ROOTSandBLUES Festival Food Vendor Applications are now closed, Artisan Applications still open.

The 31st Annual festival dates are August 18 – 20, 2023. Send your applications and inquires to by March 31st, 2023




  • All food vendor booths must meet the standards under the BC Health Temporary Food Service Regulation and must display a valid BC Temporary Food Concession Permit. All vendor information will be shared with the Interior Health Department and the Health Inspector may contact you in advance.
  • Concessions must conform to BC electrical and building codes including a valid BC electrical inspection sticker or an inspection certificate posted on the premises. All vendors must also comply with BC Fire code required – CAN/ULC 1254 Standard. Any vendor failing to comply with the above requirements will not be hooked up and will not receive a refund.
  • If you require camping or extra tickets please purchase HERE.
  • Food vendors are also required to carry and supply a copy of $5 million liability insurance and name Salmon Arm Folk Music Society as additional insurance. 
  • ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY – The goal is to improve our environmental sustainability. Every year we are committed, where possible, to adopt practices that reflect sustainable principles and best practices. We have committed to implementing a composting program that includes our volunteer, vendor and beverage areas.
  • Fundamental to this approach is the use of compostable plates, cutlery, napkins, straws, cups and glasses. The use of Styrofoam and non-compostable packaging, such as aluminum foil is not acceptable otherwise you will lose your damage deposit of $500. Single serving condiment packages are to be avoided to prevent contamination of the compost. To facilitate this objective all materials must be CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE, NOT BIODEGRADABLE or RECYCLABLE. 
  • In addition, we have implemented a policy of NO SINGLE PLASTIC BOTTLES TO BE SOLD ON SITE. Vendors must agree to not sell water or anything in plastic bottles.
  • If you do not use all compostable you will have to leave the grounds, no refunds.
  • If you need extra passes or camping please go here to purchase http:/


The Artisan Market place is a venue for local, provincial and national crafts-persons and artisans who create their own hand-made items. Must provide $2 million liability insurance and name Salmon Arm Folk Music Society as an additional insurance.  NO REFUNDS,  Absolutely No Imports Allowed. We have the right to inspect your items and ask you to leave if you bring in imported items.

Artisan booths will set up Friday, August 18th at 8:30 am, all vehicles will have to unload and move vehicles by noon.

If you require camping or extra tickets please go to

Artisan Application and Agreement 2023



During the Festival, we support other non-profit and fundraising groups by offering non profit organizations a booth at the Festival at no charge. The application process for selection is open and democratic.

Each booth is provided with 2 passes, if you require more passes purchase HERE

Non-profit booth applicants will be juried, whether returning and new.

No sales, only promotional materials.

Non-Profit Booth Application 2023

In accordance with the BC Provincial Health Authority, and/or the Interior Health Authority, all directive restrictions, whichever is more stringent, will be observed.

As of April 8, 2022 BC’s vaccine card will no longer be mandatory to attend indoor and outdoor public settings. However, COVID-19 protocols are subject to change.

SAFMS adheres to evolving BC Provincial Health Authority and Interior Health Authority guidelines and recommendations.

Those who wish to wear a mask at SAFMS events are welcomed to do so.

We remain committed to the health and safety of our musicians, attendees, volunteers, sponsors and stakeholders.

All policies are subject to change without notice. Please check this page prior to the event start date to ensure you have the latest information on measures we have in place to protect our community. 

For information on British Columbia’s current public health order, CLICK HERE. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we will assign each booth with one parking pass, but this is not for over nite camping. If you need camping please purchase in advance as we sell out very fast. Purchase tickets here

Set up is on Friday before noon, please meet with your assigned Coordinator. You will receive instructions prior to the festival. Between 8:30 am til noon. ALL vehicles must be off the festival grounds by noon on Friday.

Some food vendors will be allowed to setup on Thursday afternoon, we will notify you to make arrangements if you are accepted.

There are at least 8000 people on site per day.

When you check in at the main gate, Volunteer/Guest services will have a site map.

Friday from 4 pm until 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am until 11 pm.

We will contact you to let you know if you’ve been accepted, and we will proceed from there.

We respectfully acknowledge and recognize that the work of the SAFMS takes place on the unceded traditional territory of the Secwepemc Peoples.