Vendor Application

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.

For additional information, please contact Krisanne Hickman at khickman@mecc.edu, or by calling 276-523-9095 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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
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.

Sales Tax Information

The Virginia Department of Taxation requires out-of-state vendors who will be participating in only one festival or event in the state within the current year to complete an online application for a temporary vendor certificate (Form ST-50). For out-of-state vendors who will be participating in multiple festivals or events in the state of Virginia during the current year, they will need to register and set up an account with the Virginia Department of Taxation, and complete and submit the appropriate form on their website. Below is a link to the temporary vendor certificate (Form ST-50), and to the Retail Sales and Use Tax page, which has the links to forms vendors participating in multiple events in the state will need to complete and submit in order to set up an account.

Temporary Vendor Certificate

Retail Sales and Use Tax

2021 Vendor Application

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  • *Note: Food vendors are not permitted to use generators on our premises.