Fringe Theatre is proud to produce the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, the oldest and largest Festival of its kind in North America. Anchored in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona district, the Festival showcases hundreds of theatre productions and outdoor performances featuring more than 1,000 local, national, and international artists inside theatres and across our outdoor site. Offering something for everyone, the Festival sees an attendance of more than 450,000 site visits over 11 days every August. 

Application Deadline 

The deadline to apply is April 3, 2023 at 11:59PM MST. 

Vendor Selection

The vendor application form is an application only, and does not guarantee you a spot in the Festival. Vendors are selected to participate based on providing the best possible patron food experience at the Festival. All information must be complete and accurate. Failure to complete all areas will delay your application. From the information provided, we will choose vendors and allocate space as fairly as possible. Previous participation in the Festival does not guarantee acceptance or the same location year over year.

Vendors as Sponsors  

When you support the Fringe Festival you support artists, volunteers, audiences, and our community. Our sponsorships are built for creativity, flexibility, and problem solving. As storytellers, our priority is to share the unique story of your business and our partnership. 

Cash sponsorship benefits may include Sponsorship recognition in the Festival Guide, online/social media Sponsorship recognition, and an invitation to the VIP Sponsor Reception! In-kind partnerships are possible; please note that donations are valued at half of fair market value (unless a cheque exchange is completed). 

If you are interested in supporting the Festival as a Sponsor, please indicate this in your Vendor application. We’ll get in touch after your application has been received. 

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Important Dates for Vendors 

PLEASE NOTE: Deadlines prior to Festival may shift depending on date of application. For more information, please contact 

Friday, February 17, 2023: Applications open for vendors online at Vendors without online access to the application form may request that an application form be sent to them via post, email, or fax.

Monday, April 3, 2023: Deadline for Vendor Submissions of Applications.

Monday, April 24, 2023: Deadline to inform Vendors of their acceptance or refusal into the Festival.

Monday, May 23, 2023: Deadline for Vendors to electronically provide to the Vendor Coordinator a signed contract, pay fees, and submit all additional documentation required to participate in the Festival.

Monday, May 23, 2023: First payment installment due: 50% of total fees must be paid in order to reserve space. FTA only accepts electronic forms of payment, via e-transfer, EFT, or major Credit Cards (MasterCard, Visa). In-person payments (Cash, cheque or debit) will NOT be accepted. Upon contract signing, Vendors will be issued an electronic Quickbooks invoice via email with further payment details.

Monday, June 26, 2023: Final installment / balance due.

Monday, August 14 – Wednesday, August 16, 2023: Vendors load into site as per schedule set by Vendor Coordinator.

Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 27, 2023: Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival


General Information 

Please click the button below to read the Vendor Rules and Regulations. You will be asked to sign your application and acknowledge that you understand and can comply with all Vendor requirements. Vendors who do not comply with the Rules and Regulations may not be invited to participate in the Festival.

Food Vendor Rules & Regulations 

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