Event Information

National Cornbread Festival 2017


Historic Downtown South Pittsburg, Tennessee (South)

Phone: 423-322-9497
Event Dates: 4/28/17 - 4/30/17
Application Deadline: 3/6/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Application Fee): $30.00


Event Summary
This spring, The National Cornbread Festival (NCF) will celebrate its 21st anniversary!  The Festival is held in downtown South Pittsburg, Tennessee, a historic town nestled between the Cumberland Plateau and the Tennessee River in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley.  South Pittsburg is located just two miles south of I-24, 30 miles west of Chattanooga.

The Festival will begin Friday evening, April 28th and end Sunday evening, April 30th.   You must be available to unload/set up on Friday, April 28th during your designated time. The Festival will host a cornbread cook-off, entertainment, food, arts, crafts, and a carnival.  The festivities will begin Friday night with a street dance and fireworks.  Food vendors will be open.  Arts and Crafts vendors may also be open if they wish.

The week preceding the festival, Kissel Entertainment's Carnival comes to town!  
Carnival information:
Tuesday 6:00PM - close  $20 Armband *$5 off coupons available at local merchants
Wednesday 6:00PM - close  $1.00 A Ride Nite 
Thursday 6:00PM - close Buddy Nite - (2 for 1) Get stickers at local merchants
Friday 6:00PM -close
Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM - close
See more at: http://www.nationalcornbread.com/events/carnival.html 

General Information
The National Cornbread Festival Arts & Crafts Committee (hereinafter referred to as “NCFACC”), selects approximately 80 vendors through a juried process, based on originality, quality, presentation and alignment with festival goals and expectations.  
Important Dates
9/19/16 – 1/15/17: Vendors submit applications
1/20/17 – 1/31/17: Jury reviews applications
2/1/17 – 2/15/17: Committee sends notifications
2/1/17 – 3/9/17: Vendors accept and purchase
3/6/17: Late Application Window from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Common Arts & Crafts categories
Clothing/Fabric Items
Digital Media
Face Painting
Food and Drink
Paintings/Artist's Prints
Papermaking/Book Arts
Pet Items
Sauces and Jellies
2016 Vendors – this list is not all-inclusive
Handmade Baskets
Foxcreek Baskets
Ivy Mist Candles
The Mad Scientist Lotion Candles
Spiral Dyes
Chloe Lia
Sisters at Heart Boutique
Emerie and Asher
The Bag Girl
Paintopia Face and Body Painting
Tennessee Moonshine Cakes
Deanlicious Dips
Ginny's Fudge and Nuts
Nectar of the Vine
Dutch Maid bakery
Connie's Bottle Works
Unique Stained Glass Creationss
Morning Star Glass
Sewanee Mountain Makings
Vintage Again and Red Tail Forge Works
Two Southern Belles
EL's SilverWear
Treasure Chest/abzengraving
Plate Breaker Jewelry
FaithWords Jewelry & More, LLC
Wanda Webb Jewelry
BejeweledOutlaw / Silks by dq
Quality Leather
World of Smiles
Birdfeeder Usa
Arnold's Art From The Heart
*Manasi's Art* Hennafy Me
The Rainbow Dragon
Iron Press Book Company
Art by Dorinda, LLC
FF Acres
Joshua's Pet Treat Bakery
Fred Draper Photographer
Payne Pottery
In the Potter's Hand
Smack Yo Mama Gourmet BBQ Sauce
Coyote Cove
African Shea Butter,Etc
Tennessee medicinals
Muddy Creek Crafts Too
D & B Enterprises
Appalachian Creations
Little Light Designs
Fort Remington Wood Spoons
The Wind
Pathways Studio Harps
Volunteer Laser Engraving
Oxford Woodturning
Wildwood Originals
Floating Leaf /HELLO MARY LOU
Sullivan's Doll Furniture
GingerBread Creations
Sherry's Gourmet Dips and More
Creative Arts by Cathy
Twin Oaks Hammocks
Four Corners Framing & Gifts, Inc.
The Snowman Store & More
Crafts by Pat Lewis
Log Cabin Tea Co.
LARM Communications
A Beautiful Touch

The Festival volunteers and sponsors generously donate a substantial amount of time, effort and energy to bring this Festival to fruition each year.  In return, vendors and guests benefit from the high quality standards expected from the Festival.  By adhering to the following procedures established by The NCFACC, you will help preserve the Festival’s pride.  Each vendor is expected to:
1.    Apply to the Festival via Zapplication (this website).  This is the method by which applications are submitted, reviewed and stored. 
       If you get stuck/frustrated, or just want to check out how it’s done, see ARTIST HELP VIDEOS.
2.    Pay the non-refundable late application fee of $60; the booth fee will be payable upon acceptance.
3.    Submit five (5) pictures – four (4) of your wares and one (1) of what your booth will look like at the Festival.
4.    Participate regardless of weather conditions; the festival will be held rain or shine.  Springtime storms are common in the Sequatchie Valley during...well...the Spring.  It might rain.  We hope it does not.  But, if it does, be prepared to participate in the Festival.
5.    Stay open for business during these hours of 9:00AM to 6:00PM CST on Saturday and 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Sunday—even if it rains.
6.    Have a tent – a 10’ X 10’ tent fits nicely into the 12’ X 12’ paved space provided—because it might rain bulldogs and pitchforks.
7.    Bring your own display tables, shelves or whatever is required to properly display your wares.
8.    Participate regardless of weather conditions; the festival will be held rain or shine.  Really.
9.    Clean up the space around your booth before leaving.
10.  Reapply next year—OK, this is more of a “hope” than an “expectation.”  But, we are confident that you will want to come back once you have tasted our cornbread!

Booth Information
All vendors will be charged a non-refundable booth fee of $200.00 per 12" x 12" space for the weekend. If a larger space is needed, please indicate on the application the number of spaces needed. (Double booth space is limited.) All sales, taxes, etc. are to be handled by the vendor. No commission is taken at this Festival. No space assignment will be made until the booth fee is paid. Booth fee will be due upon notification of acceptance and will be payable on line at www.zapplication.org (this website).  Booth fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
60-minute unloading times will be pre-assigned for Friday April 28th.  The Festival and/or agents thereof assume no responsibility for items damaged or broken while assisting vendors with loading and/or unloading goods.  Upon unloading, please park your vehicle in conveniently located vendor parking and return to set-up your booth.  The Festival/Festival volunteers are not responsible for broken items.
Vehicles are allowed on festival grounds during unloading on Friday, April 28th and after “all clear” is announced once the festival closes and the streets are clear of pedestrian traffic on Sunday, April 30th.  Vehicles are not allowed on the grounds at any time on Saturday, April 29th or Sunday, April 30th before “all clear” is announced by the Executive Committee.

Security will be furnished from Friday evening until Sunday morning; although, it is the responsibility of the vendor to properly close/cover their booth outside of Festival hours. The National Cornbread Festival will not be liable for any losses or damages occurring on the festival grounds.
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