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January 30, 2019
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Chris Myers, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-6051

Food Vendors Needed for Uncle Sam Jam and Party in the Park Events

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applications from food vendors to participate in the City's Uncle Sam Jam celebration and various Party/Play in the Park events. Uncle Sam Jam is from 3 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park, First and Charleston streets. The rain date for the event will be Friday, July 5 at the same time and location.

"Uncle Sam Jam is the City's largest free annual event," said Chris Myers, Park Operations Coordinator. "It's a great opportunity for Lincolnites to support local businesses and for vendors to share their products with the public, all during a fun community celebration." The fee to apply is $100, and the application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 15. Space is limited to 10 vendors.

Uncle Sam Jam vendors will be notified of selection results Friday, April 5. The application fee will be refunded to vendors not selected for the event. Applicants are required to submit a complete list of merchandise to minimize duplication of food offerings. The selected vendors will be required to complete the application process by providing insurance information and details on advertising to be displayed during the event.

Party/Play in the Park events will take place at various parks throughout the spring and summer. Events include but are not limited to:

The fee to apply is $50 for three events, and the application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 1. Selected vendors will be contacted to schedule events.

To receive an application, contact Janet Ball, Parks and Recreation, at or 402-441-7847, extension "0".

For more information on Parks and Recreation, visit For more information about Uncle Sam Jam, visit (keyword: Uncle Sam Jam).

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