Food & Drink 2019

Photo by Elyse Bouvier
Photo by Elyse Bouvier

Applications for the 2019 Calgary Folk Music Festival are now open

Apply below!

Standards And Selection

The Calgary Folk Music Festival plays 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
  • price point 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, as well as shared access to electrical and water/grey water hookups. Vendors are required to provide their own tent, flooring, sump pump, handwash sinks, fresh/grey water hose, extension cords, lighting, and any other equipment as required.

Vendors are required to comply with all health and building code regulations and provide proof of insurance. The festival is a no-waste event and requires vendors to participate in compost, recycling and other waste-reduction efforts. All cups, plates, cutlery and other serviceware must be certified compostable and approved by the festival before use. A preferred supplier will be made available to you.

Applications for the 2019 Festival close March 29th, 2019. For any questions email

Fees And Services

Please be advised that because the festival takes place on an island, space and electrical are extremely limited. Priority is given to vendors with a small footprint and low power consumption. The fees for 2019 will scale depending on size and power draw. 

Please contact or call 403-233-0904 with any questions.