Applications OPEN JANUARY 17, 2019
Food Vendor Guidelines and Application
In September 2019, the National Folk Festival returns to 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: 100,000 – 132,000
We are now accepting food vendor applications for the 2019 National Folk Festival
September 6, 7 & 8, 2019 – downtown Salisbury, MD
Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019
Downtown Salisbury Restaurants and Food Vendors qualify for:
15% off Food Vendor Space Fee
The National Folk Festival seeks the top food and handcrafted beverage vendors in the region that can provide high quality, diverse, efficient, friendly service to thousands of festival-goers. The Festival will feature 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.
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
- “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.
Please read the guidelines thoroughly and submit your application online on SlideRoom at:
The application must be submitted with a non-refundable $35 application fee.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application!
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