Applications for food vendor, artisans and non-profits are off-line! We are all booked up for this year!  Last year, the Festival attracted over 26,300 attendees over three days.  Enjoy the breathtaking setting with Mt. Ida as the backdrop,  celebrate with our friendly, and dedicated volunteers, and listen to LIVE music from our amazing musicians coming from all over the world for 3 memorable days in the Shuswap area.

Food Vendors are booked up for 2014

Our Festival Food Village offers a wide variety of delectable consumables from many cultures to suit every appetite. Vendors are selected based on a variety of factors including menu quality, type, booth specifications, electrical needs etc. Remember – we are set up in an outdoor area!
The Festival provides just the space, electrical and water/grey water hook ups. Vendors are required to provide flooring, sump pump, handwash sinks, hose, extension cords, lighting, booth and all other equipment. Vendors are required to comply to all health regulations through Interior Health ph  250-833-4170    fax  250-833-4117 , and provide proof of insurance. Electrical needs are an important consideration in the selection process. A valid BC electrical inspection sticker or an inspection certificate posted on the premises.  All vendors must also comply with BC Fire code required – CAN/ULC 1254 Standard.  Spots are allocated out according to size, type etc… Please read document for further information.

FOOD VENDORS 2014 (confirmed so far)


wrap daddys 150x150 Vendorslemon heaven 150x150 VendorsFruit crepe Yogi Berri and Crepes 150x150 Vendorsmexipops 150x150 Vendorsthai on the fly 150x150 Vendorsogopogo donuts 150x150 Vendorspulled pork burger 150x150 Vendorsgreek salad 150x150 Vendors




greek food 150x150 VendorsPerogies May 7th 2009 3 150x150 Vendors





*menus may vary


Banga Bowls – Sunshine Bowl – fruit, strawberries, pineapples, blueberries, and more topped with granola, honey and nuts. Aloha Bowl – Mango, Coconut, yogurt, Oranges and yummy toppings. Midnight Special Bowl – Blackberries, raspberries, Cherry, Cranberry, yogurt topped with more yummy toppings.

D Dutchmen Dairy – Old Fashioned hard ice cream, Over the past 32 years Dutchmen Dairy has established their brand throughout Western Canada mainly by word-of-mouth. Today, tourists return to D Dutchmen Dairy as second and third generation visitors.  Dutchmen Dairy continues to offer old-fashioned, hand-made dairy products with a focus on top quality ingredients.

D & G Munchies – Montreal Smoked Beef, Swedish Meatball Subs, Meatball bowls and more -  Falkland, BC

Food & Co – Rollies Roadhouse – Taco Salad in a Dorito Bag, Pulled Pork, Poutines, Macaroni and Cheese Bites, Dill Pickle Spears – Kelowna, BC

Get Hooked – Fish & Chips, Chicken Strips, Shrimp, Yam fries and more – Penticton, BC

Hermco Streetfood Catering -  Authentic baja style taco’s and handcrafted gourmet burgers and BBQ sandwiches – Smoked with maple and hickory wood,  Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, fried chicken, chicken club sandwich, Chicken strip basket, fries, poutine with brisket or pork. Kelowna, BC

It’s All Greek To Me – Chicken, Lamb, Beef Donairs, Falafels, Smokies, Perogies, Greek Salad – Penticton, BC

Jeffers Fryzz – Fish and Fries and Poutine – Penticton, BC

Kelly O’s – Pachos, Chicken Lips, Lips n Pachos, Lips n Fries – Kelowna, BC

KickAss Coffee (Summit Huts Mobile) -  Coffee, Lattes, Expressos and treats – Invermere, BC

Lemon HeavenFresh Squeezed Lemonades – Salmon Arm, BC

Mexi Pops – Hornby Island Energy Bars, Mexican Popsicles, Chocolate Bananas, Mango on a Stick, Fruit Refreshers – Courtenay, BC

Northcoast Poppers - KettleKorn Popcorn, Funnel Cakes, Tornado Potatoes, Taco Fries, Chili – Terrace, BC

