For Vendors

Show Dates and Hours

October 22nd and October 23rd, 2022. The hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Setup Dates and Hours

Food Vendors can set up from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 or by appointment. Craft Vendors can set up from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on October 21st, 2022. For more information, please call Workforce Solutions at (276) 523-9113 or (276) 523-9114.

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 Tamara Davidson at tdavidson@mecc.edu, Lori Dingus at ldingus@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, Candle-wicking, Pottery, Candle-making, 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

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. No Swarovski or Ginger Snaps jewelry.

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- HCD.” 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 in our office by July 31, 2022.

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- HCD.” 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 in our office by July 31, 2022.

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- HCD.” To avoid a $25.00 late fee, your application, payment of registration fee, and signed contract must be received in our office by July 31, 2022.

Printed Applications need to be mailed to MECC, Attn. Workforce Solutions, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted by August 15th, 2022.