News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director Ÿ Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director

Melonie Marano, Commissioner Ÿ Paul M. Drake, Commissioner Ÿ Douglas Singleterry, Commissioner

For Immediate Release

June 26, 2024

Seeking Performing Artists, Food Trucks, and Vendors for Somerset County Diversity Festival

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SOMERVILLE – Somerset County is seeking musicians, dancers, food trucks, crafters, artisans, and retailers of cultural products for the 2024 Diversity Festival on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 12 to 4 p.m. in Somerville. Applicants should reflect the County’s unique and diverse cultures and communities by providing diversity-related performances, products, and multicultural food. Selected performing artists will be compensated, while crafters and vendors will be able to sell their work. Applications are due by Monday, July 22.

Performing Artists

Selected musicians will perform for 45-minute sets on the “Show Mobile” stage, and dance performances will last for 15 minutes on another stage.

  • Show Mobile performances will receive $200 per musician with a cap of $1,600.
  • Professional or community dance groups will receive $125 per adult dancer with a cap of $1,000.
  • Dance school performances will receive a flat rate of $200.

To download a performance application, click here.

Food Trucks

Food trucks should provide a variety of food options that reflect the various cultures existing in Somerset County.

  • There is a limit of one food truck per cuisine.
  • The food truck fee is $25.

To download a food truck application, click here.



Vendors must produce high quality, originally designed, unique hand-crafted products, including crafts, artwork, and inedible products, such as herbal products, personal care, and beauty products.

  • Cultural/ethnic/heritage craft traditions are preferred.
  • Website, social media handles, or photos must be submitted along with the application.
  • The vendor fee is $25.

To download a vendor application, click here.


Applicants of all types can apply online or obtain an application packet via mail or in person. Completed applications must be received by July 22.

To obtain an application packet in person or via email, contact Rheanah Johnson at or call 908-203-6044 by Friday, July 19.

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