Food Vendors Wanted for Concert, Fireworks at Newark Campus


Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark, with support from the J. Gilbert Reese Family Foundation, celebrate Independence Day with a concert and fireworks on July 3 at the shared Newark campus. The institutions are seeking food vendors to serve spectators at the event, which is expected to draw more than 20,000 people.

Interested vendors may apply now at Mobile establishments including food trucks, concessions trailers and temporary food service operations will be considered for a limited number of available spaces.

Applications are due Sunday, May 7. Applying does not guarantee acceptance. Once notified, accepted vendors are required to pay a $150 fee and submit a certificate of insurance. Registered 501(c)(3) organizations may participate at no cost (verification of nonprofit registration required). Vendors are responsible for complying with the Licking County Health Department and must be set up by 3 p.m. for a health inspection.

For more information, contact Laura Walsh at or 740-364-9514.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC has four campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.