Temporary Food Events

What is a Temporary Food Event (TFE)? 

A temporary food event -TFE or temporary food service operation is a food service establishment that operates at a fixed location for a temporary period of time, not to exceed two weeks in connection with a carnival, circus, public exhibition, festival, celebration or similar transitory gathering.

Will you be planning a Temporary Food Event?

Many groups and organizations prepare for seasonal events such as church fairs, fund raising picnics and carnivals. The Newtown Health District wants to help make these events are healthy, safe and successful by ensuring that food served at these events is safe for the public to consume. To do this the health district requires that any operation offering food to the public obtain a Temporary Food Event License. If your facility rents space to groups serving food to the public, please advice them to contact the health district. Please note: this also includes any local group or organization in the towns of Bridgewater, Roxbury and Newtown.

Event organizers are required to submit their application(s) at least two weeks prior to the scheduled event. Every applicant will receive a Temporary Food Event Guide containing basic food safety information and personal instruction on proper food handling.

Please contact the Newtown Health District for more information and to obtain a Temporary Food Event License Application or download application from below.

To review specific details regarding upcoming events please contact Suzette Le Blanc or by calling the health district at 203-270-4291.

More information and Temporary Food Event Guidelines: 

Application for a Temporary Food Event: