Made in America food contest will pick vendors for this year’s festival

The annual Made in America festival is hosting a contest offering local businesses a chance to score spots selling food on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway when the event comes to town later this summer.

The culinary competition will take place Sunday at the Fillmore in Fishtown. More than 60 food vendors will compete, according to Jana Fleishman of Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s entertainment company. Of those competitors, 35 will be selected to set up shop on the Parkway during the Labor Day weekend festival, joining other prearranged vendors.