Be a Part of RAGBRAI in Paullina, Iowa!

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor for RAGBRAI in Paullina, Iowa. We hope all food service vendors and non-food vendors are successful during this time. Additionally, we hope all RAGBRAI participants enjoy themselves and have a favorable experience in our community benefiting all. We are anticipating thousands of RAGBRAI participants pass through Paullina and it is our responsibility to feed them. This is no small undertaking and we need help from all sectors (profit and non-profit organizations) and businesses.


There is a $100 fee for non-profit organizations and $200 fee for for-profit organizations that desire to be food service or non-food vendors.
Vendors are in charge of their own pricing, signs and clean up.
Submit the Application and proof of liability insurance must be received no later than June 1, 2017.

Applications received after this date are not ensured of approval and are subject to a late fee.


The Vendor Committee reserves the right to reject any and all applications..

Location of Vendors

All vendors will be located on Main Street. Upon receiving your application fees and Proof of Insurance you will be assigned a space (20’W x 10’D). More than one space may be purchased. Please indicate additional spaces on the submission form.

Food Safety

Food Safety is paramount when preparing food for this many people. Contingent on your approval as a food service vendor a Temporary Food Service Establishment License application will need to be completed and submitted to:

Siouxland District Health Department
1014 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51105
712-279-6119 or 800-587-3005

Important Items 

You may obtain a Vendor application on-line HERE or from the Paullina city office no later than June 1, 2017. All food service vendors will be inspected by staff from the Siouxland District Health Department.


It will be up to each group to set its own prices. As all registered RAGBRAI participants will have a wristband, RAGBRAI officials recommend that a lower price is charged to those participants with a wristband. For example, if a meal is $6.00 for those without wristbands, then a $5.00 price could be offered for participants with a wristband.

Clean Up

We ask all food service vendors to clean up their areas prior to leaving.


Food service vendors are responsible for their own signs at their booths. We recommend printing neatly; signs should include menu items and prices. Vendors are not allowed to use the name RAGBRAI on their signs; however, you will receive an official RAGBRAI vendor sign prior to serving. It is also recommended that the vendor has a sign already made indicating “Out of Food”

Contact Information

All applications should be submitted via the form below. They can be requested and then emailed to: or mailed to Paullina RAGBRAI Committee, PO Box 239, Paullina, IA 51046.

Payment of vendor fees of $100 non-profit vendor fees/$200 for-profit vendor fees should be submitted once notification of acceptance has been received.

If you need to obtain a Temporary Food Service Establishment License, please see: SDHD Temporary License Application for more information.
All other general food and vending questions should be directed to

Apply to be a Vendor!