A Taste of Commerce
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Hours: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Commerce, on the Square
What: A fundraiser for the Commerce Band Boosters (in conjunction with the CISD Bike Rodeo)
Why should my restaurant participate?
What does my restaurant have to do?
How will this work?
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people will be there?
Can we sell other food too?
Moving everything to the Square might be a lot of work for us…
How big should the “Taste” of food be?
We suggest a small taste about the size of the cup or paper food boat in this packet. You can provide a bigger taste if you want, of course.
What if it rains?
This is a “Rain or Shine” event. We will not reschedule. Each restaurant and vendor can choose to set up or not based on the weather conditions.
This will be clearly explained on the tickets. People who purchase the tickets will understand this a fundraiser for the Band and if the day is a total wash out the band will still profit from the advance ticket sales/donations.
How much will tickets cost? Who sells the tickets?
$20 in advance / $25 on the day of the event. The band students will handle all ticket sales, restaurants don’t have to worry about a thing.
We don’t have a canopy for our booth space and don’t want to purchase one. What should I do?
Let us know when you register! The Boosters will help you find one to borrow for the event.
Is this donation tax deductible?
Maybe. We hope so!
The Commerce Band Boosters have applied for 501-c3 status and our last step in the process has been submitted to the state. So we HOPE to have this finalized by the day of the event. We will let you know if we receive this status that would allow this donation to be tax deductible.
Will alcohol be sold at the event?
No. Not this year...maybe in the future.
How big is my booth space?
10 ft wide, 12 ft deep
Will there be electricity?
Most booths will have electricity, some will not. You will need an extension cord. Sign up quickly to reserve a spot with electricity if you require it.
Will there be water?
Yes, we will supply Health Department compliant, “Food Grade” hoses on the Square and the required Hand Washing Stations. (See map)
How many restaurants will be there?
We plan for 20 restaurant booths this year.
We are offering other vendor spaces for a donation the Band Boosters.
Will all of the restaurants be from Commerce?
We are asking Commerce restaurants first. They have priority sign up until Feb 25th. . If 20 Commerce restaurants do not choose to fill our spaces, we will then open registration up to other nearby restaurants.
How do I sign up?
Click on the Taste of Commerce bar at the top of this page and then Registration.
I have more questions? How do I get answers?
Contact us: Melinda Reid, Taste of Commerce Chair at: