Food vendors selected for 79th National Folk Festival

Hawaiian Bryan’s Aloha Shop and Salisbury local “Hawaiian Bryan” will be serving up authentic shaved ice flavors from his native Hawaii.

The 79th National Folk Festival has gathered together a varied group of food vendors offering a mouth-watering assortment of selections guaranteed to satisfy tens of thousands of hungry festivalgoers.

When the festival returns to Downtown Salisbury the weekend of Sept. 6-8, it will feature a variety of regional and ethnic foods, as well as classic festival fare, that will take diners on a culinary journey around Delmarva, America, and the world.

With choices to please every palate, the diversity of selections will include unique regional dishes such as the Chesapeake’s famed crabcake sandwich, and delicious specialties from new immigrant communities who now make their home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

A national showcase for America’s finest traditional artists, the National Folk Festival will feature more than 350 artists — musicians, dancers, craftspeople, storytellers, and other tradition bearers — with more than 35 different groups performing on the festival’s seven stages.

The National Folk Festival is free to the public.

2019 Festival Food Vendors include:

The Chicken Smells Good

Bourbon or Jerk: the chicken smells good! Opt for veggie pasta or rice, fresh cut fries, or crispy veggie rolls.

Cup O’ Dough

Eastern Shore delectables include chocolate dipped pies, cheesecake, bananas & pineapple. Plus, Edible Cookie Dough.

Deep Fried

Corn harvested fresh and brought to site for roasting. Plus, lemonade is truly fresh squeezed when ordered.

Espresso A Go Go

Espresso-A-Go-Go offers a wide variety of beverages in addition to vegan and vegetarian-friendly sweets.

Four Brothers OPA!

OPA! Authentic Greek palate pleasers include gyro, falafel, dolmades, hummus, Greek salad, feta fries and baklava.

Four Brothers-Bacon!

Bacon makes it better! Burgers, dogs, cheese fries, cheesesteak, scallops, & more. Bacon elevates the plate!

The Frozen Farmer

Family-owned and operated, The Frozen Farmer rightly boasts Delaware’s richest, creamiest, made-from scratch ice cream made possible through painstaking preparation and farm-fresh ingredients.

Fruity Smoothies

A tasty assortment of freshly-prepared smoothies, fruit drinks, and delicious deserts.


Fresh, fun, healthy, and, above all, delicious meals which incorporate a variety of cultures and a vibrant assortment of ingredients.

Hawaiian Bryan’s Shop

Salisbury local “Hawaiian Bryan” is serving up authentic shaved ice flavors from his native Hawaii.

Holy Smoke

Divine, local BBQ. All your favorites and a kids’ menu sure to please.

Hop Diggity Dog

Based locally, United House of Prayer, aka “H.O.P” Diggity Dogs provides its goers delicious burgers, dogs and kielbasa, using locally provided ingredients.

Island Noodles

Island Noodles is a unique, healthy meal featuring fresh-made soba noodles, a variety of 21 fresh vegetables, and a top-secret, proprietary sauce.

Jadeans Smokin Six O

Smoking up a storm since 1976, Jadeans has all manner of BBQ goodness from the home of the “Frisky Brisket Sandwich” and “The Red Neck Sundae!”

MacBrand Foods

Family-owned and specialized in event catering, MacBrand offers a diverse array of classic favorites — sausage, cheesesteak, burgers, foot long corn dogs, and fried pickles.

The Milestone Catering

Pit beef and crab cakes to rave about crafted with artisan patience and attention to detail you can taste. Pit beef cooked on site and sliced to order, and crab-filled cakes from an old family recipe.

Nice Farms Creamery

A creamy, dreamy, TRUE “cow to cup” ice cream, four generations in the making! Nice Farms Creamery is a family run, local, sustainable, pasture-fed dairy. This Salisbury farm honors the best of tradition: come check out the 1942 John Deere engine-powered ice cream churn.

Pete’s PeteZa

Chewy, gooey, and delicious! Pizza, wings, buffalo chicken logs and more.

Tiki Grill

A festival favorite featuring hula hula chicken, Island Style steak & cheese, puka dogs, garbage fries, and blooming onions.

The Return of the Mac

The Return of the Mac brings fresh, distinct take to mac-and-cheese with a blend of iconic sauces and ingredients to provide a diverse, globally inspired menu.

Shore Kettle Korn

The iconic, unmistakably-Eastern Shore treat which blends sweet and salty to provide a one-of-a-kind experience that you just can’t find across the bridge.

Sherri’s Crab Cakes

As their name indicates Sherri’s crab cakes’ specialty is fresh, always-delicious crab cakes — including sandwiches and platters — along with soups and beverages.

Smoke, Rattle & Roll

BBQ! Get your Pork, Chicken, or Brisket pulled on a sandwich, nachos, tacos, or mac & cheese.

Smoothie Island

Real fruit, real smooth! Try their signature fresh pineapple smoothie that is 100 percent natural no sugar added.

Spready Oak Cafe

Great home cooked food! BBQ Sandwiches, sausages, and fresh cut fries.

Thai Master Grill

This family-owned and operated restaurant provides a taste of authentic Thai cuisine including Pad Thai, Teriyaki and vegetarian options.


Throughout the Festival, attendees will find a variety of non-alcoholic refreshments — soft drinks, fruit drinks, smoothies and more — to choose from.

The National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland will also proudly feature local craft beer and wine, plus the internationally renowned Guinness, which is now Maryland-brewed at the company’s new facility in Baltimore.

If festivalgoers are looking for an indoor dining option during the festival, Downtown Salisbury has 16 locally owned and operated eateries all within walking distance from most performance stages and areas.

Downtown Salisbury restaurants, bars, and cafes include:

•The Acorn Market.

•Brew River.

•The Brick Room.

•Caribbean Flava.

•The Edge Lounge at LaQuinta.

•Evolution Craft Brewing Co.

•The Mad Hatter Café.

•Market Street Inn.

•Maya Bella’s Pizza.


•Olde Towne Deli.

•Roadie Joe’s.

•SBY Coffee.

•Sugar Rush by Theresa.

•Sushi de Kanpai.

•The Ugly Pie.

For more information on where to shop and eat Downtown, visit:

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