Merchant Invitation

Call for Artists


    Celebrating 32 Years


Lost Arts

Farmers Market
Arts & Fine Crafts 


October 3 & 4, 2020



You are Invited



As a Weston merchant you are invited to participate in the 32nd annual Weston AppleFest on October 3 & 4, 2020.


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.


As the 2020 art festival season winds down in October, come and celebrate Autumn with us as a participant in AppleFest.


Important Dates for Merchants 


Application Deadline - August 1, 2020

No exceptions

Acceptance notices sent on - August 14, 2020


Show Dates and Times

    Saturday Oct 3, 2020         10am – 6pm

     Sunday Oct. 4, 2020          11am – 5pm


Set up Time

Friday               6pm - 9pm

Saturday           6:30am9am


Entry Fees


Single Booth Space        $120.00

Double Booth Space       $190.00



This is a juried show. All stipulations that apply to outside vendors, including the application process, will also apply to merchants. 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 methods are 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



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

• Booth must be a 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.​



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. 



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 (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  


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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