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Mountain Makins Craft Application

It is time to make pIans for the 2018 Mountain Makins Festival, and this year marks the 43rd annual celebration of Appalachian culture. This event draws over 7,000 people to listen to music and storytelling, watch dancers and demonstrations, enjoy good food, and of course shop for fine arts and crafts.

These arts and crafts are a very important part of the festival. Each year the crafts jury works to present the hightest quality handcrafted wares to our visitors through a selective process. An effort is made to find new talent to add to our already excellent group of exhibitors.

The 2018 festival dates are October 27th and 28th, with Preview evening on Friday the 26th.

Mountain Makins is a festival honoring the rich traditions of the past, and supporting modern interpretations of those traditions. We look forward to another outstanding show of fine crafts.

Application Instructions, please read carefully. 

This is a juried show. Every applying artist, whether new or returning, is juried. Work should exhibit excellence in technique and concept, show imagination and the mark of individuality. All work must be original to and made by the exhibitor. The jury committee reserves the right to eliminate any item or booth that does not meet these criteria. 

1.  Four high quality color PHOTOS of your work and one photo of your booth.  Photos must include examples of ALL craft media intended for sale. Only      submit photos representing what you will be selling.   

Jurors consider the quality of the photos as indicative of the quality of the artist’s work. Provide sharp images!
Display the object(s) to be juried against a plain background, with the object(s) taking up at least 75% of the photo.   

2.    Include the price of each item and list the price range of your work.  (Field provided below) 

3.    Submit The completed APPLICATION form via the online form below.

4.    A $20 non-refundable application fee.  (Click "Pay My Application Fee Now" button above or below form). $30 after July 6th      


NOTE – Artists who share a booth must each apply separately. 

More important Festival Information below. 

The inside booth fee is $150. The outside booth fee is $110. Limited electricity and table rental are available to both inside and outside booths. 
Electricity is $15 and table rental is $10 per table.  Do not pay booth fees until you have been accepted into the show.  Booth fees will not be accepted until July 18th. 

75% of booth fee will be refunded for cancellation on or before Sept. 20. NO refunds after Sept. 20.

Oct. 25      (Thursday) 9 am - 6 pm
Oct. 26       (Friday) 9 am - 4 pm

The inside booth size is 80 square feet. Most booths are 8’ x 10’. Some booths may be another variation of 80 sq. feet. 
If you would like to fill in areas between booths with your display and/or money table and chairs, you can do so with a charge of $2.00 per square foot. This extra area will be determined and charged during set up. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Oct. 26 (Friday) Preview Reception,  6:30 - 9:00 pm                                                   
Oct. 27 (Saturday) Festival, 10 am - 5 pm
Oct. 28 (Sunday) Festival, 11 am - 5 pm

The outside booth size is 10’ x 10’. 
You must provide your own tent.

Oct. 28 (Saturday) Festival, 10 am - 5 pm
Oct. 29 (Sunday) Festival, 11 am - 5 pm
Outside exhibitors are not open for the Friday night Preview Reception. 

Detailed Festival information will be mailed upon acceptance.    



July 6th       Application deadline: photos and biography due 
July 18th      Accept/Reject notifications mailed to applicants

July 18th    Booth fees payments accepted.

August 15    Booth fee deadline

September 20        Cancellation deadline

October 26           Preview Party

October 27-28      Festival














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