The festival features over 200 vendors that exhibit, demonstrate, and sell traditional handmade items. Vendors apply (applications are due April 1 each year), and a jury panel selects vendors that meet the festival standards. Applications for the Juried and Marketplace Areas, the Heritage Area, and Country Store are posted below.
Juried Craft Area
The Juried Craft Area features the highest level of traditional handmade crafts made from natural materials and of original design that are eligible for cash awards: Best in Show = $700, 1st in Category = $300 (Categories: Wood, Glass, Fiber, Clay, Jewelry, Folk Art, Metal, and Other Crafts).
Marketplace Crafts Area
The Marketplace Crafts Area features a variety of handmade crafts.
The Heritage Area features demonstrations and displays of traditional trades and crafts. Exhibitors compete for Best Display ($200) and Best Demonstration ($200).
Country Store Area
The Country Store Area features vendors selling country-inspired merchandise including farm products.
2017 Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife Applications- Applications are due April 1, 2017.