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WOW Food Vendor Application

Please read the application and disclosures in full before applying.

Food Vendors must review the Rules & Regulations for Wade Oval Food Operations. It is the business owner's responsibility to ensure all rules and laws are followed.

2023 Wade Oval Wednesday Food Vendor Application

We are very excited to return with a full season of Wade Oval Wednesday! WOW! will run consecutively from June 14 through August 16 for a total of 9 concerts. No concert on July 5.

$150 deposit due at time of application. If selected, deposit will apply to total payment, refunded in full for those not selected. (Discount available for GCBA Contributing Members).

Food Truck

Food Trailer

Tent Vendor







Event Day Contact Information

2023 Schedule

June 14

June 21

June 28

July 12

July 19

July 26

August 2

August 9

August 16


Submit & Proceed to Payment

Food Vendors must review the Rules & Regulations for Wade Oval Food Operations.
It is the business owner's responsibility to ensure all rules and laws are followed.

General Timing:
Setup: 3:00p - 5:00p
Event: 5:30p - 8:00p
Vendors must be setup by 5:00p

All vendors must be off the Oval by 5:15p or subject to fines. Food trucks must arrive by 5:15p. Any late arrivals may not be able to vend for that day. No additional vehicles may park with food trucks (no exceptions!).

Vendor Fee:
$150 per week
10% off or $135/week for GCBA Contributing Members

One 10’ x 10’ canopy tent (set up prior to arrival)
1 8-foot table, 1 chair (additional tables or chairs can be purchased)


*There is no deadline to apply. The application will be available until there are enough vendors to fill the season. Applications received after March 15 are unlikely to receive vendor opportunities. 

JAN 16 - Applications open for GCBA Contributing Members

JAN 30 - Applications open for GCBA Standard Members and general public 

MARCH & APRIL - Selection based on geography, diversity of food options, minority business status. No updates available until late March/Early April. 

MAY 15 - All insurance requirements and vendor permit copies due to UCI 

Season Balance is due to UCI before your first WOW! date. 

Review Process:
Applications are placed in order as they come in and are only considered if the application is completed and submitted with a $150 deposit. Your deposit will be contributed to your overall vendor payment. You are NOT guaranteed the dates you select! UCI will contact you by April 15 to let you know what dates you are confirmed for and what balance is due to UCI. Please provide valid phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing addresses. If UCI is unable to contact you, we reserve the right to cancel your application. If vendors just send in payment without a completed application, errors can be made and UCI is not liable.

Vendors are only allowed to sell food & non-alcoholic beverages at the event. Food cannot be prepacked or store bought items that are resold. Please check with either Cleveland or Cuyahoga County Health Departments for proper licensing. Canned & bottled sodas, juices, water, tea and bags of snacks that are sold in addition to homemade food are acceptable. UCI reserves the right to cancel your application if the food items and tent set up do not meet event standards.

Provide UCI with an insurance certificate evidencing liability insurance coverage with a $1,000,000 combined single limit, naming UCI as additional insured and promising to indemnify UCI and to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations. Insurance is due by May 15 or you may forfeit your concert dates and/or vendor fees.

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