Artist Application

Deadline: May 15, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Jun 08, 2024 12:00 pm - Jun 08, 2024 10:00 pm (EDT)
Midway, Kentucky

About the event

Join the Midway Business Association for the our Bourbon & Blues Festival set in the heart of Francisco's Farm - downtown Midway. The MBA is well known for organizing some of the very best events in the state and this one is sure to top the list! Local distilleries will be set up offering tastings through a ticketed pass. Downtown will be filled with fine art and hand crafted vendors as well as a great selection of food. Apply today and join in on the fun!
Charismatic Media
Charismatic Media

About the application

Welcome to the Midway Bourbon and Blues Festival at Francisco's Farm! A show for all the fine things Kentucky has to offer - Bourbon, Wine, Food, Art, & Crafts!  Browse through our applications and let us know if you have any questions. This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booths, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically. 
A wide variety of family activities, foods, music and vendor selection will contribute to the success of this year's event! 
Midway is located 12 miles from Lexington and 45 minutes from Louisville, KY. We’re conveniently located 1.2 miles from I-64 off Exit 65.  
Midway was created as Kentucky’s first railroad town in the mid 1800’s and was a stopping point for steam locomotives to refuel and take on water.  Midway remains as an active railroad community much the same as it did 150 years ago. The railroad tracks parallel the downtown businesses with both sides of the track lined with quaint shops and restaurants, including numerous antique stores, period and specialty shops that allow anyone a relaxed day of shopping.  Whether your taste buds prefer homemade Kentucky hot brown, or fresh homemade desserts, Midway’s restaurants have it all.
Booth spaces are available throughout downtown Midway.  
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, or casting, as well as 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 may not be exhibited. 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. 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 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 that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

Terms & Conditions

Any applications received later than May 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. Returning vendors will be given acceptance priority prior to March 15th. All applications afterward will be taken on a first come first serve basis. 
The Bourbon & Blues (MBB) Committee will do everything in its power to place applicants in their first choice of locations.  

Vendor personnel must manage booths during the operating hours of the festival. 
NO LATE OPENINGS, NO EARLY CLOSINGS, NO EARLY BREAKDOWNS.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Anyone not complying with this rule will not be allowed to return next year.
Festival hours are: Saturday 12pm tp 10pm.
All artists, crafters and food vendors are required to stay open for the entirety of the show.  Electricity is only available to those who purchase it and not all areas of the festival have access.  
The festival will take place rain or shine.
No booth refunds after April 15th, 2024.

No exhibitor shall assign, sublet or apportion any part of their space without prior approval from the Midway Bourbon & Blues Festival. 
Neither the MBB Committee nor the City of Midway is responsible for any loss or damage incurred to the exhibitors’ property. The exhibitor also agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the MBB Committee or the City of Midway, KY against any claims arising by virtue of their occupancy of the premises or use thereof. The MBB Committee suggests packing and/or securing any valuable products overnight.
Please decorate your booth appropriately.  Tables must be draped.
Please 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 MBB Committee.
If there are any questions about the MBB please contact us at or 859-202-0709.


Application fees $40 Non-refundable There is a $40 non-refundable application fee which is charged upon application.
10x10 Booth $175 Non-refundable Single booth space is 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
10x20 Booth $350 Non-refundable
Electrical Outlet $50 Non-refundable

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.

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 0
Artist Application
Artist Application
2024 Midway Bourbon & Blues Festival