The Greenbelt in Lights Ride Nights are here! December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 23rd, and 30th starting at 6pm.                                                                                                               The Christmas Market is setting up at the Big Stone Gap Visitor Center on December 3rd, 10th, and 17th! Pictures with Santa, Seasonal Treats, Gifts and Decorations from local crafters, and more while you wait on a hayride through the Greenbelt in Lights! Dough & Joe will be set up for treats! 6pm – 9pm.                                                                                                                                                          Join us this Winter in Big Stone Gap for breathtaking scenery, great food, amazing music, and shopping! Give us a try, you won’t regret visiting our Winter Wonderland!                                                                                                                                                                           A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

If you are looking for Food Truck or Retail Vendor forms/permits/license for Big Stone Gap, you will find them here. Please refer to the FAQ for any questions.
We truly want this process to be as easy and simple as possible for you. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to Ked Meade, Director of Tourism & Economic Development for immediate assistance at (276) 212-1008. 


Peddler’s License Application – Required to do business within town limits of Big Stone Gap.

Vendor Application – Required to secure spot and attend Town of Big Stone Gap events. (Must have received an invite from Director of Tourism)

Peddler’s Meals Tax Form – You will submit this to The Town of Big Stone Gap at the end of your event day. 

Vendor FAQ – detailing process and common questions in regards to applications and forms. 


1. Any vendor who does not have a brick & mortar shop within the corporate limits
of Big Stone Gap MUST purchase a Peddlers License in order to operate at any
event, whether sponsored by the Town or a local business/organization.
The fee for the initial Peddlers License application is $50 (which breaks down into $30 license fee and
$20 non-refundable background check fee). Subsequent annual renewals of the
license will only cost $30 which is the base license fee. OWNLY 1 OWNER HAS TO SUBMIT TO A BACKGROUND! If there are multiple owners, only 1 is needed. 

2. As part of the application process a representative of the business applying for
the Peddlers License must provide a valid photo id and a valid social security
number in order to complete a Virginia State Police background check form.
This form must be signed and notarized. The ORIGINAL DOCUMENT with all
required signatures and notarization must be returned to the Town in order to be
signed by the Chief of Police and forwarded on to VSP.

3. Due to the time delay associated with completing the background check (up to
12 weeks) a temporary license for that time period can be issued to the vendor
to have on hand until the results of the background check have been received
and the actual license issued.
If for any reason the applicant does not pass the background check and the
application is denied the $30 license fee will be refunded to the applicant.

4. ALL FOOD VENDORS will be required to complete the Meals Tax form and remit
payment for said tax prior to leaving the event.

a) A Town Representative will visit each vendor to collect this information and payment
at the close of any Town sponsored event.

b) For any event sponsored by a local business/organization the food vendor is still
required to report and pay all Meals Taxes prior to departure from the event. If no
Town or local/business representative comes by to collect the form and payment the
vendor may place the report with payment in the drop box located outside of the
Town Hall at 505 E 5th Street S, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.

5 A setup fee may charged by the event organizer for each event a vendor
participates in.