Apply to Become a Vendor for the 2021 Festival

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Taste of Polonia accommodates approximately
40 retail and non-retail vendors & 12 food vendors*.

The Taste of Polonia Festival is the largest Polish Fest in the USA attended by 35,000 annually. It has been held every Labor Day Weekend since 1980 and features over 35 bands over four days.

The festival is held on and around the grounds of the Copernicus Center on the Northwest side of Chicago. It is easily accessible by both public transportation or driving. A perfect location, only two blocks west of the Kennedy Expressway, or via Jefferson Park Transit Terminal, located 1 1/2 blocks away.

The festival features entertainment for everyone, including live music of all types on four stages, a Kid’s Zone, Casino, Arcade, and numerous performing arts groups.

Crowd attendance = Over 35,000 Annually

*Booth position is appointed first-come, first-serve. We encourage early submission for best or preferred location.

Food Vendors

Please complete the agreement below. The Chicago City permit must also be completed and submitted. Space assignments will be made on a first-come, first-pay basis.

Deadline: on or before June 30th by 4:30 pm.

Vendors will be listed on this website along with your business website link. Don’t forget to submit your website or Facebook link with your application. Festival participants will be able to visit your site before and after the festival!

FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION (WORD DOC)
FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION (PDF)
CITY OF CHICAGO PERMIT PACKAGE
UNLOADING & PARKING INSTRUCTIONS – FOOD VENDOR
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NON-RETAIL (WORD DOC)
NON-RETAIL (PDF)
UNLOADING & PARKING INSTRUCTIONS – VENDORS

For questions, please call 773-313-3893

Retail & Non-Retail Vendors

Deadline: Monday, August 3

→ Vendors will be listed on this website along with your Website and/or Facebook link, if submitted.
→ Festival participants will be able to visit your site before and after the festival.

Please Download the appropriate vendor application as either a WORD DOC or in PDF format below.

Retail (WORD DOC)
Retail (PDF)
CORPORATE (WORD DOC)
CORPORATE (PDF)

Click to see our Festival Groups Map for visual grounds & booth positioning.*

*Booth position is appointed first-come, first-serve. We encourage early submission for best or preferred location.

Once contracted, vendors are more than welcome to post ads or products to our Taste of Polonia Facebook Page or in the festival’s Facebook daily Event Pages.

Proceeds from Taste of Polonia Festival benefit the nonprofit work of the Copernicus Foundation

The Copernicus Center is supported by the Copernicus Foundation. The Foundation was chartered as a nonprofit organization in July 1971 to serve the metropolitan Chicago area as a major civic, cultural, educational, recreational and entertainment resource.  The Center has been serving Chicago since 1979.

The Foundation is supported primarily through donations by Chicago’s Polish population and this annual fund raising event.  However, the festival also gives the board an opportunity to highlight Polish Culture through: Classical Music, Folk Dancing, Tourism Films and other cultural events.

The Foundation serves the community by supporting many other nonprofits and community organizations. In addition, much support is given to Performing Arts, Cultural events, and Community events. Click here to find out more about the Copernicus Center and upcoming events. To see a partial list (only public events submitting info to our website) of Foundation underwritten events, click here.

The Copernicus Center
5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60630

Thanks for your support! 

Taste of Polonia Festival by the Copernicus Foundation