Mountain Empire Community College will accept vendor applications for their 50th anniversary Home Craft Days 2021 festival through July 31, 2021. Once a vendor’s application has been received, and they have been approved to participate, the vendor will receive a contract to complete. All registration forms and fees must be received in our office by the July 31st deadline date. Vendors are asked to wait to mail in their registration fees until after July 1, 2021 – just to be sure that everything is a “GO” for this year’s festival. All booth spaces are reserved on a “first come, first served” basis. Vendors must be advised, however, that if COVID cases should increase in our area to the point that it would be a health/safety risk to have an in-person festival on our campus, then MECC may decide to cancel the festival at late notice.

For additional information, please contact Krisanne Hickman at khickman@mecc.edu, or by calling 276-523-2400 ext. 640310 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

For Vendors

Show Dates and Hours

Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Setup Dates and Hours

Food vendors – Thursday, October 14, 2021 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Craft vendors – Friday, October 15, 2021 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Demonstrators – Friday, October 15, 2021 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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, 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 – 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 at our office by July 31, 2021.

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 at our office by July 31, 2021.

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 at our office by July 31, 2021.