Ogopogo Mini Donuts – Buckets or Bags of FRESH Mini Donuts – Coldstream, BC

OK Woodfire Products – Lasagna Gluten Free, meat, chicken, or vegetarian, Oven baked spare ribs, garlic bread, baked potatoes – Oyama, BC

Rockingham’s Salads and Wraps – Chicken, Sirloin, Sweet Basil Tofu, Thai Noodle Wraps, Ceasar, Thai Noodle, Sweet Basil Tofu Salads – Rossland, BC

Rockingham’s BillyBob’s Big Bad Burgers – 6 oz. Beef or Italian Sausage Patty on a Butter Brioche Bun, The Lumberjack – 2 – 6 oz. patties with cheddar, bacon, carmelized onions,  The Carnivore – 6 oz. Beef or Italian Patty, Roast Beef, Cornmeal Back Bacon, Cheddar, Carmelized Onions, BBQ Sauce, Chunky Chile with Garlic Butter Brioche Bun, Chili Cheese Dog – Rossland, BC

Smoking Hot Donairs -  Donairs (chicken, lamb or beef) Falafels, Tycoon donair, Pita and Tzatzki – Penticton, BC

Starbird Bakehouse – Sweet Crepes, Strawberry Cheesecake, Funky Monkey, Strawberry Breeze, White Coco  and Savoury Crepes, Starchick, Spicy Bird, Pizza, Pulled Pork, Mexicano, Caprese, Kootenay Special  – Reuben, Turkey Club, Roasted Veggies and Goats Cheese, Chicken & Avocado, Ham & Cheese Paninis – Nelson, BC

Swiss Inn – Schnitzel Burger, Salmon Burger, BBQ Brats & Smokies & Sauerkraut, Vegetarian Burger, Crispy Fries, Bacon n Egger, stews, chili, Beef Aux Jus, Veggies and Dip, Combo Specials – Salmon Arm, BC

Thai On The Fly -  Pad Thai – Chicken, Veggie, Shrimp and Super Combo Pad Meal – Oliver, BC

Tickleberry’s – Tickleberry’s makes it’s own chocolates, fudge, kettle korn and of course serves more than fifty flavors of ice-cream -  Okanagan Falls, BC

Temptasian – Chow Mein, Fried Rice, Mix Veg in Garlic or Curry Sauce, Mix Veg with Chicken in Black Pepper Sauce, Sweet and Sour Pork, Spring Rolls, Dry Garlic Pork, Cold Thai Noodle Salad – Vernon, BC

Wrap Daddy’s – Breakfast Wraps, Wraps – Chicken, Beef, Veggie, Thai Noodle, and Salads – Ask for the Gluten Free – Lake Country, BC

Yogi Berri & CrepesFresh Watermelon Slush, Coconut Water, Crepes Benny, Garden Crepe, Chicken Pesto Crepe, Greek Crepe, French Toast Crepe, Sweet Crepes – Nutella, Banana, Lemon & Sugar, Strawberries – Nelson, BC

The Artisan Market is filled up for the 2014 Festival

The Roots and Blues Festival plays host each year to a variety of artisans from British Columbia and across Canada, who sell their hand-crafted in Canada creations in our Artisans Village. Clothing, ceramics, jewellery, and instruments are just a few of the types of work represented in the Village.
Selection of artisans is a juried process. We select handmade artisan items, rather than import/export or commercial goods. The arts market is outdoors and operates rain or shine. All vendors must supply their own power cords, display tables, chairs, tent/canopy (which must be pegged to withstand all kinds of weather).

ARTISAN VENDORS 2014 (we are still updating)



Happy Planet hats 150x150 VendorsThorne Studios guitar 150x150 Vendorsskull pendants Works in Glass 150x150 VendorsHat and loom Cut Threads weavers 150x150 VendorsMarc Simard messenger bag 150x150 Vendorsheaven in earth pottery final 150x150 VendorsSea of Wolves Designs 150x150 VendorsRavenwoodGlass 150x150 Vendors




Gail Thorne Studios art 150x150 VendorsAbstract Panel Nimbus Glass 150x150 Vendors








 Heaven In Earth Pottery - High quality original functional stoneware – celtic knot decorations. Stephan Plant is self taught, started in 1970 using clay mined in Vernon and washed in an old wringer washer

Still Point Pottery - Lance Hall — Maureen McEwen
functional pottery from the heart. Quality, high-fired porcelain pottery for the table, garden and living room



Big Blue Moma – Karie Wylie – a diploma in Textile design, creates recycled glass beaded jewelry

Eye Candy Jewelry -  Marle Bugge  started mining, in North America in 1996 for quartz crystals. It wasn’t long before I had the desire to bring out the beauty I saw inside the stone. Being mostly self taught has allowed me to achieve a unique style of stone carving and cutting

Kat Cadegan Jewellery - Kat’s favorite materials are sterling silver, gold, antler and bone.


LAGO: Exotic Jewelry & Designs Unique, exotic hand-crafted jewelry and designs inspired by Sarah Paterson’s travels and fascination with tribal cultures

Nan Darach Designs –  Cathi Gehman – Of the Oak” Nan’Darach Designs jewelry is handcrafted, ethically harvested and cruelty free

Raw Eco Jewellery“Recycled, reclaimed, reused, vintage and found objects are more than just a statement for me (Devaki), they are my way of life”

Rush – Heather Specken – fused glass jewellery and beautifully handwoven scarves and accessories

Sims Jewellery Co. – Sarah Simpson has 2 way wearable designs created for use as staple accessories, from 4 in one necklaces, bracelets

Ugly Bunny Sarah Jane Reynolds has a Bachelor of Design. Ugly Bunny is the collaboration between two crazy kids who’s art and design  come together to create jewelry.

 Zula Jewelry & DesignToday,  Urszula’s  work is still based on what she collects, whether it be leaf skeletons, branches, roots, bones, or memories of landscapes. She gives a new life to pieces from nature by reinterpreting and making their life more permanent in silver, copper, bronze and gold.


Arwen’s Apparel – BC made bamboo clothing. “Designer clothing and accessories inspired by ancient cultures and made for the modern gypsy ”

Pina Styles – Jeni Christie has a little print shop that creates it’s own art, and makes her own clothing transpiring into unique art on original clothing

Sea of Wolves Designs – “where eco fashion and fine art collide” Original hand made clothing designs produced by Catherine Gaudreault featuring artwork by Nathan Stewart

Dropping Form Designs Sheila Munro specializes in: Handmade Hats, Feather & Leather Headdresses, Earrings, Extensions, Hair Pieces, Upcycled Couture, Purses, Holster, Belt Bags and More

Happy Planet HatsStephanie Myers unique eco-friendly hats are handmade, she loves to reuse funky fabrics, to reduce our carbon footprint and tread lightly on the earth

Recycled Seatbelt bags – U.S.E.D bags – All of Trevor Kehler’s products are made from recycled material. We hope that you’ll join us in cleaning up the landfills, one bag at a time! Hand bags, backpacks, totes, courier bags and more!

Robin Borland’s Custom SewingRecycled materials, hobo bags, fringe purses, one of a kind hats, crocheted bikini tops, tie dyed slip dresses, leather headbands and more

Schu Clothing (tie-dyed clothing) – Stefan’s Tie Dyed clothing, dresses, hoodies, T’s for adults and children


Thorne StudiosPeter Thorne has over 35 years in the music industry – from recording and producing music in many bands – blues, rock & roll and country. As well – he has over 20 years of creating custom wood furniture. Thorne Guitars produces professional custom made Box Guitars, cajons, custom amps, guitar cases. Gail Thorne’s art paintings, are in the figurative and flora work – Graduated from Emily Car Institute of Art & Design – 1996



Marc Simard  - Marc Simard creates his own artwork that he etches into recycled leathers to create wallets, belts, handbags, and notebooks

