Food Truck
Information and Participation Form

The thought leaders at The Festivals of Art, Thought, and Culture (the “Festival”) are proud to integrate music, art, dance, dialogue, education, social causes, business, fashion, empowerment, and entertainment all into one social stream of consciousness that we collectively call The Culture. We do this by offering in-person and online events and by offering a platform to artists, speakers, community groups, etc. who participate within The Culture.

We build online profile pages for our participants and use their associated images, likeness, videos, and published works in print media; social media; live streams; online content for our streaming services like YouTube; and for marketing and promotion purposes. By participating in The Culture, participants give the Festival, its organizers, and thought leaders (“Festival affiliates) the consent to use any works as noted above for the purposes stated without any associated fees or royalties.


  1. Your food truck must be independently owned. Minority and women-owned food truck owners from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply
  2. Your food truck must have wheels and be mobile
  3. Your food truck must have a Mobile Food Unit (MFU) Permit from your local health department or be permitted through the NCDA
  4. Your food truck must have a Street Vendor Registration Receipt from the City of Durham. See here: https://durhamnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1119/Street-Vendor-Application-PDF?bidId


1.Costs/Registration Fees

a. There is no registration fee. Food trucks donate 10 percent of their total gross profits back to the Festivals after the last day of the event. Checks can be made payable to The Concenergy Group, LLC or electronic payment is acceptable.

2. Set-Up

a. Food trucks must be present every day of the Festivals, must arrive at least one hour before the Festivals start, and must vend up until the predestined time ends each day. Below is the general food truck schedule.  The set-up is on the side parking lot of The Fruit which is located at 305 Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27705.

Festival Food Truck Schedule
Thursday | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday | 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday | TBA, if applicable

3. Pricing Guidelines

a.Vendors are permitted to sell items with all profits benefiting the vendor. We recommend that price points generally stay under ten dollars.

4. Safety

a.You are solely responsible for complying with all safety, health, and fire code requirements. You must have a fire extinguisher at your location if you are dealing with any electronic, cooking, or grilling equipment.

5. Indemnification and Insurance

a.You are solely responsible for any injuries, accidents, or losses which may be sustained as a result of your vending operations at the Festivals. The Festivals of Art, Thought, and Culture, The Concenergy Group, nor The Fruit shall have no responsibility for any accident or injury caused by your activities. You must maintain your own liability insurance and have proof of insurance available during the Festival for inspection purposes. By participating in The Festivals of Art, Thought, and Culture, you are agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless from any damages, lawsuits, or claims arising out of any injuries or accidents occasioned by your activities.

6. Exclusivity

a.We typically have about three food trucks at every Festival and the team works hard to ensure that there are a variety of food options so that vendors will not have competitive menu options in this space; however, we do not guarantee exclusivity. You will be assigned a space based upon the judgment of the Festival and no locations are guarantee We will certainly do our best to provide you with a convenient and suitable space for the sale of your products.


a.Alcohol sales are not permitted at the event. You are responsible for the behavior of your employees, and all vendors must conduct themselves in a courteous and polite manner. Our image is important to us, and by following these simple procedures, you will benefit.


a.All vending materials must be removed from the parking at the close of business every day. Your assigned lot should be free of trash and debris at all times.   You are responsible for removing all debris and cooking materials from the site.


a.The Festivals of Art, Thought, and Culture, The Concenergy Group, nor The Fruit shall not be responsible for any stolen, lost, or damaged items of equipment or personal belongings. You shall be solely responsible for the protection and safeguarding of valuables and release those previously listed from any losses or damage to your property. Please handle your affairs as you deem appropriate with respect to protecting your equipment and belongings. If you choose to leave your food truck in the lot, you do so at your own risk. We do not offer security.

b.Prior to the event, please pick up your vendor I.D. for the event at the designated check-in area. Please ensure that all employees wear the appropriate vendor I.D. at all times during the Festival events.

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