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Food Vendor Submissions
We love great food and are proud to offer Festival-goers a delicious variety of ethical and sustainable food choices. Approximately 20 vendors are selected each year.
Applications for the 2014 Festival are now open. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2014. Selection decisions are final. Please fill out the application form below.
Hours: The Food Village is open 5:00 pm – 12:00 am Wednesday to Thursday and 10:00 am – 12:00 am Friday to Sunday.
Booths: Booths are 16’-18’ wide and 26’ deep. A 16’x15’ concrete floor is provided. Booth spaces include access to water, 30-50 amps of electricity. Vendors who prefer to bring their own booth will be considered, space permitting. Equipment for food preparation, materials for display, lighting and weatherproofing are your responsibility. Keep in mind that we are an outdoor event.
Fee: $4,100.00 plus G.S.T. Deposit of $750.00 is required with application.
Carts/Tents: Specify size of cart/tent, electricity and plumbing requirements.
Fee: Varies depending on size and menu. Deposit of $750.00 is required with application.
*All concession fees include a limited number of festival and parking passes for employees.
Plumbing (Booth Concessions only):
Potable water – a 1/2” male potable water line is provided at the back of each booth. You are responsible for bringing your own sinks, food grade hoses to connect the sinks, and connector hose and ring to connect to the main drainage pipe. You must have your own down pipes in place on your sinks, connected to one main hose with an end fitting that will be compatible with our 1.5” PVC drainage pipe.
Electricity (Booth Concessions only):
Electricity is limited. Only approved equipment will be permitted.
- We reserve the right to shut down equipment when necessary.
- You are required to use outdoor grade commercial grounded cables, at least 14 gauge.
- Equipment must be in good working condition.
- Be aware that you may be required to alternate usage of equipment
Propane: Vendors using propane will be required to use 450 lb. tanks (100 lb. tanks are deemed a fire risk by the Workplace Health and Safety Inspector). In consultation with the propane installer, vendors must ensure propane vessels are of appropriate size, configuration and stability, and are located a safe and reasonable distance from any ignition source.
LOFT: Local, Organic, Fair Trade
We encourage vendors to include menu items that feature locally produced, organic or fair trade ingredients.
Our primary basis for selection is the quality of your menu. Other important considerations are:
- Technical feasibility and electrical requirements.
- Overall menu balance of the Festival.
- The look of your booth or vending outlet.
- Previous history with the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
- Experience with Festivals and events.
- The inclusion of local, organic, fair trade ingredients.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 231-0096. More detailed information is available upon request. We look forward to receiving your application.