not “capture” the payment until you are approved by the Food Directors to participate.
Depending on what type of Food Vendor you are, we are asking you to upload up a copy of your VDH sticker or Mobile Unit Permit, Temporary Food Establishment (TFE) application, or Agricultural permit to your application.
Full-Service Food Vendors
Mobile/Permanent – Mobile Unit already permitted by the Health Department. Required by the Health Department: Menu and copy of Mobile Unit Permit (or yellow sticker).
Tent/Temporary – 1) Un-permitted Mobile Unit preparing food on-site OR 2) Tent or Canopy preparing food on-site. Required by the Health Department:Temporary Food Establishment Application (including menu).
Please bring a menu with all food prices (sign must be at least 24″ X 36″).
Please bring trashcans, bags, extension cords and specifically required fire-extinguisher.
You are responsible for the collection and removal of trash to designated dumpsters. Failure to do so may result in a fine and/or denial for future participation.
Refunds will not be issued for failure to pass inspection and/or removal from the event.
Commercial Food Vendors are required to give a percentage of their proceeds from Faire Day to a non-profit organization of their choice. Please send this FORM, along with the required donation, to the Non-Profit organization and a copy of this form to the Ashland Strawberry Faire.
Food prepared and packaged off-site (providing samples or not). Required by the Health Department: Agriculture Inspection or permit.
NEW for 2024: Vendors who have an Agriculture Permit must attach a copy of their latest inspection to our Food Vendor Application.
Vendors selling food prepared and packaged off-site must contact the Health Department. The Health Department will receive a list of vendors selling any type of food items.
Farmer’s Market or “Cottage Law” Vendors
Farmer’s Market or Cottage Law Vendors are NOT allowed to participate in the Faire. No exceptions. These vendors may apply to the Faire ONLY if inspected by the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS). Email VDACS or call 804-786-3520.