Every year, thousands of Fringers soak in the sights and sounds of Old Market Square, in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, where festival-goers meet to shop, eat and enjoy the incredible entertainers and bands 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 60-80,000 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 featuring a vendors market as part of our 2022 activities.  This year the location of the market will be in the Red River College Courtyard that is connected to Old Market Square.  The Fringe Festival is looking for talented artisans whose original and handmade work includes items such as jewelry, clothing, crafts, art, photography, pottery...


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