Call for Artists

 

    Celebrating 31 Years

 

Lost Arts

Farmers Market
Arts & Fine Crafts 

 

October 5 & 6, 2019

 

 

You are Invited

 

 

You are invited to participate in the 31st annual Weston AppleFest on October 5 & 6, 2019.

 

Truly an event that the whole Weston community rallies around, AppleFest celebrates Fall with apples, apple cider, apple butter, children’s activities, music, food, a parade and lots of fun.

 

We also feature local, regional and national Artists and craftspeople displaying their handcrafted work and demonstrating their unique talents to over 30,000 visitors each year.

 

Weston is a small community located minutes from Kansas City International Airport. Founded in 1837, and once a bustling river port, today’s Weston still holds much of the charm of it’s past. With over 100 beautifully preserved antebellum buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, this quaint community is also home to a variety of upscale antique and specialty shops, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, a restored hotel, museums, wineries, a brewery, an Irish pub and a historic landmark McCormick Distilling Co.

 

As the 2019 art festival season winds down in October, come and celebrate Autumn with us as a participant in AppleFest.

 

Important Dates 

 

Application Deadline - July 31, 2019

Acceptance notices sent on - August 12, 2019

 

 Cancellation Deadline - September 1, 2019 - Booth Fee will be returned

After September 1, 2019 - Booth fee is non-refundable

 

Show Dates and Times

    Saturday Oct 5, 2019         10am – 6pm

     Sunday Oct. 6, 2019          11am – 5pm

 

Set up Time Saturday           6:30am9am

 

Entry Fees

 

Single Booth Space        $225.00

Double Booth Space       $399.00

 

Eligibility

This is a juried show. The AppleFest Committee has the authority to accept or reject any application.

 

All work exhibited must be original work produced by the artist. Work produced with commercial kits, molds, prefabricated forms or other commercial method is not permitted. 

 

Artist Responsibilities

• Setting up and dismantling their own display

• Artist must be in attendance during the entire festival

• Artist demonstrating their skills and interaction with visitors is encouraged

Collection and payment of sales tax to the State of Missouri

 

Display

• Exhibitors must provide their display booth, tables, chairs, and other display fixtures.

• Booth must be a white or off white 10’ x 10’ canopy capable of withstanding inclement weather. It is recommended that you use a minimum of 40 pounds of weight per corner in case of high winds.

• Your display must be professional in appearance with all tables covered and all boxes out of sight.

• City sidewalks cannot be used to store or display your wares.

• This is an outdoor event held rain or shine. Please be prepared for whatever nature sends our way.

•The Artist Committee will be reviewing your display during set up. If your display is not of the quality represented in your photos, you will be asked to leave. No refund will be given.

• Electricity is not available for the vendors.

•WIFI CONNECTION IS AVAILABLE

 

Demonstrations

In our early days, AppleFest featured artisans of many “lost” trades and crafts demonstrating their skills. We support interaction with the visitors and encourage the artists and craft people of today’s AppleFest to continue the tradition by demonstrating their art or craft during the festival, even if it is only a verbal demonstration or demonstration on the equipment that you use. 

 

Security/Liability

Although there will be security during the festival and overnight Saturday, artists exhibit at their own risk. Neither the City of Weston, the Chamber of Commerce, the festival committee, nor its members and volunteers are responsible for theft, loss or damage to the person or property of the artist or their representative.

 

Local Accommodations

Contact the Weston Chamber or visit www.westonmo.com for a list of accommodations and camping in the area.

 

Accepted Media Categories

 

 “Lost Arts”

Blacksmithing                    Doll Making                    Calligraphy                    Wood Carving

Basket Making                   Weaving                          Broom Making              Candle Making

Embroidery                        Tatting (Lace Making)    Glass Blowing               Leather

Quilting                              Spinning                          Silversmith                    Foundry (Brass)

Cabinet Maker

 

Farmer’s Market

Honey                                 Produce                            Mini Hay Bales             Pumpkins & Gourds

Wreaths                              Home Grown Herbs        Plants, Dried Flowers & Flower Arrangements

Home Baked Products, Breads, Jams & Jellies
Must follow Platte County Health Dept Guidelines

 

Arts & Fine Crafts

Painting                              Sculpture                         Jewelry                          Clay/Ceramics

Drawing                              Printmaking                    Mixed Media                  Fiber

Photography                      Wood                               Glass                              Metal

 

Application Process

 

• Fill out the application completely, sign, and date the waiver

• Submit 4 non-returnable photos or email pics (three of your work and one of your display booth). These will be juried for acceptance into the show

• Enclose a check or money order for your booth fee

• Mail application and payment to:

Weston Chamber of Commerce  

Applefest

526 Main Street

Weston, MO 64098    

 

For questions please call the Chamber Office at 816-640-2909 or email applefest@westonmo.com.

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816.640.2909
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