Application deadline has passed

Arts and Crafts

Deadline: Aug 01, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Sep 30, 2023 10:00 am - Sep 30, 2023 5:00 pm (EDT)
Cullowhee, North Carolina
$175 - $315

About the event

Enjoy one of the top events in the Southeast with food and craft vendors, family-friendly activities, interactive kids area, along with performances and demonstrations celebrating the Southern Appalachian mountain culture. Mountain Heritage Day is a gift from Western Carolina University to the community, and everyone from everywhere is welcome to attend. This family-oriented festival shows how much we value this incredible, beautiful region we call home and its diverse culture and history.
Western Carolina University
Western Carolina University

About the application

NOTICE: We have met our quota for jewelry vendors. If you have other non-jewelry items in addition to jewelry, you'll still be considered.
Mountain Heritage Day is a one-day, free outdoor festival where 12,000 plus visitors enjoy multiple stages of live entertainment, over 120 juried arts and crafts booths, unique food, and tons of family-friendly activities celebrating Appalachian Mountain culture.
To maintain a quality show, we jury all applicants, regardless of past participation. If you decide to participate, carefully review the enclosed guidelines, and complete the application form. Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed by a juried committee. You will receive an email notification, should you be accepted. If you are accepted, you will be prompted for payment.  NOTE: PAYMENT IS DUE UPON ACCEPTANCE ONLY.  
Application and booth fees are due by June 1, 2023.  There are a limited number of Arts and Crafts booth spaces available; they are assigned on a first-come/first-serve basis, regardless of past involvement.  Please discuss this opportunity with your organization as soon as possible and apply early. 

Terms & Conditions

·       Booth spaces are 12’X12’.  The location is determined by the MHD Committee after the fee is paid.
·       Booth spaces are set up in groups of 2, pairs, you will be back-to-back with another vendor with 1 foot in between, please bring a divider or tent back.
·       Artist(s) accepted for participation in the show must be in attendance during the festival.
·       Artists must supply their own tent, tables, chairs, and display materials.  Electricity is NOT available.
·       Sales are limited to the work photographed/described in your application, thus approved by the Jury Committee.  Failure to adhere to this policy will result in dismissal from the festival without refund. 
·       All products must be handmade by the Artist.  Traditional crafts are encouraged.  No machine-manufactured, mass-produced, imported, pre-formed, pre-cut or kit items are allowed.  No commercially manufactured items imported items or balloons are allowed. No pre-made items from other merchandisers (e.g., Wal-Mart) are allowed.
·       No commercially made t-shirts and/or other branded items 
·       No selling or giving away food or beverages unless they are a juried product, or you are an approved “Produce” vendor 
·       No raffles and/or auctions 
·       No generators or loud sound systems are allowed 
·       No selling or solicitation outside of assigned booth space
·       Vendors must stay open to the public until 5pm.  No vehicles will be allowed onto the grounds until 5:30pm or festival management deems it safe.
The festival is held outdoors, rain or shine.  There are no refunds due to weather. 
No crafter will be juried, or booth assignments made until the fee is paid.
·       Due to the ever-changing pandemic climate, the MHD committee reserves the right to change vendor booth assignments due to the circumstances of the day of the event.
·       Cancellations in writing by August 1, 2023, will receive a 50% refund.
·       Your signature on the Application Form constitutes an agreement for your organization to be bound by the stated policies – this applies to all your organization’s associates present at MHD. 


12x12 Booth $175 Single booth space is 12 feet wide and 12 feet deep.
12x24 Booth $315 12x24 booth would be described as a double booth which is why you are paying $315.00

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?
  • Have you had a booth at MHD before?
  • If no, how did you hear about us?
  • Please list three shows/festivals you have participated in during the past two years
  • 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: 5
  • Five HIGH quality digital images of your most recent work in order to be juried (four of work, with one being up close and one of booth display). Please note that mailed photos will not be returned.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts
Mountain Heritage Day
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