NC Fossil Festival - Eventeny

NC Fossil Festival

event May 25 11:00 am - May 26 6:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
400 Main Street, Aurora, North Carolina 27806, United States
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Hosted by Aurora Fossil Museum

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Dates
May 25 11:00 am - May 26 6:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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400 Main Street, Aurora, North Carolina 27806, United States

The North Carolina Fossil Festival celebrates the Aurora Fossil Museum and the rich fossil record of North Carolina. Join us for a family-friendly event steeped in tradition and good old-fashioned southern charm. Activities include digging for fossils, fossil displays, fossil auction, educational displays by partner nonprofit organizations, movie night, parade, live entertainment, food & craft vendors, dinosaur shows, glow party, and much, much more!

Parking instructions
Please follow signs posted on Hwy 33 for parking. Parking will be in the large field between Pearl and Chapin Streets

Health & safety guidelines
The NC Fossil Festival takes the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and festival participants seriously. The NC Fossil Festival and the Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation, Inc. will adhere to the current CDC, State, and Local COVID regulations in effect at the time and duration of the event.

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All times in (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Vendors

Interested in applying to the event:
9 active applications
Fossil/Mineral Vendor
Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Space for Fossil/Mineral Vendors
Merchandise Vendor: Commercial
Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Spaces available for Local Commercial Merchandise Vendors. This category is limited to ONE vendor representing a particular re-sale business, commonly referred to "network marketing".
Merchandise Vendor: Local Commercial
Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Spaces available for Local (Aurora/Richland Township, NC) Commercial Merchandise Vendors.
 
This category is limited to ONE vendor representing a particular re-sale business, commonly referred to "network marketing".
Merchandise Vendor: Local Non-Profit
Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Spaces available for Local (Aurora/Richland Township, NC) nonprofit organizations to sell items to support their organization's mission.
Merchandise Vendor: Non-Profit
Deadline: Apr 17, 2024
Spaces available for Nonprofit Organizations to sell items to support their organization's mission.
Arts & Crafts Vendor
Deadline: Apr 24, 2024
Space for Arts & Crafts Vendors Categories:
Artists may apply for up to 3 categories.
 
  • You MUST submit a separate application for each type.
  • If you sell jewelry, you may apply in a category other than Jewelry if the jewelry is less than 10% of your items for sale. Otherwise, you must apply in Jewelry.
  • All work displayed in the booth must be for sale.
 
Clay: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.
 
Fiber: Includes wearable and non-wearable. No machine-tooled, machine-screen printing or other forms of mass production are accepted.
 
Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding, casting, and all cold working processes are permitted.
 
Jewelry: Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. Items made from commercial parts are not permitted.
 
Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No jewelry will be accepted in this category.
 
Mixed Media: Work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.
 
Musical Instruments: Handmade instruments only.
 
Natural Materials: This includes basket weaving, chair caning, brooms, gourds, and other works made from materials found in nature.
 
Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only the artist’s original source material is acceptable.
 
Printmaking: Only hand-pulled original prints are allowed. Prints must be in limited editions, signed, and numbered.
 
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
 
Two-Dimensional: Drawing, painting, and digital works. Reproduction prints are not allowed.
 
Wood: Original works hand-tooled, machine worked, turned, or carved.
Arts & Crafts Vendor: Non-Profit
Deadline: Apr 24, 2024
These spaces are designated for Non-Profit Arts & Crafts vendors.
 
Categories:
  • Artists may apply for up to 3 categories.
  • You MUST submit a separate application for each type.
  • If you sell jewelry, you may apply in a category other than Jewelry if the jewelry is less than 10% of your items for sale. Otherwise, you must apply in Jewelry.
  • All work displayed in the booth must be for sale.
 
Clay: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.
 
Fiber: Includes wearable and non-wearable. No machine-tooled, machine-screen printing or other forms of mass production are accepted.
 
Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding, casting, and all cold working processes are permitted.
 
Jewelry: Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. Items made from commercial parts are not permitted.
 
Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No jewelry will be accepted in this category.
 
Mixed Media: Work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.Musical Instruments: Handmade instruments only.
 
Natural Materials: This includes basket weaving, chair caning, brooms, gourds, and other works made from materials found in nature.
 
Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only the artist’s original source material is acceptable.
 
Printmaking: Only hand-pulled original prints are allowed. Prints must be in limited editions, signed, and numbered.
 
