January 13, 2020

80th National Folk Festival Now Accepting Food Vendor Applications

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CALLING ALL FOOD VENDORS! The National Folk Festival announced today that it is now accepting food vendor applications for the 2020 festival. Applications may be submitted through the festival portal on SlideRoom ( Selected applicants will be invited to participate in the 80th National Folk Festival, returning to Salisbury, Maryland, September 11 – 13, 2020.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020

The National Folk Festival seeks the top food and handcrafted beverage vendors in the region to provide high quality, diverse, efficient, friendly service to thousands of festivalgoers. 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.

Food vendors will be chosen for the following 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 menu items. This is your opportunity to tell us about 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!

Applicants MUST read through the Food Vendor Guidelines BEFORE they consider applying. The guidelines may be found and downloaded on the festival website at:

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