Artist Application

Deadline: Jul 01, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Sep 21, 2024 10:00 am - Sep 22, 2024 5:00 pm (EST)
Midway, Kentucky

About the event

๐ŸŽ‰ 50th Annual Midway Fall Festival: A Half-Century Celebration of Community and Culture! ๐ŸŽ‰ Get ready for the grandest celebration of the season as the charming town of Midway proudly presents the 50th Annual Midway Fall Festival! Voted one of the best festivals in Central Kentucky, this year's event promises to be the biggest and best yet, marking a half-century of community spirit, arts, and autumnal fun. ๐Ÿ Event Highlights: Arts & Crafts Extravaganza: Explore a bustling marketplace featuring a multitude of talented Arts & Crafts vendors, showcasing unique creations that capture the essence of local talent and creativity. Sorghum & Pottery Demonstrations: Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Central Kentucky with captivating demonstrations of sorghum and pottery craftsmanship, providing a glimpse into the region's cultural heritage. Delicious Food Galore: Indulge your taste buds with a diverse array of culinary delights from our mouthwatering food vendors. From savory treats to sweet delights, there's something to satisfy every craving. Live Music and Entertainment: Groove to the rhythm of live music and enjoy captivating entertainment throughout the day, adding a festive soundtrack to your fall celebration. Children's Activities: Bring the whole family and delight in a day filled with activities designed especially for the little ones. From face painting to games, there's no shortage of fun for the kids. Loads of Fun: The Midway Fall Festival is synonymous with fun, and this year is no exception. Join the community in celebrating a rich tapestry of local culture, artistry, and the joy of autumn. ๐Ÿš— Convenient Parking: Enjoy hassle-free access to the festival with convenient parking located within walking distance of the event grounds. Spend less time searching for parking and more time soaking in the festive atmosphere. Save the date and mark your calendar for this milestone celebration! Organized and hosted by the Midway Business Association and the City of Midway, the 50th Annual Midway Fall Festival promises an unforgettable day of community, culture, and camaraderie. Don't miss out on the golden anniversary of this beloved Central Kentucky tradition! ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽŠ
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About the application

๐ŸŽจ Call for Artists - 50th Annual Midway Fall Festival ๐ŸŽจ
Welcome to the golden celebration of art, culture, and community at the 50th Annual Midway Fall Festival! Join us in making this milestone event the most vibrant and memorable yet.
Event Details:
Date: September 21st-22nd, 2023
Location: Midway, Kentucky
Why Join:
Heritage and History: Midway, Kentucky, a picturesque town 12 miles from Lexington, boasts a rich history as Kentucky's first railroad town. Today, it remains an active community with a charming downtown lined with quaint shops and restaurants.

Community Support: The Midway Fall Festival has a strong legacy, drawing over 30,000 attendees last year alone. This diverse crowd enjoyed family activities, delectable foods, and a wide selection of vendors, making it one of the most attended festivals in Central Kentucky.

Artistic Variety: We welcome artists in various categories, including Clay, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Musical Instruments, Natural Materials, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Two-Dimensional, and Wood. All displayed work must be for sale.

Important Dates:
March 1st, 2023: Deadline for returning vendors to guarantee a returning space.

July 1st, 2023: Application deadline (Late fee of $50.00 per booth space after this date).

September 20th, 2023: Vendor setup, 9 am - 6 pm.
Festival hours: Saturday 10:00 am โ€“ 10:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am โ€“ 5:00 pm. All vendors must remain open until 8pm on Saturday.ย 

Decorate your booth appropriately; tables must be draped.

Nighttime security provided by off-duty police officers on Friday and Saturday.

No radios or sound systems in booths; festival music provided.
Vehicles not allowed during festival hours; one hour before and after for restocking.

Contact Information: For any inquiries, please contact Elisha at or 859-940-2742.
Join us in making the 50th Annual Midway Fall Festival a showcase of artistic excellence and a celebration of community spirit! Apply now and be part of this historic event in the heart of Kentucky. ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽจ

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions:
Returning vendors have until March 1st, 2023, to guarantee their returning space. After this date, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Application deadline: July 1st, 2023 (Late fee of $50.00 per booth space after this date).
Vendor setup: Friday, September 20th, 2023, 9 am - 6 pm (Required for all vendors).Any application postmarked later than July 1st, 2023 will be assessed a late fee of $50.00 per booth space.
Returning vendors and vendors with applications submitted on time will get their first choice of location to the best of our ability. The Midway Fall Festival (MFF) Committee will do everything in its power to place returning vendors and on-time applicants in their first choice of locations.
Vendor personnel must manage booths during the operating hours of the festival.
Anyone not complying with this rule will not be allowed to return next year.
Festival hours are: Saturday 10:00 am โ€“ 10:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:00 am โ€“ 5:00 p.m. All artists are required to stay open until 8pm on Saturday, with the option to stay open until 10pm.
Electricity is only available to those who purchase it and not all areas of the festival have access. We recommend solar or battery powered lighting when possible.
Please note that this is a two-day event. The festival will take place rain or shine.
No booth refunds after August 1st, 2024.ย 
Vendors set up is Friday, September 20th, 2024, 9am-6pm. Friday set up is required for all vendors. We ask those with trucks to arrive promptly at 9am so those can be placed prior to tent set up beginning. Those will tents will be asked to arrive no earlier than 10am.
Returning vendors from last yearโ€™s festival will get their first choice of locations if at all possible.
No exhibitor shall assign, sublet or apportion any part of their space without prior approval from the 49th Midway Fall Festival Committee. Neither the MFF Committee nor the City of Midway is responsible for any loss or damage incurred to the exhibitorsโ€™ property.
The exhibitor also agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the MFF Committee or the City of Midway, KY against any claims arising by virtue of their occupancy of the premises or use thereof.
The MFF Committee suggests packing and/or securing any valuable products overnight. Nighttime security will consist of off duty police officers and will be provided for Friday and Saturday nights.
Please decorate your booth appropriately. Tables must be draped.
NO radios or sound systems allowed in booths. Music will be provided by the festival throughout the weekend.
Vehicles belonging to craft or food vendors are not allowed into the festival during working festival hours. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Vendors will be allowed to enter the festival area one hour before and one hour after festival hours to restock the booths. Vehicles must be removed prior to start of the festival.
No election campaigning from any booth.
No drilling or defacing the streets or sidewalks by anchors will be permitted.
The festival committee reserves the rights to have food vendors remove food items for sale that have not been previously approved by the MFF Committee.


Application fees $40 Non-refundable There is a $40 non-refundable application fee which is charged upon application.
10x10 Booth $275 Single booth space is 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
10x20 Booth $575 Double Booth is 20 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
Electrical Outlet $50
Triple Booth $800 Triple Booth is 30 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
Quadrouple Booth $1,050 A Quadruple Booth is 40 feet wide and 10 feet deep.

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Please describe your work.
  • Please choose your medium category:
  • What are your prices?
  • Artist Description.
  • I certify that my work is not "Buy-Sell" or Production work and completely made by me.
  • By signing your name, you agree to our terms and conditions.
  • Did you set up at the Midway Fall Festival in 2023

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 0
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2024 Midway Fall Festival