Vendors for 2019 Independence Day Celebration

Date of release:  June 4, 2019

WHO:              Independence Day Food and Non – Food Vendors    

WHAT:             Vendor Applications   

WHEN:             Applications accepted beginning June 10 at 9 a.m.              

WHERE:           Parks & Recreation Office, 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive  

Paducah Parks & Recreation will begin accepting applications for food and non-food vendors for the Independence Day Celebration on Monday, June 10 at 9 a.m.  Vendor applications are accepted on a first come basis.  Parks will permit ten (10) primary food, four (4) secondary food, and four (4) non-food vendors to set up and sell at the annual celebration in downtown Paducah.   All vendors must have a current City of Paducah business license. 

Vendors must apply in person at the Parks & Recreation Department located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive.  The Department will try not to duplicate the food or item being offered per vendor when possible.  Rules and restrictions apply.  The deadline to apply is June 21.

The definitions of the vendor types are as follows:

  • Primary Food Vendors sell foods that require cooking and health department food temperature safety controls.
  • Secondary Food Vendors sell foods that do not require time and temperature or food safety controls such as popcorn, cotton candy, nachos, and some shaved ice (without milk products).
  • Non-Food Vendors sell light-up toys and patriotic items.  Please note that items to be sold must be approved by the special events team prior to July 4.

The City of Paducah Independence Day Celebration will begin in historic downtown Paducah at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.  Food vendors will begin selling as early as 1 p.m. with non-food vendors selling at 3:30 p.m.  Enjoy an afternoon and evening of performances and family-friendly activities.  The fireworks show choreographed to music begins at approximately 9:15.

For more information about the Independence Day Celebration, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 270-444-8508.