National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival is a non-profit community arts event held annually over the Easter long weekend. In October 2015, the Minister for Health, Simon Corbell MLA, declared the National Folk Festival to be a regulated event under section 91 of the Food Act 2001. This means all food stalls operating at the National Folk Festival must be registered, have a Food Safety Supervisor and comply with ACT food safety laws.

Public Health Officers from ACT Health will attend the event to monitor food safety and hygiene, and to provide education and support to the staff and volunteers operating these stalls.

For more information about Declared Events, please contact the Health Protection Service on 6205 1700 or

Information about the National Folk Festival can be found on the National Folk Festival website

Food Safety Information

The Health Protection Service has developed food safety information specifically for operating temporary stalls at the Enlighten Night Noodle Market.

Declared Event – Information for Food Stalls

Temperature Logs

Temperature logs must be kept for all potentially hazardous food prepared prior to, and during, the event. Regular temperature checks during transport, storage and display of food must be done and recorded in the log. 

Declared Event Temperature Log for Potentially Hazardous Foods

Additional food safety information can be found on the Food Safety Resources for Business webpage.