Craft and Concession Vendors for the 2015 festival have now been chosen and are listed below.
For future reference, if you are interested in applying for 2016 and beyond, you can still check out the 2015 applications for both crafts and concessions vendors below. Both application processes are quite competitive and we do often have to say no to some lovely vendors each year.
Feed Folks (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.
Calico Baking Company (West End) Yummy baked goods both sweet and savoury join the Area 4 Marketplace for 2015. From pancetta and quail egg pie, sweet and savoury croissants, to cinnamon buns and lemon scones, you are sure to find something delish here at the Calico chuck wagon.
Cheesecake Café (mobile) – A mobile bicycle filled with yummy cheesecake on a stick. It’s too bad they can’t bike off your calories.
Chocolate Covered Bananas – Bananas + chocolate + numerous delicious toppings = a frozen treat with a healthy middle. Frozen fruit bars and real fruit smoothies too.
D’Amores Coffee – Espresso based coffee drinks and teas – hot and cold – and treats like Canolli and Nutella Pizza.
D’Amores Deli – Italian sandwiches with a side of cactus chips, or take it up a notch with cactus chip poutine or deep fried pickles.
Fantasia Italiano (Family Area) – Gelato, cappuccino, pasta and paninis. Bueno!
Fat Franks (Beer Garden) – The Edmonton classic hot dogs and smokies to go with your cold beer.
Filistix (West End) – Signature slaw, green onion cakes, chickpea and corn curry, grilled chicken or pork BBQ.
Hoang Long – Vietnamese Bahn Mi, Lemongrass skewers, Spring rolls and papaya salad.
Hong Kong Bakery – Bubble teas and coconut buns for the sweet side! Shanghai noodles and BBQ pork spring rolls for the savoury. But really – it’s the bubble tea and coconut buns that’ll keep you coming back!
Langano Skies Ethiopian – Sambusa, spicy lentils, mango shakes and Ethiopian coffee.
Lemon Heaven (West End) – Quench your thirst with these delicious fresh squeezed lemonades.
Little O’s – Would the festival be the festival with out some mini donuts or an elephant ear? Breakfast wraps and steel cut oatmeal in the mornings too.
Naanolicious – This is Indian street food at its best. Butter chicken fries, Vindaloo wings, all sorts of Naan bread and a chai bar.
New Asian Village – Classic Indian dishes to fill you up. Butter chicken, beef curry, samosas, pakoras and mango drinks.
Numchok Wilai – Thai treats including pad thai, green curry with chicken, veggie green curry, and veggie spring rolls – all available in combo plates.
Onigiri Co. – Wonderful onigiri – rice balls in seaweed wrappers – including the popular Yam ‘n’ Salmon, Wasabi Tuna, Kimchi and Sweet Chili Tofu plus wok-fried edamame to snack away.
Organic Box (West End) – the fruit truck is back in the Area 4 Marketplace with baskets of fruit and veggies, juice and water – snacks you can feel good about.
Original Canadian Kettle Corn (Beer Garden) – Popcorn salty AND sweet or just salty – either way it goes great with a cold drink on a hot day!
Padmanadi – Totally vegan versions of curried curry chicken, ginger beef, spring rolls, lemon prawns and gado gado (Indonesian salad with peanut sauce).
Perogy Place – No Edmonton festival would be complete without some perogies! Good Ukrainian meals with perogies, kubasa, cabbage rolls, kosher pickles … and don’t forget your deep fried Oreo for dessert!
Punky Potato – Every kind of fries you can imagine – spiral, poutine, sweet potato, cheese or chili… get them with a burger, a hot dog or a cheesesteak sandwich!
Royal Treats – All sorts of ice cream novelties, soft serve, ice cream cones and frozen yogurt. Cool off with something from Royal treats – their booth is in the main line and two mobile carts can be found around the site.
Sailin’ On – Edmonton’s favourite vegan food truck gets a booth in the main line this year. Vegan BLT wrap, chickpea salad sandwich, fried avocado taco, breakfast taco, fries, curry fries, The Irish… cookies from Bloom.
Serben’s Organic Farm (West End) – Bratwursts, smokies, rosemary/garlic sausage, hot dogs and kubi burgers. All organic. All delicious. In the Area 4 Marketplace.
Smokehouse BBQ – BBQ sandwiches to die for include beef brisket, pulled pork, and the Bacon Bomb. Also serving sweet tea, Cajun chicken & corn pie, and steak & kidney pie. Fried Cajun cauliflower helps balance out the meatiness of it all.
Soner’s Donair and Kebab – Beef or chicken donairs, donair poutine, veggie poutine, falafel, dolma spinach pie or chicken shish kebabs – add a side salad for the full meal deal.
Summit Hut (Top of Hill) – Coffee and espresso for the cool nights, lemonade and iced tea for the hot days and baked goodies… for anytime really.
Taste of Mongolia – This is your green onion cake headquarters! Also try the ginger beef, spring rolls, dumplings and chow mein.
The Popcorn Place (Top of Hill) – Movie theatre popcorn and other snacks to keep you satisfied. Nachos and cheese, apple slices, and candy floss are available among other treats!
The Deadline for 2015 applications has passed. To apply for the 2015 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, please come back in January. For reference take a look at the 2015 Conc App.
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.
2015 Craft descriptions
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.
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. www.burlapsac.com
Caricatures by Suzanne – Take home a unique souvenir of your festival weekend. These quirky, fun drawings are a unique record of your folk fest experience. ( www.members.shaw.ca/artforms )
Chika Ando Illustration – Whimsical prints that hit home with their unique take on our innermost musings.
