Craft Vendors

Newport News Fall Festival Juried- Weaving
The festival features over 150 vendors that exhibit, demonstrate, and sell traditional handmade items. Vendors apply (applications are due April 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM), and a jury panel selects vendors that meet the festival standards. Applications for the Juried and Marketplace Areas, the Heritage Area, and Country Store will be posted below at the end of January 2019.

Juried Area


2019 Juried Application TBA end of January 2019

The Juried Area shows the highest level of traditional, handmade crafts made from natural materials and of original design by the artisan.

Their craft items are unlikely to ever be mass-produced because of the artistry, skill and techniques involved with producing these one-of-a-kind pieces.

Juried artisans compete for a cash award—$500 Best in Show (Based on Quality of Craft & Booth Display). 

Marketplace Area


2018 Marketplace Application TBA end of January 2019

The Marketplace Area contains a broad selection of traditional, handmade crafts made by the artisan from natural materials and of original design by the artist.

Items found in the Marketplace are typically not the one-of-a-kind, intricately crafted pieces found in the Juried Section, but are designed more for mass appeal and function. 

Heritage Area


2018 Heritage Area Application TBA end of January 2019

 A demonstration area featuring traditional trades and craft-making.

Heritage Area exhibitors compete for the $250 “Heritage Area Best Demonstration” award.  


Country Store Area



2018 Country Store Application TBA end of January 2019

A selection of country-inspired merchandise, including seasonal produce items (fruit, vegetables, plants, etc.) and unique packaged specialty food items (jellies, herb mixes, sauces, candy, etc.).

The Country Store Area is also exhibit space for old-fashioned, “general store”-type merchandise (candles, pet items, unique household wares, clothing, etc.)

Country Store vendors compete for the $250 “Country Store Best Display” award.