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Exhibitor Marketplace

The Word On The Street's Exhibitor Marketplace is one of the best of its kind in southern Alberta. It offers festival-goers a window into the Canadian literary scene, the chance to purchase books, merchandise and learn from over 50 local vendors - it's Lethbridge's biggest outdoor bookstore! Find your next literary treasure this fall. Are you looking to join us as an exhibitor? Check out our exhibitor package and registration!      

Lethbridge Plays



Lethbridge Plays is one of the Festival's proud Community Partners!  Play is important for children's development and it is also important for the family unit. Join us for play-based activities that help develop skills like communication, problem solving, and relationship-building!

Lethbridge Pride Fest


Lethbridge Pride Fest Society is a community based organization providing events for the acceptance and inclusion of our diverse community. We recognize and celebrate the history, the courage and the future of all Alberta’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two – Spirited, Queer, Questioning, Inter-sexed and Allied (LGBTTQQIA) individuals and communities. Will be spreading queer cheer and selling Lethbridge Pride Fest merchandise. 

Lethbridge Sport Council


Lethbridge Sport Council is one of the Festival's proud Community Partners!

LSC will be bringing Roving Gyms equipment for the toddlers to play on and work on their physical literacy. The Roving Gyms program nurtures physical literacy, the love of movement, and provides an environment for families to connect. Come and enjoy free play with a purpose. Enjoy equipment designed to help your child develop fundamental movement skills, the precursors for healthy living. When confident and competent in these skills, children can develop sport-specific and complex movement skills. These skills allow children to enjoy sports and physical activities that have been connected to healthier living.

Maple Leaf Publishing Inc.

Writing & Publishing

Maple Leaf Publishing is a Canadian - based publishing company comprised of resolute individuals with the vision of helping Authors achieve their goals primarily through book endorsement campaigns at the book event.

McMan Youth, Family & Community Services


Since opening its first program in 1975 McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association has grown and evolved into a dynamic not-for-profit social service agency that provides a comprehensive range of programs throughout Alberta. McMan is a well-respected organization and has earned a solid reputation as a responsive, highly competent and innovative partner in service delivery. McMan is made up of people who truly care - from our local boards of directors to our professional staff and our volunteers. We care about what we do, we care about the people we serve, and we care about the society in which we live.

Nanny Blu Stories

Independent Author

I will be promoting and selling both paperback and hardcopies of my newly self-published Children's Book, I Can't Help a Big Bear! I will also have a promotion for 1 Finger Puppet and 1 Stuffed Bear which depict characters in my story. The draw will include the names of those purchasing a book. My posters and flyers indicate that purchases of my book help provide books I donate to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Alberta & B.C. and Lethbridge Food Banks.

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden


Nikka Yuko is one of the Festival's proud Community Partners! Learn about Japanese folk tales with Tad & Tomo, Nikka Yuko's resident story teller and our beloved cat mascot! Tad will be sharing stories at 2, 3, and 4PM.

Nyland Books

Independent Author

Tracey Nyland was born and raised in British Columbia, and has spent time in Lake Louise, Calgary, Victoria, and St. John's Newfoundland. She now lives in Lethbridge, Alberta with her two dogs. This is her first novel.

Pencil on Paper

Writing & Publishing

Pencil on Paper started in 2018 as a self-publishing imprint with the simple goal of putting books into the world. We’ve released four since then, with more on the way, and we will add artistic projects to the roster as we continue to grow. We hope you, too, are inspired to live your best creative life.

Rick Gillis

Independent Author

I will be vending four of my self-published titles. These include the novels: "The Boy Who Couldn't Die", "Buckskin Girl and Blackheart", and "The Astonishing Legend of Johnny P'tuu". Also available will be a collection of short stories intitled, "The Chair".

Santeria Taco Truck


Santeria Taco Truck is based out of southwest Alberta, Canada providing delicious taco options for great customers.

South Alberta FASD Network (SAFAN)


South Alberta FASD Network will be providing information and materials regarding  supports and services offered by the network, as well as, awareness and prevention of FASD. They will be serving "mocktails" at a small booth designed by AGLC. Vision: The Community served by the South Alberta Network has a comprehensive and coordinated regional response to FASD across the lifespan and a continuum of services that is respectful of individual, family, culture, and community diversity. Mission: The Network is committed to increasing regional capacity through the enhancement of existing and the development of new FASD services in three primary areas of focus: Awareness and Prevention, Assessment and Diagnosis, and Supports for Individuals and Caregivers.

Programs and Services Offered

FASD Assessment and Diagnostic Clinic

  • Diagnostic services will be accessible to children and youth from 7-17 years of age within our geographical region. Services will include medical, cognitive and behavioural assessments completed by a multidisciplinary team. Assessment and diagnostic services may lead to a confirmed diagnosis under the spectrum of FASD. Once the individual has been diagnosed, an intervention plan will be developed and implemented by our Follow-up Coordinator.
  • The Canadian Guidelines for Diagnosis state that early diagnosis helps provide appropriate interventions and supports for children with FASD and their families and helps reduce the risk of developing secondary disabilities.

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Literacy and Arts Organizations

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is one of the Festival's proud Community Partners! The Southern Alberta Art Gallery Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin will be showcasing Tiny Press, the Gallery's handmade bookbinding studio, and its creations. Tiny Press is a community resource and gathering place for those interested in writing, learning about publishing, and connecting with others. The Gallery will also be launching the "SAAG Arts Writing Prize Reader 2022," a collection of works submitted by writers for the SAAG Arts Writing Prize. Featured will be the two winning authors' submissions  

The Galt Museum & Archives


The Galt Museum & Archives is one of the Festival's proud Community Partners!

The Galt is well respected in Alberta's museum community, has a growing national profile and is committed to international museum standards. The archives contain an extensive collection of information on the human history of Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta. Today, the museum cares for well over 17,000 artifacts and more than 1 million archival documents and photographs. These collections continue to grow. The history of Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta can be explored through the Galt's rotating world-class exhibits, special events, and school and community programs. The Galt Museum Store offers visitors a selection of historic publications and other unique local and retro gifts. Volunteers donate their time and talents to enhance the work of museum staff. The Galt Museum will be doing rock painting and small crafts, as well as information about upcoming week of Truth programming

The River Bottom Writers

Independent Author

The River Bottom Writers started after a few of the founding members took a writing course at the Lethbridge College. Finding that they wanted to continue learning and perfecting their craft, they decided to continue meeting after the course ended. Starting in 2012, a small group of writers started meeting in the atrium of the Lethbridge College.  New members joined and the group continued to grow. Finding the public space inadequate,  the group moved several times over the years until coming full circle back to the starting point. The inspiration for our name comes from the fertile soil found by most rivers that encourages growth and nurturing to new and developed plants. Much like the rivers soil, we strive to grow and nurture each other to better ourselves in the written word. We meet every Thursday at 7pm in the Richardson Oilseed Room at the Lethribdge College. Open to the public, all forms of writing are welcome!

University of Lethbridge Library


Did you know that the University of Lethbridge Library is open to members of the public? Come see us at our booth to learn more about what we can do for you, and make yourself a cool button along the way!


Vesano Pizza


Be Authentic to Be Different. The home of true Napoli-style pizzas, all from our converted pizza truck!