River Street 2024
April – December

Vendor Registration 

Our 2024 dates are April 19-21, May 17-19, June 21-23, July 19-21, Aug 16-18, Sept. 20-22, Oct. 18-20, Nov. 15-17, Dec. 20-22.

Market Hours: Friday and Saturday from 11am t0 10pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm

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Why decide to vend on Savanah River Street?

  • Approximately 40,000 people walk through River Street every weekend with no extra advertising.
  • You have 29 hours to sell your products, bringing your vending space to only $15 per hour.
  • Live Like Locals Savannah will be bringing back music on Friday and Saturday.
  • We’ll be creating themed events to encourage several thousand locals to come back down to river street. 
  • We’ll be investing in additional marketing through our growing online presence.

STEP ONE

NOTE: The City Of Savannah imposes stricter vendor rules than our other locations. Even if you have previously been approved by us, you may not be able to vend on River Street.

Cityof Savannah DOES NOT ALLOW those that buy and sell retail merchandise, no independent consultants and no T-Shirt vendors or vinyl sublimation and no incense.

Vendors that are approved are craft, candles, soaps, hand-made jewelry, cottage kitchen food makers, desserts, seasonings, etc.

Please make sure that you have become a qualified vendor before
signing up to one of the vendor spots below. You only need to be approved once for any Live Like Local events. (Vendor’s Wanted Link)

River Street Series Dates

The dates are Apr. 19-21, May 17-19, Jun. 21-23, Jul. 19-21, Aug. 16-18, Sept.20-22, Oct. 18-20, Nov. 15-17, Dec. 20-22

What will I need to participate on River Street?
Attention Food Vendors Including Truck Vendors

All food vendors (truck, tent, or otherwise) are inspected by State DPH and City of Savannah. The individual charged with this task on the City side is Ms. Pearlette Shuman. Her role is to ensure that each food vendor has the appropriate permits. Due to the 2020 change in the State Food Laws, the local municipality is now involved with inspections and enforcement. (See Below their concerns)

  1. There is a $60 inspection fee payment. This fee is applicable for any vendor who does not currently hold a Chatham County Mobile Food Service Operation Permit (aka food truck permit). The fee can be paid in person via check, money order, or credit/debit card (excluding AmEx) at 1395 Eisenhower Dr, Savannah, GA 31406. You can also pay by phone via credit/debit card by calling 912-356-2160.
  2. Be prepared to answer these question as you describe your contingency for the city; (Ms. Pearlette Shuman-912-351-3837 ext.1702 | F: 912-525-1531 | Cell: 912-429-5084).  A. plan for obtaining fresh water throughout the duration of the event, as your mobile unit will not return to your base of operation daily.  B. Describe your contingency plan for dumping wastewater throughout the duration of the event, as your mobile unit will not return to your base of operation daily. C. How will your mechanical equipment be powered throughout the duration of the event? D. Do you intend to operate all three days? If not, please specify your days of operation.
  3. Your Savannah Business Tax Application for License fees are to be paid by the close of business one week before the event.
  4. Copies of both DPH and City Business Tax Application fees receipts should be emailed to pshuman@savannahga.gov.
  5. Food Vendors MUST always have original documents of their DPH vendor  inspection, and Savannah Business Tax License, along with a valid ID with them to present if requested by City Official or Public Safety Official, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  6. If you are a Food Truck you will be parked in our parking lot, units MUST NOT BLOCK ADA accessible parking space.
  7. All responses can be emailed back to pshuman@savannahga.gov.

Step Two

Once you know that your approved to vend on River Street. Select the option below that best fits your 2024 vending goals.

The following categories will have limits and will be placed on a waiting list. 

No longer accepting permanent jewelry, category filled. Candles limit 3, only 2 left. Soaps limit 3 only 2 left. More limits are coming.

River Street Vendor 2024 
Individual Event Selection

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Buy 5 Get 1 Weekend Free

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Buy 7 Get 2 Weekend Free

River Street Food & Truck Vendor 2024
Individual Event Selection

River Street Food & Truck Vendor 2024
Buy 5 Get 1 Weekend Free

River Street Food & Truck Vendor 2024
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