50th Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival (AR)
October 18-20, 2018
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WHAT:  50th Annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival
 
WHERE: Awash with Fall's beauty on a tree surrounded, flat grassy area in NW Arkansas. Arkansas Highway 279 in Bella Vista, just south of the intersection with Arkansas Highway 340.
 
WHEN: October 18-20, 2018, 8am - 5pm

NOTEWORTHY:
*Arkansas' PREMIER Art & Craft Festival
*Limited to 300 juried booths of fine arts and crafts
*Estimated attendance: 50,000 (source: police)
*Five Awards of Excellence; Five awards of Merit
*Extensive Advertising and Promotional Program
*Tuesday & Wednesday Setup
*Drive up close to your space for load-in and load-out. Local high school students are available for a donation to their athletic program on Wednesday and Saturday for set-up and take-down.
*Artist Parking Area
*Artist Amenities include booth sitters; coffee available mornings; breakfasts available on site from food vendors; package pickup; dry camping; night security
*Jury Fee: $25
*Booth Fees: $335-$390. No commissions.

For more details about the show, click  HERE  
     
This is a world-renown arts and crafts weekend in NW Arkansas. Over 10 shows are held on same weekend with an estimate of over 200,000 people coming to the area. Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival, in our 50th year, has become known as the PREMIER Festival! Visitors count on the highest quality arts & crafts - always hand-made! 

Exhibitors continually comment: "This is the friendliest event I attend!" Sales are excellent as visitors come expecting to buy high quality and unique work - and they come back year after year drawing from all over the US! The Festival is sponsored by the non-profit Village Art Club that uses the profits from this endeavor to sponsor arts scholarships, continuing education for artisans & the co-op Wishing Spring Gallery. 

The festival includes: 300 juried exhibitor booths; several circus-size tents plus hundreds of individual tents on our beautiful, spacious grounds; free admission; vendor parking area; Ambassadors assigned to help artisans; & a wide variety of great foods!
   
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Click HERE t o download the application.
Deadline:   Until filled
Notification: Jurying June - September notification typically within two weeks of jury.
 
Contact Elaine Reinke, Festival Director at  info@bellavistafestival.org or 
call 479-855-2064
 
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