Be a Vendor
Crafts Artisans and Concession vendors are an important part of the Edmonton Folk Festival experience. We strive to have high quality and an interesting variety in our vendor areas.
Applications for food and craft vendors are now CLOSED for the 2017 festival. Applications for next year will be up in January 2018.
Food, Glorious Food!
Our 2017 concessions feature a wide variety of food and drink options. From fully vegan menus (Sailin On, Noorish) through numerous yummy countries and all the way to pizza or burgers and fries, there should be something for everyone.
Many menus feature both vegetarian and carnivore fare, as well as some gluten and dairy free options. Just ask for specifics to be sure!
Calico Baking Company (West End)
Returning to the festival, this year over by Stage 6, with yummy baked goods, both sweet and savoury. You are sure to get something delicious at the Calico chuck wagon.
Chocolate Covered Bananas
A chocolate-y treat with a healthy middle, chocolate covered bananas come with many possible toppings and are a cool frozen bite on the hot days. Frozen fruit bars and real fruit smoothies too!
Churros King (West End)
Churros King returns to the festival with lovely Spanish savoury dishes like paella and of course Churros!
Fantasia Italiana (Family Area)
Bueno! Gelato, cappuccino, granite, Caesar salads and pasta. One of the spots for your caffeine fix – try an affogato! Mama mia!
Fat Franks (Beer Garden)
A true Edmonton classic – get your dogs and smokies to go with your cold beer in the beer garden.
Fiasco Gelato (West End)
Frozen treats! All these Gelato and Sorbetto are natural, with no artifical flavours or colours. Sorbetto is always dairy, gluten, and animal-fat free, as well as vegan friendly. None of our products contain soy or egg. Check out their special Folk Fest feature flavor!
Filistix (West End)
Eclectic menu items and signature favourites: slaw, green onions cakes, lentil curry, minced pork and pineapple. Also melon, ginger, and mint infused water to quench your thirst!
Fine Indian fusion dining by chef Ramesh Devangodi. Butter chicken, curries, samosas and delicious naan bread. Cool off your taste buds with a fresh mango lassi.
Hong Kong Bakery
Shanghai noodles, chicken satay and the addictive coconut buns! Wash it all down with delicious bubble tea in a variety of flavours.
It Takes Two to Taco (West end)
Need tacos? From the folks who brought you Filistix comes this new Mexican- style street food booth.
Jackie O’s (Top of Hill)
New to the festival and worth the climb up the hill – Jackie O’s features gourmet mini donuts in in flavours like maple bacon, apple delight and death by donut. Hot and cold drinks available as well.
Langano Skies Ethiopian Restaurant
Ethiopian food with a spicy kick; you can wash it down with a cool mango shake.
This is a festival classic. Whether you’re an elephant ear or mini donut type, it can all be found at Little O’s. This is also a great spot for breakfast – as they serve up oatmeal, breakfast wraps and toast.
Grilled cheese strips with gooey cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, house made chips. as well as a variety of grilled meat sticks, soups and salads. Coconut limeade or Earl Grey iced tea would round out your meal.
Fill up on grilled chicken or marquez sausage pita, grilled veggie pita, dolmades, paella and combo plates.
Beef and chicken bulgogi with spicy kimchee, rice and beansprout salad on the side. Veggie tempura or deep fried wantons to much on alone or as part of the combo plates.
Did somebody say bannock? Burgers, both beef and buffalo on bannock buns.
An organic vegetarian eatery, superfood elixir bar - features a menu that includes a variety of organic, local, raw, vegan and gluten‐free options bursting with flavor and nutrition.
Classic Thai dishes like pad thai, green curry – chicken and tofu and combo plates with veggie spring rolls.
Original Canadian Kettle Korn (Beer Garden)
Sweet and salty popcorn to curb any craving.
Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant
Padmanadi serves up delicious vegan versions of ginger beef, chicken curry, lemon prawns as well as spring rolls and Indonesian salad Gado Gado. An Edmonton favourite (even meat eaters like it)
Food that would make your Baba proud. Perogies, kubasa, and cabbage rolls plus a crunchy giant kosher dill pickle to top it off.
The Popcorn Place (Top of hill)
Your top of the hill headquarters for buttery movie theatre-style popcorn, sno cones and many other carnival treats.
The festival spot for all things “pub food” – burgers, fries – plain or with many fixins, sweet potato, or classic thick cut; hot dogs, appetizer platters and then for your sweet tooth – deep fried chocolate bars and oreos.
Royal Ice Cream Treats
Scooped ice cream and yogurt and every ice cream novelty you can imagine. Get your brain freeze here in the yummiest way possible.
