51st Annual French Festival
in Downtown Cape Vincent July 13 & 14, 2019
The French Festival Committee has finalized the map for our Artist & Crafter area. Shuttles from the public parking area on Bay Street (outside the village) will be dropping bus loads of festival-goers at the entrance to the French Festival Artists' Lane all day long! A second public parking area is also only one block away. The Artists' Lane connects to our usual route of vendors on Joseph & Point Street.
THIS MAP SHOWS THE ARTISTS' LANE AND CONCESSION LOCATIONS ONLY
While we work toward creating a steady flow of traffic through the festival and village, we're also looking for ways to expand our entertainment and various performances into the new areas we're creating. Some of our plans include:
  • musical performances along the Artists' Lane throughout Saturday & Sunday
  • a detailed vendor map that lists ALL vendors and their location; printed in both handout and large format at our information booth - each vendor will receive copies

Spaces along the new section of the Artists' Lane will be filled on a first come-first serve basis starting at the entrance, #4 on the map.
If you have not, please print  THIS MAP  , mark your preferred location - include your name - and either mail or scan and email it back to us.

Thank you for your time,

Stacie Luchini
French Festival Vendor Coordinator
315.870.5463

Nicole Paratore & Kathleen Bonney
French Festival Co-Chairs

FRENCH FESTIVAL COMMITTEE P.O. BOX 492 CAPE VIN CENT, NY 13618
frenchfestival13618@gmail.com

All vendors should expect a welcome packet when checking in. This will include the following year's application, our event guide and several copies of the map to help event-goers find their way.
To address concerns that the French Festival is moving toward a juried-only artist and craft show - in short, we are not.  While it is a goal of ours to increase the number of handmade vendors we have no plans of denying space to other vendors who apply, now or in the future. French Festival Co-chairs - Nicole Paratore and Kathleen Bonney, the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce Executive Director - Shelley Higgins, and myself have all agreed on this. And as our Director has pointed out, French Festival has tried a 100% juried show in the past, it amounted to a loss of 30 vendors - a scenario we're not interested in repeating.
Other concerns:
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If your artistry requires printing to obtain a final product - writers, photographers, etc. - you are still considered "handmade."
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Any buy/sell vendors that would like to sell "French Festival" merchandise:
  • please request our official logo each year
  • please do not brand the same items as the Festival - t-shirts & tote bags
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We will pay special attention to make sure vendors with similar products are not grouped together.