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February 28, 2020
Media Contact:
Chris Myers, Park Operations, 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 the City's largest free annual event. It is set for 4 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, July 3 at Oak Lake Park, First and Charleston streets. The rain date for the event will be Sunday, July 5 at the same time and location.

The fee to apply for Uncle Sam Jam is $100, and the application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31. Space is limited to eight vendors. Vendors will be notified of selection results Friday, April 24.

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

The fee to apply for these events is $50 for 3 events. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 20. Selected vendors will be contacted to schedule events.

For all events, 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.

To receive an application form, contact Roy Rivera, Parks and Recreation Department, at or 402-441-7847, extension "0". For more information on Parks and Recreation, visit

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