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2022 Food Vendors


Mustards Last Stand

  • It’s in the name, a clever take on Custer's last stand, a reference to The Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876... known for years and years for their tasty Hot Dogs, Sausages, Burgers, Pogos, Perch, Mozza Sticks and Stuffed Pretzels.


Chill Out Frozen Treats

  • Hot days cry out for Ice Cream, Sundaes, Floats and Slushies. Add in a little Cheesesteak sandwich, tater tots and Nachos & Cheese, and it’s a feast.


Sizzler's Snack Shack

  • Delicious no matter what your appetite. Cool off with Shaved Ice in a cup or a mouth-watering Smoothie. Sweet tooth. Got you covered with our delicious deep fried Cheesecake, Mars Bar, Oreo, Twinkies, Funnel Cakes or Funnel Swirls. Got a hunger on? Taco In A Bag, Nachos, traditional Poutine, Popcorn Chicken Poutine, loaded fries, deep fried Pickles, Mozza Sticks, Mac & Cheese Bites, Tornado Potato, Corn Dogs, Burgers and more.



  • For decades, one of the most sought after food vendors at carnivals and fairs all over Southwestern Ontario. Well known for their Beef On A Bun as well as Sausages, Gyros, Chicken Fajitas, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Poutines, Burgers, Jumbo Hot Dogs and more. Try their World Famous Nostad's BBQ Sauce!


What's Cookin

  • That’s what everyone’s asking. Variety of menu options at this booth including Sausage, Dogs, Chicken, Pulled Pork, Wraps, Philly Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Poutines, Burgers, Hot Pretzels and more.


Crazy Chicken Mexican Grill

  • Está excelente (excellent) Authentic Mexican food prepared and cooked by Chef's direct from Oaxaca, Mexico... Enchiladas, Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas and much more.


Gilligan's Juice Bar

  • Gilligan's Juice Bar was been in operation since 1987, offering fresh squeezed juices and smoothies at special events and festival in Southwestern Ontario. Just the right refreshment on a warm summer’s day. Add cherries and other fruit and turn your lemonade into a refreshing cocktail sure to quench your taste.


Montreal Smoked Meat Poutine and Sandwich

  • Yummy best describes this food option. Not to be confused with New York-style pastrami, Montréal smoked meat uses the entire brisket. Cured in seasonings, this meat will melt in your mouth. Variety of Poutines offered.


Il Gusto

  • You’ll crave the popular North American sweet food known as a Funnel Cake or enjoy some delicious mini donuts, made fresh as you order.


All applications are vetted for approval. No submission is guaranteed. The festival board reserves the right to decide on which vendors will participate at the festival from year-to-year.

All vendors need to provide their own proof of insurance as per the attached application.

If you do not have your own insurance and need insurance coverage, here are some alternate options:

  1. Consider Commercial Insurance package through their own insurance provider.

  2. Get an extension of their Home Insurance to cover them at this event (Town of Essex named as an additionally insured party).

  3. PAL - may be able to offer a short term option.

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