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City of Santa Barbara

735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, US


Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show Cottage Foods Application

City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department

Applicant Name

Applicant Home Address (cannot be a PO Box)

If different from your home address, specify the address where you prepare your cottage foods

Important Information for Cottage Foods Applicants:

  • Cottage foods members are restricted to exhibit only in the East section of the Show identified on the map below (starts at 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd.).
  • Cottage foods members must maintain a registration with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.
  • Cottage foods members can only sell food and beverages - they cannot sell arts and/or crafts.
  • Cottage foods members must maintain a $1,000,000 general liability insurance policy naming the City of Santa Barbara as additionally insured.
  • There are a maximum of 8 cottage foods members allowed in the Arts and Crafts Show.  Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

After a preliminary review of the application, the applicant will be required to pay a $15 permit applicaiton fee prior to being scheduled to attend an Arts and Crafts Show Advisory Committee for screening.  The applicant must be present at that meeting with a representative sample of the items intended for sale at the Show. 

The applicant agrees:

  • Prior to joining the Arts and Crafts Show to obtain a Seller’s Permit from the California State Board of Equalization which lists the official Show address of 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA, 93101.
  • If a selling permit is granted to personally exhibit, sell and hand produce your own cottage foods.
  • To comply with the Santa Barbara Municipal Code and the Arts and all Show Procedures and Regulations.
  • That the initial permit is issued for a six month probationary period.  Renewal is contingent upon compliance with all Arts and Crafts Show Procedures and Regulations and the Santa Barbara Municipal Code.

For the issuance of the requested permit, I the undersigned, agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the City of Santa Barbara, its officers, employees and agents, from and against any and all loss, liability, charges and expenses (including attorney’s fees) and causes of action of whatsoever character which may or may arise from activities authorized by or related to any permit issued pursuant to this application. The undersigned understands that the City of Santa Barbara does not provide accident, medical, liability, or any other insurance for participants in the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the statements made on this form are true, correct and complete.  I understand and agree that false statements on this form will be sufficient grounds for revocation of my permit.

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