The National Folk Festival has two different vendor opportunities: Food & Beverage Vendors and North Carolina Arts Marketplace Vendors.

North Carolina Arts Marketplace


The North Carolina Arts Marketplace features the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the North Carolina region.  The Marketplace will include both deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary artistic expressions rooted in the region’s experience. Learn more about the North Carolina Arts Marketplace.

Food & Beverage


The National Folk Festival features a variety of regional and ethnic foods as well as classic festival fare that will take diners on a culinary journey around North Carolina, America, and the world, with choices to please every palate. The diversity of selections include unique regional dishes such as North Carolina’s famous barbeque and delicious specialties from the cuisines of new immigrant communities who now make their home in the Piedmont Triad. There will also be plenty of traditional “festival fare!”  Learn more about food vending opportunies.


Vendor Applications are Currently Closed

The deadlines for all vendor submissions for the 2017 National Folk Festival have passed, vendors have been selected and all vending locations are full.

If you are interested in finding out about  future vending opportunities, click on the following link and submit contact information: Vendor Interest Form