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Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival Exhibitor Information

Bella Vista, AR 40473
NOTE: This information is for a past event . . . check back for updates from the show director.
Start Date:  10/13/2016
End Date:  10/15/2016
Event Hours:  8am to 5pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Event Site:  The festival grounds are located on Highway 279 south of the corner of HWY340 in Bella Vista, Arkansas. The physical address is 1991 Forst Hills Blvd in Bella Vista.
Application Due - Art & Craft:  8/31/2016
Application Due - Food Vendor:  4/30/2016
Registration Due by:  10/12/2016
Registration Cancel by:  8/31/2015
Cancellation Note:  This is such a friendly and great sale that artisans come from many states. Applications will continue to be accepted only if spaces are not full and/or category is not filled. Refund only if notified by Aug. 31, less $25 cancellation fee.
Setup Date / Time:  10/11/2016  -  9 a.m.-6 p.m.Tuesday & Wednesday
Setup requirements:  Set-up can be on Tuesday or Wednesday. Security is on-site all night. Must be on-site before 6 p.m. set-up day - no cars allowed in area on opening day.
Year of Event:  48
Estimated Attendance:  50,000              Source:  Police Dept.

Admission:           Adults: $0.00     Children: $0.00     Seniors: $0.00
Adm. Last Year:  Adults: $0.00     Children: $0.00     Seniors: $0.00
Applications last year:  400              Return percentage:  70%
Booths - Art & Craft:    300              Booths - Food Vendors:    15
Indoor/Outdoor:    0% Indoor        100% Outdoor

Selection Process:  Pre-screened; finalists juried
Jury Medium:  Photos 3 + 1
Merit Awards:  $200
Patron Pre-Purchases:  $0
Awards / Pre-purchases Note:  Three AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE are given with one discounted booth each for the next year. Additionally five AWARDS OF MERIT are presented with a $50 discount on fee for next year.
Advertising:  Print, radio, TV, email, internet, road signs, brochures. Cooperation with some 10 other shows in area via Chambers.
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Artist/Crafter Vendor Application
Google Map of Bella Vista, AR
Event Category:  Fine Art, Fine Craft, Arts & Craft, Traditional Craft

Acceptable Work:  Fine Art, High-quality fine craft, Limited or handmade prints, Offset lithograph prints, Country Crafts, Handcraft item under $25, Painted / appliqued clothing, Photography
Booth Fee:  $335      Size:  Approx. 12wx8 deep      ( Big tent: electric included )
Booth Fee:  $300      Size:  Approx.12wx24 deep      ( Outside; your tent; ( w/Elec $335) )
Booth Fee:  $340      Size:  Approx. 24wx12 deep      ( Outside; your tent, no elec. )

Application Fee:  $25
Electrical Fee:  $35
Food Vendors + 15% comm.:  $175
Sales Tax Percent:  8.5%

Note on Fees:  Ice available for food vendors and artisans for small fee. Free snacks & coffee every morning for exhibitors.
Event Restrictions:  No agents, reps or commercial vendors.  No manufactured or resale items.  No imports.
Electricity:  see booth fees
Water:  available for food vendors
Tables & Chairs:  artisans provide own tables, chairs, decorations
Patron Parking:  trams to festival. buses and rv's welcome.
Vendor Parking:  free in close proximity to booth - no parking next to booth
Vendor RV Parking:   limited dry camping - see web site - reservations needed
Restrooms:  port-a-potties
Sponsoring Org.:  Village Art Club, Inc.
Address:  312 Town Center W, Bella Vista AR 72714
Phone:  479-855-2064

General Information

For this world-renowned arts and crafts weekend in October, Northwest Arkansas is awash with some 200,000 visitors from across the country. Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival, in our 48th year, is now the PREMIER festival in the NW Arkansas area. Visitors can count on the highest quality art and craft work - always hand-made - never buy-sell! Since 1969 the Bella Vista Arts and Crafts festival has been steadily growing in size and reputation! Thanks to the dedication of hundreds of volunteers through the years, the reputation of our festival has also grown. Continued comments come from exhibitors, "This is the friendliest arts & crafts event I attend!" And sales are excellent as visitors come expecting to buy high quality and unique work - and they come back year after year! Sales in 2014 were the highest ever!!! The Festival is sponsored by the non-profit, Village Art Club of Bella Vista - profits sponsor art scholarships and the local arts club. The festival includes: *300 juried exhibitor booths featuring hand-made original arts and crafts; *Six circus-size tents plus hundreds of individual tents on our beautiful, spacious grounds; *Free admission; Each tent & area has ambassadors assigned to help artisans; *A wide variety of great foods to eat at the festival, or take home; COME, VISIT, SHOP AND ENJOY!

* Please note: the sponsoring organization listed above is the person or group responsible for this event. For event questions, please contact them.

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