Dear Potential FOOD & Business Vendor;  

August 11th-15th 2017, the town of Madawaska will be hosting its 40th Annual Acadian Festival.  The festive theme is “Vive les Acadiens”, “Long live the Acadians”.  

The Madawaska Acadian Festival has been celebrating the Acadian Heritage, along with a family reunion, and this year, in 2017 we are happy to announce that Acadian families that began 40 years ago will be celebrated.  Please help us in Welcoming the following families Daigle, Cyr, Dufour and Hebert!

We are expecting hundreds of people to converge on our community, and as always, our festival will have a wide variety of activities such as the Main Street Dance, Poutine Palooza, Fireworks, Tintamarre parade, a Family Fun Day with human Foosball, G-Force Laser Tag, and musical entertainment including “The LeBlanc Family“. Saturday evening we have more concerts, Sunday we have the annual parade, delicious food, bands 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!

Entry Condition:  As space is limited because we want the festival to have a certain character, we reserve the right to accept or reject vendors based on their product line or activity.  We are looking for food and concession vendors as well as children's games and other novelties. If you are a craft vendor looking to participate in the craft show you need to contact us and we will provide you that information. Fees apply to be a vendor at the craft show. If you want to be a craft show vendor, do not use this form, contact Gerald Fongemie at

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 5:30pm, 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 9am, 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.  Tuesday is the Region Wide Tintamarre Parade Celebration!  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 7th, 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 NO 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.

To register, click HERE for an application and return along with proof of insurance and vending license to:


Acadian Festival Vending Contract
attn: Mindy Braley
328 St. Thomas Street
Madawaska, ME 04756

Jane Carter, President
2016 Madawaska Acadian Festival

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