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Arts & Crafts Exhibitor

Deadline: Apr 15, 2023 11:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Oct 28, 2023 8:30 am - Oct 28, 2023 6:00 pm
Lexington, North Carolina

About the event

One day street festival celebrating & serving one style of barbecue...Lexington Style! The festival will also feature 5 stages of entertainment, 250+ art & craft vendors, special attractions, and MORE! Join us for the fun in Lexington, NC on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
The Barbecue Festival
The Barbecue Festival
The Barbecue Festival
The Barbecue Festival

About the registration

Thank you for your interest in The Barbecue Festival. This application is for art and craft vendors ONLY. Please review the art & craft exhibitor application. We will be accepting a limited number of vendors offering high-quality, unique items.
Please read the Terms & Conditions before completing the application. This application is for art and craft vendors ONLY. If you have a commercial product, specialty pre-packed items, or are a concession vendor you will need to submit a different application. 

This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booths, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.

Terms & Conditions

I acknowledge and understand the 2023 Barbecue Festival arts and craft information. I understand that if I violate any regulations, the Festival Officials may terminate my participation without a refund. I waive/release The Barbecue Festival & Preferred Events from any and all claims including responsibility for theft, damage, loss or injury during the setup & duration of the event.


There is a $25 non-refundable application fee that will be charged when submitting the application. If accepted, you will then pay the booth fee.

•Space size is 10’ x 10’ and fee for booth is $225. The festival is a rain or shine event.

•Cancellation Policy: Accepted vendors canceling by 5:00pm EST on August 1st, will be refunded 50% of the registration fee (less $25 app fee which is non-refundable). After August 2nd, there are absolutely no refunds.

•All arts & crafts accepted into the festival must be the original design of the exhibitor. We strive to showcase the highest quality arts and crafts.

•Sharing of spaces is NOT permitted. Only the business or organization listed on the application will be permitted to operate in the assigned space. Any vendors not abiding by this policy will be asked to leave.

•Product description is required for all products sold. New this year…commercial items or prepackaged/specialty foods may not be sold in the arts and crafts section. We have a separate application for these exhibitors.

•Photos are required for booth set up and product sold. Samples may also be submitted.

•The festival is a family event & we reserve the right to deny any application/exhibit deemed inappropriate.

•Spaces are assigned on a random basis; we do not entertain requests for specific locations.

•Tents are required and must be supplied by all vendors. Plain or tent with vendor logo only.

•All vendor spaces must remain open for attendees until the festival closes at 6pm.

•The festival only supplies the space. The festival does not supply tents, tables or chairs.

•No Generators will be permitted & electrical access is not available.

•All activities must be conducted in the assigned space. Sidewalks must remain unobstructed at all times. Vendors are not permitted to solicit customers by walking into traffic areas in order to hand out promotional material. You are required to remain within your assigned 10x10 footprint.

•The NC Department of Revenue requires a tax identification number. or call 877-252-3052.

•The Barbecue Festival is an outdoor festival on streets which may be sloped or uneven.

•Clean Up: ALL vendors are responsible for clean-up of exhibit space including trash, zip ties, card board, etc.


•This section features the “finest” arts & crafts and is located on Main Street.

•The fee to apply for the juried section is $25 per entry in addition to the $225 booth fee .

•If you apply for the juried section and are not selected the $25 juried fee is not refundable.

•Monetary & engraved awards are given to vendors Best in Show $150, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50. Engraved awards given to honorable mention.

•All work must be original and one photo must be submitted for each juried item.

•The entry must be displayed in your exhibit space at The Barbecue Festival and clearly marked with the juried ribbon that you will receive at check-in. The item may be sold after judging is complete. Work is judged on creativity, craftsmanship, originality and overall concept. No kits are accepted.


10x10 Booth $225 Non-refundable Single booth space is 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
Application fees $25 Non-refundable There is a $25 non-refundable application fee which is charged upon application.
10x10 Guaranteed Main Street Location $300 Non-refundable
Juried Item $25 Non-refundable

Questions on the registration

Business information

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

Additional information

  • What are your prices for the items you will be selling?
  • Tell us about your previous events participated in and why you would like to participate in our event.
  • What items will you be selling at our event? Please note they should be all handmade by the artist securing the booth.

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 2
  • Please provide a photo of your exhibit space and photos of your work.
Arts & Crafts Exhibitor
Arts & Crafts Exhibitor
The Barbecue Festival - 2023