Temporary Food Events

Tents lined up in a row with vendors at an outdoor event

A temporary event food establishment is a food establishment that operates at a fixed location for a period of time of not more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration.

  • Food service and preparation are limited.
  • There may be additional requirements for your booth depending on food items served.
  • Temporary events DO NOT include regularly scheduled events at sporting arenas, concert halls, and venues, flea markets, or farmers' markets; events served by licensed caterers or promotional events such as grand openings.

Event Coordinators must fill out the following Event Application Form:

Temporary Food Event Info and Forms

Temporary Food Event Licensing Fees

  • Special Event License: $165
  • Special Event Late Fee: $50 per late application
  • Special Event Inspection (per inspector): $60 per hour

Application must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event. Email the application to EHWebFillableForms@tchd.org