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The Quilt Sessions

  • 3:00PM - Benjamin Hunter
  • Julia Francis w Darren Loucas
  • Jamaar Smiley
  • Mason Marcus Turner
  • Monoclub
  • Athr
  • Derek Edamura, LJ Cronin & Benjamin Hunter Interview
  • Kitty Junk
  • Lew Jones Act
  • The Kicheko Project
  • FMD Enero
  • Mark Wand
  • Doug Rusk
  • Terra Nobody
  • Barry Sebastian
  • Vivian & Benjamin Interview

Folklife Film Forum

  • 1:00pm - Vanishing Seattle: Central District, Wa NA WARI
  • 1:30pm - mother of pearl
  • 2:00pm - Aidan
  • 2:30pm - Pili Ka Moʻo
  • 3:00pm - York's Lament
  • 3:30pm - A Heart Free
  • 4:00pm - Take Hands

Converge Mural Stage (Live)

  • 11:00AM - Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band
  • 12:00PM - Siam Smile Thai Classical and Folk Dance
  • 12:45PM - Bonglang Ruam Jai
  • 1:40PM - Banda Vagos
  • 2:30PM - Morning Star Korean Cultural Center
  • 4:00M - The Pine Hearts
  • 4:45PM - Richie and the Walnuts
  • 5:30-6:00pm - The Faux Paws
  • 7:20PM - Global Heat
  • 7:20PM - Planet Fly
  • 8:15PM - Afrosonics
  • 9:20PM - The Braxmatics

The Quilt Sessions

  • 3:00 PM - Francisca Flores Garcia_President's Message
  • Judd Wasserman
  • Haley Graves
  • James Dean Cotton
  • Kimo Muraki
  • Francisca Flores Garcia & Benjamin Interview
  • Carter Wilson
  • Rev Sekou & Benjamin Interview
  • Harvey Neibulski
  • Erika Lundahl
  • Pink Camel
  • Kenya & Benjamin Interview
  • Mason Marcus Turner
  • Meera bhajans by Suchitra Iyer
  • Luther Ray
  • Ari Joshua
  • Simon Okelo

Folklife Film Forum

  • 1:00pm - Vanishing Seattle: Chinatown-International District, Bush Garden
  • 1:30pm - Artifact
  • 2:00pm - Folk Floor
  • 2:30pm - Thank You Trees
  • 3:00pm - ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught)
  • 3:30pm - Stay Well, Stay Awake
  • 4:30pm - A Drive to Top Surgery

Converge Mural Stage (Live)

  • 11:00AM - Klez Chaos
  • 11:50AM - The Klein Party
  • 2:00PM - Bahia in Motion
  • 3:00PM - Samba Olywa
  • 3:00PM - Northwest Junior Pipe Band
  • 4:30PM - Je Ka Jo

The Quilt Sessions

  • 3:00 PM - Savi Louise
  • Naomi cooper
  • Osem i Devet
  • Uuhai Band Part I
  • D'Mario D. Carter
  • No Idol Music
  • Steve and Kristi Nebel
  • Ayesha Brooks
  • Eliza & Benjamin Interview
  • WES SP8 (Speight)
  • Kate Berreth
  • Aaron J. Shay
  • Jam Town Howdy Band
  • Yeti set go
  • Jacqueline (Jaye) Ware

Folklife Film Forum

  • 1:00pm - Sojourn
  • 1:30pm - The Reluctant Radical
  • 2:45pm - SŪKŪJULA TEI (Stories of my Mother)
  • 3:15pm - No Soy Oscár
  • 3:45pm - Rooted
  • 4:00pm - The Last Attempt
  • 4:20pm - Don't Put Her Down

Converge Mural Stage (Live)

  • 11:00AM - Path with Art Veteran's Choir
  • 3:10PM - Dance with Dora
  • 6:30PM - Playerz of Instrument
  • 7:20PM - Lion Of Judah Band

