Many Exhibitors return to the Festival year after year. However, each year we have a few openings for new artists, crafts people, or specialty vendors. If you would like to be considered for our 2021 Art and Craft fair, we invite you to submit an application and 4 to 8 photographs of your work for our jury.
Crafts – All exhibited work must be your own. No kits, imports, or commercial products are to be sold. Food sales and raffles are not permitted by exhibitors (except where arranged in advance). “Tasting” samples are allowed.
We are currently past the deadline for new applications, but if you are interested in being on our waitlist, please email NewfaneHeritageFestival@gmail.com and we will get back to you.
If you are a NEW exhibitor and would like to apply to be part of the Heritage Festival, please fill out the New Exhibitor Application form (this is an online form. Please complete online and mail-in check ONLY) NOTE: As part of your application, you will need to submit 4 to 8 photographs of your work for our jury (email or hard copy) and mail in the $10 application fee to the address below. The Application deadline is May 1, 2021. The jury meets in mid to late May. You will be notified in late May or early June of the jury’s decision.
If you are a RETURNING exhibitor please fill out the
Returning Exhibitor form (this is an online form. Please fill out online and mail-in check ONLY) and mail in your space fee prior to May 1st, 2021
Space Fees – This is a two day Festival. Exhibitors are expected to be present for both days. Space fee is for the two day event. Spaces are 12’ x 12’ – $165.00
Exhibitor Space Fee ($165) Payable to: “Newfane Congregational Church” Mail to: Newfane Heritage Festival, P.O.Box 27, Newfane, VT 05345 or pay through PayPal on the Church website at Donate Now. (Checks are preferred)
Full payment must be received on/before June 25. If space fee is not paid by deadline, the space will be offered to one of our alternates. The $10.00 application fee does not apply to the Space Fee.
Cancellation Policy –Cancellation on/before July 31 – full refund.
Cancellation on/before August 31 – one half of the space fee
Cancellation on/after September 1 – no refund
Festival Hours – 10 am – 4 pm – Saturday and Sunday. Exhibitors are expected to be present during these hours. No exceptions.
Exhibitor Registration – Registration will be on Friday afternoon from 2:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday morning from 7:00-9:00 am. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP OUTSIDE OF THESE REGISTRATION TIMES.
Exhibitor Set Up – Exhibitors must provide their own tent, tables, chairs, and display stands. Festival volunteers cannot provide set-up or take-down help.
Security – Windham County Sheriff provides all night security on Friday and Saturday.
Parking for Exhibitors (one vehicle & trailer) is provided a short distance from the Common.
Cell Phone & Wi-Fi Service on Newfane Common is improving. AT&T has good coverage and other carriers have improved their coverage. Secure Wi-Fi is provided on the Common by the Newfane Church. Passwords will be provided at the time of registration.
Weather is very unpredictable in October. Please come prepared for rain or cold, but hope for sunny, warm, and delightful! Remember that we cannot supply you with tables, chairs, electricity or protection from the weather.
Super Raffle – For 2021 we will be running an online silent auction in November instead of the Heritage Festival Super Raffle. Please see the church website for more details. Typically, one of the mainstays of the Festival is our Super Raffle, in which over 100 items are raffled off using tickets. Participation in our raffle will provide an excellent showcase for your work during the festival. We appreciate all donations. A map showing where exhibitor booths are located will be displayed at the Super Raffle.
Exhibitor’s Pin – When you arrive, you will be given an exhibitor’s pin which will identify you as an exhibitor to visitors and our many volunteers. The pin will also permit you to use the toilets located in Union Hall.
Food – There will be NO FOOD SERVICE at the 2021 Heritage Festival. Please plan accordingly. Usually, the Church runs the Food Tent on the Common and the Deli in the Church. Both are open during festival hours and provide a variety of hot and cold items to tantalize your taste buds.
Accommodations – Check the website of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce for inns & B&Bs. Reserve early. This is the busiest weekend of the year in southeastern Vermont.
No Dogs – Dogs have become an increasing problem at the Festival. We will be doing whatever we can to discourage visitors from bringing dogs into the Festival. Please help. Do not bring your dog.
Newfane Heritage Festival benefits the First Congregational Church of Newfane. It enables the church to continue its active presence in the community by opening its doors to individuals and groups, and through support of many other organizations which contribute to the well-being of our community. Over 225 church members, friends, and neighbors volunteer thousands of people hours to make the Newfane Heritage Festival the wonderful event that it is.
Thank you for joining us this year and contributing to our Party on the Common!
Contact: Samantha Harlow at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message with the church at (802) 365-4079. Sam is the exhibitor chairperson.