Thank you to all our wonderful 2017 stall holders. Stalls Applications for the 2018 National Folk Festival and will open in August. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be advised when applications open for the 2018 Festival, please contact the Stalls Officer Jayne Simon: [email protected]


Stallholder - setup SITE INDUCTION We love to keep you safe, so please ensure that you and all of your staff who will be onsite during set-up and pack-down complete our online Site Safety Induction. This is best viewed using Firefox.

  • Set up a new account here
  • Wait 5-10mins then an email from Kim Navin should arrive in your inbox (or junk folder).
  • Click on the link in Kim’s email to activate your account and access the course.
  • Once you have completed the quiz, an email confirmation will arrive within 5 days. Please print and bring onsite.

And don’t forget hi-vis vests and closed shoes for you, your staff and any family on site in set-up and pack-down periods – even your kids!

REGISTER OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES All stallholders must complete and return this form, even if you aren’t bringing any nasty stuff on site. The most likely Dangerous Substance that stallholders are likely to bring is LPG. Please return the completed Dangerous Goods Register Form to [email protected] by February 3 2017.

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY Once onsite stallholders will need to complete this checklist. It will be provided to you in your arrival pack but here is a sneak preview: 2017 WHS Checklist for Stalls


2017 FESTIVAL MAP The giant jigsaw that is the festival map is now completed! All requests for stall size, back of house space, power, best friends, sunshine and shade have been taken into consideration, but please be aware that the map has been designed to give the maximum benefit to all stallholders and is now final.

This year ACT light rail construction has changed our traffic flow and parking. This is great for you, our stallholders, as nearly all attendees will now arrive at each end of the festival and funnel right through the entire site! We have also worked very hard to create eating areas across the site to keep the energy up and action spread across all zones until late. View our map here: 2017 EZ MAP

Our stallholder parking, camping and access map can be found here Stallholder aerial map

FOOD SAFETY SUPERVISOR To keep our food safe, hot and tasty at the festival, all food stalls must appoint a food safety supervisor who, as a minimum, has completed free online I’M ALERT food safety training. For further information please visit the I’M ALERT Food Safety Training webpage.

ACT HEALTH REGISTRATION If you are one of our delicious food stalls, we need you to register with ACT Health that you will be trading at our festival. If you hold current Food Business Registration from ACT Health Protection Service you need to display your certificate at the Festival. If you do not have a current certificate or are from outside the ACT, you will need to complete a free Declared Event Food Business Registration Application available here. You will also need to maintain Event Temperature Logs for the duration of the Festival, found here: Food Temperature Log

logo_biodegradable2017 SUPPLIERS This year we have partnered with Going Green Solutions to provide biodegradable catering ware onsite. They are providing our lovely food stalls with a discount on their festival order and will have a container onsite to replenish product every day. Cheaper, accessible and good for the planet – what more could you want!

Our preferred partner for bottled milk and juice onsite is Canberra Chilled Foods who produce delicious local Canberra Milk. With the festival happening across Easter they will be delivering to site Thursday, Saturday and Monday and will clear away your milk crates at the end.

POWER AND SAFETY Be prepared – make sure you have all of your electrical items including power leads, extension cables, heaters etc and all safety gear including fire extinguishers, tested and tagged before the festival! All power boards must be commercial grade or heavy duty with a switch for each power point and an RCD (safety switch). All power onsite is pre-allocated and you will be given labels for all requested power leads – no label, no lead! And remember, no double adaptors or coiled leads either.



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WEIGHTS We follow the HRIA Guidelines regarding
weights and pegging of marquees. The Guidelines are available here. All stalls located on tarmac are required to have 120kg weights applied to each marquee leg. These are available to hire, please contact us for more information.


Left: Happily weighted tents at the Folk Festival                                                                              Right: Windblown tent at the AIS, Canberra



We have created a handy little document with our most frequently asked questions. FAQ Stalls 2017

If you still are unsure about any stalls matters, please contact our Stalls Officer Jayne on 02 6262 4792 or [email protected]