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Event Information

Huffhines Art Trails - October 2018

Huffhines Park
Richardson, Texas (South)

Event Dates: 10/27/18 - 10/28/18
Application Deadline: 8/13/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
You are invited to apply to exhibit your work at the 42nd Annual Huffhines Art Trails. Huffhines is a two-day festival held outdoors in Richardson, Texas, just minutes north of Dallas.  The show has grown since its humble beginnings to become one of the best arts and crafts shows in North Texas!  Huffhines is sponsored and hosted by the City of Richardson.  Nestled in the trees of Huffhines Park, Huffhines Art Trails has become a tradition for many artists, patrons, volunteers and entertainers alike. It has a strong reputation locally and the demographics of the area provide support year after year. This popular and successful event takes place on October 27 - 28, 2018.  Huffhines is a rain or shine event.

General Information
SHOW DATES FOR 2018 EVENT: October 27 - 28, 2018

SHOW HOURS: Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm


A non-refundable application fee of $20 is required for each entry form/category submitted. Credit cards will be accepted through Zapplication.

JURY: August 15, 2018

Each artist will be scored by jury members on a scale of yes-no-maybe for several rounds until the show has been selected. The top scores in each category receive an invitation to the show. An additional number of artists will be retained for a waiting list of alternates and based upon the scores received in their category.

NOTIFICATION: August 24, 2018
Upon completion of jury, you will receive an email of your status.

BOOTH FEE DUE: September 10, 2018
Upon receipt of an acceptance email, the selected artist is required to return a check or money order payable to City of Richardson for $275 to secure their booth space. All monies are deposited upon receipt. If you will be paying by credit card information and attached link will be sent with acceptance email.

Must be done in writing (email) by September 21, 2018. 
No refunds after September 21, 2018.

Electricity is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis. Electricty must be purchased and fee mailed with the booth fee after acceptance.

Glass (not jewelry)
Mixed Media
Painting: Oil/Acrylics
Painting: Watercolor

  • Friday Set-Up
  • Boy Scout Troop to Help Artist Set-up and Take-down
  • Hospitality Area with morning and afternoon snacks, water and private restroom
  • Festival T-Shirt
  • Booth Sitting
  • 24 Hour Security
  • On-Site Weather Monitoring and Communications System
  • Advertise to entire DFW metroplex area, digital and print
  • ATM located on festival site
  • Host Hotel with Artist Rates
  • Free Admission and Free Parking


  • The following policies and rules have been established by Huffhines Art Trails to ensure quality and integrity of the show.
  • The Festival is open to all applying Artists.
  • Exhibition in previous Festivals does not guarantee acceptance.
  • If two or more persons collaborate to produce original work, each person must be identified on the Application. No work by apprentices or employees will be accepted. Commercial agents, dealers, or manufacturers are not eligible to enter.
  • All Artists must be present on site during the entire Festival. No spouses or other representatives will be permitted in place of artist. Picture ID is required at check-in.
  • All jewelry must have been juried in the jewelry category.
  • Photographers must print their own photography or be involved in and supervise the printing process.
  • Artists must comply with all safety requirements, and vehicles must be parked only in designated areas. Noncompliance will result in elimination from consideration for any future festivals.
  • Participating exhibitors will be responsible for collecting and paying current Texas sales tax, .0825%, on all sales made during the show.
  • You will receive your artist packet at check-in. Inside you will find a financial sheet that must be filled out with your earnings for both days and returned to festival headquarters before you leave the show on Sunday. This report is confidential.
  • All rental tents must be delivered and set-up by the Wednesday prior to the show. Artist need not be present for rental tent set-up.
  • The jury committee or festival staff reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work that is not consistent with the submitted slides and the rules listed above. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the festival with no refund.
  • If the City of Richardson is required for reasons beyond its control to postpone, shorten or cancel Huffhines Art Trails, no artist shall have any right or claim for any damages whether direct, indirect or consequential, or any other kind, arising or alleged to arise by reason of postponement or cancellation of the event. Huffhines Art Trails is a rain or shine event.
  • No refunds or preferred treatment can be made for inclement weather or any other causes not in the control of the City of Richardson and Huffhines Art Trails.

Booth Information

  • Artists are provided with approximately a 15' x 15' space, depending on the location of your booth.
  • Booth assignments are made at the discretion of the Festival Director.
  • Photo ID is required at time of check-in.
  • Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. on the Friday before the show.
  • Packets with booth number and other materials will not be available until day of check-in.
  • If you are not arriving until Saturday morning, you must be unloaded and set-up by 9:00 a.m.
  • Dollies are recommended.
Unloading and set-up may begin after you have checked in and received your packet. Vehicles are not allowed to park on the grass or trails. Unloading must be done from the curb. After unloading, all vehicles must park in the designated parking area. Please move your vehicle from the curb immediately after unloading to allow other artist to park and unload. All vehicles must be moved from the festival parking lot by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.