Craft Vendors

The 2019 Fall Festival application acceptance period has closed. To be placed on our notification list for the 2020 Festival, please email  your contact information to lbarber@nnva.gov.

Important Application Dates:
  • Applications Due: March 25, 2019
  • Juried Panel Meets: In April
  • Acceptance Notification: May 10, 2019
  • Booth Payment Due: July 15, 2019
Assignment Notification: August 26, 2019

Learn more about our opportunities and apply below...



What is the Newport News Fall Festival (October 5 & 6, 2019)?
  • A celebration of the crafts, trades and entertainment that have been passed down from generation to generation
  • Craft and trade demonstrations; a shopping village filled with skilled & competitive craft artisans and country-inspired merchandise; food courts with both traditional and unusual festival foods; a children’s area with hands-on crafts; multiple stages of entertainment featuring music, dancers and performers to delight all ages
  • Set in a wooded area of the beautiful, 8,000-acre Newport News Park
  • Over 200 local, regional, and national artisans
  • Over 35,000 visitors each year
  • Presented by Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Which Section Should You Apply For?

Newport News Fall Festival- Juried Area

Juried Area
$100 Single Space (10' x 10') 
$200 Double Space (10' x 20') 

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

Newport News Fall Festival- Marketplace Area

Marketplace Area
$100 Single Space (10' x 10') 
$200 Double Space (10' x 20') 

The Marketplace section 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. 

Newport News Fall Festival- Country Store

Country Store
$100 Single Space (10' x 10') 
$200 Double Space (10' x 20') 

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

Newport News Fall Festival- Heritage Area

Heritage Area

A demonstration area featuring traditional trades and craft-making.

Newport News Fall Festival-Food Vendor

Food Vendor Application (note different deadlines)
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From traditional festival food vendors, to offerings from the unconventional and unusual we're offering our 35,000 patrons something for every palate. 

Questions? Email eventstaff@nnva.gov or call 757-926-1400.
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