Food Info

Thank you for considering to exhibit at the Prater’s Mill Country Fair at the historic Prater’s Mill, an invitation-only festival, where all crafts must be handmade out of natural materials by the vendor and all food should fit into the Appalachian Country Fair theme. Foods, crafts, entertainment and activities are chosen with that theme in mind. Therefore, many foods like nachos, tacos, pizza, etc. are not appropriate. Our food booths are located in rustic sheds or tents. We do not allow modern food trucks or trailers in the exhibit area. 

Most, but not all, of our food booths are manned by local civic organizations. Listed below are foods we already have at the fair. We do not duplicate food booths.

To be considered, please complete an application form. Choose either Online or PDF download link at the bottom of this page to proceed.  



Prater’s Mill serves Coke® Products. You can order Coke®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, Dr. Pepper®, Dasani water and Powerade® (Fruit Punch, Berry Blast, Lemon-Lime & Grape).  Prater’s Mill will provide credit for the duration of the fair but all Coke Product MUST be ordered and purchased from Prater’s Mill.  No product may be brought in from another source. Doing so will jeopardize your place as a vendor.  Your Coke product order is to be picked up from the Coke truck behind the food shed on Friday between  9-11am or 5-7pm. All orders must be picked up during this time. Additional stock can be picked up from the coke trailer Saturday evening between 5 – 6:00pm. You will be allowed to leave stock on the truck either day noting the above times when the truck will be attended. You will need to have your own transportation to get the products from the Coke truck to your booth. You may return for credit any FULL MATCHED CASE  (24 bottles of the exact same product) Sunday evening between 4:30-6:00pm. NO RETURNS after 6:00pm on Sunday.  Empty crates must be returned Sunday to the Coke truck. You will be charged for any crates left at your booth and will jeopardize your place as a vendor.  Payment for all coke product used plus sales tax (Prater’s Mill is not sales tax exempt) is due to Prater’s Mill Sunday by 6:00pm.  All Product is to be sold for $2.00 each.

You may also make and sell Brewed Tea, Lemonade, Limeade, Coffee without restriction.

• Application Fee is $40, is non-refundable, and does not apply towards booth fee. Send this fee in with application.
• Food booth fee is $175 (single); no commission of jury fees. Power is an additional $25. DO NOT send booth fee until you are invited and a registration form is sent to you.
• Covered/enclosed spaces are approximately 10′ x 20′. No tables or other supplies are furnished or available.
• Electricity is limited to 20 amps, and there is a $25 additional fee. 20 amp limit on covered/enclosed booths.
• Freestanding booths share 20amps. You may need to cooperate with your neighbor on power usage. 
• Quite generators are allowed.

Listed below are the items that we currently have being served as of June 27, 2018. 

Apple Cider (hot/cold)
Apple Dumplings
Baked Beans
Baked Chicken
Barbecue Chicken Dinners
Barbecue Ribs
Barbecue Pork
Beef Stew
Black Eyed Peas
Blooming Onion
Boiled Peanuts
Bread Pudding
Brewed Tea (Sweet & Unsweet)*
Brunswick Stew
Biscuits – Ham
Biscuits – Tenderloin
Biscuits – Country Ham
Biscuits – Sausage
Biscuits – Sausage Gravy
Candied Apples
Carmel Apple
Cheesecake (favored)
Cheese Straws
Chicken (Baked) & Cornbread Dressing
Chicken & Dumplins
Chicken Tenders
Chili-cheese Fries
Clam Chowder

Coke Products*
Cole Slaw
Collard Greens
Corn in a Cup
Cornbread Salad
Cotton Candy
Curly Fries
Crawfish Bread
Donuts (mini with toppings)
Flavored Coffee
Flavored Water
French Fries
Fried Bologna Sandwiches
Fried Chicken (on a stick)
Fried Corn
Fried Corn Fritters
Fried Cat Fish
Fried Green Tomatoes
Bacon Fried Green Tomatoes Sandwiches
Fried Loaded Potato Balls
Fried Mushrooms (on a stick)
Fried Oreos
Fried Pickles
Fried Pies
Fried Pork Chops
Fried Sweet Potatoes
Fried Zucchini
Funnel Cakes
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Greens (mixed)

Ham Shank
Honey Sticks
Hot Chocolate
Hot Sauce
Hush Puppies
Ice Cream
Kettle Korn
Onion Rings
Pickles & Relishes
Piggy Dogs
Pinto Beans
Plate Lunches
Polke Salit
Popcorn (kettle korn)
Pork Rinds
Potato Chips (plain/seasoned)
Potato Salad
Red Beans & Rice
Rice Krispy Treats
Roasted Corn
Roasted Peanuts
Roasted Nut Mix
Slushy Mixes
Snow Cones
Spiral Cut Taters (ribbon fries)
Turkey Legs
Vanilla Extract

* These items can be carried by any booth : Coke® Products, Breakfast, Brewed Tea (sweet & unsweet), Lemonade, Limeade & Regular Coffee


Listed below are foods we WOULD LIKE to have at the fair. We do not duplicate food booths:
Apple Fritters, Bratwurst, Breads, Cakes, Canned Goods, Chocolate Covered Nuts,  Chocolate Jelly, Chili & Soups, Corn Fritters, Fried Okra, Gumbo, Ham & Grits, Itailan Sausage, Jams & Jellies, Muscadine Juices, Polish Sausages, Pork Chops, Salsa, Shrimp & Grits

Please select a button below to complete the Food Application either Online (preferred) or to Print and Mail the Application.