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Arts & Crafts Application - March 1 Jury & Rolling Admission After

Deadline: May 01, 2023 12:00 am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Jun 10, 2023 10:00 am - Jun 11, 2023 6:00 pm (EST)
West Hartford, Connecticut

About the event

Celebrate! West Hartford (CWH) is an annual, family-oriented two-day community festival which attracts nearly 40,000 guests to the grounds of Town Hall. Event highlights include over 120 sponsor and non-profit exhibitors, an award-winning arts and crafts festival featuring 150 artists from across the Northeast, an international food court, live music performances from renowned local performers and West Hartford students, carnival games and rides, and a 5K FUNd Run & Kids' K Dash!
Town of West Hartford - Celebrate! West Hartford
Town of West Hartford - Celebrate! West Hartford
Town of West Hartford - Celebrate! West Hartford
Town of West Hartford - Celebrate! West Hartford

About the application

The Celebrate! West Hartford Arts & Crafts Show is held on the beautiful Town Hall Common in West Hartford, Connecticut. The festival attracts master artists from Connecticut, greater New England region, and many states including Tennessee and Florida. The juried show prides itself on its creative mixture of long-term exhibitors with devoted followers and newly accepted artisans showcasing their work to our supportive community. Nearly 40,000 visitors attend the event each year which has repeatedly garnered prestigious awards from Sunshine Artists, Hartford Magazine-Best of Hartford and more.

Terms & Conditions

Exhibitors are accepted based on the originality and quality of their workmanship, the appropriateness of their products for this market, and the availability of space within specific arts and crafts categories. Only the original work of the participating exhibitor may be sold. Imports, works made from kits of any kind, manufactured articles, wholesale goods and food items of any kind are excluded. Health/beauty product applications must include a copy of your State of CT License. Sale or exhibit of items not listed on the application form will not be allowed.
There are two jury dates: February 1 and March 1. It is highly advisable to submit your application for the February 1 jury as categories fill quickly. Jury categories include Fine Arts/Graphics, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Pottery, Stone, Textiles, Wood, and Other. Once a category is full, approved applications will be placed on a waiting list. Participation in a prior year's show does not guarantee acceptance for the current year's show. There is a $10 non-refundable Jury Fee.
Spaces are on grass and are adjacent with no walkways in between. All displays must be enclosed in white tents with side panels so they can be secured at night. Tents and display units must fit within the space perimeters. Awnings must be a minimum of 6.5’ from the ground. It is the responsibility of exhibitors to provide their own display equipment (tents, tables, chairs, counters, etc.). Electricity is not available. Spaces may not be shared. While every effort will be made to accommodate special requests, final space assignments will be made at the discretion of the committee. At this time we only allow tents displays - no vans are permitted. 
Space registration fees will be charged upon jury's acceptance and are non-refundable. A credit card fee of approximately 2.9% will be charged by the credit card processor and added to your registration.
All exhibitors must have and display a valid Connecticut State Tax Number. To apply for a Connecticut State Tax Number, complete Form REG-1 available on the Arts & Crafts Page at The show may be monitored by tax department regulators. Exhibitors not in compliance will be asked to leave. No refunds will be granted.
Exhibitors may leave their tents and displays up overnight. Although general security will be provided on site from 6 PM Saturday to 6 AM Sunday, it is recommended that all merchandise be removed from the displays overnight.
Smoking, Vaping & Alcohol use are prohibited on the show grounds. Dogs are strongly discouraged. If you must bring your dog, Town Regulations require them to be crated or leashed at all times.


Standard - 10'x10' $300 Non-refundable
Corner - 10'x10' $350 Non-refundable
Corner - 10'x15' $500 Non-refundable
Standard Double - 10'x20' $600 Non-refundable
Corner Double - 10'x20' $650 Non-refundable
Jury Fee $10 Non-refundable

Questions on the application

Business information

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

Additional information

  • CT State Tax Number
  • What is the media category of your work?
  • If you selected "OTHER" as your media category, what is your media? Please also describe materials and process.
  • Business social media
  • Provide a two-three word description of your work for the Event Program.
  • Price Range
  • How did you hear about Celebrate! West Hartford
  • Vehicle #1 Type
  • Vehicle #1 Description
  • Vehicle #2 Type
  • Vehicle #2 Description
  • Do you require a handicap permit? (Only one allowed per exhibitor.)
  • Special Requests or Notes (requests not guaranteed):
  • LIABILITY WAIVER: I bring to, keep and remove my property (including but not limited to, goods, tables, tents, vehicles, trailers or RVs) from the event at my sole risk. I knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily assume sole responsibility for me, my property, and persons working for or volunteering on my behalf. I shall hold harmless the Town of West Hartford, its officials, officers, agents, employees, representatives and sponsors, for all liabilities as a result of any action, claim, costs, damages, judgments, litigation costs, attorneys' fees, penalties or fees for bodily injury and property damage sustained by any person or concern caused in whole or in part by me, my goods and services, and persons working for or volunteering on my behalf at this event.

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 4
  • The jury requires one image of your complete display; please note we require white tents with sides and at least three images representing the works to be sold at the show. JPEG formatted 300 DPI images preferred.

Arts & Crafts Application - March 1 Jury & Rolling Admission After
Arts & Crafts Application - March 1 Jury & Rolling Admission After
Celebrate! West Hartford 2023
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