Registration for Cook Booths is FREE! ... AND we pay you to sample!
Winter Park's Whiskey & Wings Grill Fest will feature Colorado's finest grill cooks and whiskeys - in one beautiful, delicious event! With a day full of activities, music, and fun! We are now accepting registrations for Cooks and Gift Vendors for the show!
You may bring several grill items and side dishes to sample and enter into our competitions. All foods that are sampled will automatically be entered into their corresponding competition categories. Cash Prizes and certificates will be awarded by public vote. Email email@example.com to sign up!
Taste Tickets let us PAY you for SAMPLING!
Admission to Whiskey and Wings Grill Fest is FREE! We're expecting a great turnout! Cooks are not allowed to sell items for cash, but must exchange samples for Taste Tickets only. We ask that you require 2 Taste Tickets per wing. Other dishes may be sampled at the cook's discretion, but all samples MUST be exchanged for Taste Tickets. You may offer one taste per ticket, one taste for 2 Tickets, or more - depending on the size and quality of the sample.
You will be reimbursed $1 for every Taste Ticket collected at the end of the festival. Bring Taste Tickets to the office booth between 5:00 - 6:00 pm for immediate reimbursement.
We're MORE than just Wings! We've expanded to include other Grill Fest items and Side Dishes! You may bring several grill items and side dishes to sample and enter into our competitions. All foods that are sampled will automatically be entered into their corresponding competition categories. Ribs, Sausages, veggie grills and more are now part of the fun at Whiskey & Wings Grill Fest!
Certain Foods are provided by established restaurants at the Village at Winter Park and ARE NOT ALLOWED to be offered: - No Burgers (unless you can make a case that they are totally unique) - No Tacos, Burritos and other Mexican foods - No Pizza - No Ice Cream - No Coffees, lemonades and other beverages - No Alcoholic beverages - Other items are subject to refusal. We will let you know if you propose to bring items that will not be allowed.
Cooks may only display and sample items that have been pre-approved from their registration forms. You shouldprovide enough products to last the entire festival. The Village at Winter Park cannot predict how many people will attend but we recommend between 500 - 1000 samples.
Grill Cook Sample Booths - FREE: Booth options include 10 x 10, 10 x 20 and Food Truck space! Complimentary! WE PAY YOU FOR SAMPLING! - Details below. Grill Cooks should supply a minimum of 500 product samples. You need to be approved by our staff in advance in order to set up.
If you are not operating out of a food truck, you may bring your own tent, or rent one through us ($140 for 10 x 10 pop-up). You may bring your own tables or rent them from us ($20 each) . Electricity is available to a very limited number of vendors ($35). If your registration is declined for some reason, all fees will be promptly refunded.
Cook and vendor set up 9:00 - 11:30 am; Tear-down is at 5:00 pm.
Important Cook and Vendor Notes: This is an outdoor festival. Unless you are operating out of a truck you are highly encouraged to bring a tent. Please be aware of the different weather extremes which may be present in an alpine environment. Wind gusts and unexpected weather can occur suddenly and without warning. All tents and umbrellas must be tied down and all corners should be secured. No staking into the ground - Tents must be weighted.
Forgot some equipment? There is an ACE hardware in Fraser ~5 miles north if you need to purchase items. Call 970-726-5000 for hours.
Average high temp. for this week is about 67 degrees - beautiful. REFUNDS AVAILABLE IF WEATHER PREVENTS YOU FROM ATTENDING. We can refund your booth fee and electricity fee at any time. We cannot refund tent and table rental fees unless you cancel at least 48 hours in advance.
Load-In Directions: The Village at Winter Park Resort is just an hour west of Denver. Take I-70 to exit 232 / Hwy. 40. From Hwy. 40 turn into Winter Park Resort at the Main Entrance with the big sign and Flag Poles. Come all the way down Winter Park Drive past Iron Horse Resort. You will pass a Traffic Hut and then see the Cabriolet Gondola Lift. You will go straight past the Traffic Hut and take your first left into Cabriolet Way. Signs will be posted to guide you into the right location at The Village at Winter Park Resort.
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