Dauphin's Countryfest 2018 takes place June 27 - 30, 2019. The festival site is situated in central Manitoba, bordering the north edge of the beautiful Riding Mountain National Park. The closest centre is Dauphin, located 10 kms north of the site on Highway #10, creating the ideal conditions for high volume sales. The majority of festival goers are from the Winnipeg area, providing Winnipeg based vendors an excellent opportunity to showcase and connect with the hometown market. Vendors confirmed for Dauphin's Countryfest benefit from a captive audience of approximately 14,000 patrons per day on a sellout year. 2018 marks the 29th anniversary of our festival, making us Canada's longest running country music festival.
Applications are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis, and space is limited. Vending, sales, or distribution of any product or material on festival grounds without written consent of festival management is strictly prohibited and could result in eviction or arrest. All vendors/exhibitors are welcome to advertise in the Event Guide, Countryfest website, Countryfest app or more! More details available on application form.
Applications are accepted on the following considerations:
- Completeness (including information, photos, references, etc.)
- Product / Menu Variety
- Product balance on festival site
- Curb appeal of vendor set-up
- Previous history with Dauphin's Countryfest and other festivals
- Location availability
Please send your application form in:
- By mail 28 - 2nd Avenue NE Dauphin, MB R7N 0Z4
- By fax (204) 622-3711
Food Vendors (Outdoor)
Dauphin's Countryfest offers options of renting space (where food vendors bring their own trailer) or renting an existing kitchen-booth (limited number available). All food concessionaires must comply with the requirements of Manitoba Health, including obtaining a temporary food service operating permit.
Food vendors that have been accepted to participate are required to honor current sponsors of the festival as well as all regulations set out in the Festival Guidelines.
Hours of Operation: Thursday to Sunday, 11:00am to 1:30am.
Here is the LINK to the Manitoba Food Health Guideline.
Shopping Vendors (Outdoor)
Shopping vendors have an option of renting outdoor space and bringing their own tent or setup, or renting an existing outdoor booth. Approximately 20 locations are available for outdoor shopping vendors selling clothing, purses, jewelry, belts, blankets, sunglasses and/or other accessories. Prices vary depending on location, requirements, etc., and will be confirmed if applications are deemed successful.
Hours of Operation: Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 am to 1:30 am.
Shopping Vendors (Indoor Mall)
The Indoor Mini Mall, located in the centre of the upper vendor area, offers a trade-fair environment for vendors. Vendors choose the size of their booth space, ranging from 8' x 10' to 8' x 25'. Rental includes one table and two chairs. Black pipe and drape provide backdrops and separate exhibitors.
Hours of Operation: Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.