World Village Festival features a diverse selection of food that represents a variety of cultures. Besides the professional food vendors, several civil society organisations present their cultures and fund their operations by selling food at the festival.
Food – an enduring festival favourite
Annually, approximately 100 vendors apply for a food stand at the festival. 60 of those applications are selected on the basis of quality and their fit with the festival’s profile and themes.
Places for tents and food trucks
There are places for food vendors in Kaisaniemi Park and Railway Square. You may apply for a 4 x 4 m (16 m²) space for a tent or food truck. Food vendors must bring their own tent and order the required tables, chairs and electricity through the online exhibitor registration form. The size of a food truck is submitted in the registration, however, places for trucks are priced the same as a 4 x 4 m food stand.
We favour vegetarian, organic and local food
Environment and sustainable development are important factors for World Village Festival. This is also evident in the festival’s food selection. We favour food vendors that provide vegetarian, organic and local food. Each food vendor commits to provide at least one vegetarian option in their menu. According to the 2017 visitor survey, almost a half of festival visitors choose organic and local food when possible.
Large and small dishes from different cuisines
The festival features food from all around the world. Our goal for the festival is to feature the largest possible variety of different foods. The festival visitors have wished for smaller, less expensive dishes along with larger dishes, so they could experience a variety of flavours.
Staff food vendor
We provide a hot meal to festival staff and performers at the food stalls selected by the festival. Food is served in exchange for staff food vouchers (value 8€). If you want to serve staff food at the festival, please enter your organisation’s business-ID on the registration form.
Registering does not automatically make you a staff food vendor. All applicants will be contacted one month prior to the event at the latest. Selected vendors need to deliver the collected vouchers as well as the corresponding invoice to Fingo after the event.
For more information related to food vendors, contact the production manager.