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Brooklyn & Woodstock Fairs

The fairs are back in town.

Make sure your food service returns safely, too.

Proper food handling is the responsibility of all food vendors at the fair. For the sake of thousands of fairgoers, your professional reputation and, indeed, the reputation of the entire fair, we urge you to strive for the highest standards of excellence. We are here to help you achieve the goal of making everyone's experience at the fairs a safe and tasteful experience for all.


GENERAL INFORMATION FOR FAIR FOOD VENDORS

Permit: All food vendors are required to obtain a Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) Fair Permit. This permit must be displayed in a prominent location in your booth during the entire fair. To obtain a permit, all food vendors must complete a Temporary Food License and Food Service Inspection Application and submit applicable fees. In addition, all food vendors must possess a current Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification or Food Awareness and Safety Training (FAST) certificate. Submit a copy with your application and retain a copy to display in your booth. Information on a free FAST class for each fair is available below.

Fees: Each Fair Permit is $165. Any application/fees received after the due date is subject to a $90 late fee. Vendors must pay for separate permits for multiple booths.

Inspections: In the event that the vendor does not pass an initial inspection, NDDH inspectors will make every effort to return within two hours for a second inspection. A re-inspection fee of $115.00 will be charged at the time of any re-inspections.

Notice to Veterans: NDDH is again happy to extend a professional courtesy to all U.S. Veterans by waiving one NDDH Fair Permit fee. The veteran must own and operate the concession and will be required to pay for additional booths. Veterans must submit a copy of their DD214 with application.

Notice to Soft Serve Ice Cream Vendors: In order to sell soft serve ice cream at the fair, you must have a frozen dessert license from the Connecticut Dept. of Consumer Protection. You may contact Frank Greene at frank.greene@ct.gov or call (860) 713-6160. Please obtain this license well in advance of the fair to avoid disruption of your food service operation during the fair.

Options to Submit your Application
Drop-off:
NDDH Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Fridays 8:00 am  - noon.
Mail to: 69 South Main Street, Unit 4, Brooklyn, CT 06234
Email to: email@nddh.org. When emailing, you may also pay NDDH online at Municipay.

If you have questions regarding proper preparation and sanitation procedures, please contact a member of the NDDH Environmental Health staff at (860) 774-7350.

Food Service "Fare at the Fair" Handwashing Poster to display at take-out window


 

BROOKLYN FAIR - August 26-29, 2021
15 Fairgrounds Road, P.O. Box 410, Brooklyn, CT 06234

CLICK HERE for NDDH PERMIT APPLICATION PACKET FOR BROOKLYN FAIR FOOD VENDORS

Application must be completed and submitted with required fees by August 13, 2021. Applications received after this date are subject to a $90 late fee.

  1. Review the packet information in its entirety.
  2. Complete all necessary forms.
    1. You can print the Temporary Food License and Food Service Inspection Application (pages 7 & 8 in the packet), fill it out by hand, and mail or drop off to NDDH with the appropriate fees, OR
    2. You can complete the fillable forms on your computer, save them to your device, and submit them via email to email@nddh.org. If all fillable fields do not appear, reload or refresh the PDF document. When submitting online, you can also pay your fees directly to NDDH via our Municipay webpage.
    3. You can also submit the fillable forms via email and send your payment via US mail or drop off to NDDH. Make checks payable to: NDDH.
  3. Complete the FAST class registration form (page 9 in the packet), if necessary, and submit with your permit application.

BROOKLYN FAIR Food Awareness Safety Training (FAST) Class - Thursday, August 26, 2021, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Brooklyn Fairgrounds, Route 169 & Fairgrounds Road, Brooklyn. Check with Brooklyn Fair Concessions Department for exact location on fairgrounds. Application is contained in fair packet.


WOODSTOCK FAIR - September 3 - 6, 2021
Routes 169 & 171, South Woodstock, CT

CLICK HERE for NDDH PERMIT APPLICATION PACKET FOR WOODSTOCK FAIR FOOD VENDORS 

Application must be completed and submitted with required fees by August 20, 2021. Applications received after this date are subject to a $90 late fee.

  1. Review the packet information in its entirety.
  2. Complete all necessary forms.
    1. You can print the Temporary Food License and Food Service Inspection Application (pages 7 & 8 in the packet), fill it out by hand, and mail or drop off to NDDH with the appropriate fees, OR
    2. You can complete the fillable forms on your computer, save them to your device, and submit them via email to email@nddh.org. If all fillable fields do not appear, reload or refresh the PDF document. When submitting online, you can also pay your fees directly to NDDH via our Municipay webpage.
    3. You can also submit the fillable forms via email and send your payment via US mail or drop off to NDDH. Make checks payable to: NDDH.
  3. Complete the FAST class registration form (page 9 in the packet), if necessary, and submit with your permit application.

WOODSTOCK FAIR Food Awareness Safety Training (FAST) Class - Thursday, September 2, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Woodstock Fairgrounds, Routes 169 & 171, S. Woodstock, CT . Check with Woodstock Fair Concessions Department for exact location on fairgrounds. Application is contained in fair packet.

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