The Quilt Sessions

  • 3:00pm - Ella-Bella Bee & the Pollinators
  • Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women's Choir
  • Dr Mel & The SQUIDminders - Ukraine
  • Merri Ann Osborne
  • Wendy Joseph
  • Uuhai Band Part II
  • Shahrazad

Folklife Film Forum

  • 1:00pm - Sky Aelans
  • 1:30pm - life is a gift
  • 2:00pm - Weckuwapok (The Approaching Dawn)
  • 2:30pm - Our Stories
  • 3:00pm - Taky Kimura - The Heart of The Dragon
  • 3:30pm - Terra Nostra
  • 4:30pm - Manahini

2022 Northwest Folklife Festival Vendor Applications

Each year the Northwest Folklife Festival features over 200 local PNW merchants offering the best in food, crafts, import items and services such as facepainting and caricatures.  Applications typically open in the late Fall and run through the early months of the festival year.  Booth fees range depending on merchant category, and Northwest Folklife uses a flat booth fee plus commission for onsite sales, in an effort to keep booth prices reasonable and only collect commissions if vendors have a successful weekend.  Our team believes that our vendors are as much a part of our festival as the performers, and there is no better way to experience Folklife than to taste a family recipe or bring home a one of a kind piece of art.  

One common question we receive is the difference between our Craft and Uncommon Market categories.  Craft vendors sell items they make themself, while Uncommon Market vendors typically sell handmade items made by someone else.  Many of our Uncommon Market vendors sell imported goods - showcasing handmade wares produced all over the world.  Vendors with questions about which category they should apply to can reach out to merchants@nwfolklife.org.  

While 2021-2022 is a strange year as we navigate the re-emergence into in-person events, our vendor applications typically follow the schedule below:

Food Vendor Applications: Open in October, close in December (please note that this year applications are delayed as event details and a new database system is established.  Applications are now available and will close February 4th, 2022)

Click here to apply as a food vendor for the 2022 Festival

Craft Vendor Application: Open in November, close in January (please note that this year applications are delayed as event details and a new database system is established. Applications are now available and will close February 21, 2022)

Click here to apply as a craft vendor for the 2022 Festival

Uncommon Market Vendor Applications: Open in December, close in February (please note that this year applications are delayed as event details and a new database system is established. Applications are now available and will close February 21, 2022)

Click here to apply as an uncommon market vendor for the 2022 Festival

Sidewalk Vendor Applications: Open in January/February, close in March.  Applications are now available and will close February 21, 2022

Click here to apply as a sidewalk vendor for the 2022 Festival

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement *Updated December 2021*

We are now requiring proof of vaccination for all participants of the 2022 Northwest Folklife festival including staff, volunteers, artists, and vendors. Specific requirements for audience members will be communicated using the most current state, county, city, and/or Seattle Center campus guidelines available, closer to the festival.

This decision is guided by our commitment to the health of our community. The Northwest Folklife festival brings together a diverse, wide-reaching community of all ages and cultural backgrounds from all across the Pacific Northwest. While we understand there are reasons vaccination is not possible, as organizers of an event of this size and reach during this precarious phase of re-opening, we have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of all participants. A COVID-19 vaccine is the best tool to prevent the spread of the virus and is the best tool we can employ to protect each other while gathering in-person to celebrate arts and culture.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept negative covid tests in lieu of vaccination for any artists or vendors who will be onsite at the Northwest Folklife Festival. All Northwest Folklife staff, contractors and volunteers are subject to Executive Order 2021-08, and we have received guidance from Seattle Center and the City that festival performers, vendors, and volunteers fall under the umbrella of “contractors and volunteers.”.

If the situation changes before the festival in regards to the Executive Order, Northwest Folklife will be keeping the mandatory vaccination requirement for all onsite staff, contractors, and volunteers.

Questions about the Northwest Folklife Vendor Program?  Please contact merchants@nwfolklife.org