¬†As part of the Save on Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, Maffeo Sutton Park will be filled with amazing food trucks, drink and shopping opportunities - all weekend! The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society is always looking to enhance the variety and excitement of the multicultural stage performances and novelty business vendors, and the selection of gourmet and culinary delights; all to satisfy the hungry dragon boat paddlers and festival spectators.¬†
Interested in being a vendor during the Festival? Simply¬†print off the applications and follow the instructions. Applications must include all required documentation, licenses and fees as instructed and will be reviewed by the NDBFS.
Food Trucks should read the Guideline ¬†-Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets to ensure you qualify for the required ¬†Vancouver Island Health Authority approval.
To get the best spot, register early!¬†Final application deadline: June 1, 2017 .
Our festival audience is generally interested in merchandise that centers on sports equipment and accessories, physical fitness, massage, health and well‚Äďbeing, and dragon-themed novelties.¬†While most vendors return year after year (really, it is too much fun), new vendors come on board each year.
2017 vendors will appear here as they apply. Please keep checking in!
Beer Garden - Noon - 5:30 pm¬† - Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9
Longwood Brewery and Nanaimo North Rotary present a fun area to sit and enjoy a Longwood Brewery beer, assorted wines, Merridale Cider and other non-alcoholic beverages. No one under 19 years of age is permitted in the beer garden. Note: the beer garden will be closed to the general public Saturday and Sunday evening for the invite-only paddler's parties.
Icon Airbrush - A talented airbrush artist creating tattoos in the blink of an eye
Scimitar Sportsware Merchandise -¬†Designed and ¬†printed custom shirts and more. More info here.
The Silver Mine at Chemainus ‚Äď They carry a stunning collection of silver jewelry adorned with ¬†green Amber, Moonstones, Opals and Turquoise from around the world (including Italy, Poland, Morocco, Nepal)¬†and each piece is very affordable priced. Find out more here.
Canadian Pride Jewellery -Their popular oar pendant has quickly grown into a wide range of sterling silver including bracelets, rings, pendants and earrings.¬† Find out more here
Pomme Natural Market - Catering to those who have food sensitivities such as gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, or are avoiding sugar. More here
Wild Abandon - An extensive line of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, and rings that utilize a diverse palette of colours, textures, and materials, reflecting the beauty and rhythms found in nature. More here
Whirling Girl - Jewelry designed for dragon boaters. Jade dragon boat paddle pendants, silver paddle earrings and more. Find our more here.
Culinary delights - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sat, July 8 and Sun, July 9¬†
Parksville-Qualicum Shrine Club #35 - full pancake breakfast ¬†8:00 - 11:00 am
Grill it - Egg buns, Yogurt/fruit cup, Burgers, Quesadillas, fresh cut fries, perogies...
Mini Donut Factory¬† - Mini donuts, Jumbo dogs, Home cut fries...
The Pickled Carrot - Pulled Pork tacos, Texas slaw, Lousiana Shrimp Creole... more here
Hummingbird Hill Ice Cream - waffle ice cream cones, homemade cookies, nuts, apple chips, iced coffee... ¬†More here
McCafe - mornings only - specialty coffees