What is Planet Bethesda?
A Festival of International Food, Music, and Family Fun!

Are YOU ready for the 2nd Annual Planet Bethesda Food Festival? Once again we’re celebrating World Environment Day and you’re invited! This is where the best of Bethesda-area restaurants and eateries showcase their most creative plant-based dishes…and we would love for your restaurant or eatery to be one of them. In just one year this festival has become the new regional favorite and we’re ready to wow the DMV crowd again, with more food, more activities, and great surprises!

Be a part of this annual event


  • What is the date and time of the event?
    Sunday, June 4th, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • What is the location of the event?
    Elm Street Park located at 4600 Elm St. Chevy Chase, MD 20814
  • What are the setup and breakdown times?
    Set up is from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM and the breakdown is from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM.
  • Will I have to bring my own tent, table, and chairs?
    A table and two chairs per 10′ x 10′ space will be provided. The vendor provides their own tent(s).
  • What are the vendor costs?
    Vendor registration fees are $350 for a 10′ x 10′ and $500 for a 10′ x 20′ (this includes the required Montgomery County Parks Department Certificate fee).

For additional questions about being a vendor please email info@farmusa.org today!

**Please complete this three-part process to confirm your vendor registration**

  1. Complete and submit the Planet Bethesda 2023 Vendor Contract below;
  2. Pay the registration fee ($350 or $500) via PayPal links below;
  3. Email your Maryland State Tax and Use Certificate and your Health and Human Services Department License documents to 

Submission of the agreement below is the first step towards vendor registration in the Planet Bethesda Festival event, taking place in Elm Street Park on Sunday, June 4, 2023, from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM (it does not generate a transaction).
PLEASE NOTE: All required fields are noted and after you click SUBMIT for the form, please proceed to the next section for payment.

After successfully submitting your agreement above, you may now pay your registration fee here (please choose one)

$350 for a 10'X10'

$500 for a 10'X20' or Food Truck

The final step in vendor confirmation is to email copies of your current Maryland State Sales and Use Tax License and (for food and beverage vendors) a Food Service Facility License (Temporary Special Event) issued by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Please email these to info@farmusa.org

  1. To apply for the Health Department’s temporary special event food service facility license go HERE
  2. For information on special food facilities general sanitation requirements go HERE
  3. Vendors outside of MD who do not have a permanent MD sales tax license are required to obtain a temporary license. To obtain a temporary license call 410-767-1543 or 410-767-1531.

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