Have something hot to share with Boston? We are currently accepting vendors for the 2018 Boston JerkFest, an outdoor/indoor family-friendly Caribbean style food festival that features Jamaican jerk hot spiced food and all things spicy and hot. The 6th annual Boston Jerkfest™ is Saturday, June, 23, 2018 at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley Street in the South End, Boston. The event will also feature Rum and Brew tasting section for 21+ attendees on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the same location.
Boston JerkFest, Saturday June 23, 2018, 11:00am – 8:00pm
The Saturday festival offers two sessions: 11am-3pm and 4-8pm. Boston Jerkfest™ will feature top local Caribbean Chefs, authentic Caribbean, international and local spicy food for sale, including specialty foods such as: spicy jams, nuts, desserts, and traditional home-made drinks from the Caribbean. The main requirement is that all restaurant/caterer vendors must offer a jerk dish. Vendor opportunities available for restaurant, caterers, specialty food, Spice Lane vendors, arts and craft. Vendor spots are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Application deadline is May 15, 2018 (if space is still available). Late fee of $50 applies after April st. Vendors are responsible for their own tents, tables and chairs and you can rent them from us if needed.
Rum & Brew Tasting @Boston JerkFest, Friday June 22, 2018, 6:00 – 9:30pm
Boston Jerkfest features a special “Rum & Brew” Tasting for 21+ attendees. We look forward to promoting all Rum, Craft Beer, Cider, Mead, Wine, Artisan beverages, and more! The festival has expanded and as a result the Rum & Brew Tasting will take place on Friday, June 22, 2018, 6:30-9:30pm at the same venue. This year, the event will feature Cocktail Demos by vendors who will stir up the best “Irie” drinks made from products featured at the Rum & Brew Tasting.
Who Should be a Vendor at Boston JerkFest?
Whether you are selling your famous jerk recipe, spicy cupcakes, or a spiced drink-Boston Jerkfest is a foodie festival of ALL things hot!
Registered vendors include:
- Spice Lane vendors – Specialty food vendors (nuts, spreads, jams, sauces, desserts, etc.)
- Local Craft Breweries
- Crate Distillers
- Food Trucks
- Artisan craft vendors
- and more!
Benefits of participating:
- Access to a diverse cross section of an estimated 5,000 residents and visitors
- As a vendor, you will access new patrons and future customers
- Associated with a well-planned event
- Opportunity to make money and promote your products to a viable market
- Added value marketing, including publicity, social media radio advertising and blogging
- The event offers a limited number of vendors, so all vendors will have an opportunity to maximize their revenue and/or exposure.
A portion of the proceeds of this event will support Cambridge Carnival International, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization that organizes the annual Cambridge Carnival in Kendall Square, Cambridge.