Unbound Gravel Finish Fest - Hosted by Emporia Main Street.

For launch times, please visit: unboundgravel.com

The Finish Fest will take place 11 am - midnight in downtown Emporia. The event is a great opportunity to grab a brew, enjoy a food truck(s), and cheer on the riders that cross the finish line! This year we have several businesses participating in our Common Consumption area, which means you can purchase a beer, cider, seltzer at one of the participating licensed bars and carry it outside to the event (must be 21 plus to drink -have that ID handy).

Vendor Information:

We are currently accepting vendors to this AWESOME event in downtown Emporia. Things are going to look a little different in 2024 compared to previous years (if you have vended with us before). Because the race as grown substantially in the past few years, LifeTime and Unbound staff have made the decision to expand the finish line chute to curb to curb on Commercial Street. This decision was not made lightly, but after much discussion it was decided that this was best for rider and spectator safety.  All all vendors will be placed behind the finish line chute in 2024 (in the 700/600 blocks of Commercial Street).

While the event layout will be different, we feel that this will allow us to have some more flexibility with set up and that spectators and riders will be able to enjoy food and drinks in the new vendor village with areas to eat, relax, and cheer on finishers.

Additional Vendors Information

-NO REFUNDS for cancellations. The event is rain or shine.

-Booth spaces are 12 ft wide by 15 ft deep. If your area exceeds this, then you need to purchase multiple booths. For example, if your food truck is 15ft wide (even with the hitch) you need 2 spots.

-We do offer discounts with a paid Emporia Main Street Membership. For more information on membership, click HERE. If you plan on attending more than one of our events, you might consider membership.

-Vendor placement will be determined by sign up date, electrical needs, and spacing.

-Please note that electricity is available on a first come, first serve basis. Electrical is for a basic plug in (single 110 GFI) – you can only plug in one item (not a power strip). If you need to plug in more than a Square or phone charger, please contact the Emporia Main Street office at 620-340-6430 to make additional arrangements.

-No loud generators or generators that produce fumes. We cannot stress this enough. Loud generators can ruin the event for neighboring vendors and attendees.

-We are still finalizing timelines with Unbound staff. Right now, we anticipate that vendor set up will begin around 7:30 am with the expectation that vendors are set and ready by 10:30 am. Again, this is an estimate, but shouldn’t change more than 30-60 minutes for set up.

-We are not able to secure the area overnight, so there is not a set up option the night before.

-All items at your booth must be family friendly- no weapons or products that would be deemed culturally insensitive.

-Vendors may not sell any type of alcohol or CBD

-Each vendor is responsible for all their own display tables, racks, etc.

-We DO ALLOW multiple Direct Sales vendors.

-The only vehicles allowed on the street once the event begins are food trucks. If you have a trailer attached to a vehicle, the vehicle must be parked off Commercial Street.

-Fence panels CANNOT be moved until the conclusion of the event.

-Any Vendors with Jump/Bouncy Houses must provide a liability waiver and list Emporia Main Street and the City of Emporia as additional insured.

-Unbound Gravel provides riders with food tokens. All vendors must accept the tokens. Vendors will be reimbursed by Emporia Main Street at the end of the event (instructions will be provided).

-All Vendors must report sales to the State of Kansas. Additional information will be sent out on reporting sales and sales tax information.


  • Emporia Main Street
  • All Things Good Food - wraps, sandwiches, loaded baked potatoes
  • One More Scoop - Homemade Ice Cream
  • Freedom Freeze - Shaved Ice
  • Homegrown Coffey
  • Jovitas Tacos - tacos
  • Kathryn Hostetler - Donuts & Sandwiches
  • Kona Ice
  • KS Snack Shack - Carnival Foods
  • KS Snack Shack - Smash Burgers
  • KS Snack Shack -Old Fashioned Soda
  • Lazy Butt BBQ
  • Emporia Myofascial Care - 15 minute mini treatment sessions
  • St. Catherine Catholic Church- Tacos & pupusas
  • The Axe Shedd- Axe Throwing
  • The Daily Station - Mexican & Salvadorean cuisine
  • The Wagon Wheel - wings, smokes stuff potatoes
  • Traci's Shaved Ice- Hawaiian Shaved Ice
  • Poppin Squeeze- Lemonade & Kettle Corn
  • Premier Shaved Ice LLC
  • Chad the Bread Man
  • Tacos Ibarra - Mexican food
  • Veronica Benitez - papusas
  • Tina's Tacos
  • Juana Moreno - toys, shirts, sombreros
  • Delicias Frutix - fruit
  • Leah Rodriguez - treats
  • Grab n Go Hotdogs - hot dogs
  • Wok Hei Noodles
  • Shrunken Photo Booth - 3D Photos
  • Tacos Con Todo - tacos
  • 627 Event Space - Alcohol Vendor
  • Mulready's Pub - Alcohol Vendor
  • Flashy - Alcohol Vendor
  • Radius - Alcohol Vendor
  • Casa Ramos - Alcohol Vendor

Please contact Emporia Main Street for Vendor Information.

Kansas Department of Revenue Tax Information for Vendors

All Vendors must comply with KDOR tax guidelines.

Unbound Finish Line Celebration Retailers' Sales Tax Certificate

Tax Tip Sheet Special Events

Taxable food flow chart