We love to provide support and answers for our dedicated artists. Below are a selection of commonly requested resources and FAQs. If you have further questions or are looking for something else, please contact us!
Where can I apply?
Our artist application is run by ZAPP - an online artist application software. Each year we accept applications from January-April. See our artist application for more details.
How is layout decided?
Following the announcement of our artists we begin creating the layout of the festival. We do not accept space requests or reservations, with the exception of our no-breakdown spaces. Layout is determined primarily to create a variety of styles and genres through the festival.
When does the festival begin and end?
The festival opens officially at 10am. There are often locals and visitors wandering the streets as early as 9:30am, setting up early and quickly has many benefits. The festival closes at 5pm each day. Early breakdown is not permitted.
When can I setup on Saturday?
Saturday setup begins at 6:30am. Cars must be off the streets no later than 9am. Unload promptly and move vehicles before setting up your display.
When can I setup on Sunday?
With the bike race in town, Sunday logistics can be a bit tricky. Setup begins early at 6am. Cars must be off the streets no later than 8am. Please unload promptly and move vehicles before setting up your display. If you are not in before 7:30am you may not be allowed to enter the festival due to safety of the cyclists.
Can anyone help me setup?
Yes! Our volunteers are here to help you. If you know you will need special assistance please contact us prior to the event so we can ensure we send someone to your booth in the morning.
What if someone else is in my space?
If you are having any issues with setup, please locate a festival volunteer (look for the blue shirts). We will be happy to mediate any issues or errors.
Where can I park?
We have reserved artist parking at the Justice Center on Union St. There is overflow parking across the Street in the County Parking Garage. See our parking map for more information.
How large is my space?
Booth spaces are 10'x10' each. If you exceed your allotted space you will be asked to rearrange.
What is provided?
We provide an empty 10x10 space for you to setup as needed. We encourage tents for protection from the sun, heat, and any other weather. Booth numbers will be passed out Saturday morning along with Festival Bags.
How do I get a booth number?
Booth numbers will be distributed to each vendor. Please display this number both days of the festival. We will collect them on Sunday at 4pm.
What fees should I expect?
See our artist application for details on the upcoming festival. All proceeds benefit the festival and our partners.
Any other requirements?
Displays must not block sidewalks and all tables must be covered to the ground with packing materials neatly out of sight. No electric is available for artists. Booths may not be shared unless you applied together. All artwork must be original and made by you. Violation will result in removal from the show. Artists are not permitted to change spaces or move their setup without permission from the festival directors.
Are there bathrooms and refreshments?
Yes! Check out our festival map to find key points of interest. If you need someone to watch your booth while you make a run, please talk to your neighboring artists or a festival volunteer.
How will my customers find me?
We promote our artists and other vendors in a number of ways: social media, our mobile-friendly website, a printed program, and media support. The festival is advertised across the region in print, digital, and outdoor signage.
How many people attend the festival?
We typically estimate 15,000-20,000 visitors across the weekend.
What if there is bad weather?
Our festival goes on, rain or shine! In the rare and unfortunate case of extreme weather we would cancel the affected day(s). We are not able to have a rain date due to the location and permits of our festival. Fees cannot be refunded.
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