Event Information

Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree + Crafts Festival 2019

S Public Square
Smithville, Tennessee (South)

Event Dates: 7/5/19 - 7/6/19
Application Deadline: 7/4/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 1 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $10.00


Event Summary

Join us for the 48th Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival coming Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th, 2019 to Downtown Smithville, Tennessee. Each day begins at 9am with over 35 music and dance categories, streets full of hand-made crafts, and food booths galore. Come and see for yourself why this FREE family-friendly festival has been named the official Jamboree & Crafts Festival of the State of Tennessee.

The old-time Fiddlers' Jamboree is a DeKalb County tradition that draws musicians, craft artists, and spectators to the Smithville Square each summer around the Independence Day weekend. Over time, the festival became a broader tribute to Appalachian art and culture. Thousands of tourists visit the festival every year, along with television viewers across the country via WCTE-TV and various PBS stations nationwide.


General Information

Smithville Jamboree and Crafts Festival offers arts and crafts from national, regional and local artists. Our focus is on many art genres which include pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and regional based art & crafts. The representatives of the Arts Committee are committed to presenting the best in skilled craftsmanship and educational craft instruction. All arts and crafts are required to be hand-crafted and are jurored by the Arts Committee in order to be accepted.

You won’t find a better Festival for the Arts than the Smithville Jamboree and Arts Festival. If you are interested in selling your craft, please submit an application. For more information, call 615-597-8500. You may also email us at smithvillejamboree@gmail.com for additional questions.


The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival has made several changes to its craft booth rules.
First, we will allow homemade food items (including, but not limited to jams, jellies, or ciders) that have been prepared in a commercially approved kitchen. Please submit a copy of your proof of inspection when you turn in your Craft Registration Form. We do request that food items not be packaged for immediate, onsite consumption.

Second, the Jamboree will consider the addition of vendors who may sell or resell unique, cultural, or regional items, subject to the approval of the majority of the Board. These booths will be located on a separate street from the handmade arts and crafts. These booths will not be eligible for the craft awards. The Jamboree will also have a government related, informational booth section available.

If you have questions about any of the above changes, please feel free to contact us at smithvillejamboree@gmail.com or by calling 615-597-8500. We look forward to working together to improve the quality and variety of unique, handmade artwork and crafts.



Smithville, Tennessee, 37166 • Telephone (615) 597-8500

Rules for Smithville Jamboree Crafts Festival

(1) Fee- $135.00

(2) DEADLINE –Only those who pre-register and pay at the previous Jamboree will be assured

their booth space back. All others will be placed on a first come, first serve basis. As long as

space is available, applications will be accepted until the event.


(4) Handcrafted Items Only – Items will be juried. Photos are required for items new to the show

(not from previous years). One photo of booth and two of craft item.

(5) No store bought items – hats, jewelry, feathers, etc. Embellished items are eligible only if

accepted by the jurying committee and attached to handmade items. If there is a question, be

prepared to prove that you are the actual crafter.

(6) All articles must be strictly handmade and the work of the exhibitor unless otherwise

approved by the Jamboree Craft Committee. If you arrive with an article other than or different

from that which has been approved, you will be asked to put said item away, move to another

location, or asked to leave the show altogether. If you have falsified your application and have

entered items that are not handmade as being so, you will be asked to leave.

(7) No Food Allowed for resale or display. No canned goods accepted of any kind. No food

samples are allowed.

(8) Displays on wheels or vehicles not allowed.

(9) Space 12 ft. X 12 ft. NO EXCEPTIONS! Spaces may not be extended into fire lanes, cross

throughs or electrical spaces. Booths do not include open spaces, so do not design your booth

for an open space. Open spaces are not guaranteed to stay in the same location each year and

can be moved at the discretion of the Jamboree Committee. CRAFTS AND PERSONAL PROPERTY

MUST BE CONTAINED INSIDE ALLOTTED SPACE. If your neighbor does not show up, do not use

the empty space for your items or personal property.

(10) You may NOT move from your designated space for any reason without permission from

the Jamboree Office. “NO EXCEPTIONS”

(11) No stakes, nails, screws, or canopy guy lines allowed. Do not set up booths on sidewalks.

(12) Fire lane 10 ft. away from building.

(13) Bring at least 200 ft. of outside utility extension cord, 3 prong grounded plug.

(14) Crafters are responsible for all cords, tables, leveling material etc.

(15) Cords must be secured by duct tape in traffic areas and walkways. They must run along

the ground. They cannot be hung outside of the booth.

(16) You are required to post your name and booth number in plain sight, using the certificate

supplied to you by the crafts committee.

(17) Keep space neat, attractive and clean from papers and trash.

(18) Set up time: Thursday night after 5:00 PM and Friday morning before 9:00 AM. Registration

begins at 4:30 p.m. Booth removal may begin at 10:00 PM Saturday night. Anyone who

removes booths before stated time will not be invited back.

(19) No vehicles allowed on square until officials feel it is safe to do so. You will know when the

barriers are removed from end of streets.

(20) Although we don’t foresee any problems, we reserve the right to make changes as we see

fit, within reason. You will be notified of these changes before the show starts Friday.

(21) The Jamboree Officials will have the final say.

(22) The City of Smithville and the Jamboree Committee will not be responsible for any loss,

damage, or accident that may occur to any person or vehicle. We have taken every precaution

to assure your safety and that you have a pleasant experience at the Smithville Fiddlers’

Jamboree and Craft Festival.

(23) All refund checks not cashed within 90 days will be void.

(24) Bad checks as well as stop payment checks will have a $20.00 service charge and you will

not be invited back.

(25) Rudeness will not be tolerated by anyone, including US!

(26) Anyone displaying threatening or abusive behavior will be asked to leave or will be escorted

out of the show by police.

(27) All crafters must check in at the registration table at the south end of the courthouse before

setting up.

The Jamboree staff tries our best to follow the guidelines set up by the Jamboree Board. The

above rules are to help your visit to the Jamboree a pleasant one and to help make sure there

are no misunderstandings. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. When you sign in

at the show you are stating that you understand and agree to obey the above rules.


1. Bring a 20 inch FAN for comfort.

2. Bring three shop lights that will clamp on your tent so customers may see

your work after dark.

3. Bring two extra light bulbs packed well. It will be difficult to purchase

bulbs if you need replacements.

4. Bring a power strip. You will have only one source of electricity per



Booth Information
Each booth is 12ft by 12ft and costs $135 each.  The festival is rain or shine.  Be sure to bring a canopy for the day's sunlight and rain protection.  Each booth will have one electrical outlet.  This outlet may not be close to the booth so a 100ft + extention cord is necessary.  Set up is Thrusday night after 5pm.  This is due to the downtown businesses not closing until 5pm.  Booth tear down is after 10 pm on Saturday night.  Vehicles are not allowed around the square from 9am Friday morning until 10 pm Saturday night. Event begins at 9 am each day.  The ending time on Friday is up to the discretion of the vendor and Saturday's end time is 10 pm.  Please email or call with any speciifc questions you may have. 
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