Stampede Rodeo Vendors

Vendor opportunities are available for the 2018 Valley Center Stampede Rodeo and Festival, May 25-27, 2018.

$125.00 Commercial / Non Food / Service Club / Non-profit *
$175.00 Food / Beverage
$ 75.00 Food / Beverage (Service / Non-profit *)
$50.00 Food / Beverage Clean-up Deposit
(Required for all F&B Vendors)
*If you have additional electrical needs, please notify us in advance Personal Generators are acceptable.

Rates listed above are for a 10’ x 10’ space (food vendors receive a 12’ x 12’ space) and covers all listed days of the event. Food vendors must supply a “floor” to cover the entire space. A 12 ft x 12 ft blue tarp or plywood is acceptable. The Clean-up Deposit will be returned to you within 2-4 weeks after the event if no clean-up is required at your vendor space.

2017 Terms & Conditions

Valley Center Optimist Club
  1. Any vendor/exhibitor presenting items for sale are required by the State of California and the Valley Stampede Rodeo Committee to obtain a temporary/permanent Seller’s Permit from the California State Board of Equalization. A copy of the permit must be attached and sent in with payment. Failure to provide a valid copy of the permit will result in the suspension of the contract and said contract will be considered null and void. Out-of-state permits will not be accepted. The vendor will also be required to post said permits in plain view in their booth at all times. This permit must be presented upon request. You can contact the SBOE at (800) 400-7115.
  2. Food vendors must supply a copy of a valid San Diego County Health Permit with their application. For permit information, contact the County San Diego (858) 505-6900.
  3. All business or other activity for which you have rented a space must be conducted within your designated booth area only. None of the vendors/exhibitors displays may excessively extend beyond table or tent boundaries. The Vendor Coordinator and/or the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee reserve the right to restrict displays or merchandise for blocking Fire Lanes or sidewalks.
  5. Our permits prohibit consuming alcoholic beverages, except in designated locations and such consumption by vendors/exhibitors will terminate this contact.
  6. Vendors/Exhibitors will be provided with electricity. No overnight electrical service will be provided. ALL VENDORS/EXHIBITORS MUST USE “UL” RATED ELECTRICAL CORDS AT LEAST 100’ LONG AND ELECTRICITY MUST BE USED IN A SAFE MANNER. Personal generators will be allowed.
  7. Flags or banners may not be put up in a manner that obstructs the view of other booths.
  8. Vendors/exhibitors will be assigned a 10 ft. x 10 ft. uncovered space. Food vendors will receive a booth space of 12 ft. x 12 ft. and must supply a “floor” to cover the entire space (a 12 ft x 12 ft blue tarp or plywood is acceptable).
  9. Your booth fees are non-refundable unless the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee receives a cancellation notice in writing before May 12, 2017.
  10. Please keep your area clean of all trash and debris. All vendors will be supplied with trash receptacles and liners. Vendors will be responsible to dump their own trash. Note: Recycling containers will be located throughout the grounds. Vendors must appropriately distinguish what should be placed in trash receptacles or recycling containers.
  11. You are authorizing the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee to list the name of your business and/or organization on its web site for the purpose of advertisement and publicity.
  12. Per the Valley Center Fire Protection District: All vendors must supply a fire extinguisher at their booths (minimum of one 3A – 40: BC). You will not be allowed to open for business without anything less.
  13. Vendors will be issued three (3) Vendor Passes and two (2) Parking Passes only. If additional passes are needed, please request such from the issuing committee member prior to the event.
  14. Dogs/animals are not permitted unless specified as a service animal. Any animal found on the event grounds, including dogs left in vehicles, will be turned over to the County’s Department of Animal Services per county ordinances.
  15. Due to insurance restrictions we cannot allow the sales of any toy guns, knives, swords or any weapons that appear real (including poppers, string aerosol, PVC marshmallow guns, potato guns and bow and arrows) in the rodeo area.
  16. The Stampede Rodeo Committee reserves the right to refuse any application, for any reason, at any time.
  17. Food vendors must name the Valley Center Optimist Club and Valley Center Parks and Recreation as an additional insured on their Liability Insurance Policy. Please provide a copy of the insurance certificate stating this addition with your application. Minimum liability coverage must be one million dollars ($1,000,000).
  18. Please be prepared to supply your own change fund.
  19. Ice is available at several locations along Valley Center Road within one mile of the event grounds.

Please make sure yourself and any booth workers are familiar with these terms and conditions. We will limit the number of similar vendor types. The Stampede Rodeo Committee reserves the right to deny vendor space. A $25.00 fee will be applied to all returned checks.

Applicants understand that the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo Committee has legal possession and control of the event grounds at and adjacent to the Community Center located at 28246 Lilac Road, Valley Center, CA 92082 (parcel number 186–231–19) on May 26, 27 and 28, 2017 pursuant to agreements with land owners, the County of San Diego, Valley Center Parks and Recreation, and the Valley Center Optimist Club.

Vendor Application

  2017 Vendor Application

Please mail all completed applications to:
Valley Center Stampede Rodeo
PO Box 432
Valley Center, CA 92082

Please return the completed Vendor Application, signed Release of Liability, any required Health Permits, SBOE Permits and a Certificate of Additional Insured for co-insured, along with a check or money order made payable to: VC Optimist Club – Stampede Rodeo. All forms must be sent via U.S. postal mail. Please submit any written inquiries to Ron Johnson using the form below or contact Ron at 760-419-7633.