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Camp Randall High Density Vending

There are a total of twenty sites at this venue on City of Madison property outside the football stadium. There are six sites for Camp Randall High Density Food Vendors (on-site food preparation) and fourteen for Camp Randall High Density Goods Vendors (dry goods and pre-packaged foods).

General Guidelines

  1. Site Assignment by Seniority: Site assignments are by current consecutive chronological seniority based on the date licensed.
  2. Applications: Application materials will be emailed late every June to all included on the email distribution list.
  3. New Applicant Waiting List: A waiting list for new applicants is based on the date the Camp Randall High Density Vending application was received by the Street Vending Coordinator.
You can apply online or by mail.

You must obtain the following before you can apply for a High Density License:
Applying for a High Density Vending License Online
The application for this license can be completed on the City of Madison Licenses & Permits portal.
  • If you do not have one already, you must create an account on the Licenses & Permits portal to fill out the application.
    Please note that you must obtain a City of Madison Street Vendor License before you can apply for the High Density License.
  • Once you login to your account go to the Licenses/Registrations section, select Apply for a License/Registration and then choose Vending - High Density.
Applying for a High Density Vending License by Mail
Applications in PDF format
  1. Submit an insurance certificate (General liability insurance at a minimum of one million dollars, naming City of Madison as Additional Insured). Insurance Requirements

Additional Licenses for Non-Mall / Concourse Food Vendors

Non-Mall / Concourse Food Vendors must also have the following:

Other Forms & Information

Last Updated: 11/30/2021

Contact Meghan Blake-Horst, Street Vending Coordinator

  • PH: 608-261-9171
  • FAX: 608-261-6126
  • EMAIL:
    Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development
    Economic Development Division
    Office of Business Resources
    P.O. Box 2983
    Madison WI 53701-2983
    215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, 3rd Floor
    Madison WI 53703

Full Service Food Trucks at Special Events

Full service food trucks may operate in Madison only at special events and/or if licensed to vend in City of Madison parks. The maximum size for a Mall / Concourse food cart is 56 square feet. Elsewhere in Madison, the maximum size for a food cart is 10 feet by 12 feet.

Guidelines Resources

Recycling Awareness

Food vendors are encouraged to use recyclable and biodegradable utensils, containers and napkins.