2010 Washington Folk Festival

Saturday, June 5 & Sunday, June, 2010

 

CRAFT VENDOR INFORMATION

 

 

The Washington Folk Festival, held at Glen Echo Park, Maryland, and sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, is now in its 29th year.  Click here for a description of the Festival.

 

We are looking for a few new crafters   About 5,000 (in a very rainy year) to 10,000 people are expected.  About 400 volunteers present seven stages of folk music and dance.  Food will be on sale.  Crafts have sold well in the past.

 

Jurying:             This is a juried show.  If you are a new craft vendor, please do not mail and application at this time.  Instead, e-mail or mail photos or samples of your work to the show coordinators for jurying.  You may contact them by phone at 301-946-2161, or use webmail on the Festival Web Site to contact Rita Ferrara, the WFF Crafts Co-Chair.

 

Criteria:              Preference is given to traditional crafts, hand made by the seller.  Organizations may apply if all work shown is made by their members.  Crafts will be selected based on the following criteria:  Workmanship, design and originality; hand made or traditional crafts; moderate prices; items related to folk music, dance and storytelling; items we think will appeal to Festival audiences; crafts that add variety and balance.   Since there is space for less than 30 crafters, we try to avoid duplication of crafts and products whenever possible.

 

Cost:                     Cost per booth is $120 + 6% of sales.  

2' x 8' tables can be rented for $10 apiece.

 

Crafts area:    Crafts are located in the Bumper Car Pavilion.  It has a wooden roof and floor, electricity for all booth spaces, and clear tarp sides that can be zipped up in case of weather and is closed overnight. 

 

To see the layout of the Crafts area, click here

 

Booths:              Spaces are approximately 8 by 11 feet, or 7 by 13 feet.  All spaces have electricity (maximum 300 watts).  Booth backdrops are optional since there is a white panel behind the center booths, and a white railing behind the outside ones.  Set-up is Saturday morning from 8 to 11, take-down is Sunday evening.   The crafts are open from noon 6 pm each day. 

 

Amenities:      Each person manning the booth will be given a meal ticket each day for a free lunch in the Performers Area, and a ticket for a free carousel ride.  But the best amenities are the all-day music, the Festival atmosphere, and the smiles on the faces of the customers as they enjoy this lively, colorful Festival.

 

How to Apply:   

 

New Craft Vendors:  

If you are a new craft vendor and have not been juried, please do not mail an application at this time.  Instead, e-mail or mail photos or samples of your work to the show coordinators for jurying.  You may contact them by phone at 301-946-2161, or use webmail on the Festival Web Site to contact Rita Ferrara, the WFF Crafts Co-Chair.

 

Returning Craft Vendors, and Vendors who have been juried for 2010:

Download the four documents listed below and print them.  Keep the General Information and Directions.  You will need them later.  Please pay particular attention to the Setup/Takedown section of General Information.

 

If you have not already been juried into the show, you will be asked to send digital photos of your work to the Crafts co-chairs for jurying. 

 

Once you are accepted, return the Crafter Application and Sales Tax Compliance Form, with your payment, to the address shown on the Crafter Application.   You must have a temporary or permanent Maryland sales tax ID .  The General Information form will tell you how to obtain one.  Please note:  Your check will not be cashed and you will not have a space reserved until your crafts are juried into the show.

 

Crafter Application

Sales Tax Compliance Form

General Information

Directions to the Park

 

 

For more information visit www.fsgw.org and click on Washington Folk Festival.