Craft Vendors


Online Applications Available for the 2020 Newport News Fall Festival:
Artisan, Marketplace, Heritage, and Food Vendors Eligible to Apply

The 47th Newport News Fall Festival, to be held at Newport News Park on October 3 and 4, 2020, is now accepting online applications for the Artisan, Marketplace, Heritage, and Food areas.

The Artisan area shows the highest level of handmade crafts and art of original design by the artist—these are craft items that are unlikely to ever be mass-produced because of the artistry, skill, and techniques involved with producing the one-of-a-kind items. Artisans compete for cash awards. Artisan Application:

The Marketplace area features a variety of handmade items. Items found in the Marketplace are typically not the one-of-a-kind, intricately crafted items found in the Artisan Area, but are designed more for mass appeal and function. Marketplace vendors do not compete for prizes. Marketplace Application:

Heritage exhibitors must demonstrate (if applicable) and/or display traditional crafts or trades. All crafts must be traditionally handcrafted, of original design, and constructed with natural materials. Heritage exhibitors will be required to educate the public on their craft or trade and provide hands-on demonstrations. Heritage exhibitors compete for cash awards. Heritage Application:

Food Vendors, who prepare and serve items on site, can apply at

The 47th Newport News Fall Festival offers 25,000 annual attendees over 150 skilled artisan and craft vendors, as well as live stage entertainment, free children’s activities, a pumpkin patch, outdoor adventures, food vendors, a craft beer area and more. Parking is $5.00 per car and general admission is free.