Food Vendors

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Standards And Selection

The Calgary Folk Music Festival lays host to over 12,000 hungry patrons, volunteers, and others. To keep these fine folks energized, we engage over 25 unique food vendors. Every year we get more applications than we can place, so we choose vendors based on the following criteria:

  • variety and quality of food
  • pricepoint and affordability
  • commitment to our eco initiatives
  • adaptability to different dietary restrictions (vegan/gluten free/halal etc.) 

The Festival provides space for you to operate, electrical, and water/grey water hook ups. Vendors are required to provide flooring, a sump pump, handwash sinks, fresh/grey water hose, extension cords, lighting, tent and all other equipment. Vendors are required to comply with all health and building code regulations, and provide proof of insurance. The festival is an eco-aware event and requires vendors to participate in composting, recycling and other green programs. 

Please be advised that because the festival takes place on an island, space and electrical are extremely limited. Priority is given to vendors with small footprint and low power consumption.

Applications closed April 1st, 2017, and applications for 2018 will open in January 2018.


Fees and Services

The fee for 2017 is $2,750 + GST for a base footprint of up to 20' x 20' and three 20 amp outlets. We also charge a refundable deposit up front. Additional space or electrical needs can be arranged at additional cost.



Please contact with any questions.