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Saratoga Springs City Center Food Guidelines for Exhibitors

The City Center has been pleased and fortunate to host a wide variety of interesting events over the course of our history. In an ongoing effort to assist show planners in selling space and coordinating these events, we have put together a list of guidelines for your food/beverage vendors.

All fire, safety and health regulations must be followed and the City Center reserves the right to restrict unsafe practices. A 5-pound fire extinguisher is required for each warming unit.

Food and beverage items sold for consumption on premises are strictly prohibited.


The following is not permitted:

  • Distribution of beverages in bottles/cans of any size
  • Sale of non-commercially bagged/packaged food
  • Cotton Candy, Sno-Cone or Popcorn machines
  • Open flames
  • Fryers or electric fry pans
  • LP tanks, Grills or Charcoal cooking


The following is permitted:

  • Sale of packaged product (commercially vended) – i.e. Jars of mustard, salad dressing, dessert topping
  • Distribution of pre-bagged/packaged candy, popcorn, chips, cookies, nuts etc.
  • Electric crockpots, slow cookers, warming units –such as chafing dishes
  • Sample tastings of the packaged product must be bite sized
  • Sample beverage tastings may be no more than 2oz.

Tastings and/or sale of alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited without prior City Center approval, proper insurance (liquor liability), and NYS Liquor Authority Permit.


The vendor/show management are responsible for:

  • Disposing of all garbage
  • Appropriate recycling
  • Enforcement of all City Center and State Health Permit requirements
  • Appropriate NYS Sales Tax AuthorizaƟon when selling taxable product in the City Center