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Applications

All applications except for Featured Chef are closed for 2020.

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 share their talent and showcase unique ingredients and recipes from around the world.
  • Entertainment: Musicians and performing artists looking to give a one-of-a-kind performance.

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.

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.

Festival Food Vendor applications are now closed.

Merchant Vendor

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

Marketplace Vendor applications are now closed.

Nonprofit Organizations

Share your organization's mission and programming thousands of Festival guests.

Festival Nonprofit applications are now closed.

Entertainment

Performing Nonprofit applications are now closed.

Featured Chef

Interested in showing off your culinary skills to Greater Des Moines (DSM) residents and visitors? The World Food & Music Festival is looking 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, some spices and a gift card to purchase ingredients 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 us for more information.