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. www.dahliadrive.com
Flight Path Designs – Our leather accessories are made with a commitment to creating an alternative to mass produced products, and to supporting local economies. All our pieces are created with attention to detail, design and functionality. ( www.flightpathdesigns.etsy.com )
Henna Art – (Area 4 Marketplace) – Nitasha Merchant brings her beautiful Henna artwork to our new Area 4 marketplace. Stop by when you’re in the west end to get decorated for the weekend.
Janet Stein Jewery - Stunning silver jewelry for every taste. Clean and delicate, Janet’s designs are made to be worn with years of enjoyment. www.janetstein.com
Jason Blower Illustration – When describing Jason’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. ( www.jasonblower.com )
Jax Bespoke – Local artist making bracelets out of bike spokes. Also loves to pick up a torch and create other handmade jewelry using brass, copper, and silver.
Joel Koop Photography – Photos that capture the peace that comes in solitude and darkness as well as the power and beauty in nature. All photos are available in large prints or as cards as well as on unique jewelry pieces. www.joelkoop.com
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. www.lodenclothing.com
Love Making Designs – Fun and quirky designs silk screened on an array of Tshirts, bags and more.
Majesty – Julie Morrison has been making vegan bags and wallets since 2004. Everyseason she silkscreens new patterns and tries new things. Sustainable cork is a big feature for 2015 with travel wallets, luggage tags and bags. Majestyindustries.com
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. www.marcsimardartisan.com
North Birch Grove – North Birch Cove is an original photography + home décor company by AV Wakefield. AV lives in Canmore AB . ( www.northbirchcove.com )
Old Tin Roof/WinterChild Jewellery – Yukon jewellery designer, Esther Winter, has been creating hand crafted jewellery since 1995. Marrying recycling with history, Old Tin Roof features works made from salvaged roof tin of old Yukon log cabins, while WinterChild showcases classic Canadian symbolism in sterling silver.
Oldhat – Handmade for fine folks – fashionable and functional hats designed and sewn by Nathan in Winnipeg, MB. Using only recycled fabrics, Oldhat is committed to quality and sustainability. www.oldhat.ca
Pixie Glassworks – A passion for flame-working with glass, combining with a successful aromatherapy line brings us innovative and beautiful glass products to wear and decorate your home.
Queen Bee Designs – Queen Bee is back! Sparkling bijouterie! Thoughtful, handcrafted personal adornments in gold, silver, brass and precious stones.
Rave’n’Iron – Transforming scrap steel into magical mini masterpieces by combining traditional metal working techniques with a contemporary eye, while looking to mankind’s oldest inspirations of nature and love. www.theraveniron.com
Raven Mountain – Specializes in leather moccasins, tooled belts, corsets, handbags and accessories. Made using traditional techniques with a modern twist. www.ravenmountain.ca
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. www.rimanchik.com
Rogue Goat – Creating unique artwork and accessories that celebrate trees and the Canadian landscape. Combining meticulous free-hand scroll saw work with original acrylic paintings or fine materials, Rogue Goat marries craftsmanship with vision. www.rogue-goat.com
Rubble Road – (Area 4 Marketplace) – These soapstone carving kits are a big hit with for people of all ages looking to exercise their artistic side. Come to the Area 4 Marketplace to try it for yourself!
Sabrina Butterfly Designs – Naturally comfortable women’s clothing, unique detailing with quality and fit makes a signature Sabrina Butterfly piece. (www.sabrinabutterflydesigns.ca)
Sashiko Studio – using traditional Japanese patterns, Lynne hand-stitches ancient designs on modern fabrics to create unique personal crafts. Exceptionally intricate and lovely. www.sashikostudio.com
Shi Studio – Affinity for the design influences of Asia infuses Cory’s work, while her roots in the west coast lend a fresh authenticity to her work. Gorgeous pieces of fabric, metal and leather. www.shistudio.com
Simply Bamboo – Scott is back with his collection of handcrafted bamboo woodwind instruments including: flutes, panpipes, shakuhachis. Irish whistles, didgeridoos and more.
Spoonman – Rings that shine and things that jingle. Handcrafted jewellery and accessories made from silver forks and spoons by the festival’s original “spoonman” Ray MacNeil. www.thespoonman.com
Twisted Wood Guitars – Specializing in handcrafted Weissenborn style acoustic lap slide guitars and accessories. These instruments are truly works of art.
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. www.urbanforestdesign.com
Velvet Plume – Sculpted, textured, art-infused applique and asymmetry are just a few elements of Velvet Plume designs. Feel like a divine Goddess, a woodland faerie, or a dancing pixie in these one-of-a-kind wearable art creations.
Voilà Par Andréanne – Metis fashion designer Andréanne crafts beautiful, comfortable and sustainable women’s clothing. Featuring stunning original aboriginal design, and hand made details, Voilà Par Andréanne brings you inspired pieces.
Whiteout Workshop – Original artwork all created from or inspired by photographs taken over years of travelling, silk screened on apparel and décor. www.whiteoutworkshop.com
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.
Windy Tree Artisan – This unique jewery is handcrafted from Arbutus branches that have fallen naturally. The design is then carved individually and free-hand with a scroll saw, making each an original piece of art. (www.windytreeartisan.ca )
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 2015 applications has passed. To apply for the 2016 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, please check back in January – new applications should be online midmonth. For reference – check out the 2015 Craft Application.
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