Food & Beverage

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019 Festival

Chosen food vendors will receive the following marketing benefits:

  • A listing on the Festival’s website, with a link to the vendor’s website (if submitted)

  • A listing in the Festival’s Program Guide (35,000 copies printed and distributed)

  • A list of vendors carrying Gluten-Free, Dairy Free and/or Vegan Items along with their location, will be posted on Festival’s website and/or Facebook page.

Please make sure to read the Vendor Guidelines document as it will answer most of your questions.

Expect lots of great food at the festival

We strive to bring the best in ethnic, regional and traditional foods to delight guests and showcase a wide variety of tempting foods to complement the spirit of the festival. From classic festival fare to exotic flavors from far-flung places around the globe, everyone is sure to find something to love. You'll have a tough time deciding between Thai, German, Indian and much more.

2018 Food Vendors

Brown's Island Food Court                                

  • Boka – Fusion Takos

  • Nadar's Bistro – Gyros, Falafel, Dolmades, Bakalava, Greek Salad, Hummus

  • Ginger Thai Taste – Pad Thai Chicken, Bangkok Chicken, Satay Chicken, Dumplings

  • Africanne on Main – Chicken, Fish, Veggies, Rice, Plantains, Corn Bread, Ginger Tea

  • India K'Raja – Butter Chicken, Lamb Curry, Vegetable Samosa, Naan, Vegetable Korma, Chai Tea, Mango Lassi, Bhatura

  • Croaker's Spot – Fish, Chicken, Cornbread, Corn on the Cob, Red beans and Rice, Mac and Cheese

  • Concessions World – Italian/Kelbasa sausage, Philly Steak, Chicken Philly Steak, Funnel Cakes, Butterfly Chips

  • Strawberry Street Event Concessions – Fried Oysters, Shrimp, Clams, Crabcakes, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes

  • Jadean's Smokin Six-O – BBQ, Brisket, Smoked chicken. Ribs, Sausage, handcut, seasoned fries, BBQ Beans

  • Gelati Celesti – Gelati

  • Slideways Mobile Bistro – Gourmet sliders; Beef, Chicken, or Vegetarian

  • Espresso A Go Go – Coffee and Espresso drinks                                                               

Community Foundation Stage                          

  • Cool Concessions Kettle Corn – Kettle Corn

  • MacBrand Foods – Sausage, Cheesesteaks, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, and Onion Rings

  • Happy Empanada – A assortment of sweet and savory hand pies

  • Leisure Time – Corn Dogs, Grilled Chicken, Chicken Finger Baskets, Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos

  • Goatocado – Vegan Sandwiches and sides

  • Jem's Caribbean Cuisine – Jerk, Curry, and Oxtail platters with Cabbage, Coconut Rice and Beans, and plantains.

  • Concession World – Lemonade & Funnel Cakes

Altria Stage Food Court                                     

  • Gregory's Grill – Crabcakes, Fish Tacos, Fried Oysters, NC BBQ, Crab Soup

  • La Milpa – Quesadillas, Burritos, Mexican Tacos, Soft Tacos

  • Food Corner & Grill – Chicken Teriyaki on a Stick, Veggie Fried Rice, Veggie Lo Mein, Pad Thai

  • Mama J's – Catfish nuggets, Macaroni & Cheese, Collard Greens, Corn Muffins

  • Hand Popped Kettle Corn – Kettle Corn

  • Westray's Ice Cream – Ice Cream

  • Rare Olde Times – Reuben Egg Rolls, Scotch Eggs, Fish ‘n’ Chips

  • Shakedown Eats – Cowboy Chili and Lot Tots

Tredegar Food Court                                        

  • Island Noodles – Hawaiian Style Soba Noodles prepared vegan, with protein, or vegetables

  • King of Pops – Popsicles

  • International Grill – Garlic Chicken over Greek Salad, Steak in Pita, Chicken in Pita, Mediterranean sausage, Falafel, Greek Salad

  • Urbanna Seafood Company – Crab cakes, Soft Shell Crab Sandwich, Popcorn Shrimp, Chicken fingers

  • Espresso A Go Go – Coffee, Lattes, Mochas, Espressos

  • Cool Concessions – Po-Boys,  Shrimp, Oysters, Calamari, Alligator, BBQ, Steak and Cheese, Crab Balls, Fried Mac and Cheese

  • Return of the Mac  – Gourmet Mac & Cheese

  • Make Me A Plate – Steam Shrimp Boil,  Bing bang Shrimp,

  • Happy Empanada – Empanadas, Plantains, Rice & Beans, Mango Coleslaw, Chips and Mango Salsa

Craft Beer

This will be the sixth year that a specially brewed beer will be offered at the Richmond Folk Festival. This year's Folk FestivALE was brewed by Champion Brewing, and is available in cans in Richmond stores and will be available throughout the festival. In our WestRock Craft Beer Area, you can sample many great Virginia Beers and we will be offering special seminars and events. Follow the event page for the WestRock Craft Beer Tent on Facebook.

Specialty Wine

We will also be offering Foot Stompin' Festival Red, and Foot Stompin' Festival White as our signature wines. 

Applications for the 2018 Folk Festival are no longer being accepted

The application window for the 2018 festival is now closed.

Vendors can download the following info.