Every year, thousands of Fringers soak in the sights and sounds of Old Market Square, where festival-goers meet to shop, eat and enjoy the incredible acts on the Outdoor Stage.

Participating in the festival as a vendor is a fantastic way to gain exposure for your business. With the Fringe drawing 70-90,000 people to the outdoor site over 12 days, there are plenty of opportunities to engage festival-goers.



The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is excited to be presenting a 2020 vendor market component in Old Market Square. More information on how to get involved will be available in April. 


The food vendors' market is a frequent stop for Fringers wanting to grab a bite between shows, for those coming to Old Market Square to enjoy the outdoor entertainment, and for the downtown business crowd on their lunch hour.

The food vendors' market is a great way for food carts, trucks and for local resaurants to access over 90,000 hungry and thirsty Fringers.

The Fringe Festival takes the following into consideration when selecting vendors for the festival:

  • Quality of individual vendor's menu
  • A balanced and interesting overall festival menu
  • Price of menu items
  • Electricity and water requirements
  • Dimensions of individual vendor stalls
  • Appearance of vendor stalls
  • Demonstrated commitment to using environmentally friendly serving products
  • Experience with festivals and events
  • Previous history with the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

If you are interested in providing a food vendor cart, stall or truck please email