Charles City, Iowa – The deadline for anyone wishing to be a food vendor for the overnight stay in Charles City for RAGBRAI is nearing.
Applications are due by Thursday, June 1st at the Charles City Chamber office.
All non-profit and existing businesses vendors will be charged a $325.00 fee. Commercial vendors will be charged a $750.00 fee. If the vendor requires electricity, there will be a $100.00 fee and a $100.00 deposit will be required for the vendor site. If the site is cleaned properly at the end of the day, the $100.00 will be refunded. As a part of the fee, the vendor site will be included in the information packet that will be handed out to the RAGBRAI riders in the previous overnight town, which will be Clear Lake.
A map of the vendor locations will be provided by July 1st. A Charles City shuttle bus will pass near all approved RAGBRAI food vendors.
All vendors will be inspected the morning of July 26th and any vendor found to be selling food that has not me the proper requirements will be shut down.
An application to be a vendor can be downloaded on the official Charles City RAGBRAI website, charlescityragbrai.com.
Please return the application no later than June 1st to Charles City Chamber, c/o Kim Joerger, 401 N. Main Street in Charles City.