YEG’s best Vegan food truck returns to the folk fest with wraps, burritos, fries, Glow Juice, Bloom Cookies and yummy cheesecake parfaits by Truffula.
Serben’s Organic Farm (West End)
A downtown Farmer’s market favourite, Serben serves up a variety of certified organic sausages on a bun. Area 4 marketplace.
Soner Donair and Kebab
Get your donair fix here – in standard form or as poutine or a salad. Dolma, spinach pie, shish kebabs round out your meal.
Summit Hut/Kick Ass Coffee
Coming down the hill to the main line this year, Summit Hut will take care of all your caffeine needs. Espresso, cappuccino, lattes and mochas… or even just a regular coffee. They have baked goods to go along with your drinks, a good morning stop.
Taste of Mongolia/#YEG Green Onion Cakes
The classic green onion cake spot. It wouldn’t be the Folk Fest without this on the menu. Also serving spring rolls, dumplings, ginger beef, lemon chicken and chow mein.
Whistler Wood Fired Pizza
New this year! Did somebody say pizza? Nine varieties of wood fired oven baked pizza in slice, personal pizza and large forms! A great thing to split up back on your tarp.
Feed Folks (food concessions)
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival endeavors to provide patrons with and array of food for all tastes - from carnival favourites like mini donuts, to wonderful ethnic food from around the world. We hope to include options for most dietary requirements - with vegetarian and gluten free options available at some vendors on the site. Due to space restrictions, only a limited number of our concessions can be food trucks.
Applications are now available: 2017-conc-app
The Deadline for 2017 applications was March 15th, 2017 at noon. Applications have closed. Please check back in January for 2018 applications.
SELL CRAFTS (Artisan Market)
The Edmonton Folk Festival features an artisan tent with a wonderful variety of hand-made items of many descriptions each year. All crafts sold on site are juried for quality and diversity and must be hand-made by the seller.
2017 Crafts Descriptions
Alexandra Tumanov Jewelry – Jewelry created by goldsmith Alexandra Tumonov that celebrates the elegance of Mother Earth.
Aruna - With over 30 years experience in Mendhi body art designs, Aruna excels in traditional and the latest elegant and intricate designs to suit the festival mood.
Axis Mundi Artistry – Creating live art for home and body, Axis Mundi makes arrangements from vintage planters, terrariums, succulents, air-plants, living frames and more. A DIY station to create your own in our Area 4 Marketplace.
Burlap Sac Designs - Delight at the works of locally based designer Kayley Therrien as she combines unexpected treasures with metal and stone to create truly unusual adornments for men and women
Dahlia Drive – Dahlia Drive gathers discarded women’s slips and men’s shirts and reworks them with colour, images and textures to create one of a kind fashion for the unique individual. The newest collection is called Ravens, Eagles, Polka Dots; a collaboration with reknown Haida artists Reg Davidson.
Fwegga Leather Design - Fwegga Leather Design has been making unique leather products for almost a decade. Every time you visit Fwegga’s booth, you can be sure to find something new! Leather masks, belts, mini top hats are only a sampling of the items you might find.
HeartStrings –Each handcrafted offering makes a statement and celebrates the musicians who inspire us. HeartStrings is proud to reflect eco-conscious artistry – retired guitar strings, each made up of multiple metals cannot be recycled by traditional means. Refined, they become a beautiful, durable piece of art.
Historic, Ancient and Notable Jewelry – Marcia and Amy Fossey design jewelery using 100 year old historic trade beads, 2000 year old Roman glass, and semi precious stones. Their jewelery is enjoyed by those who love a unique and one-of-a-kind show piece.
Janet Stein Jewelry – Hand crafted silver and gold jewelry balancing the contemporary and the classic. Made to be worn and enjoyed for years to come.
Joel Koop Photography – Joel is a local nature and landscape photographer who creates prints, cards and jewelry from natural scenes around Alberta, and occasionally further away.
Kat Cadegan Jewelry – A collection of high quality hand-made sterling silver jewellery influenced by her natural surroundings in Revelstoke, BC and her love of travel. Each piece is lovingly hand made incorporating recycled materials when possible. Wearable art to last for years to come.
Knotty Knots – Husband and wife team, Krista and Andres Mendez create macramé adornments for the body and the home out of waxed material. Incorporating precious stones, seeds with many different colours of cord, each item is one of a kind and made with love.
La Soaperie – Carefully made, high quality and earth conscious products created with only the best essential oils and botanical ingredients.
Lightcraft Design – Lanterns make the light glow, and these LED powered, locally made luminaires are exceptionally good at that. Dylan Toymaker has been lighting winter events and summer festivals for 10 years and now that sparkle can be yours!
