Food and Retail

Exhibitors | Rockhampton River Festival

Food & RETAIL vendors

Expressions of interest for food and retail at the 2022 Rockhampton River Festival are open. Applications close at 5pm on Monday 22 August 2022.

The Rockhampton River Festival is a three-day celebration of arts, music, culture and food. Leveraging Rockhampton’s stunning Riverbank precinct, and the natural and built heritage weaving throughout the city’s laneways, River Festival is Central Queensland’s largest spring festival. This year's Festival will be held on 7-9 October 2022.

Before submitting your application, please read the Trade Information Kit(PDF, 755KB) which includes site fees the festival terms and conditions

If you are interested in operating a bar or pop up restaurant at the event, please email


key dates

Applications Close:     5pm Monday 22 August 2022
All site fees due:          by 5pm Friday 16 September 2022


Rockhampton Regional Council is committed to working together to continually improve our environment and sustainability performance, and to strengthen our community’s capacity to live more sustainably. 

We encourage all retail and food to sign up and become a member of Plastic Free CQ. For more information and great sustainability tips, visit