Art In Wilder Park 2023 - Food Vendor Fee



Presenting Sponsor Kelly Stetler | Compass
Produced by the Elmhurst Art Museum i
n partnership with the Elmhurst Park District 
Consulting by RGL Marketing for the Arts, Inc.

Wilder Park, 175 S. Prospect Ave. Elmhurst, IL 

Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2023


Food Vendor Application deadline March 1, 2023 

Be part of this annual tradition in Elmhurst. In 2022, the Elmhurst Art Museum helped relaunch Art in Wilder Park with a widely successful festival that attracted over 7,500 visitors. For 2023, the Museum takes the reigns as lead producer of the outdoor festival, and we’ve set our sights on an even larger, more inclusive and accessible event for the whole family. Festival programming will feature over 125 booths of one-of-a-kind art, food vendors and hands-on kid’s activities.

As the first outdoor festival in the region each year, Art in Wilder Park is a highly anticipated Spring event in the western suburbs. In 2022, the event was voted one of the Best in the West, featured in numerous press outlets, and attracted nearly half of its visitors from outside of Elmhurst. Post festival evaluations showed a high percentage of the attendees also visited and supported local restaurants, coffee shops, and other businesses.

We have limited space for food vendors to participate. Set-up will take place Friday, May 5 between 4-8pm and Saturday, May 6 from 6-10am. The food vendor space fee for both days for is $350 (nonrefundable) and is due on March 1, 2023.

Please apply for your temporary food service permit.  Contact Rida Naqvi at the DuPage County Health Department.  For further information regarding this permit, please visit the DuPage County Health Department website:

Display Specifications: 
Food Vendors must provide their own 10”x10” tent or food truck, tables, chairs and other display equipment. Stakes are allowed on the grass. 
Electricity is limited. $100 electricity fee required. 

What’s new in 2023?

OUTDOOR PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION: With our partner the Elmhurst Park District, we will present a special outdoor art installation by ten local artists and youth groups. This newly commissioned public art installation will encourage more attendance, press, and engagement in Wilder Park this year. The museum will have a special booth with information about this installation and our summer blockbuster exhibition the Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross.

Booth Fee - $350

Additional Electricity Fee - $100