Food vendors sought to participate in WCU’s Mountain Heritage Day

Food vendors are being sought to participate in Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s daylong celebration of mountain culture that will be held on the WCU campus Saturday, Sept. 27.

Booth spaces are available for organizations interested in selling food and drinks to the 25,000-plus Mountain Heritage Day visitors. Only traditional-style food and drink products are allowed.

The festival food booths provide an excellent opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to raise money, said Michele Glover, Mountain Heritage Day coordinator.

Because festival activities begin around 8 a.m., both breakfast and lunch products are options for interested organizations. Bake sales also are an option, she said.

The fee for a festival booth space, measuring 15 by 20 feet, is $40. For-profit food and drink vendors also pay 15 percent of total sales to the festival.

All food and drink vendors must bring everything they will need to sell their products. The festival does not provide water, electricity, tables or a cover.

For more information about festival food guidelines and other details, contact Glover in the Mountain Heritage Day office at (828) 227-3193.