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Thank you for your interest in vending with us during Homecoming!

On Saturday, October 25, we take on the Lions of Lincoln University at our Homecoming Football Game. As one of the scheduled events, we will host our Annual Vendors’ Bazaar starting on Friday, October 24, from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Vendor fees vary depending upon the days you wish to participate.

  • The location for Vending will be on the band’s practice field, located next to Daniel’s Gymnasium.  
  • Due to increased security awareness procedures, vendors will be required to strictly adhere to all rules and regulations.  Vendors will be allowed to select spaces of their choice, on a first-come, first-served basis, in the authorized vending location.  Any vendor who does not comply with this rule will be asked to move to the appropriate vending location. 
  • The set-up time for vending is 9:00-11:45a on 10/24 and 6:00-9:45a on 10/25. Vendors will be allowed to set up during these hours only

Food vendors:

  • Must submit a Temporary Food Event Permit and $40 fee to the Colonial Heights Environmental Health Office by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 20.  No vendor applications/fees will be accepted after this date.  

Dennis O’Conner
Environmental Health Specialist
200 Highland Avenue
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834

All vendors

  • Must have a Vendors’ Vending Permit and a Vendors’ Parking Permit, which will be issued upon arrival.  Vendors may be asked to show these permits during the course of the Bazaar.  All permits are to be displayed at all times:  Parking Permit – Dashboard of vehicle(s) and Vending Permit – Front area of booth.
  • Virginia State University reserves the right to deny a Vendor’s application.  
  • There will be no rain date for this activity and no refunds for inclement weather.  
  • Vendor fees are to be made payable to Virginia State University (cashiers check, money order or certified check), and mailed to the following address by October 16:

VSU Cashiers Office
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive - Box 9125
Petersburg, Virginia 23806

The Vendors’ Application must be filled out completely and returned to the below address on or before October 20 (please do not submit the vendor fee to the address below): 

April Bennett
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive - Box 9090
Petersburg, Virginia 23806

Due to a shortage of parking spaces, vendors are asked to limit the number of vehicles to two (2).  Should you have any questions about this activity, please contact April Bennett at (804) 524-2740 or e-mail

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