Exhibitors & Demonstrators


Calling all Vendors

Do you or someone you know have a unique handmade product made in the Appalachia's? Are you spinning your wheels trying to get traction in the heavily saturated online market?

Jumpstart your summer with one of Cincinnati's first outdoor festivals of the season and be a part of one of the area's finest outdoor Mother's Day shopping experiences.

Continuing the tradition at Coney Island, we have opened our 2025 Vendor Applications...

Coming Soon!

Crafters hailing far and wide come to Coney Island featuring the finest mountain handicrafts, artwork and things you can't live without. So why not come and be a part of this amazing Appalachian Market and Mother's Day tradition! Be sure to share this post with your family and friends because this is one tradition that you can carry on and pass down to for generations to come. Help keep this tradition alive and be apart of Cincinnati history!

Crafters will display 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.


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Interested in being a Food Vendor?

Our 2025 Application will be up soon or contact us at info@appalachianfestival.org


 The 53rd Appalachian Festival

Mother’s Day Weekend 2024!

May 11th & 12th!

The Appalachian Community Development Association, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the educational, cultural, and social well-being of the Appalachian population of Greater Cincinnati, has sponsored the Appalachian Festival since 1974. The Appalachian Festival began in 1970 as a project of The Junior League of Cincinnati, and all profits go toward our grant program. The Purpose of the Appalachian Festival is to:

• Foster among Appalachian migrants in the Greater Cincinnati Area, a sense of pride in their heritage.
• Educate the public about Appalachian Culture.
• Provide a marketplace for traditional hand-made Appalachian Crafts.
• Celebrate traditional Appalachian Music, Dance, Stories, Cooking, and other cultural treasures. 

The Festival is this weekend...SET-UP DAY:

Friday, May 10, 2024, 

Come to the South West Gate to check in with Linda

Enter Gate 1 off of Kellogg Ave.  That will take you around the pond and to the west parking lot.  Just drive all the way down to the Ohio River and you will see an entrance down by a covered pavillion that is volunteer and crafter check-in.  Linda will be there to sign you in and get you everything you will need for the weekend!

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Be sure to arrange to be there no earlier than 9:00 am on Friday, May 10!  We will be open to check-in until 5:00 pm. You will stop and see Linda, she will have a spot all picked out for you! 

Remember - Check-in is at the South West Gate along the river!


  Want to be a Community Sponsor?

  •  For all past and new corporate vendors, we are looking for community partners this year.
  •   Our vision is to make the experience more authentic for our guests.  We would love to partner with you to keep Appalachian Projects and Education alive.  Download the pdf and you can see how you can get a table at our event along with helping the Appalachian Communities.If you have any questions please reach out to info@appalachianfestival.org.

 Sponsorship Opportunities


Thank you all for helping us keep the Appalachian Traditions Alive!