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
 
Two-Dimensional: Drawing, painting, and digital works. Reproduction prints are not allowed.Wood: Original works hand-tooled, machine worked, turned, or carved.
Non-Profit Services: Informational Only
Deadline: Apr 24, 2024
Non-Profit Informational booths are reserved for non-profit organizations not selling items.
 
If you are a nonprofit selling items, please go to the Non-Profit Services - Fundraising Application.
Non-Profit Services: Fundraising
Deadline: Apr 24, 2024
These spaces are reserved for non-profit organizations fundraising (like selling raffle tickets) to support their organization and to raise awareness of their community services.
Food Vendor: Commercial
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024 (Deadline passed)
Commercial Food Vendor spaces are designated for those who will be preparing food on-site and selling to patrons/festival-goers.
Food Vendor: Non- Commercial
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024 (Deadline passed)
Food Vendor spaces are designated for those who will be preparing food on-site and selling to patrons/festival-goers.
Food Vendor: Non-Profit
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024 (Deadline passed)
Food Vendor spaces are designated for non-profits who will be preparing food on-site and selling to patrons/festival-goers.
Food Vendor: Local Non-Profit
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024 (Deadline passed)
Food Vendor spaces designated for Local (Aurora and Richland Township, NC) non-profits who will be preparing food on-site and selling to patrons/festival-goers.

Volunteers

Interested in becoming a volunteer:
13 active applications
Silent Auction Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
Ssshhh! It's time for the Silent Auction and its time to we need your help! The Silent Auction Crew will help with the following: -- Set up, monitor, and provide information about the... + More
Trash Monitor Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
Do you like to help keep the Earth clean and happy? Want to help keep the festival area clean? Then consider volunteering to collect trash! Trash Crew Volunteers will help with the... + More
Set Up Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
Every journey begins with setting up, and our festival is no different. We will need help to prepare the 2024 North Carolina Fossil Festival for its grand adventure! Set-Up Volunteers will help... + More
Fossil Pit Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
The primary activity of any visit to the Aurora Fossil Museum and the NC Fossil Festival is searching for fossils in the museum’s fossil pits. Must be outgoing, able to be outside in the full... + More
Parade Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
Since the early 1900s, the Town of Aurora has been known for its parades. You can be part of the Aurora tradition by helping with the NC Fossil Festival Parade! Parade Volunteers will help with... + More
STEAM-ED Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
SUNDAY ONLY. Sign up to assist our Program Developer with STEM-based activities for all to learn and enjoy. Volunteer Perks: 4+ hours: Receive a 2024 NC Fossil Festival Crew shirt! 6+ hours:... + More
Gift Shop Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
Are you a people person? Do you have an outgoing personality? Are you good at answering questions and handling boxes of shovels? Then help out in the Gift Shop! Gift Shop Volunteers Should: --... + More
Kid's Zone Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
Kids Zone Crew will help with the following monitor, lead, and assist with youth activities Volunteer Perks: 4+ hours: Receive a 2024 NC Fossil Festival Crew shirt! 6+ hours: Receive lunch on... + More
Parking Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
While parking isn't the most fun position to volunteer for, it is one of the most valuable places we can use your help! Parking Volunteers will help with the following: -- Guide cars to... + More
Information Station Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
Are you a people person? Do you have an outgoing personality? Are you good at answering questions and providing information? Then help out as one of our Info Station Crew! Info Station... + More
5K Race Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
Even if you don't run in the 5k, consider being part of the Fossil 5k Crew to rev your day! Fossil 5k Volunteers will help with the following: -- Pack Leader and Turtle -- Set up guides... + More
Veteran's & First Responder's Breakfast
Deadline: May 01, 2024
On Memorial Day, the Aurora Fossil Museum will host a Veteran's & First Responder’s breakfast to show our appreciation of those who have served and serve our country and the Aurora... + More
Post-Festival Crew
Deadline: May 01, 2024
A festival doesn't end until all evidence is gone! So, help us conclude the festival by being helping out on the Post-Festival Crew! Post-Festival Crew will help with the following: --... + More

Parade & Exhibit Applications

Interested in participating in this event:
1 active application
NCFF Parade
Deadline: May 18, 2024
Registration to participate in the North Carolina Fossil Festival Parade which will occur at 11 am on Saturday, May 25, 2024.


Hosted by Aurora Fossil Museum

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