Food Vendors

Thank you for your interest in the 36th Annual Festival of Light event on Thursday November 30, 2023.

The Festival of Lights committee is entertaining proposals from certified food vendors with valid Vancouver Island Health permits to provide food and non-alcoholic beverage services during the event. All vendors must be self-contained as access to power and water will not be available on the sites. The event takes place between approximately 3:00pm-9:00pm in downtown Ladysmith, in and around First Avenue. The event typically sees between 15,000-20,000 people each year and draws visitors from all over the island. The cost to participate is $350 per vendor, paid to the Ladysmith Festival of Lights.

Ladysmith Festival of Lights Committee will review all applications and choose a variety of providers to offer food and beverages services during the event. Those applicants chosen to participate will be notified by October 22, 2023.

For more information about Food Vendors and applying to be part of the event, please email

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