Vendors And Artists Needed For Dogwood Festival

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Dogwood Festival is a bluegrass, arts and crafts event featuring bluegrass jamming sessions, art and craft vendors, and festival foods. The Dogwood Festival will be held on the historic public square in downtown LaFayette on Saturday, April 6.  

The Downtown Development Authority along with Office of Economic Development is inviting artists and vendors to submit a application for consideration.  

The festival will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.  Set up begins at 7:45 a.m. after the square is closed and any remaining cars are removed. The square will reopen Saturday evening once all the vendor take down is completed. Please do not pack up and leave prior to closing hour unless you clear it with Dogwood Festival headquarters.

There will be reserved sections for bluegrass musicians to come out and play jamming sessions. There will be no speakers or microphones available. There will be no fee for musicians. 

The booth fee is $25 for a 10x10 space or $50 for 10x20. Non-profit groups can set up for free, but still have to reserve space. Bluegrass jamming sessions will have reserved sections, and will pay no fees.  There are a limited number of spots with electrical access. Add an additional $10 fee for electric access. No refunds will be given on day of event, or due to weather.

All vendor application forms must be received by April 1. Notice of acceptance of decline will be sent by email by April 2. Upon acceptance of application vendor fees must be paid.  

Send all applications to mwilliams@cityoflafayettega.org (preferred) or mail to Downtown Development Authority, PO Box 89, LaFayette, GA 30728.

For more information call 706.639-1519 or email mwilliams@cityoflafayettega.org.



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