Registration for Home Craft Days 2019 has closed, and all of our available booth spaces for this year’s festival are filled. If, however, you would like to be added to our vendor waiting list in the event of a cancellation, and wish to be contacted if a booth space becomes available, please email your request to Krisanne Hickman at khickman@mecc.edu; vendors will be assigned available spaces in the order that requests are received. First time vendors will need to include a picture or two of their craftwork with their email request in order to be approved to participate.

Online registration for Home Craft Days 2020 will open on January 2, 2020, and will continue through July 31, 2020. Vendors must fully complete their registration by July 31, 2020; this means that each vendor must have turned in their application, contract, and paid their registration fee, by this date. A late processing fee of $25 will be charged for all submissions received after the July 31, 2020 deadline. Booth spaces are not reserved for vendors until their registration fee has been paid, and the spaces are assigned on a first come, first served, basis.

We thank you for your interest in participating in Home Craft Days, and hope that you will revisit our website to submit a vendor application to register for our 49th annual Home Craft Days festival, which will take place the weekend of October 16 – 18, 2020. We highly recommend registering early in order to secure a booth space.

 

For Vendors

Show Dates and Hours
October 19, 2019 from 10 AM to 6PM
October 20, 2019 from 10 AM to 6PM

Setup Dates and Hours
October 17, 2019 (food groups only): 4PM – 7PM
October 18, 2019: 10AM to 7PM

For more information, please call Wampler Library at (276) 523-7468.

Vendor Screening
Entries by new applicants will be screened by a jury. All decisions by the jury are final. Photos of recent work are required. Please e-mail photos to Krisanne Hickman at khickman@mecc.edu, or provide a URL to your website or Facebook page on your application. A Notice of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance will be emailed to applicants within 2 weeks of their application submission.

Acceptable Vendors
Quilts, Needlework, Woodcraft, Basketry, Straw Brooms, Corn Husk craft items, Woodburning, Leather Work, Lye Soap, Grapevine Wreaths, Chair Caning, Storytelling, Art-Traditional, Candlewicking, Pottery, Candlemaking, Wagon Rides, Country Carving, Crochet, Bees and Honey, Wooden Toys, Stained Glass, Portraits, Dulcimers, Porcelain Painting, Berry Buckets, Fiddles, Caramel Apples, Apple Cider, Rag Dolls, Banjo, Tatting, Weaving, Net Darning, Homemade Ice Cream, Goat Cheese, Apple Butter, Funnel Cakes, and Molasses.

Unacceptable Vendors
Hamburgers, Pizza, Plastic Canvas Needlepoint, Plastics, Velvet Paintings, Plastic Doll Faces, Plastic Fruit, Styrofoam, School Mascot Items, Silk Flower Hats, PVC/Plastic Pipe Items, Pre-painted Fabric (pillows and quilts), Pre-quilted Items, Stenciled Quilts, Moveable Eyes, Plastic Eyes, Purchased Baskets (all must be handcrafted), Fake Furs, Painted T-Shirts and Sweatshirts.

No retail jewelry permitted–all jewelry must be handmade.

All information vendors must represent **non-profit** organizations.

Registration Fee-Crafts
If you are accepted to participate in Home Craft Days, there will be a registration fee of $100 per craft booth (two parking spaces). All checks should be made payable to “MECC.” To avoid a $25.00 late fee, your application, payment of registration fee, signed contract, and W9 form (required by demonstrators and musicians only) must be received at our office by July 31, 2019.

Registration Fee-Food Groups
If you are accepted to participate in Home Craft Days, the registration fee for commercial food groups will be $150 per vendor space (two parking spaces). Vendors may request additional space(s) if needed, at the cost of $75 per additional parking space. All checks should be made payable to “MECC.” The registration fee for non-profit civic organizations, schools, and churches will be $100. To avoid a $25.00 late fee, your application, payment of registration fee, and signed contract must be received at our office by July 31, 2019.

Registration Fee-Authors
If you are accepted to participate in Home Craft Days, there will be a registration fee of $50 per author booth (one parking space). All checks should be made payable to “MECC.” To avoid a $25.00 late fee, your application, payment of registration fee, and signed contract must be received at our office by July 31, 2019.