The entertainment program is made possible thanks to organisations and individuals who give their time freely and who greatly contribute to the success of the festival.
The main components to entertainment program consist of:
Expression of Interest to participate as a Performer is now available.
If you are interested in contributing to the entertainment program in other ways, please contact the Polish Festival committee.
We offer sponsorship opportunities in the following formats:
There are also advertising opportunities available via the Festival Booklet and Flyer.
Showcasing Polish culture in the centre of Melbourne
The Polish Festival @ Federation Square is a fantastic opportunity to bring your business or organisation to the attention of the Melbourne community and increase your exposure.
In 2017 we are once again seeking to expand the Polish “taste” experience by increasing the diversity of Polish dishes and refreshments. When deciding on the nature of your stall, we encourage you to consider including a variety of dishes not previously showcased at the festival, but ones that are common in Polish kitchens, such as the delectable kopytka z sosem, gulasz z miesem, bigos z chlebem or even barszcz z uszkami. We are particularly interested in someone setting up a refreshment (non-alcoholic) stall in the form of a kafejka (café) on the River Terrace with tables and chairs.
It’s important to note that being Polish isn’t a prerequisite for holding a stall at the festival – in fact, we encourage non-Poles to join us. You just need to be keen to present Melbourne with a taste of Poland through goods and services associated with Poland.
How to be a stall holder
If you wish to participate, download and complete the appropriate Expression of Interest
– you can apply for more than one stall, e.g. general and food stall
– please note that due to time constraints, late expressions may not be considered
Closing dates for Food, General and Deakin Edge Literary Corner stalls is Friday 18 August 2017
Download Deakin Edge Literary Corner Expressions of interest - Located in a prime position, the Deakin Edge Literary Corner is a new initiative at this year’s festival and is open to anyone wishing to showcase Polish-themed literature.
The appropriate form must be lodged by post to:
Polish Festival Inc.
1/21 Madden Avenue
Carnegie Vic 3163
Or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment must be made along with your application.
Payment options include:
Any enquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
We thank you for your interest and look forward to working with you to bring a taste of Poland to Melbourne at the Polish Festival @ Federation Square.
Temporary food premises
A temporary food premises registration is required for food sold or served at community events such as festivals, markets, single temporary stalls, fêtes or sausage sizzles. This is a City of Melbourne requirement. To operate a Temporary Food Premises within City of Melbourne, you must hold a Victorian Food Act registration.
It is a requirement of the City of Melbourne that, in order to participate in The Polish Festival @ Federation Square, all food stalls comply with their regulations. Please refer to the City of Melbourne guidelines and application form for more information.
Polish Festival @ Federation Square supports sustainable events
Federation Square has adopted a strong sustainable focus around the site by using Green Energy, the installation of rain water tanks which service the gardens and public toilets, and the implementation of a large waste and recycling program. Learn more about Federation Square’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
In keeping with this focus, stall holders at the Polish Festival @ Federation Square shall ONLY use biodegradable cutlery, crockery and glassware products
If you would like to volunteer your assistance during the Polish Festival @ Federation Square, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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