Event Information

Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts 2016

Avenue of the Fountain/Saguaro Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ - Arizona ()

Phone: (480)837-1654 ext. 232
Event Dates: 11/11/16 - 11/13/16
Application Deadline: 8/3/16 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
You are invited to apply to participate in this year's Fountain Festival, held in beautiful Fountain Hills, AZ! This is one of the Southwest's premier and most iconic arts and craft shows, featuring hundreds of amazing exhibitors from all over the United States. This show is heavily promoted via advertising and publicity through broadcast, print, and social media, attracting over 200,000 attendees. 

The inaugural Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts was held in 1974 with just 60 artists. Today, this signature event annually showcases Fountain Hills as the unique, arts-oriented community as it is known. Approximately 200,000 people attend each year, coming from across the country and around the world.

The Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts features nearly 500 artisans, live music, food vendors and beer garden. All applications going through a jurying process where only the top artists in each category are accepted. It’s the perfect place to do holiday shopping, purchase art and enjoy good food and live entertainment. 

Live music, abundant breakfast and lunch selections and shaded seating areas make this a great way to spend the day in Fountain Hills.


General Information

Application Process:

  1. Submit online application(s) via Zapplication
  2. Upload 5 images with application (3 of work, 1 of booth, and 1 of artist at work).
  3. Pay $30 non-refundable application fee PER Category applied in. Checks can be made payable to the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce and mailed to PO Box 17598 - Fountain Hills AZ.- 85269
  4. Acceptance notices will be delievered via email August 15, 2016
Applying in More than 1 Category:

Artists can apply in up to 3 different categories. Each category an artist applies in, the non-refundable application will be charged. 


Alternates will be chosen during the jurying process from the applicant pool. If there is a cancellation in a specific category, the opening may be filled by a jurying selected alternate only. The Fountain Festival Committee will notify any alternates needed via telephone and/or email.

Check In:
  • Early Check In: Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Booth on the Avenue of the Fountains at Verde River Drive. 
  • Regular Check in: Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM. Exhibits must be set and all vehicles out of the festival area by 9:00 AM. All vehicular traffic must be removed from the festival area b 9:00 AM each morning and will not be permitted back into the booth areas until after 5:30 PM.
Sales Tax:

Fountain Hills, AZ has a sales tax rate of 8.90%



Artists must adhere to the following rules:
  • All participants MUST have the following before the first day of the show:
    • State of AZ Transaction Privelege Tax License (call AZ STate License Compliance Office at (602)542-4576 to apply)
    • Current Fountain Hills Business License (apply online at www.fh.az.gov). The FH Business License Numbers are due 30 days prior to the start of the show.
  • Artists must be present at all times during festival hours
  • No "buy/sell"/ manufactures/reps/booth sharing
  • Applicants cannot be accepted into the Fountain Festival without participating in the jurying process.
  • Acceptance is strictly at the discretion of the Fountain Festival Committee
  • All works to be exhibited must be origional and made by the exhibitor
  • Each exhibitor msut provide their own canopy, canopy weights (required), tables, etc.
  • Cancellation or closing the Fountain Festival due to weather or other acts of God is solely at the discretion of the Fountain Festival Committee
  • Exhibitors who abandon their space at any time prior to the closing of the show are at risk of being excluded from future shows.
  • Pets are discouraged on the exhibit grounds. If they must be in attendance, all pets must be leashed (city ordinance).
  • The Fountain Festival does not charge a commission on sales transacted by artists
  • Only items submitted through the jurying process may be exhibited at the festival

Booth Information

If accepted, artists will be notified by email by August 15, 2016.

Booth Fees:
*Booth fees are only accepted after an artists has been accepted into the festival through the jurying process. 

Each booth space has a $450 non-refundable fee. Double spaces can be purchased for $900.

BOOTH FEES ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 19, 2016. Booth fees are only accepted after an artists has been accepted into the festival through the jurying process. 

All checks can be made payable to the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce and mailed to PO Box 17598, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269. 

Booth Size:

11 feet wide x 14 feet deep


If needed, electricity is available for booths in rows B and C for an additional $20. Each exhibitor receiving electricity must supply their own heavy duty extension cord that is at least 100 feet long.

Booth Space Requests

Artists can requst specific booth locations by noting on their application in the designated field. Every effort will be made to honor such requests, however, they are never guaranteed.