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.
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Your 2016 Food Vendors:
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.
Cheesecake Café (Mobile)
This mobile bicycle cart supplies cheesecake on a stick. Sadly, they can’ t bike off the calories for you.
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!
Curry n Hurry
The great taste of India – curries, butter chicken, Naan bread and more. Vegetarian options.
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.
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!
Flavours of lemongrass and papaya feature on this Vietnam inspired menu. Skewers and Banh Mi sandwiches and don’t forget the decadent Vietnamese coffee.
Hong Kong Bakery
Your bubble tea headquarters! Also try the Shanghai noodles, chicken satay and the addictive coconut buns!
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.
Lemon Heaven/ Freshly Squeezed
Your headquarters for fresh squeezed lemonade has moved this year and is now found in the main concession line. You’ll still get the same variety of thirst quenching lemonade flavours!
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.
Another new-to-us vendor this year – Lunchpail Catering offers, grilled cheese strips with gooey cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, as well as a variety of grilled meat sticks, soups and salads. Cocnut limeade or Earl Grey iced tea would round out your meal.
Did somebody say bannock? Burgers, both beef and buffalo on bannock buns.
Classic Thai dishes like pad thai, green curry – chicken and tofu and combo plates with veggie spring rolls.
Organic Box (West End)
Organic Box will be in Area 4’s market place again this year, serving up fresh fruits and veggies to eat by the bushel.
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.
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.
The solar powered sushi truck is back. Sushi rolls, tuna tacos, beef tataki and Korean BBQ.
Your 2016 Crafts Artisans
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 Susanne – 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 )
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. 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 )
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.
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.
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 )
Karen Rhebergen Works of Art – Karen paints to commit to memory a moment that would otherwise fade. Her watercolours, acrylic and batik works celebrate the beauty of life. She will have both originals and various sizes of prints for sale.
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.
Little Rock Jewellery Studio – Jewellery art objects from sterling silver, precious and semi-precious stones and found items. ( www.littlerockjewellerystudio.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
Majesty Industries – Julie Morrison has been making vegan bags and wallets since 2004. Everyseason she silkscreens new patterns and tries new things. Many designs will satisfy the nerd in you. Sustainable cork is a big feature with travel wallets, luggage tags and bags. www.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
Melonhead Knitwear – Beautiful handspun yarn is used to create wonderful fibre art knitwear – hats, scarves and more wonderful colour and textures. This is also a chance for knitters and other fibre artists to stock up on some fabulous yarns for their own art. www.melonheadknitwear.com
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/)
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 MacKay 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.
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.
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
Sabrina Butterfly Designs – Naturally comfortable women’s clothing, unique detailing with quality and fit makes a signature Sabrina Butterfly piece. (www.sabrinabutterflydesigns.ca)
Salgado Fenwick – Two artists who hand draw and silk screen every garment. A new collection for every season, the artworks can tell a story which becomes more creative the longer you look.
Sharon Jong – Sharon Jong celebrates many avenues of creative expression and her artistic journeys have been a constant source of strength, renewal, and growth. She creates life as her heart feels it and in her work she sees reflections of herself. Her current artistic passions are painting, sculpting and felting. If it feels whimsical, she will try it.
Simply Bamboo – Scott is back with his collection of handcrafted bamboo woodwind instruments including: flutes, panpipes, shakuhachis. Irish whistles, didgeridoos and more.
Twisted Wood Guitars – Specializing in handcrafted Weissenborn style acoustic lap slide guitars, as well as ukuleles 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
Voila by/par Andreanne – 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.
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 jewelry 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 )
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.
To apply to be a vendor, use the applications below.
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. Due to space restrictions, only a limited number of our concessions can be food trucks.
Applications are now available (as of January 4th, 2016): 2016 Conc App
The Deadline for 2016 applications is April 6th, 2016.
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.
The Deadline for 2016 applications is March 24th, 2016 at noon.
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