2023 Mardi Gras Festival Application

Event Information & Pricing

The Mardi Gras Festival is one of The Villages favorite festivals and has recently relocated to Lake Sumter Landing. Traditionally held on Fat Tuesday, each year this festival draws 8,000 – 12,000 people, and is one of Central Florida’s biggest Mardi Gras celebrations.

This year’s event will be held on February 21, 2023 at Lake Sumter Landing from 4pm to 9pm.

This years event will feature Food Trucks, Carnival Games, Market Vendors, Stilt Walkers, Live Music, and so much more.

Vendor space is set up around the square allowing guests to move about and visit each vendor. Food Vendors will be located in a dedicated food court that is directly adjacent to the square

Event Vendor Fees: 10% of Gross Sales

Deposit: $25 

Upon completion of the event, 10% of the gross sales minus the $25 deposit will be due.

    1. i.e. Gross sales of $1250

      1. $125 – $25= $100 due upon completion of event

Uponbeing accepted to the event you will receive an Invoice for a $25  deposit. This invoice must be paid within 10 business days. If deposit is not made you will be removed from the event and must re apply.

Please refer to our Special Events Vendor Guidelines for a complete list of rules and regulations for our events.

About this Application.

Thank you for your interest in vending with the Villages Entertainment.

Before submitting an application please read our Special Event Vendor Guidelines. These guidelines outline everything that is required from you to participate in our events.

We do receive a high volume of applications for all of our events and can not guarantee a space to everyone who submits an application.

If you’re application is accepted you will receive an invoice for your space which must be paid before you are assigned a space at the event.

Food vendors are selected to best match the event. you may be asked to provide photos of your setup and of your product.

We are also unable to accept any food vendors that would be a direct competition with any of the preexisting restaurants on the square of the event.

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    Event*


    Vendor type*


    Company Name *
    Name of your company as it appears in all advertising and promotions.


    Company URL or Facebook


    First Name *


    Last Name *


    Phone *


    E-mail *


    Mailing Address *







    Type of Space *


    Brief Description of Product*


    Product Price Range


    In consideration of being allowed to participate as a Vendor during Festivals and/or Special Events, I agree to release, discharge, hold harmless and covenant not to sue The Villages® of Lake-Sumter, Inc., The Villages® Operating Company, The Villages® Center Community Development District, Sumter Landing Community Development District, all affiliates of such entities, and each of the foregoing’s officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from all liability to me, my executors, administrators, personal representatives, heirs and next of kin, for all loss or damage and all claims or demands (each a “Claim”) on account of injury or damage to my person or property resulting in my death that was caused by the negligence, action or inaction of such Released Parties, or otherwise. Additionally, I agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify the released Parties from any Claim by any of my guests and invitees. This Release, Waiver and Hold Harmless is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by Florida Law and if any portion is held invalid for any reason the balance should not withstanding continue in full legal force and effect.




    Please Take a moment to review our Special Event Vendor Guidelines.
    Click here to view our Special Event Vendor Guidelines.