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Food Vendor Guidelines and Application​

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD COMPLETE 2018 FOOD VENDOR GUIDELINES HERE

In September 2018, the National Folk Festival will celebrate its first year in Maryland! Salisbury will come alive for three days of FREE outdoor music, non-stop dancing, family activities, storytelling, craft demonstrations, parades, regional and ethnic foods, and so much more!

ESTIMATED ATTENDANCE: 60,000 – 80,000

We are now accepting food vendor applications for the 2018 National Folk Festival
September 7, 8 & 9, 2018 – downtown Salisbury, MD
Application Deadline (Round 1): Friday, March 16, 2018
Application Deadline (Round 2): Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Round 1 – Application Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018

Round 2 – Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

1st Year Discount announced:
25% off Food Vendor Space Fee​

We recognize that the National Folk Festival is an unknown for our local food vendors, so we are offering a 1st year discount of 25% off the Food Vendor Space Fee.

The National Folk Festival has traditionally been a great success for our vendors, and we hope this 1st year discount will give vendors the opportunity to apply and find out for themselves.

The National Folk Festival seeks food vendors that can provide high quality, diverse, efficient, friendly service to thousands of festival-goers. The Festival prioritizes featuring a variety of regional and ethnic foods, as well as classic festival fare that will take diners on a culinary journey around Maryland, the United States, and the world.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD COMPLETE 2018 FOOD VENDOR GUIDELINES HERE

Your application will be reviewed by a committee based on the following criteria:

  • Product quality & uniqueness
  • Previous experience serving festivals and/or large crowds
  • Overall presentation
  • Business location (local/regional vendor)
  • Productivity (ability to serve large numbers of customers in a short period of time)

Food vendors will be chosen for the following food vendor categories*:

  • Ethnic Foods
  • Maryland/Delmarva Regional Foods
  • Snacks/Desserts
  • “Fair” Foods
  • Other Main Dishes
  • Specialty Beverages

*Note: All vendors will be given an opportunity to tell the committee about any specialty items on their menu. This is your opportunity to tell us what you do really well. This is especially important for vendors who have large menus that may cover multiple categories. We want to know what your specialty is!

The following are the festival’s food vendor guidelines.

DOWNLOAD COMPLETE 2018 FOOD VENDOR GUIDELINES HERE

Please read the guidelines thoroughly and submit your application online on SlideRoom at:

ACCESS ONLINE FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION HERE

The application must be submitted with a non-refundable $35 application fee.

Please contact food@nationalfolkfestival.com if you have any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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