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Become a Vendor

Have something hot to share with Boston? We are currently accepting vendors for Boston Jerkfest 2017, an outdoor/indoor family-friendly Caribbean style food festival that features Jamaican jerk hot spiced food and all things spicy and hot. The fourth annual Boston Jerkfest™ is Saturday, June, 24, 2017 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 23, 2017 at the same location.

Boston JerkFest, Saturday June 24, 2017, 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, 2017  (if space is still available). Late fee of $50 applies after that date.

2017 Food, Craft & Corporate Vendors

If you are interested in participating as a restaurant/catering, specialty food, craft and corporate vendor for the festival  May 15, 2017, complete our vendor application.

Rum & Brew Tasting @Boston JerkFest, Friday June 23, 2017, 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 23, 2017, 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.

Rum & Brew Vendor Application

If you are interested in offering rum, craft brew, mead, cider, wine and artisan beverage samplings, complete our vendor application.

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:

  • Restaurants
  • Spice Lane vendors – Specialty food vendors (nuts, spreads, jams, sauces, desserts, etc.)
  • Local Craft Breweries
  • Crate Distillers
  • Wineries
  • 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.