¬†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.¬†
Below is the information from the 2017 Festival.¬†Please check back often!¬†
We will be updating the information for the 2018¬†Festival closer to the festival date.¬†
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 invite-only paddler's parties.
Icon Airbrush -A talented airbrush artist creating tattoos in the blink of an eye.
Scimitar Sportsware Merchandise -¬†Designed & printed custom shirts and more. More here!
Alberni Outpost - Everything from Keen footware to paddle wax, grip tape and gloves. 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!
Rack Fashions - Leggings, tunics and more in a good range of sizes. More here!
Mystic Lotus - Tibetan prayer flags, incense burners, recycled handbags, dresses, costume jewelry...and more. More 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. 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.¬† More here!
Pomme Natural Market - Catering to those who have food sensitivities such as gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, or are avoiding sugar. 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...
Greek Delights - Souvlaki, donar, greek salad, hummus or tzatziki and pita...
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!
Lemon Heaven - freshly squeezed lemonade and cotton candy. ¬†More here!
Dragon Bowl - Brown rice, shredded kale, grated carrot and beet, toasted pumpkin seeds with or without grilled tofu or marinated, grilled chicken ¬†More here!
McCafe - McCafe trailer ¬†will be on site Saturday to hand out free specialty coffee. Get a jump start!
Interested in being a vendor during the Festival? Simply¬†print off the application¬†and follow the instructions. Applications must include all required documentation, licenses and fees as instructed and will be reviewed by the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society.
Food Truck operators 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.