"To encourage and promote our heritage through cultural, ethnic and civic activities designed to educate our Mexican community and the community at large."

Food & Merch Booth


  1. All types of hand crafted art, photography, sculpture, handicrafts and jewelry are acceptable.
  2. Tents, tables and chairs are not provided. Each vendor is responsible for own set-up, table, table covering and/or chair.
  3. All tents must be weighted.
  4. Attendance Guidelines: Booths must be manned between start and end of day. Booths/displays should not be removed before 6:00 p.m. Violation of these rules will prohibit vendor from next year's event.
  5. All tents, display stands, tables, racks, shelves, etc., must be kept within the marked boundaries of each vendor's space. Please adhere to this rule out of consideration for other vendors and fire lane restrictions.
  6. All items for sale must be priced. Vendor must supply bags or wrappings and a written receipt for all purchases. Collection of State sales tax is the responsibility of each vendor.
  7. Each vendor will be notified by e-mail of space assignment and set-up time 2 weeks prior to the event.
  8. Vendor parking is available offsite and assigned based on booth location.
  9. Vendor spaces are limited in each business category.
  10. No refunds due to inclement weather conditions. This is a rain or shine event.
  11. Food vendors require a Temporary Food Service Permit, available at DuPage County Health Department (630) 221-7181. All electrical cords must be outdoor grade. Food vendors ARE NOT permitted to dump grease and must provide metal flame shields underneath all cooking grills. Food vendors are also required to have a fire extinguisher present at their booths. All cooking waste must be removed from festival by vendor-no dumping allowed. Non-West Chicago food vendors require an additional $100 fee.
  12. Food vendors are required to provide a certificate of insurance.
  13. Photographs taken at event may be used for future promotion.
  14. Vendors shall submit one check for the total amount due.
    The check will be deposited upon receipt.
  15. Deposit of vendor fees upon receipt of application by the Mexican Cultural Center does not indicate acceptance into the event. The vendor will be notified after the application deadline of their acceptance as a vendor at Mexican Independence. In the event that an application is denied, all fees will be refunded to the applicant.



Business/Organization Name
Contact Person
Street Address
City State Zip
Item(s) to be sold/available
E-Mail: (requiered)
Your e-mail address will be added to the mailing list for the Mexican Cultural Center for future business correspondence.

Please sign the form below, make a check payable to the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage and return by Sept 1st to:

West Chicago City Museum
132 Main Street, West Chicago, IL 60185


To the fullest extent permitted by law, the undersigned hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the City of West Chicago, and the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage, and their officials, agents and employees, against all injuries, deaths, loss, damages, claims, suits, liabilities, judgments, cost and expenses (including attorney fees), which may in anywise accrue against the City of West Chicago, its officials, agents and employees, arising in consequence of participation in the Activities relating to Mexican Independence Day Celebration, or which may in anywise result therefore, except that arising out of the sole legal cause of the City of West Chicago, and the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage, and their agents or employees. The undersigned shall, at its own expense, appear, defend and pay all charges of attorneys and all costs and other expenses arising therefore or incurred in connections therewith, and, if any judgment shall be rendered against the City of West Chicago, and the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage, or their, its officials, agents and employees, in any such action, the undersigned at its own expense, will satisfy and discharge the same.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any of the provisions hereof shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of this agreement.

The undersigned represents it has full authority to execute this Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement on behalf of

(insert business name).
Agreed this day of , 2016.
Name of Business
Signature of Authorized Person *

* Signature of authorized person indicates that the General Information for this Registration form has also been read and agreed to.


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