Little Rock Jewellery Studio - Jewellery art objects from sterling silver, precious and semi-precious stones and found items.
Loden - Each unique piece is 100% Canadian made clothing that is fun, functional and beautiful. Original hand-printed artwork is printed on sustainable fiber garments.
Marc Simard - Marc Simard hand-makes everything using only his own, original artwork working with recycled, off-cut and scrap leather, fabric and wood. Quality and functionality are the most important elements in the creation of these unusual pieces
Mountains and Monsters – A crafty couple who live and work in Jasper National Park who have been designing and hand making plush toys and fabric art for a number of years. The adorable dopey eyed mountain pillows and furry monster plushies are inspired by the wilderness around them, and the creatures that walk through it. Sure to be a big hit with kids and adults alike!
Mumble Tease - A One-lady shirt company featuring silly, smile inducing designs that are silk screened onto a variety of styles of shirts for men, women and children. All creations are made by hand by Calgary based illustrator Heather Reinhardt. (http://mumbletease.com/)
Needlework – Collaboration between artist Michael Cor and the Alberta Yarn Project, challenging gender stereotypes and stigma of our crafts. Presents knitting ans crochet as trendy and relevant for all and seeks to present tattooing as approachable and safe space for women. Area 4 Marketplace
Old Hat – All hats are made by Nathan Dueck,, in Winnipeg MB, using recycled fabrics. Used ice cream pails are slavaged to provide the stiffener in the visors. Made with care and iniquely numbered since hat #0001.
Orappa Creek Fibre Art – Helen Gladson is a felt artist living on a small farm NW of Edmonton. Intrigued by colour, texture and form, she starts with wool and magically turns her raw materials into wonderful pieces of art in the traditional art of wet felting. In addition, Helen hand paints mohair yarn and has custom knit and dyed mohair socks available to keep your toes warm AND colourful.
Peace, Love & Happiness Tye Dyed Stuff – Local artist Jennifer McKay hand ties and dyes, one of a kind, wearable art for the whole family. From socks to bedsheets, in a spectrum of colours and designs, Peace Love and Happiness is sure to brighten your day.
Redd Line Jewellery – Handmade and designed by Christopher and Lori Redd using eco-friendly processes. Extraordinary wearable art from silver, gold and magical gemstones.
Rimanchik - Accessories with a focus on modern design, Rimanchik uses cuts and distinctive leathers, textiles and hardware combinations to achieve practical and innovative items for all
Rubble Road – Sandstone starter kits in many fun animal shapes. Carve your own folk fest souvenir at the Rubble Road booth in our Area 4 Marketplace.
Sa’s Henna Artistry – Natural Henna Art in traditional and non-traditional designs in the Area 4 Marketplace.
Sashiko Studio – Using traditional Japenese patterns, Lynne hand-stitches ancient designs on modern fabrics to create unique textile crafts. Exceptionally intricate and lovely.
SNOWALLIGATOR When describing Jason Blower’s style of illustration one would likely arrive at whimsical. Artwork that portrays Edmonton landmarks and much more. Jason approaches his work from a “sunshine and lollipops” point of view, where everything is fun and happy.
Sugar Soul Studio – Handcrafted collection of hats designed and made by Christine Svensson in Edmonton. Made from new, vintage and repurposed fabrics, Sugar Soul Hats are known for their classic shapes, creative details and comfortable fit. Both child and adult sizes available.
Urban Forest Design Studio - beautiful, earthy pottery design that integrates traditional techniques with local materials and modern ideas. Using waste wood as fuel for their kiln lends itself to their endeavor to create beautiful things while leaving as small an environmental footprint as possible.
Whiteout Workshop – Silk-screened apparel and artwork designed and inspired by current surroundings of nature, and from years of travel and photographs. Every design is screened by hand by Natasha, in her studio in Edmonton with a focus on everything being as locally made as possible.
Wholly Mama - Made form the heart, Wholly Mama offers homemade, organic aromatic products to soothe the body, soul and senses. From our home to yours.
Yutal Jewelry Fusion – Working side by side, this husband and wife team creates fine crafted jewelry with inspiration from our native country. Bringing different skills and particular specialties, we are constantly creating a refreshing new body of work.
Zam! - Zany… amazing…magical. Powered by the whimsy, love laughter and the sparkle of life. Inspiring creative play with toys, juggling balls, jester hats, wings and more. Wander by the wonderful world of Zam and play with us.
The Deadline for 2017 applications was March 15th, 2017 at noon. This deadline has passed. Please keep an eye here in January for 2018 applications.
Need more info on becoming a vendor or have a question about our vendors?
Call Tanya Corbin at 780-429-1899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org