Vending at the Solar Eclipse Events in Columbia, MO
One of the biggest astronomical events in decades will be taking place on August 21st, and Columbia has front row seats! By now, the word is out. A total solar eclipse will make its way across North America and Columbia is in the path of totality. As a result, the City of Columbia is preparing for an estimated influx of 50,000 to 150,000 people for this historic event.
The City of Columbia Visitors and Convention Bureau in conjunction with Off Track Events, KOMU-TV, Cumulus Media, and the Columbia Business Times will be coordinating events on August 20th and 21st at Cosmo Park in celebration of this event. Aside from our partner media outlets promoting the event, we will be distributing thousands of Como Eclipse Information Guides, promoting Cosmo as Ground Zero for not only viewing the eclipse, but taking in such events as:
COMO ECLIPSE MUSIC FESTIVAL: This will be held at Cosmo Park on Sunday, August 20th. The show will be family friendly and feature the best local, regional and national acts!
5K: A timed 5k run to commemorate the eclipse weekend!
TOTALITY BIKE RIDE: This leisurely bike ride will ride from Cosmo Park to Oakland Park on the Bear Creek Trail and will feature a pizza lunch and live entertainment.
BMX STUNT SHOW: This free event will feature amazing stunts from a St. Louis based stunt team.
FAMILY MOVIE: A free movie screening at Cosmo Park, with a space theme.
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY AREA: We will have a designated kids area at the main event area in Cosmo Park
GANS NATURE AREA: Gans Nature Area is going to be the hub for all serious eclipse enthusiasts. We expect extremely large crowds at this viewing area.
Food Safety Click here for a Guidelines for Temporary Food Events Food vendors may be subject to inspection sometime during the event at Cosmo Park by the Boone County Public Health Department. Inspections are conducted using the Missouri Food Code. If you have not vended in Boone County before you will need to contact Kris Vellema at the Boone County Public Health Department at 573-874-7679 - There will be a a $30 one time fee.
Vendor Fees and Application
We are currently accepting vendor applications for what will be a huge influx of thousands of people and your best opportunity in Mid-Missouri for selling your products! Vendor space will be near the Main Event, the Como Eclipse Music Festival! We will be limiting the number of vendors to best fit the number of participants anticipated as well as limiting one vendor per food style at the event.
VENDOR FEE: $100 deposit + 15% of gross
Access to power is extremely limited. Generators recommended. Please fill out the following form to be considered as one of our food or merchandise vendors: