Applications for the 22nd Annual Roots and Blues festival for August 15, 16, 17th, 2014 are available for food vendors only, one or two food vendor spots left! We are filled up in the artisan area! 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 VENDOR APPLICATION (click for form)
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)
*menus may vary
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
It’s All Greek To Me – Chicken, Lamb, Beef Donairs, Falafels, Smokies, Perogies, Greek Salad – Penticton, BC
Kelly O’s – Pachos, Chicken Lips, Lips n Pachos, Lips n Fries
KickAss Coffee (Summit Huts Mobile) - Coffee, Lattes, Expressos and treats
Lemon Heaven - Fresh Squeezed Lemonades – Salmon Arm, BC
Mexi Pops – Hornby Island Energy Bars, Mexican Popsicles, Chocolate Bananas, Mango on a Stick, Fruit Refreshers – Courtenay, 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
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
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 & Crepes – Fresh 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)
FROM THE POTTER’S WHEEL
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
JEWELS, FEATHERS, BEADS & SPARKLY THINGS
Big Blue Moma – Karie Wylie – a diploma in Textile design, creates recycled glass beaded jewelry
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 & Design – Today, 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.
FUNKY CLOTHING, PRINTED DESIGNS & ACCESSORIES
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
Sweetass Designs – Nina Jones does tribal fusion belly dance, which is how she got started making these beautiful dance, hula and festival wear and accompanying items. She also makes jewellery, and pretty much all her own clothes from shirts to jeans to leather pants
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 Hats – Stephanie Myers unique eco-friendly hats are handmade, she loves to reuse funky fabrics, to reduce our carbon footprint and tread lightly on the earth
Robin Borland’s Custom Sewing – Recycled 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
HAND-CRAFTED INSTRUMENTS & ART PAINTINGS
Thorne Studios – Peter 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
RECYCLED LEATHER ACCESSORIES
Marc Simard - Marc Simard creates his own artwork that he etches into recycled leathers to create wallets, belts, handbags, and notebooks
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 Studio – Chuck St. John combines traditional craftsmanship and innovative ideas in etched, stained and kiln-fired glass
Ravenwood Glass Designs – Sheila 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 Threads – Branda 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.
NON PROFITS ARE BOOKED UP FOR 2014!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
NON- PROFIT BOOTHS (accepted so far for 2014)
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.
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.
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.