Vendors needed for 2017 Folkmoot Festival

Feb 09, 2017

Two crowd-pleasing events, part of the annual Folkmoot Festival, are seeking professional artists, community craftspeople, nonprofit organizations and food vendors.  Vendors are sought for the 2017 Many Cultures Children’s Carnival (July 22) and the International Festival Day (July 29).

The 2017 Folkmoot Festival marks the second year for the Many Cultures Children’s Carnival, a kids/family-centered event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, on the green space adjacent to the Folkmoot Friendship Center, 112 Virginia Av., Waynesville.

The 2016 carnival hosted 3,000 visitors.

International Festival Day, scheduled for July 29, attracts approximately 25,000 to 40,000 attendees and is produced by Folkmoot and the Downtown Waynesville Association.  Entertainment features two stages, cultural performances and community dance lessons taught by 12 international troupes.

Makers and producers of handmade arts, crafts, nonprofit organizations and food vendors are encouraged to apply for booths. The Many Cultures Carnival will host up to 60 vendors and International Festival Day will include up to 100 arts and craft spaces as well as up to five food booths.

Application packets can be downloaded or entered electronically at Folkmoot.org. Vendors who prefer to receive packets by mail can call the office at 452-2997.

The deadline for applications and fees is March 14. Applications will be juried and selected vendors, notified by May 1.