Food Market

Savour Culinary Delights at the Maynardville Evening Food Market.


Indulge in the Flavours of Maynardville

Infusing vibrancy, enchantment, and delight, the Maynardville Evening Food Market offers a diverse array of global cuisines. Experience a full evening of wonder and delight with the Maynardville Evening Food Market.

Maynardville food market

Embark on a Cullinary Journey

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Cape Town’s gastronomic delights. Savor new flavours, indulge your taste buds, and connect with fellow food enthusiasts.

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or just looking to satisfy your cravings, the Maynardville Evening Food Market offers an array of rich and diverse flavours, textures, and aromas that capture the essence of Cape Town’s vibrant culinary scene.

Under a New Atmosphere of Magic

A Magical Atmosphere to Create Lasting Memories

For those seeking a dining experience with a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of variety at affordable prices, the Evening Food Market has become an essential part of the Maynardville Open Air Festival experience.

As you stroll through the market, you’ll be captivated by the enticing aromas, bustling energy, and magical festoon lighting. Set in Chelsea, Wynberg, find a cozy spot under the enchanting lights of the festival—set up just for you—to create unforgettable memories amidst the fairy-tale atmosphere of the park.

Honouring Tradition

Cheering on Innovation

Open-Air Collective, The Festival Organisers, and our Partners, remain dedicated to honouring the founding traditions of the Festival, but we are committed to doing so responsibly. If you decide to bring your own Picnic Baskets, we ask that you sit on the grass away from the vendor seating area, as this is designated for Food Market guests. Please also remember that by law, no alcohol is allowed to be brought into the park, but it will be available for sale at our licensed Market bars.

In 2022, we launched a new front-of-house experience with the Food Market and Market Bar, and with our partnership with LITEHOUSE added magic to the walkways and woodlands of the Festival. In 2023, we introduced eco-friendly initiatives aimed at reducing waste and promoting sustainability. We want to thank OKJA, our 2024 OFFICIAL MILK PARTNER, which allowed us to offer non-dairy coffee products at half price, and REACT for providing us with a recycling system. New initiatives are in the works for MV ‘25, and we remain committed to making the festival more sustainable and magical for all our patrons.

with thanks to

Our 2024 Partners

Become a Maynardville Partner

We invite you to become a valued partner of the Maynardville Festival and Food Market. If you are interested in exploring partnership opportunities, please contact us via email.

create lasting and loving memories

Become A Vendor

At Open-Air Collective, we work hard to provide a fertile environment for local SME entrepreneurs and established food-oriented businesses such as chef training academies, food innovation labs, and established restaurants to showcase their skills, businesses, food products, and innovations in a new light.

While the space for vendors is limited, the Festival historically sells up to 650 tickets per performance, and runs for 38 days! Consequently, all our Vendors/Partners selected in each category will enjoy a unique opportunity to have a monopoly of their category at the Festival.

To become a Food Vendor in the 2025 Maynardville Evening Food Market, you will need to complete an application. Applications for MV’25 Food Market will open on July 1, 2024. If you wish to be notified first, please email us with the email header: FOOD VENDOR APPLICANT, and we will notify you when applications open.

**Please note, due to the number of applicants we receive each year, we can only respond to applicants that have completed the application process.