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!

** To all Craft Vendors, Due to the pandemic we are not going to hold the 51st Appalachian Festival this coming May instead, we will be postponing the event until May 2022 Mother's Day Weekend.  All you need to do is out the form below to get your application started to reserve your spot! No money is due until 2022.  We also have the pdf and word document files for you to download and fill out to send in.


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


January 2021
RE: Announcement for 51st Appalachian Festival for 2021

To our valued Vendor:

This has been a trying year for our families, communities, and our nation. Last year we cancelled our three-day springtime festival due the pandemic. Now a year later, we find ourselves once again having to make decisions about our 2021 festival possibilities.

I wanted to let you know after considering all of our options with Coney staff, and thinking about everyone’s safety and the well-being of our vendors, musicians, reenactors, artisans, volunteers, students, patrons, and our community, the A.C.D.A has decided to once again postpone the 51st Appalachian Festival for 2021.

51st Appalachian Festival will be moved to Mother’s Day Weekend 2022.

Our plans are to return next year stronger and ready to celebrate Appalachian traditions.
I will send out a 2022 application when we have the application ready.

Thank you for your patronage and we are sad that we cannot hold this amazing event. We look forward to seeing you next year at the 51st Appalachian Festival!
Stay safe and healthy,


Shanon R. Rice


Application for 2022 Coming Soon.







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Contact Details

Booth Preferences

* I'm requesting a(n):

Applicant provides their own white canopy tent, which is in good repair, tables, chairs and signage.

What Type/Size Booth Are You Requesting?

Standard Booth:

(If received on or before 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020)

Discounted Appalachian County Booth:

(If received on or before 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020)

Only exhibitors who currently reside in an Appalachian County can apply for the discounted booth rate. Please visit www.arc.gov for an approved county listing.

Traditional Arts Demonstrator Booth:

(If received on or before 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020)

(Submit 2 additional photographs of artist demonstrating.)

Traditional Arts Demonstrators will be juried as a crafts exhibitor and separately as a demonstrator. It is possible that you may qualify as an exhibitor and not qualify as a demonstrator. In this case, you will be notified of your option to pay for the booth by March 20, 2020. If you're accepted as a demonstrator, you're REQUIRED to educate patrons (verbally and/or in writing) of your traditional art form(s), method(s) and purpose(s) during all of the shows' advertised hours.

Applications are due by 5 p.m., March 15, 2020

Late Applications Must Pay An Additional Non-Refundable $50.00 Late Fee, In Addition To The Above Prices - No Exceptions!

What Type of Artwork Do You Plan to Sell?

Please be very specific and attach additional sheet(s) if necessary.

How does your product & technique relate to Appalachian History or Tradition?

  • Non-approved items include: anything NOT LISTED on this application, IMPORTS or any SUSPECTED BUY-SELL items! If we find that you're selling ANY of these, you'll be removed from our event immediately-with no refund.
  • If you, yourself, do not make it - do not attempt to sell it here!
  • If you have any questions, please contact us first.

Are You a Food Item Vendor?

You must also submit the following by mail with your payment:

  • proof of health license (All food items must have been prepared in a STATE licensed facility.)
  • a copy of your $1 million liability policy, listing the Appalachian Festival as an additional insurance.

General Release and Acceptance of Rules

I/we the applicant(s) have read the "CRAFTER/DEMONSTRATOR GUIDELINES" printed on the booklet attached to this licensing application/contract and agree to abide by said conditions. In addition, I/we, the applicant(s), do expressly release the producer "Appalachian Feslival / The Appalachian Community Development Association / all agents acting on behalf of the producer" from any and all liability for any damage, injury or loss to any person or goods or property which may arise from the licensing and occupation of the exhibit space by the applicant(s) and agree to hold and save the Producers harmless from any loss or damage by /he reason thereof.

This contract shall be deemed to have been made in the State of Ohio and shall be interpreted in accordance with laws of such state. In the event that legal action is required to enforce this contract or any of the terms thereof, such action shall be brought in the Courts of Hamilton County, Ohio, and the Exhibitor expressly consents the jurisdiction of such courts. The parties agree to accept service of process in such action by ordinary mail sent to their address as set forth in this contract. This contract constitutes the entire agreement between The Appalachian Community Development Association / The Appalachian Festival and the Exhibitor(s), and no modification shall be valid unless in writing and signed by the parties or their representatives.

I/we understand if this application is not accepted, my booth rental fee (minus a $20.00 processing fee) will be mailed in my S.A.S.E. with any submitted photographs, on or about March 20, 2020, provided the producer's received this application by 5 p.m., March 15, 2020. If this application's received after 5 p.m., March 15, 2020, and it's not accepted, my booth fee will be returned as mentioned above, minus the $20.00 processing fee and the $50.00 late fee ($70.00 total.)

If this application is accepted, I/we give permission to use my name, business name, images submitted and any photographs or videotape taken at the show of me and/or my staff, or my items for any and all purposes.

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After submitting this form, mail your check/money order and photos to:

Appalachian Festival
PO Box 64
New Richmond, OH 45157

If you have questions regarding this application, please call (513) 251-3378.