You need a temporary food facility permit if you are a food vendor who is selling or giving away food or beverages, including samples, at a community event that is two or more consecutive days in length. Wineries or breweries may not need a temporary food facility permit, please view our Guidance to Community Events for Wineries and Breweries (PDF: 122 Kb) to help determine if one is required.
A community event is "…an event of civic, political, public or educational nature, including state and county fairs, city festivals, circuses and other public gathering events approved by the local enforcement agency" (California Retail Food Code 113755).
A permit is required for each point of sale location operating at the same time. For example, a kettle corn vendor who sets up a booth at two farmers markets held at the same time, on the same day, would require two permits.
These are the steps to take to obtain your temporary food facility permit.