Become a Vendor
Partner with you at the Utah Brazilian Festival this year!
We are pleased to invite you to be part of the 14th Annual Utah Brazilian Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
With the community businesses’ support at last year’s event, we attracted a crowd of more than 8,000 people and we are expecting an even larger turnout this year as we have made many other improvements, which will make for another very successful event.
Display your products, services, and representatives with your logo/name printed on t-shirts, caps, banners, festival materials, posters, and online media.
Excel your exposure by being an official sponsor/vendor at the Festival!
Viva Brazil Cultural Center is a non profit organization that bring the Utah Brazilian Festival to the community. This page was designed to provide you with information about our organization and events and answer your questions about how to become involved. All of this information is subject to change.
You may complete and submit the food vendor or retail vendor application to apply for space at the Utah Brazilian Festival. Return the application with all the requested information as soon as possible so that your company/organization can be considered equally among all applicants. The Utah Brazilian Festival begins accepting applications from May 15 until August 15. If you are applying after August 15 you might be denied due to space constraints or menu/item duplication.
Booth Space Business Tier 1 - $300.00
Booth Space Business Tier 2 - $200.00
Home Business $150.00
Community Affairs $100.00
Arts and Crafts – call for special rates
The standard tent size is 10' x 10'. Vendors must bring their own tent.
Exact figures vary for each event depending on attendance. We do not oversell the event and try to give each vendor every opportunity to be successful.
Attendance estimates are given on the application and are based on previous year's attendance records.
Fill out the application and our Organizing Committee will select the vendors based on quality, a variety of products and site appearance.
Upon acceptance into an event, every vendor needs a business license. Food vendor must have a temporary food permit on file with the City Health Department. Contact the Provo Health Department at (801) 851-7525 or Salt Lake Health Department (385) 468-4100 for more information regarding a temporary food permit. Participation, in any event, is contingent upon meeting the requirements of these Health Departments depending where the event will be held.
The Utah Brazilian Festival reserves the right to secure and offer exclusive rights to sponsors in any category. Upon acceptance into an event, you will be notified of our sponsors' exclusive sales rights.
Some of Our Favorites For Food Vendors
Coxinhas (pronounced co-SHEEN-ya) - Little raindrops of fried goodness! Coxinha literally translates to “little thigh" resembling a chicken leg. It is a popular Brazilian street food which is a boneless teardrop-shaped croquette containing chopped or shredded chicken meat. It is usually eaten as a snack or appetizer. Served from kids Birthday parties to fancy weddings it is always a crowd pleaser.
Coxinha Description 2: Another deep-fried classic from Brazil, coxinha are crunchy croquettes usually made with a filling of shredded chicken. The filling is surrounded by a layer of dough, then coated in golden breadcrumbs before frying to create the perfect crunch. Often shaped like a teardrop, this is thought to represent the shape of a chicken thigh which would have originally been used for the filling.
Coxinha - Description 3 - The coxinha is based on dough made with wheat flour and chicken broth and optionally mashed potato, which is filled with shredded spiced chicken meat, or a whole chicken thigh. The filling consists of chicken, and onions, parsley and scallions, and occasionally tomato sauce, turmeric and catupiry cheese. The coxinha is coated in batter , then in bread crumbs or manioc flour and deep fried. It is shaped to roughly resemble a chicken leg. The dough used to coat the filling is generally prepared with the broth of the chicken, enhancing the flavor of the coating.
Kibe - (pronounced kee-bee) are football-shaped deep-fried croquettes of beef and bulgur wheat, seasoned with garlic, onions and mint. They are of Lebanese origin where they are made with ground lamb but in Brazil, typically they are made with ground beef.
Esfiha - Whether you spell it "esfiha" or "esfirra", this Brazilian snack-food with Middle Eastern origins is one of the most popular snacks in Brazil. An esfiha is basically a round of leavened bread spread with a variety of seasonings and ground meats and served either open (like a pizza) or closed (like a calzone).
Churro - this popular snack that is a fried-dough pastry filled to order with chocolate or dulce de leche (a caramel, which, in Brazil, is called doce de leite) and sprinkled with sugar.
Pão de Mel
Pão de Mel - Honey Bread or Honey Delight is a cake sandwich made mostly from honey, chocolate, and spices, which is coated in chocolate to prolong its flavor and moist texture, and filled with dulce de leche. It usually has either a square or round shape (resembling a cookie sandwich or alfajor).
Empadinha - a splash of extra seasoning makes the chicken filling of these flaky pastries extra flavoursome. Like a small version of the Empadao or torta salgada you can find it with different fillings like chicken, beef, shrimp or hearts of palm.
Passion Fruit Mousse
Passion Fruit Mousse - If Brazil declared a national dessert, it would most likely be passion fruit mousse. It's a staple in the dessert counters of delicatessens and bakeries, and it appears front and center on many restaurant menus. Passion fruit mousse calls for fresh passions fruits, sweetened condensed milk, and a dairy product called creme de leite, which is somewhat similar to evaporated milk.
Empadão ou Torta Salgada
Empadão ou Torta Salgada - A baked casserole like a pot pie usually made with chicken, olives, hearts of palm, corn, and other fillings. You can sub chicken for beef, shrimp, or any other type of "meat."
Espetinhos - The kebabs of Brazil - At any public event which is likely to draw a crowd, anywhere in Brazil, at any time of day or night, any season of the year, there'll at least one person standing at a small charcoal grill, vending espetinhos. Espetinho is a Portuguese word which means "little skewer". When someone sees a few espetinho vendors setting up their grills on a street corner, or at the edge of a public square, you can be sure that in short order the space will be filled with a hungry crowd and the smell of grilling espetinhos will perfume the air with the smell of grilled meat. Espetinhos can be made from many things. The most common are simple skewers of spiced beef or chicken.
Brigadeiro and Brazilian Sweets
Brigadeiro and Brazilian Sweets- Brigadeiro is the most typical sweet from Brazil. It looks like a chocolate truffle and has a caramel texture. It is a thick mix of condensed milk, butter and cocoa powder mixed together over a low heat. Once cooled, it is rolled into small balls and covered with chocolate sprinkles.
Similar to the brigadeiro, they have other sweets that are made of condensed milk mixed with butter and coconut (beijinhos), crushed peanuts (cajuzinho) or different fruit flavors, just to mention a few.