Below is a list of upcoming events in the Carolinas which are seeking artists, crafters and vendors:
Flowertown Festival — Mar 30-Apr 1, 12 — Summerville, SC. 40th, 200M+ attend. Juried A&C only. Visit http://flowertownfestival.org for appli. Cl K. Taylor, 843-771-2934or eml KimT@SummervilleYMCA.org
Spring Into Arts Festival — May 12, 12 — Concord, NC. Well attended. Seeking a&c, juried arts festival, appl on www.concorddowntown.com or Cl (704) 784-4208.
Spring Herb & Plant Festival — Concord, NC — Apr 14, 12. 7th. Master Gardner event. Rain or Shine. Sking Vendors who have top quality items - gardening, enviromental or herb themed. Family Friendly Event. Contact Becky Lewis email@example.com or Vicki Julian firstname.lastname@example.org.
HILLarity Festival 2012 — Oct 19-20, 12 — Chester, SC. 21st, 15M attend. Vendor info/appli on website - www.chesterdowntown.org.
St. Patrick's Festival — Mar 17, 12 – Emerald Isle, NC. 21st, 20M attend. Seeking a&c, hndmd only, St. Pat theme helps or Seascape. email@example.com. Visitwww.emeraldisle-nc.org (downld appli).
Holiday Fair — Nov 29-Dec 1, 12 — Greenville, SC. 40th. Handmd gifts and items, top qual only, featured at Carolina First Center. 1,000s of Xmas shopprs at popular evnt. Contct for appl. Eml dwilson@carolinafirstcenter.
Farmville Dogwood Festival — Apr 27-29, 12 — Farmville, NC. 25th, 25M attend. Seeking hi-qual A&C. Commer & Fd Vendor spaces also avai. Cl (252) 753-5814 or emldogwoodfestival@farmville-nc.
Blooming Arts Festival — Mar 23-24, 12 — Linden, TN. 4th. Visitwww.bloomingartsfestival.org for info/appli. Eml firstname.lastname@example.org, (931) 589-3031
Sunrise Rotary & BB&T 4th of July Balloon Rally — Jul 3-5, 12 — Lexington, Va. 15th, wel attend. Family ent. Hot air & tethered balloon rides, music, food, a&c, children's games, Eleanore's market (gently used items for sale), Fireworks. Visitwww.sunriserotarylexva.org.
Cape Fear Wildlife Expo — Mar 16-18, 12 — Wilmington, NC. 4th, Wel attended. Seeking vends - Fishing, Hunting, Archery, Painting and special hndcrfted item Exhibitor, Artisan Vendors. Eml email@example.com or visitwww.capefearwildlifeexpo.com
Down Home Festival — May 11-12, 12 — Bessemer City, NC. Seeking a&c, gen, no flea mkt. Food vend also. Cl (704) 833-0362 or eml firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitwww.bessemercity.com for appli
Olde Towne Artisans' Fair — Apr 21-22, 12 — North Augusta, SC. 9th, wel attended. Juried show, visit www.colonialtimes.us for appli.
3M attend, active shopers. Fine Art show, well promoted
CL (803) 279-7560
Iris Festival — May 25-27, 12 — Sumter, SC. 72nd, 30M attend. Seeking a&c, hndmd only. Visit www.irisfestival.org for appl. 803-436-2640
Orangeburg Festival Of Roses — May 4-6, 12 — Orangeburg, SC. 39th, 35M attend. Sking hi qual a&c, not juried. Some specialty items. No flea mkt. Ltd intrnationl food vend only. Visit www.festivalofroses.com or eml email@example.com or cl (803) 534-6821.
Village Fest — May 12, 12 — Kannapolis, NC. 32nd, 25M attend. Seeking a&c, hndmd only. Cl (704) 932-3808 lv msg ,or eml Ms. B. Drye, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitwww.cabarrusevents.org
New Midland Plaza Spring/Fall Arts & Crafts Show — Alcoa, TN — Spr-Apr, 12; Fall-Sep, 12. 30th+. Qual hndmd crts and orig art only. (DDlns: May 1, Spr/Sep 1 Fal) Demos welcm. Eml email@example.com or cl (865) 983-9644 for info. Visitwww.newmidlandplaza.com
Blue Ridge Fest — May 11, 12 — Pickens, SC. 15th. Visit www.blueridge.coop/
Pickens Azalea Festival — Pickens, SC — Apr 20-21, 12. 28th. Seeking a&c, handmd only. NO food vend. Eml firstname.lastname@example.org or cl (864) 878-3258.
Va State Championship Chili Cookoff — May 5, 12 — Roanoke, VA. 32nd. 15M attend. Sanctioned evnt. Visit www.greenvale-school.org for info.
