Food Vendor Information


First City Celebration

Oregon’s First City Celebration is the largest citywide celebration of Oregon City’s legacy as the first city of the Oregon Territory. Now in its ninth year, First City Celebration has become a signature event for Oregon City.



Please register by completing the online registration or by downloading the PDF form.

The form is for vendors who wish to sell food only, no alcohol.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Setup: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Breakdown: 8:00 pm

You must be set up at least 30 minutes ahead of the event start time. You will be assigned a load-in time one week prior to the event. Late arrival may result in exclusion.

All food vendors must remain open until 8:00pm. This is to comply with the OLCC Plan to Manage. Food vendors who break down before 8:00pm will not be asked to return next year.

The event layout and vendor locations will be determined by the event committee and registration date. Priority of location selection goes to early registrants. Vendor products will play a role in determining vendor locations.


Rates based on one (1) 10’x10’ booth space:

Early Bird Registration (Before May 1st, 2018): $125

Regular Registration (Before July 1, 2019): $175

Late Registration (After July 1, 2019 – Space Permitting): $200

Are you a downtown business? Businesses in the downtown district will receive 20% off their registration. In addition, Friends of Downtown Oregon City will receive 20% off their registration as well. 

In exchange, we supply your booth space, the opportunity to sell food at the event and your customers. You will be required to provide your own canopy, tables, serving vessels (e.g. plates, bowls, cups), napkins, and utensils.

If you require electricity, it’s an additional fee of $30 per 500-watt.


We expect 4,500 – 6,000 in attendance and anticipate up to 100 Marketplace vendors to participate. Please prepare accordingly.

Requirements to vend and prepare food within the event area:

  • Vend from a designated booth space. Sidewalks need to be kept clear.

  • Completion of a hold harmless waiver.

  • Pay registration fee to Downtown Oregon City Association.

  • Satisfy all county health department requirements.

Payment Policy: Payment is due with registration. Your application will not be processed without receiving a check or payment online for the full amount.

Cancellations: Must be submitted in writing and received by July 1 to receive a 50% refund. No refunds after July 1.