The Sidewalk Cafés are one of the Festival’s most popular attractions. Each food booth represents a specific country, culture, or region, and is decorated in that style. Visitors enjoy traveling the world to taste many cuisines.

To allow Festival attendees to sample different cuisines, each Sidewalk Café must provide a “3 for $3” or “5 for $5” sample plate option in their menu.

International Focus provides booth space and prep area with shared sink access. Vendors are expected to provide their own cooking equipment, utensils, and in-booth cold storage.

The Festival also offers space for smaller Dessert and Coffee stations.

The International Festival is Raleigh’s most sustainable large event, and we compost and recycle a majority of our waste. All Sidewalk Cafes must comply with the Festival’s Green Initiative and use compostable serving vessels and sustainable practices.

2020 Food Vendor Application

  • Please indicate how you would like to participate.
  • Please describe the type/s of food you wish to offer at the Festival.
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