Exhibitors & Demonstrators


It’s one of the world’s finest outdoor Mother’s Day shopping experiences -- nearly 100 crafters from different areas feature the finest in mountain handicrafts. 

Crafters will display their goods, such as hand-made quilts and clothing, furniture, pottery, metal sculptures, dried flower arrangements, hand-crafted jewelry, children's toys, leather goods, stained glass, musical instruments, baskets, handmade dolls, and more. A talented collection of fiber arts specialists in weaving, drop spinning, braiding, and loom work will also be on hand making and selling their masterpieces.

Want to be a part of this amazing event?

Please print one of the applications below, complete and mail the appropriate form below if you are interested in registering as a crafter or as a corporate vendor at the Appalachian Festival.


Reserve your spot today!

Please download the 2022 application pdf file, TODAY!

 2022 Crafter Application

2022 Crafter Guidelines

Due to the pandemic:
We have POSTPONED the 51st Appalachian Festival for May 2021.


Festival Announcement, October 2021

To our Appalachian Festival Artisans and Vendors:

The 51st Appalachian Festival is BACK
Mother’s Day Weekend 2022!
For 2 Days Only
May 7th & 8th!

We are finally back to planning, I know it has been a long two years, but it is official we are having the 2022 Appalachian Festival!! It’s finally time once again to celebrate Appalachian Heritage at Cincinnati’s most popular spring-time event!

There have been a few changes since we have been gone. The first big announcement is The A.C.D.A. Board of Trustees has decided to hold the event for

TWO days only this year - Saturday, May 7th, and Sunday, May 8th!

Our goal is to keep this tradition alive and growing, so we decided during this time it was best to hold off on our Education Day for school children until 2023.

This means you will be able to set up on Friday, May 6th

Coney has been busy at work rearranging their layout and landscaping. Therefore, our layout is also evolving for this year as well. We’re moving our main gate to the east side of the park, and in order to make sure you get the exposure you deserve; everyone will be in a new location to help drive people to your booth.

With this change, we will no longer have tent coverage on our usual pads. Be sure to BRING your own structure/tent to cover your booth. We are NOT able to ensure that your spot will be under any type of cover.

I understand this is a big change, but I feel our new layout will give your booth more exposure and create a better flow of traffic! We look forward to seeing each of you back next spring at the 2022 Appalachian Festival! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Thank you for your time and understanding.


Shanon Rice
The A.C.D.A. Board of Trustees


The application is here!  Download TODAY!

2022 Crafter Application

2022 Crafter Guidelines

2022 Corporate Application