Garden Walk Application

Maple Grove Days

Be sure to join us this year for our event!


July 10-14, 2024

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – Medallion Hunt – Parades – Movie in the Dark – Competitions for All Ages – Ambassador Coronation – Teen Events – Bed Races – Business Expo – Non-Profit Opportunities – Fishing Clinic – Outdoor Zumba and Yoga – Silent Auction – Corn Feed – 2 Stages of Entertainment – Kiddie Games  – Fireworks

About the Garden Walk Application

Garden Walk Application

Please join us by showcasing your garden during Maple Grove Days


Sunday July 14, 2024

The Garden Walk is a self-guided walk through applicant’s garden on Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 11:00am – 4:00pm as one of the final events of Maple Grove Days.

Applying to be considered is not an automatic acceptance for being listed for the event. A Maple Grove Community Organization representative will tour your garden and a selection will be made for which gardens will be part of the event.

Application must be received by June 1st for consideration.

Please read the Participant Rules document before submitting.

Questions about the application? Email us at [email protected]

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Garden Walk - INFORMATION, RULES AND REGULATIONS

The application must be submitted by June 1st on MGCO.org. If you are not able to meet the June 1st deadline you must be in contact with the food vendor coordinator via [email protected]

  • Application
  • Participation Fee
  • Electrical Fee (if applicable)
  • ST19 (It is the sole responsibility of the vendor to collect and report appropriate taxes incurred from sales.)
  • Certificate of Insurance (In the amount of 2 million naming MGCO and City of Maple Grove as additional insured.)
  • Hennepin County Itinerant Food License or Mobile Food Handlers License
  • Maple Grove Fire Department approval. Only needed if using a truck or trailer. Not needed for canopy. Required annually.

Hours of Operations: Event will take place rain or shine. No refunds will be issued. MGCO reserves the right to postpone or cancel Maple Grove Days due to unsafe weather conditions and/or COVID-related restrictions. This decision will be made by the Maple Grove Police Dept., Maple Grove Emergency Operations Center and MGCO.

  1. Set up – You may start set up at 6:30am at the community center. 7:30am at Central Park and Town Green. You must be ready to begin serving at 10am. MGCO reserves the right to deny set up of unsafe equipment.
  2. Event times – Serving time: 10am-10pm Community Center and Town Green, 10am-8pm at Central Park.
  3. Site Evacuation – Please clean up your site. All garbage must be bagged and disposed of in the dumpster.
  4. Trucks at the Community Center cannot be removed until after 10pm (after fireworks) when power is cut for safety reasons.
  5. 2 Parking permits will be provided when you arrive for additional vehicles (Community Center only).

Staffing:

  1. During the full advertised event time (11:00am-4:00pm) there must be an adult present at the garden.
  2. Vendor agrees to conduct themselves in an orderly manner in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Site:

  1. Food vending booths must have a tent/canopy covering to serve food under. Tents cannot have sides. Cooking food on a grill/LP may NOT be done under a canopy.
  2. Vendor is responsible for setting up and taking down their own tent/canopy.
  3. Tent/Canopy should not be larger than 10’6” x 10’6” unless specifically approved.
  4. Tents MUST be weighted down securely. NO STAKING.
  5. All equipment must fit within your space allotment. This includes tent weights.
  6. Food vendors must have a fire extinguisher for their site. There will also be fire extinguishers on the grounds according to fire code within 75 feet of your site.
  7. For your safety there is a first aid booth located next to the information booth outside of the community center.
  8. Vendor must supply their own electrical cords (minimum 12 gauge, meeting electrical requirements), tools, safety ropes and all other equipment.

Disorderly Behavior:

If anyone in your group or booth should come across a situation requiring police assistance, please report to the information booth immediately. Report the location; do not try to handle it on your own. We have direct radio contact with the police and they will be called to the area. MGCO reserves the right to deny vendor participation if acting in an improper or unsafe manner.

Sanitation Guidelines:

Proper food safety rules must be followed at all times. We strongly encourage vendors to offer liquid hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes for customers. All food vendors must have their licenses displayed at all times and have a working handwashing station for their employees.

Booth Content:

Vendors cannot offer free products that another vendor will be selling at the event. All giveaways, products sold or presented need to be listed on the application and approved by the committee. MGCO reserves the right to deny any free promotional items that may be in conflict with another vendor. You may, however, give away free items that directly relate to the business/organization you are representing. All items must be suitable for a family audience.

MGCO agrees to provide an adequate plan for crowd and traffic control to ensure protection of vendors and guests.

Indemnification:

To the extent permitted by law, participant hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Maple Grove Community Organization (MGCO), the City of Maple Grove, the respective officers, employees, agencies, insurers and volunteers against all claims, losses or damages to persons or property and costs (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or connected with the events associated with Maple Grove Days, including but not limited to: the set-up, removal, maintenance, occupancy or use of the property, owned or rented by MGCO, the City of Maple Grove and its affiliates, except those claims arising out of the sole negligence or willful misconduct of MGCO. We are excited you have chosen to join us in our community festival. Thank you again for participating.

Questions may be directed to MGCO Garden Walk Chair: [email protected]

The application must be submitted by June 1st on MGCO.org. If you questions, contact the Garden Walk coordinator via [email protected]

  • Garden must be located within the City of Maple Grove.
  • Garden should remain open during the full advertised event time (11:00am-4:00pm).
  • During the full advertised event time, there must be an adult present at the garden.
  • Applying to be considered is not an automatic acceptance for being listed for the event.
    • A Maple Grove Community Organization representative will tour your garden and a selection will be made for which gardens will be part of the event.

 

Indemnification:

To the extent permitted by law, participant hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Maple Grove Community Organization (MGCO), the City of Maple Grove, the respective officers, employees, agencies, insurers and volunteers against all claims, losses or damages to persons or property and costs (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or connected with the events associated with Maple Grove Days, including but not limited to: the set-up, removal, maintenance, occupancy or use of the property, owned or rented by MGCO, the City of Maple Grove and its affiliates, except those claims arising out of the sole negligence or willful misconduct of MGCO. We are excited you have chosen to join us in our community festival. Thank you again for participating.

Questions may be directed to MGCO Garden Walk Chair: [email protected]