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
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.
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.