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Applications

Becoming a World Food & Music Festival vendor allows you to showcase your culinary talents, garner attention for your business/organization or present your craft to a new audience. The Festival depends on diverse vendors to create a unique event each year.

  • Food Vendor: For people or businesses selling food or drinks.
  • Merchant: For people or businesses with tangible, non-food items. 
  • Nonprofit: For nonprofits that want to spread the word about their organization. 
  • Featured Chefs: For local, regional and national chefs looking to demonstrate basic techniques while cooking diverse recipes.

If your business doesn't fit with the above descriptions, consider being a sponsor. Sponsorship packages can include onsite opportunities. Contact Colleen Murphy, Downtown Events Director to learn more.

All vendor applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8.

Food Vendor

Becoming a World Food & Music Festival vendor allows you to showcase your culinary talents, garner attention for your business/organization or present your craft to a new audience. The Festival depends on diverse vendors to create a unique event each year.

Apply to be a food vendor at The Festival!

Merchant Vendor

Do you want attention for your business and to have the chance to present your craft to a large audience?

Apply to be a marketplace vendor at The Festival!

Nonprofit Organizations

Apply to become a nonprofit at The Festival and have the opportunity to promote your organization.

Be a Featured Chef

Interested in showing off your culinary skills to Greater Des Moines (DSM) residents and visitors? The World Food & Music Festival is proud to feature local chefs who wish to demonstrate diverse recipes. The Festival looks for local, regional and national chefs to present 30-minute demonstrations in the Meredith Culinary Discovery Pavilion during The Festival. Featured chefs are responsible for describing their recipe and cooking techniques to the visitors, as well as providing food supplies to complete the recipe(s). Basic cooking supplies, electricity, burners and some spices are provided.

In return for your participation, The Festival will promote your appearance (with name and business included) in the printed program and website. Featured chefs can distribute printed materials (business cards, pamphlets, etc.) during the demonstration.

Please contact Emily Lyon for more information on how to participate as a featured chef.