Snack Shack at Hyannis Harbor Overlook

The Snack Shack at the Hyannis Harbor Overlook, located adjacent to the HyArts Artist Shanties, offers a high-visible and low-cost pop up location available to rent by food service providers. 

Whether you are a new culinary entrepreneur seeking a place to start selling your product, or an established business who wants to try out a new product or location,  the Snack Shack presents an exciting opportunity for businesses who want to explore operating in Downtown Hyannis without having to incur large start-up costs to do so.

Town of Barnstable will assist you in navigating the permitting process and making the most of the space during your rental dates. Applications are available at the link below.

For questions about the program or process, please contact Kyle Pedicini, Community & Economic Development Planner, via email at or by calling 774-487-1246.

2023 Participating Vendors


  • Program dates are scheduled for early June through November, 2024.
  • There is a $50 fee for the required temporary food service permit (for each week rented). There is no rental fee required for the Snack Shack but a $150 (refundable) security deposit is required. 
  • Suggested hours of operation are 11am – 3pm (to coincide with Artist Shanties), but vendors are welcome to propose alternative operating hours.
  • Limited grant funds are also available to food vendors with three or less years of experience.
    • These funds may be used to defray costs associated with running the Snack Shack (equipment, staffing, advertising, etc.) and can be applied for through the Snack Shack application form.


  • Vendor applications are received and filled on a rolling basis until all spots are filled (see calendar at the bottom of the page for availability)
  • Applicants may request to be placed multiple weeks throughout the season
  • Applicants may request to be placed up to four consecutive weeks
  • Each application is reviewed to ensure all Board of Health (BOH) requirements are met
  • Vendors must first submit a Snack Shack application and be assigned dates of operation. Once dates have been assigned vendors must also submit a Town of Barnstable Board of Health Temporary Food Permit Application


Prior to completing the Temporary Food Permit Application, please review:

    • Vendors must first submit a Snack Shack application and be assigned dates of operation before applying for a temporary food service permit (as you must apply for specific dates). 
    • Address of Snack Shack:
      Harbor Overlook address is 51 Ocean Street BUT the BOH permit system currently identifies this area for food permitting only as 367 Main Street, Hyannis.
      When completing the permit only (not for giving directions OR marketing), please use the following address: 367 Main Street, Hyannis.
    • Please note that there is no cooking allowed at this facility, vendors can sell pre-packaged foods or foods that require minimal assembly. For foods requiring assembly, applicants will need to attend a Board of Health meeting to present their application.
    • Vendors participating in multiple weeks must submit a Temporary Food Permit for each week they’re operating. 
    • The Board of Health Temporary Food Permit fee is $50.00, payable online when you apply
        • Items required to be uploaded with your temporary food permit application:
          • ServSafe Certificate
          • Allergen Certificate
          • Menu/list of all items you intend to sell


This program is made possible in cooperation with the Town of Barnstable and MassDevelopment. The Town of Barnstable was awarded $45,000 from MassDevelopment’s TDI Challenge Grant Program in 2022 for the purpose of encouraging local policy and process updates and the flexible use of outdoor space. The award has funded the creation of a new Snack Shack at the Harbor Overlook program for shared food vendor use, with new, built-in restaurant-grade equipment.