2024 Adult Application

Welcome to the 2024 Application for the Kawartha Arts Festival

There are a few changes this year that you will want to be aware of.

  • Replacing the Marquee:  We will be replacing the Marquee with three 20 x 30 tents which will have sides.  Vendors needing a tent can either rent one from our supplier * or purchase their own.  There are limited spaces in the Mini Marquee and the AG Building, so apply and pay your fee as soon as possible to ensure a space.  First come, first reserved basis when fee is received.
  • All Applications must be in by May 15th after which we will not be accepting applications.  We will not be extending this.
  • All Payments must be in by May 31st at the latest.  No space is reserved until payment is received.
  • Cancellation policy:  Cancellations only accepted until June 15th.  Less $50 Administration charge. No refunds after June 15th.

As always we try and accommodate people with the same spot as the previous year, but can’t be guaranteed.  Will depend based on numbers registered and setup.

* Special Occasion Tent Rentals – 705-326-5653

Spaces for 2024

  • AG Building – Limited Spaces (8′ x 4′ booths): $240 with Electrical Access
  • Mini enclosed Marquee: Limited Spaces
    (8 x 10 booths $220 – no electrical provided)
  • Mini enclosed Marquee: Limited Spaces
    (8 x 10 booths $240 – Electrical available – Bring your own Extension Cord Min 100ft)
  • Outdoor (10′ x 10′) Bring your own 10′ x 10′ Tent:  $200

Are you a New or Returning Artist?(Required)
Business page only, not personal pages. Full address please.
Please give full address. eg. https://www.instagram.com/yourname
What type space would you like.(Required)
All spaces are limited, and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Would you be willing to donate a small item for door prizes?(Required)
Having door prizes will encourage more visitors.
Please supply us with 4 good quality images of your work and an updated bio. New artists will be juried, we ask returning to send images for promotional purposes.
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, docx, doc, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB, Max. files: 5.
    You may paste it here. CV not required.
    Rules & Regulations
    1. All pieces on display or for sale must be original works created by the artist/exhibitor.  They should also be the same medium as the work juried and accepted by the Board. Prints are allowed in the show but must be displayed in a separate ‘show case’. All prints must not be hung. Prints may be matted but not framed.  We have the option of requesting the removal, at any time, of work that does not comply with the Festival conditions.
    2. Security will be provided after hours on Friday and Saturday. The Festival will not be responsible for any damage, theft or mishap. All artists are responsible for their own insurance including liability.
    3. Agricultural Building and Marquee exhibitors must supply their own ‘backdrop’. Panels or display cases must be self‐supporting, preferably not over 7’ high and must fit within the space of  8’ x 10’  in the mini marquees and 8’ x 4’ in the Ag. Building. A single 110v outlet is provided to booths in the Ag. Building and Marquees (see costs). There is a max of four (4) spotlights allowed in each booth. It is recommended that all spaces be covered with plastic drop sheets overnight, in the event of condensation. Outdoor exhibitors must supply their own tent as well as backdrop and must fit within the space of 10’ x 10’. After set-up is done, no vehicles are allowed within the artist compound.
    4. SET UP: Set up can start Friday at 8 a.m. at which time your site location will be available. Set up must be completed prior to Festival opening Saturday 9:30 a.m. and remain intact until the Festival closing on Sunday at 4 p.m.
    5. Smoking is permitted only within the restricted smoking areas.
    6. No camping is allowed within the artist compound.
    7. Accommodation - Tent, trailer, and motor‐home parking is available onsite at no extra charge. Regular electricity is also available; you must supply your own power cords. The washrooms will be kept open all night.
    8. Artists must comply with all local Health Unit protocols in place at the time of the Festival.
    9. Artists should promote the event through personal social media accounts to increase attendance to the show and their own booth.
    Click here to acknowledge that you have read the Rules and Regulations. Please etransfer your application fee to: kawarthaartsfestival@gmail.com Please Note: Payment must be received before our jurying committee meets. Your application will not be considered without payment.
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