"Vive les Acadiens! " (Long live the Acadians!)
Dear Potential FOOD Vendor;
2018 Annual Acadian Festival
Celebrating “41 Years in Our Community!”
Dear potential Food Vendor;
In 2018, the Town of Madawaska will be hosting its 41st Annual Acadian Festival beginning Friday, August 10 and continuing on the 11th, and 12th. Over the past three years we have seen our celebration grow with new additions like the human fooseball, unique street performers, large bouncy areas for our younger children, and new musical talents. As our committee focuses on ensuring another successful year, we also look for new and different ways to recognize our deep Acadian heritage.
The Madawaska Acadian Festival has been celebrating this Acadian Heritage by recognizing families, and in our 41st year, we will recognizing the following family names:
Thibodeau, Ayotte, Fournier, Pelletier
We are expecting thousands of people to converge on our community in support of this annual celebration. As always, our festival will have a wide variety of activities such as the Tintamarre parade, Party Du Main Street, human fooseball, an exciting amily Fun Day and entertainment including multiple performances again by “The LeBlanc Family “, Saturday evening concerts, parade, delicious food and much more! You will not want to miss being a part of this exciting and growing community event!
In the past we have had an excellent turn out of people and there is every reason to believe this year will be even better. We are planning new and exciting things! We have enjoyed many people from all over the world coming to celebrate the Acadian Heritage here in the Valley! Through the years, most vendors have been very successful so most return year after year. We welcome you to fill out the attached vendor application so you can have a vending booth here as well!
Food Vendors Note: We will limit the food and concession vendors to avoid selling similar products so you should submit your application as early as possible. You must specify the one to three products most essential for your success. Space is limited.
Schedule: Friday begins the Festival with the “Main Street Dance”. The hours for set up begin at 5:00pm, vending begins from the time your ready until 12am. Saturdays events will be in a different location, just up the road about a mile. You are expected to take your booth down on Friday night and then set back up on Saturday morning at the Multi-Purpose building. Saturday set-up is at 8:30am, begin selling when ready until 10pm. All festivities Saturday are at the one location. Sunday the Parade begins at 1pm, after the parade all festivities continue at the multi-purpose building until 7pm. You do not have to attend all festivities, and you may only be approved to vend at one location. Please be specific as to what items you wish to sell and wish day/days you would like to attend on the application.
Space Assignment: We will assign booth locations on Monday August 6th, we will email you a map of the area and show you where we have placed your unit. We will also provide you with one of the committee members cell phone number for any questions or concerns you may have during set up, take down, or any other issues that may arise.
Fees: There will be a $100 FEE TO VEND as a FOOD VENDOR. Please sign up early, as vending is on a first come first serve basis. The earlier you sign up the better for the location of your booth and preference on items to sell.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
Vendors are expected to be open for business during the hours the events are advertised in the program. Early take-down could prevent us from accepting future applications for vending.
To register, click HERE for an application and return along with proof of insurance and vending license to:
Acadian Festival Craft Vendor Contract
328 St. Thomas Street
Madawaska, ME 04756
Chris Braley, President
2018 Madawaska Acadian Festival
Look for us on Facebook! - Madawaska Acadian Festival Official Information