Long a fixture of annual celebrations and county fair midways, food booths are temporary facilities used to sell food to the public at select functions. These venues, called "temporary events", are community events or celebrations lasting no more than 14 days and may include town celebrations, fairs, and festivals.
Temporary events do not include regularly scheduled events at sporting arenas, concert halls, flea markets, or farmers' markets; events served by licensed caterers, or promotional events such as grand openings. While a Retail Food Establishment License is required in most cases to operate a temporary food booth, the requirements are less stringent than those for a restaurant or mobile food truck. To find out more about what's required to run a temporary food booth refer to the links below.