Temporary Events
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Temporary Event Food Establishment Requirements

A Temporary Retail 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 (including fairs and festivals).

Event Coordinator Requirements

Application for Temporary Event Coordinators

Coordinators of Temporary Events must complete the Coordinator Application at least 10 days prior to an event. They will be notified of approval/non-approval notification after all vendors have submitted their applications.

Coordinator Application


The coordinator is responsible for payment of all fees including fees for reviewing applications, food safety inspections at the event, investigating complaints or illnesses, and any other time spent ensuring food is safe at the event. Fees are $1.19 per minute ($71.40/hour). Coordinators generally charge vendors up-front for this fee and estimate one hour of service per vendor.

Resources for Coordinators

Vendor Requirements

Application for Temporary Event Vendors

Vendors attending Temporary Events must complete the Vendor Application at least 10 days prior to the event. Vendors may be required to provide proof of submission (copy of confirmation email from Boulder County Public Health) to the event coordinator.

Vendor Application

If you have technical difficulties with this form, please call 303-441-1564 and ask for the inspector on call.


Vendors planning to serve food at a temporary event must obtain an approved license. To obtain a Temporary Event license, visit Boulder County Public Health at 3450 Broadway in Boulder. Personal identification and sales tax information is required. Call 303-441-1564 for a schedule of fees.

Resources for Vendors

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