Become a Folkmoot Festival Food Vendor

January 2017

Dear Friends,

The 2016 Folkmoot Festival was one of the most successful in recent history with more ticket sales, more venues with special events and more sponsors than ever before. With this success under our belts, we are looking forward to the 2017 festival and hope you are, too!

Folkmoot is now accepting applications for vendors at two outdoor festival events, Many Cultures Carnival & International Festival Day, your opportunity to reach audiences of the North Carolina’s International Folk Festival.

With good weather, we anticipate that the 2017 festival will attract 25,000+ people to downtown Waynesville. This is a great opportunity for you to sell your products.  For detailed information about the festival schedule, please visit (We haven’t gotten the schedule up, just yet, but plan to do so in the next two weeks!) For a brief synopsis of the mentioned vendor-related opportunities, please read on:

International Festival Day (IFD), takes place on Saturday, July 29.  We are accepting 100 vendors who offer unique, handmade items. Sales of quality arts and cultural crafts, gifts with an international flair and local and international foods have been successful at IFD. International Day is in its 34th year.

Folkmoot also hosts Many Cultures Carnival (MCC) on Saturday, July 22. We are accepting 50 vendors for this event. The Carnival focuses on cultural entertainment for children and families and features live entertainment by youthful singers and dancers, free dance lessons by international dancers, an arts and craft tent, food vendors as well as nonprofit organizations. This is the second year of MCC and we expect between 3,000 and 5,000 guests.

You must successfully submit your application by Tuesday, May  30, 2017 in order to be considered in our review/ selection process.

At this link, you will find our vendor guidelines and an application form:  The application must be submitted with three (3) to six (6) color images of the work you intend to sell and one (1) booth image, if available, along with a non-refundable $25.00 application fee. Digital copies can be emailed to

We prefer that vendors submit applications online but will accept hard copy applications, postmarked by May 30, 2017. Our address is Folkmoot PO Box 658 Waynesville, NC 28786.

Please contact Laura Shepherd or Suzanne Gernandt (828-452-2997) if you have any questions. THANKS in advance for your application and for helping us to SPREAD THE WORD to other high-quality artisans. We look forward to working with you!


Angeline Schwab,

Before filling out the Folkmoot Food Vendor please review the

2017 Vendor Information Application


Online Food Vendor Application


2017 Food Vendor Form

Please submit your $25 non-refundable application fee through the link below or by mail to


Attn: Suzanne Gernandt

PO Box 658

Waynesville, NC 28786