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Established in 1976, Manitoba Choral Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, strengthening, and promoting the choral arts in Manitoba. We are looking forward to celebrating the return of MCA’s outdoor choral festival, GATHER at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg/Treaty One Territory on September 28! This event is FREE for all to attend and is part of the City of Song initiative in celebration of Winnipeg’s 150th anniversary.


The festival will feature performances from Manitoba choirs, vocal ensembles, and musical acts, and will offer free participation in choral workshops throughout the day. To complete the festival atmosphere, we are seeking local food and artisan vendors to set up around the grounds. We expect approximately 1000-2000 people will attend the festival over the course of the day, but as a free event, the festival will also be accessible to the public visiting the park.


We invite prospective vendors to fill out an application form to secure their space at GATHER. Space is limited so vendors are encouraged to apply early. MCA will review all applications and will confirm space reservations within 10 business days of the deadline. In an effort to ensure that there is a variety of local food/products offered at the festival, priority will be given to vendors selling food and/or products that are locally sourced and/or are different to the types of food/products being offered by applicants that have already applied.

Vendors and prospective vendors are required to read and abide by all guidelines. All products sold at the Festival must comply with all Manitoba and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, and labelling requirements. Vendors are responsible for contacting agencies and payment of any permit/license fees. Vendors are expected to provide MCA with a copy of all required permits, licenses, certificates, and/or insurances.


Vendors with food trucks or food stands may park in an assigned space on the grounds. Non-food vendors will receive a 10’ by 10’ space on the grounds. Spaces will be assigned to all vendors closer to the festival date.


Vendor costs for the day are as follows:

Vendor Type
Early Bird Rate (until July 28)
Regular Rate (after July 28)
Food Vendors (food/drink for on-site consumption, ready-made meals, etc.)
$300.00 + GST
$350.00 + GST
Artisan Vendors (art, handicrafts, promotional merchandise, packaged food products, etc.)
$100.00 + GST
$125.00 + GST

Plus: MCA Members get 10% off their booth cost!

NOTE: We do not have the ability to provide electrical or water hookups in the park. Vendors are responsible for providing their own tables, chairs, display equipment, tent(s), and/or generators, etc. for their booths. Any tents and/or generators to be set up must be indicated on your application form.


Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable and may be paid by credit card, e-transfer to, or cheque made payable to Manitoba Choral Association by August 1, 2024.


All vendors must agree to adhere by the Vendor Guidelines. Click here to download the GATHER 2024 Vendor Guidelines. Please read the guidelines in full before filling out the Vendor Application Form below.

NOTE: The Vendor Guidelines are applicable to vendors selling products, merchandise, and food items only. For organizations/businesses who want to rent a table in our Community Tent (i.e. promote their programs/services but do not want to sell anything, please visit our Community Tent page. The above guidelines are subject to change at MCA’s discretion due to customer and vendor safety, extreme weather conditions, or otherwise.


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