We'd Love to Have You as a July 4th Vendor!
The Bel Air Independence Day Committee supports our Town of Bel Air downtown merchants, many of whom are open on the 4th of July to serve the tens of thousands of people who flock to our town on that day.
In addition, since our events are spread out over various Town locations, we answer the needs of our crowds and participants by allowing temporary vendors to sell food, novelties, prizes, etc., during the all-day celebrations, through the fireworks.
However, a LICENSE is specifically required for this, and the Town of Bel Air has specifically passed ordinances giving the Bel Air Independence Day Committee authority to grant licenses for this day; see below for the actual statute.
So, if you wish to sell something on July 4 in Bel Air as a temporary vendor, please fill out the "July 4 Contact Form" on the page, selecting as your interest "Being a Vendor on the 4th."
Or, you may call 410-879-4245 and leave a message with our answering service. Tell the operator, "THIS IS A VENDOR QUESTION."
In either case, we will promptly be in touch with you!
Town of Bel Air Code: Regulation of Itinerant Merchants, Vendors and Solicitors
§ 272-2. License Required.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of itinerant dealer, peddler or solicitor in the Town of Bel Air without having first secured a license from the Town. The license shall be valid for not more than one year ....
§ 272-3. Exemptions.
The following are exempt from the provisions of this chapter:
B. Persons, businesses, firms or organizations who or which engage in any of the following activities: ...
(5) Persons participating in the Bel Air Independence Day activities that are approved and licensed by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc.