Hillside expects approximately 4000-5000 patrons per day in addition to over 1300 volunteers, performers, presenters and guests. Hillside 2023 will be held on July 28-30, 2023.

Food Vendor Application

We invite applications from local and regional chefs/artisans who create locally-sourced, organic, sustainable, and/or healthy menus that cater to a variety of tastes and dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, kid-friendly, etc.). Applications are reviewed by our Food Vending Committee for menu quality, diversity, and to provide a balance of the types of offerings and price points in our Food Bazaar. We try to offer a range of unique menus and cuisines, and we are interested in vendors who offer meals and beverages. We especially welcome vendors who uphold Hillside’s Vision and Mission.

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

Craft Vendor Application

We invite applications from local and regional craftspeople who are the designers, creators and producers of crafts to be sold at the festival. We are unable to review applications from vendors who sell imported products. Applications are juried by our Craft Vending Committee to ensure the quality and originality of items for sale, and to provide a balance of different craft categories that appeal to our diverse Hillside community. We are particularly interested in businesses and products that uphold Hillside’s Vision and Mission (which can be found on our website). 

The Hillside Festival is an industry leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship. In keeping with this, we encourage applications from environmentally-friendly businesses who offer sustainable products. We expect applicants to elaborate on the environmentally friendly aspects of their products and business practices, as this is one of the major factors in the selection process. Approximately 29 booths are available. 

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

Local Artist Application

Local artists from Guelph and surrounding locations within 30 KM are invited to apply to perform at Hillside 2023. Please note that submissions outside 30 KM of Guelph will not be considered.

Application deadline: March 1, 2023

Children’s Performer Application

Children’s performers are welcome to apply to play on the Rainbow Stage. Applications will open in February 2023.

Workshop Presenter Application (General and Children’s Area)

Workshop presenters (both General and Children’s Area) are invited to apply to Hillside 2023. Workshop Presenters at Hillside present their workshop twice during the festival, once on Saturday and once on Sunday. Workshops should be 50 minutes in length.

Application deadline: March 10, 2023.

Spoken Word Application

We invite spoken word artists and poets to perform on the Sun Stage. Applications will open in February 2023.

Drum and Dance Application

Drum and Dance workshop applications will open in February 2023.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer applications are now open. More information and FAQs about volunteering can be found here.

Application deadline: March 31, 2023.


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