Salmon Arm Folk Music Society will present the 30th Annual ROOTSandBLUES festival August 18 -21, 2022 - Applications coming soon!

Crafts, Artisans and Food Vendors are an important part of the ROOTSandBLUES Festival experience. The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society’s ROOTSandBLUES Festival is the largest multi-cultural music festival in the Interior of British Columbia. In 2019, the festival drew over 27500 attendees over four days. During the Festival, we support other non-profit and fundraising groups by offering booths at the Festival at no charge. The application process for selection is open and democratic.

Submit your applications to and we will get back to you by March 31st to notify you of your status.

Please read safety protocols before sending in an application form.


We look forward to welcoming you back to the sights and sounds of the 30th ROOTSandBLUES Festival in beautiful Salmon Arm. We are committed to the health and safety of our musicians, attendees, volunteers, sponsors and stakeholders and this year is no exception.

Our focus is following all current government public health orders as well as employing practices that we confidently believe are in the best interests of all. We will continue to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

All policies are subject to change to comply with government health orders and the evolving nature of the pandemic.

For information on British Columbia’s current public health order, click here


Admission is subject to compliance with all BC Government and Interior Health and safety laws, facility rules and event regulations.

You are required to show proof of double vaccination (meeting the below requirements) at the ROOTSandBLUES entry gate(s). 

Proof of  double vaccination is required for each entry, as vaccine status is not tracked

Vaccine exemptions are not accepted

Negative COVID-19 test results are not accepted

For guests outside of the province, you must show the provincial/territorially officially recognized vaccination record and valid government photo ID

For international guests, you must show proof of vaccination used to enter Canada and valid passport or driver’s license. International guests can use the ArriveCan app as proof of vaccination

The name on both government issued photo ID and vaccination card need to match


Food Vendor Policy 

  • 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. Contact Dilivar Rana via email
  • 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.
  • Food vendors are also required to carry and supply a copy of $2 million liability insurance.
  • Environment 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.

In addition, we have implemented a policy of no single use water bottles to be sold on site. 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.   

If you do not use all compostable you will have to leave the grounds, no refunds. 

There is a NO REFUND policy.


Artisan Market Policy

The Artisan Market place is a venue for local, provincial and national crafts-persons and artisans who create their own hand-made items. 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 19th at 8:30 am, all vehicles will have to unload and move vehicles by noon.

If you require camping please add to your application, camping sells out quickly.


Non-profit Policy

ROOTSandBLUES assists with increasing the selected community non-profit’s profile and publicizing their mission statements by providing booth space at the festival and a profile in the official festival program.

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

No sales, only promotional materials.

Artisans Beadwork 2
Food Vendor CPPhoto