Calling all aapi-owned food and retail businesses!

2024 Vendor Applications are Open

The AAPI Night Market returns to Capitol Mall on Friday, May 31, 2024. Come showcase your offerings to over 4,000 attendees, immerse yourself in the community, and be part of the region’s largest AAPI Heritage Month celebration.

Application Period

To accommodate for high interest, we will review and consider applications in two waves. Space is limited. Apply early!

Wave 1: November 28 – December 31, 2023.

Acceptance notifications will be sent in January.

Wave 2: January 1 – January 21, 2024.

Acceptance notifications will be sent in February.

This was a great event! Good job for making this a success. Thank you for having us and giving us the platform to share our food with everyone.

Ralph Imatong

Pinorrito Food Truck

2023 Outcomes

$1,346.69

Average vendor net revenue

3300+

Attendees

Media coverage by all major local outlets

Vendor Info

For inquiries related to health permits or food safety, please reach out to the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department at the following details:

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (excluding County Holidays)
Office Location: 11080 White Rock Rd., Suite 200, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

For immediate assistance with an environmental specialist, you can call between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. daily at 916-875-8440.
Additionally, feel free to explore their webpage for information on community events: 

Vendor FAQ

A:

  • Business applicant must have at least one owner/co-owner that has an AAPI background
  • Has capability to meet the inventory size needed to vend at market (3000+ attendees)
  • Possesses at least 2 staff members to vend at their booth and commit to staffing their booth from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM regardless of selling out.
  • Must commit to setting up their booth a few hours prior to the event based on the team’s load-in schedule.
  • Can fill a 10’ by 10’ space. Vendor spots will be outdoors.
  • Must have one of the following:
    • Square
    • Paypal
    • Other POS system

All vendors will be responsible for supplying their own tent, table, lighting, and chairs for their booth.

A: Yes.

  • Current SacAsian Chamber Member = $50
  • Merchandise/Non-Food Vendor = $250
  • Food Tent = $300
  • Food Truck = $400
 

SacAsian Chamber members will be given priority during the selection process. To learn more about membership, please contact Roy Arimoto at [email protected] with the subject “AAPI Night Market Membership – [YOUR BUSINESS NAME].”

A: 

Required paperwork:

  • California Seller’s License
  • City of Sacramento Business Operations Tax (BOT) Certificate
  • General liability insurance (to list The City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce as additionally insured)

Food vendors must possess one of the following in addition to the above paperwork:

  • Multi-Event Food Facility (MEV) Permit, active on the day of event
  • Mobile Food Facility (MFF) Permit, active on the day of the event
  • OR Sacramento County Temporary Food Facility (TFF) Packet MUST be filled out no later than TWO WEEKS prior to the event

A:

Vendors will be accepted in two waves: one in January and one in February. Vendor space is limited and priority will be given to members of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. We encourage businesses to apply early.

A:

To learn more about membership, please contact Roy Arimoto at [email protected] with the subject “AAPI Night Market Membership – [YOUR BUSINESS NAME].”

What are the requirements to apply as a vendor for the AAPI Night Market?

A:

  • Business applicant must have at least one owner/co-owner that has an AAPI background
  • Has capability to meet the inventory size needed to vend at market (3000+ attendees)
  • Possesses at least 2 staff members to vend at their booth and commit to staffing their booth from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM regardless of selling out.
  • Must commit to setting up their booth a few hours prior to the event based on the team’s load-in schedule.
  • Can fill a 10’ by 10’ space. Vendor spots will be outdoors.
  • Must have one of the following:
    • Square
    • Paypal
    • Other POS system

All vendors will be responsible for supplying their own tent, table, lighting, and chairs for their booth.

Is there a cost to be a vendor?

A: Yes.

 

  • Current SacAsian Chamber Member = $50
  • Merchandise/Non-Food Vendor = $250
  • Food Tent = $300
  • Food Truck = $400
 
SacAsian Chamber members will be given priority during the selection process. To learn more about membership, please contact Roy Arimoto at [email protected] with the subject "AAPI Night Market Membership - [YOUR BUSINESS NAME]."

What paperwork is required to be a vendor?

A: 

 

Required paperwork:

  • California Seller's License
  • City of Sacramento Business Operations Tax (BOT) Certificate
  • General liability insurance (to list The City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce as additionally insured)

 

Food vendors must possess one of the following in addition to the above paperwork:

  • Multi-Event Food Facility (MEV) Permit, active on the day of event
  • Mobile Food Facility (MFF) Permit, active on the day of the event
  • OR Sacramento County Temporary Food Facility (TFF) Packet MUST be filled out no later than TWO WEEKS prior to the event

When will selected vendors be notified of their participation?

A:

Vendors will be accepted in two waves: one in January and one in February. Vendor space is limited and priority will be given to members of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. We encourage businesses to apply early.

How can I become a member of the Chamber?

A:

 

To learn more about membership, please contact Roy Arimoto at [email protected] with the subject "AAPI Night Market Membership - [YOUR BUSINESS NAME]."

Vendor Resources

California Seller's Permit

Apply Here

Is there a cost to be a vendor?

A: Yes.

 

  • Current SacAsian Chamber Member = $50
  • Merchandise/Non-Food Vendor = $250
  • Food Tent = $300
  • Food Truck = $400
 
SacAsian Chamber members will be given priority during the selection process. To learn more about membership, please contact Roy Arimoto at [email protected] with the subject "AAPI Night Market Membership - [YOUR BUSINESS NAME]."

What paperwork is required to be a vendor?

A: 

 

Required paperwork:

  • California Seller's License
  • City of Sacramento Business Operations Tax (BOT) Certificate
  • General liability insurance (to list The City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce as additionally insured)

 

Food vendors must possess one of the following in addition to the above paperwork:

  • Multi-Event Food Facility (MEV) Permit, active on the day of event
  • Mobile Food Facility (MFF) Permit, active on the day of the event
  • OR Sacramento County Temporary Food Facility (TFF) Packet MUST be filled out no later than TWO WEEKS prior to the event

When will selected vendors be notified of their participation?

A:

Vendors will be accepted in two waves: one in January and one in February. Vendor space is limited and priority will be given to members of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. We encourage businesses to apply early.

How can I become a member of the Chamber?

A:

 

To learn more about membership, please contact Roy Arimoto at [email protected] with the subject "AAPI Night Market Membership - [YOUR BUSINESS NAME]."

Some of our past AAPI Night Market Vendors: