Food – an enduring festival favourite
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. 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 4m (16m2) 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 4m food stand. The registration for food vendors has ended.
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. For 2018, the regional focus is on Africa, but we warmly welcome food cultures from other regions. 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.
The registration for food vendors for the 2018 festival has ended.
For more information related to food vendors, contact the production manager.