We boast the best Southern food this side of Heaven. All food must fit under the Southern Appalachian Country Fair menu. Therefore, foods like nachos, tacos, pizza, etc. are not appropriate nor allowed.
While a limited number of food booths are located under shelter, most are outside and set into the 15′ x 15′ booth space format. No tables or other supplies are furnished or available. We do not allow modern food trucks or trailers in the exhibit area.
Most, but not all, of our food booths are run by local civic organizations as fundraisers for their organizations. We do not duplicate food items. Breakfast, Brewed Tea, Regular Coffee, Lemonade and Limeade can be prepared by any exhibitor.
Listed below are foods we already have at the fair.
Any food booth can offer regular coffee, brewed tea (hot, cold, sweet, un-), lemonade, limeade and/or a selection of 20 oz. bottled Coke® products. Products which are only available through Prater’s Mill are limited to: Coke®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, Dr. Pepper®, Dasani® water and four flavors of Powerade® (Fruit Punch, Mountain Berry Blast, Lemon-Lime & Grape).
Through an arrangement with Coca-Cola®, Prater’s Mill is able to provide these products on credit during the show at a cost per case that will still yield a generous profit. The price for these beverages is set by the Fair Committee at $2/ea. All Coke Products MUST be ordered and purchased through Prater’s Mill in order to qualify for this amazing pricing. No Coke nor competitor product (including waters) may be brought in from another source. Doing so will immediately revoke your exhibitor status.
Coke Product Orders are to be picked up (in-full or in-part) from the Coke trailer behind the food shed. You will need to provide your own way to transport your order to your booth and back. The trailer is attended for morning, noon and evening pick-up shifts on Friday, a restocking evening shift on Saturday and an evening close out shift on Sunday.
You may return for credit any full matched case (24 bottles of the exact same product) Sunday evening. All returns and accounts must be settled in full before 6:00 pm on Sunday. Pricing already includes sales tax. Make checks “To the Order of: Prater’s Mill Foundation, Inc.” Payments made to any other entity will be refused.
We have several different styles of drink coolers available for use, on a first come basis, located under the Stage Pavilion in front of the dressing rooms. Please consider your neighbor’s needs by limiting the number of each kind used. Be prepared to clean them before and after use. You are responsible for their clean return on Sunday night. These assets cannot be replaced once damaged. Return coolers under the stage pavilion where you obtained them in clean and usable condition.
Empty coke crates must be returned to the trailer before 6:00 pm Sunday. A minimum $50 clean up fee will be assessed to your account for the removal any coolers, crates or trash found in or around your booth and will further jeopardize your exhibitor status.
- You may not sublet your booth, in whole or in part.
- Application Fee is non-refundable and does not apply towards booth fee.
- Advise reading all information before submitting application.
- Food booth fee is $175 (single); no commission or jury fees.
- Food power is an additional $25. Amperage is limited and not guaranteed.
- Electricity is limited to 20 amps, and there is a $25 additional fee.
- Freestanding booths share 20 amps. You may need to coordinate usage with your neighbor.
- Quite generators are allowed.
- DO NOT send booth fee until you receive an RSVP Invitation & Registration form.
Listed below are the items that we currently have being served as of June 27, 2018.
Apple Cider (hot/cold)
Barbecue Chicken Dinners
Black Eyed Peas
Brewed Tea (Sweet & Unsweet)*
Biscuits – Ham
Biscuits – Tenderloin
Biscuits – Country Ham
Biscuits – Sausage
Biscuits – Sausage Gravy
Chicken (Baked) & Cornbread Dressing
Chicken & Dumplins
Corn in a Cup
Donuts (mini with toppings)
Fried Bologna Sandwiches
Fried Chicken (on a stick)
Fried Corn Fritters
Fried Cat Fish
Fried Green Tomatoes
Bacon Fried Green Tomatoes Sandwiches
Fried Loaded Potato Balls
Fried Mushrooms (on a stick)
Fried Pork Chops
Fried Sweet Potatoes
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Pickles & Relishes
Popcorn (kettle korn)
Potato Chips (plain/seasoned)
Red Beans & Rice
Rice Krispy Treats
Roasted Nut Mix
Spiral Cut Taters (ribbon fries)
* These items can be carried by any booth : Coke® Products, Breakfast, Brewed Tea (sweet & unsweet), Lemonade, Limeade & Regular Coffee