St. Stephen Catfish Festival — Mar 30-Apr 1, 12 — St. Stephen, SC. 20th. Seeking gen vends. cl (843) 567-3597 or eml J. Broome, email@example.com
Come-See-Me Festival — Apr 12-21, 12 — Rock Hill, SC. 50th, 125M attend. Juried. BBQ. Visit www.comeseeme.org for appli/info. No retail/commer. Emlcomeseeme@comporium.net
Under The Oaks Arts Festival — Jun 20-21, 12 — Corolla, NC. 11th. Over 100 quali artists - all mediums. Juried. Ddln Apr15. Visit www.whaleheadclub.org for info/appli. Eml firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival — Jun 1-2, 12 — Mt. Pleasant, SC. 8th. Seeking vends, Gullahgeeche desired. food, a&c - esp basketmking, all hndmd, NO mfg/flea mkt. Also performrs (cultural category). Visit www.sweetgrassfestival.org for info/appli.
Red Rose Festival —May 18-19, 12 — Lancaster, SC. 3rd. Wel promoted by City of Lancaster. Seeking a&c - juried arts area; gen a&c area also. Sking food vends also - all kinds. Appli/info at www.lancastercitysc.com. Cl (803) 286-1145.
Fort Lawn Spring Festival — Apr 21, 12 — Fort Lawn, SC. 5th. Seeking a&c, gen, good qual, no flea mkt. Food vends wel. Eml K. Moore, email@example.com.
Freedom Festival — Jul 4, 12 — Jacksonville, NC. 29th, 15M atend. Emlcarol_trott@onslowcountync.gov
Got To Be NC Festival — May 18-20, 12 — Raleigh, NC. 4th, 70M attend. Visitwww.gottobencfestival.com for info/appli.
Johnston Peach Blossom Festival — May 5, 12 — Johnston, SC. 29th, wl attended. Seeking a&c, gen, good qual. Food vends also. Sking amusement rides/parade entries. Ms. Debra Aston, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edenton Music and Water Festival — Jun 1-2, 12 — Edenton, NC. Wel promoted. Visitwww.visitedenton.com/music-
Sparkleberry Country Fair — Apr 28, 12 — Columbia, SC. 17th, 20M attend. Visitwww.sparkleberryfair.com for info/appli.
Autumn Jubilee — Oct 6-7, 12 — Salisbury, NC. 33rd, 50M attend. Hndmd Only, juried. No food vend. At Dan Nicholas Park. Visit www.festivalinthepark.org for info, appli. Ms. P. Cornelison, email@example.com
Mayberry Festival — Apr 20-21, 12 — Westminster, SC. 2nd. Very popular event. Visitwww.jneg.org, click on the badge. T. Rusk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeway's National Capital BBQ — Jun 23-24, 12 — Washington, DC. 20th, 100M attend. NO a&c. Seeking Food Vends, BBQ, teams also; international food. Emlbbqpr@aol.com or visit www.bbqdc.com
Woodstock Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Festival — Mar 10, Woodstock, VA. 13th. Seeking a&c, vendors, crafters. No food vends. Visit www.scpr.info for appl/info.
Plumb Alley Day — May 26, 12 — Abingdon, VA. 29th, 10M attend. Seeking a&c, non-juried, good qual, no flea mkt. No food vend cls. email@example.com. Visitwww.abingdonkiwanis.org for info/appli.
Sweet Dreams Festival — Jul 28, 12 — Stuarts Draft, VA. 9th, 5M attnd. Seeking a&c, hi qual only, no flea mkt. Biz area ok. Food vends also needed. Visitwww.co.augusta.va.us for info/appli.
Celebrate Freedom Festival — Apr 20-21, 12 — Columbia, SC. Info/appli at www.
Hog on the Hill BBQ Cook Off — May 4-5, 12 — Chester, SC. SC BBQ Sanctioned - cookers visit www.chesterdowntown.org for info.
Nashville Blooming Festival — May 11-12, 12 — Nashville, NC. 16th, 20M attend. Visitwww.nashvillencchamber.org for info/appli.
Foothills Merry-Go-Round Festival — Apr 28-29, 12 — Shelby, NC. 22nd, wel attend. Visit www.cityofshelby.com/govt/
Carthage Buggy Festival — May 12, 12 — Carthage, NC. 22nd, 10M attend. For info/appli visit www.thebuggyfestival.com
Days At The Dock — Apr 28-29, 12 — Holden, NC. Wel attended. Back to 2 days. Visitwww.hbmerch.com/ for info/appli.
Grifton Shad Festival — Apr 20-22, 12 — Grifton, NC. 42nd, 10M attend. Visitgriftonshadfestival.com for info/appli.
GaribaldiFest — May 12, 12 — Belmont. 26th, 12M attend. Visit www.cityofbelmont.orgfor info/appli.
Cherry Blossom Festival — Apr 28, 12 — Cherryville, NC. 20th, 6M. Seeking a&c, hndmd and commer. No food vends. Contact Ms. D. Beam, (704) 435-3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.