F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: WHEN IS THE ”GOURMET  Taste  Off”?

     A: Taste of Ohio Marketplace  presents Taste of Ohio Festival The “Gourmet Taste Off” starts Saturday & Sunday March 16, 17 of 2019.


Q: WHERE WILL TASTE OF OHIO FESTIVAL  TAKE PLACE?

     A: We are establishing (3) locations: Dayton,  Cincinnati and Columbus. Our current location in Dayton is located at the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds 645 Infirmary road 45417.


Q: WHAT ARE THE OPERATING HOURS? 

     A: Taste of Ohio Marketplace will hold Taste of Ohio Festival  Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm. 


Q: WHAT IS THE COST FOR A BOOTH

      A: The 10 x 10 booths cost for non-food vendors is $200 each day. The 10 x 10 booth cost for food vendors is $400 each day.


Q: WHAT SIZE BOOTHS ARE AVAILABLE?

     A: Most booths are a 10×10. Larger booths (10 x 20 & 10 x 30) are available upon request and availability.


Q: WHAT TYPE OF LICENSES ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE?

     A: Food Vendors need a valid Ohio Health Department Permit, Liability Insurance (see insurance), and a Ohio Transient License. Food Trucks/Trailers are required to have the same licenses as a Food Vendor plus their truck/trailer needs to be inspected by the Local Fire Department. Craft/Other Vendors are required to have a Ohio Transient License and may be required to have a Liability Insurance depending on their product(s). Alcohol Vendors do not need a valid Liquor license as they will not be selling alcohol, they will be providing info about their brands. Taste of Ohio Marketplace non profit partner will purchase a temporary F2 Liquor license permit for the two day event in order to fundraise and sell alcohol taste samples.


Q: DO I NEED INSURANCE?

     A: All food producers are required to have a minimum of $1,000,000 insurance policy with $2,000,000 total per occurrence for personal injury and list Taste of Ohio Marketplace LLC, Montgomery County Commissioners  AND the Montgomery County Agricultural Society as additionally insured. We recommend that any business has insurance! 


Q: IS THERE EXCLUSIVITY TO VENDORS?

     A: Yes, we do offer exclusivity to vendors.


Q: IS THERE POWER?

     A: Yes, there is power available at some of our Taste of Ohio Festival  locations and special arrangements can be made for vendors who require power at our locations without power.


Q: IS THERE WATER?

     A: Yes, at the Restrooms.


Q: ARE BATHROOM FACILITIES AVAILABLE?

     A: Yes, at least 4 Bathrooms on site per location.


Q: ARE TENTS AND TABLES PROVIDED?

     A: No, tent(s) and table(s) are each vendors responsibility.


Q: IS THERE VEHICLE ACCESS TO THE BOOTHS?

     A: Yes, before and after the Taste of Ohio Festiva.


Q: WHERE DO VENDORS PARK?

     A: Within 100 feet of the actual Taste of Ohio Festival.


Q: CAN I CHOOSE MY LOCATION WITHIN THE TASTE OF OHIO FESTIVAL?

     A: No, new vendors are placed in available locations. Requests can be made however no vendor can be moved unless special arrangements have been made or a booth location has opened up.


Q: IS THE TASTE OF OHIO FESTIVAL HELD YEARLY?

     A: Yes, the Taste of Ohio Festival is held monthly and yearly.


Q: IS THE TASTE OF OHIO MARKETPLACE PROVIDING MARKETING AND PROMOTION CAMPAIGNS TO ALL EXHIBITORS?

     A: Yes, the Taste of Ohio Marketplace will market and promote all VIP exhibitors all year round (Check our WHY JOIN US? page to see our services.)


Q: HOW DO I SIGN UP?

     A. Simply download our application from the SIGN UP page.


ATTENDEES FAQ


Q: WHAT TIME SHOULD WE ARRIVE?

     A: Doors will open at  11am., no earlier.


Q: DO I NEED MY I.D. IF I'M OVER 21?

     A: Absolutely! In addition to wine and spirit samples, a cash bar is available. No identification, no wristband, no booze.


Q: WHAT'S THE DRESS CODE?

     A: There is no dress code, so come in something that's comfortable to you. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Each month will have a different theme, attendees that participate will win prizes.


Q: WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

     A: Each vendor will be providing small samples, but you will fill up quickly! There will be door prizes, raffles, contests, photo booth, live music and entertainment.


Q: ANY OTHER GOOD TIPS THAT YOU CAN SHARE?

     A: We'll raffle a chance to be the guest judge for the Top Local Celebrity Chef Competition. The guest judge will be announced at 6:30 p.m., so make sure to buy your raffle ticket as soon as you arrive. You will also have the opportunity to name the 2019 People's Choice Award winner. Make sure you ask where to enter your completed ballot.