Soul Path Shoes -  Nathan Bowes specializes in quality handmade leather shoes and sandals, custom buffalo moccasin boots for all ages, all shapes and sizes

Sunburst Crafts - Murray and Annette Anderson have been producing hand tooled leather goods for over 30 years. Our work is a fine balance of quality workmanship and unique design. Function has not restricted our quest for imagery, either subtle or striking; experimentation being the ongoing theme. All seams are contact cemented and lock stitched with nylon threads. Edges are hand finished with beeswax compounds. Imagery is either airbrushed, engraved or hand tooled on the finest carving leathers available. Colours are sealed with acrylics and further protected by a water repellent finish. Each item is supplied with a sheet giving advice on the care and maintenance of these fine works.



Linda’s Originals (henna/glitter tattoos) – applying face paint, temp glitter tattoos, henna tattoos with my original paintings as a backdrop

GLASS – Etched, Stain Glass, hand blown

Nimbus Glass StudioChuck St. John combines traditional craftsmanship and innovative ideas in etched, stained and kiln-fired glass

Ravenwood Glass DesignsSheila and Dan McColman make stained glass articles and also panels, lamps, boxes, etc.  We incorporate fused glass and sandblasting to produce extraordinary art objects and jewels

Works in Glass –Debbie Tarry creates hand blown glass shapes into unique glass art

Me and My Cat Stained Glass -  Larry James creates a stunning selection of stained glass panels, windows, lamps, photo frames, boxes and small gift items



Cut ThreadsBranda and Mitch – Cut Threads revolves around weaving. All of the fabric from our hats, brandannas, man cozy, neckwarmers, hippy headbands, alina scarves, have been handwoven by myself in my home studio. I am a mixed media artist who has fallen for line in a big way.  Weaving explores line and colour.


BR Custom Furniture –   Bruce Robertson  creates custom furniture built from vertical grain western red cedar grown in the Kootenays.



The Roots and Blues Festival invites a limited number of Non-Profits and charitable organizations to join the festival to share their information and message with our audience. The submissions for this booth space is juried by the Board of the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society. To apply please download and submit the form.

Please contact with any questions.


NON- PROFIT BOOTHS (accepted so far for 2014)


Voice of the Shuswap VendorsSilver creek VendorsAdams River Society VendorsHeritage Village VendorsHeritage Village VendorsRJ haney Vendors

Switzmalph  Cultural Society





Voice of the Shuswap -

Voice of the Shuswap Community Radio will feature a wide diversity of programming including talk programs and local and world music shows in English as well as in other languages relevant to the area the station serves.

Our broadcast studio is located in the Downtown Activity Centre, 451 Shuswap Street SW, Salmon Arm. You will find us in Room 30, at the southwest corner of the top floor.

Voice of the Shuswap is a non-profit society and depends on support from listeners and the community for funds to operate. If you like what you hear and would like to add your financial support to our society, you may do so online using the button below.

Silver Creek Elementary -

This year PAC needs to raise approx. $5000 to fund various reading programs, swimming lessons, gymnastics, bussing for field trips, skiing, skating, cultural performances, forgotten lunch program, as well as items that are needed for classrooms, such as books, desks, musical instruments, to better our students education. We will raise funds by water by donation at the festival August 15, 16 and 17th.

Adams River Society -

Since this is the dominant year of the Salmon Run, our mandate is to encourage and facilitate the education and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of Roderick Haig-Brown Park. We also host the “Salute to the Sockeye” Event in October every year.

R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum -

To keep alive the history and heritage of Salmon Arm and area by collecting, preserving, documenting and interpreting artefacts, records and stories of the region in a public community museum. Haney Heritage Village, the Museum and Archives are places where all are welcome.

Switzmalph Cultural Society -

The Switzmalph Cultural Society is ideally positioned to enhance and create the capacity for increased sustainable cultural tourism opportunities, thereby fostering economic diversification and stimulus across the Shuswap region