Event Information

Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival 2019

Fred G. Metro Bond Metro Park - 801 High House Rd
Cary, North Carolina (South)

Event Dates: 4/27/19 - 4/27/19
Application Deadline: 1/8/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application fee): $15.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Join us at the 26th annual Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in the 310-acre Fred G. Bond Park. With winding trails, a lush forested canopy and a pristine lake, Bond Park provides an outstanding setting for this annual festival. Spring Daze features the best of North Carolina's diverse arts and crafts community and invites you to come and showcase your best work. This year’s event expects to draw 15,000 art patrons. 

Spring Daze is only open to artists that live in North Carolina.

Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival
April 27, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April 28, 2019 (rain date) | 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Important Dates
Monday, October 1, 2018 - Application Available
Monday, January 7, 2019 - Application due (midnight EST)
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Jury
Monday, January 23, 2019 - Notifications emailed
Monday, February 20, 2019 - Booth fees due
Monday, March 26, 2018 - Last day to receive 100% refund


General Information

Application Process

** Only residents of North Carolina are eligible to apply to Spring Daze
Artists may apply in more than one category (up to 3) from one profile. Each application requires a separate non-refundable application fee of $12 for Cary residents (Cary residents contact Adam Bell for discount code), $15 for non-Cary residents and images and $20 late application fee.  Artists may exhibit and sell work only in the medium or category in which work was accepted. Further, each distinct body of work and/or discipline is limited to one application in one category. Do not submit the same or similar work in multiple applications.
PLEASE NOTE: All jewelry must be juried in the jewelry category.  Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, wood or other materials must apply in the jewelry category.
Digital Images
Artists are required to submit four (4) images, including booth image, of work for each individual media category entered. 
  • Three (3) images (image #1-3) must be of individual pieces of work
  • One (1) image (image #4) must be of a display of the artist's booth, showing overall continuity and presentation of your current body of work.
  • Images must be in 1920 pixel horizontal x 1920 pixel vertical format. Images must accurately represent the body of the artist's work to be exhibited at Spring Daze. For tips visit: https://www.zapplication.org/help-center.php?page=image-preparation​
  • Upon acceptance, artist agrees that the Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival may use submitted jury images for website, promotional or publicity purposes.

Media Descriptions
Henna artists, face painting artists, consumable food items and/or beverages will not be accepted under this application.

Clay: All original clay and porcelain art objects other than jewelry, whether functional or decorative, are accepted in this category.  Work must be made by hand-shaping and then firing.  No work that uses commercial casts or molds, is machine-made or mass produced is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
Craft: (two subcategories)
                1. Candles - handcrafted candles of all types.
                2. Soap - handcrafted soap of all types. This category also includes lotions, bath salts, etc.
Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

Drawing:  Original works created using dry media, including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc., or from the fluid media of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
Fiber/Leather: Original work crafted from fibers, including basketry, batik, embroidery, leatherwork, painted fabric, papermaking, quilting, soft sculpture, tapestry, and weaving. This category includes both wearable and decorative art.  No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
Folk Art: Works such as paintings, sculptures, basketry, and found objects marked by attributes including highly decorative design, bright, bold colors, flattened perspectives, and strong forms in simple arrangements, and immediacy of meaning.
Furniture: Original, hand-made, decorative or functional furniture of any material. No reproductions or kits permitted. This category excludes ready-made furniture which has been decorated or altered.
Glass:  Original design, functional or decorative glass works that are kiln-formed or have been crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting may be entered.  No forms of mass production are permitted.
Jewelry: All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic, wood or other materials, must be entered in this category and both designed and hand-made by the artist.  No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is permitted. Only artists who jury and are accepted in the jewelry category may sell jewelry.
Mixed Media (2D & 3D): Non-sculptural two or three dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce a single, original work of art. Includes floral and “garden art.”
Painting: Original creations using wet media, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paints, applied on a flat surface, such as a canvas or board.  Prints made from the artist's originial image are acceptable.
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by the artist, or under his or her direct supervision.  Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.  Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. Signed, numbered limited edition prints, from the artist’s own original images. The edition size shall not exceed 250 of any one image, regardless of physical image size.
Printmaking: Prints hand-pulled by artists using traditional methods, including etching, engraving, silkscreen, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut, produced in signed and numbered limited editions of no more than 250 from an original image created by the artist. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions will be rejected.  Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.  Prints must be matted and displayed in a suitable portfolio or stand.
Sculpture: Non-functional, three-dimensional work in any medium. Materials include marble, wood, plastic, found objects and original mold cast sculpture. No commercial casts or molds are permitted.
Wood: Original works in wood, excluding furniture and sculpture, that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category. Wooden toys and puzzles should be submitted under this category.

Jury Process
Applicants will be judged by a panel of jurors and scored by media category. Artists with the highest scores within each media category will be admitted. Admissions will be made based on residency, jury score, and media category keeping in mind that the show must remain balanced among media categories. Cary residents are given first priority, followed by Wake County residents living outside of Cary and then residents in any location in North Carolina. Note: residency status will be checked.

This priority scale has two exceptions - the categories of Jewelry and Fiber. These have become very popular and to maintain the balance of the Festival, these categories will be strictly juried. Acceptances in these media categories will be made by SCORE ONLY. This means that there is the potential for fewer acceptances in these media categories.

This is a blind jury process, please avoid submitting booth images with any identifiable sign, or photos of the artist themselves. In addition, any work outside of the medium and context of the 4 images submitted that may appear in the booth shot would not be considered accepted by the jury, due to it's mere presence in the booth image. If artists have multiple bodies of work, they need to submit separate applications.

Previous participation in Spring Daze does not guarantee acceptance for this year.



Spring Daze is only open to artists that live in North Carolina.

Each artist must be on-site during the festival to staff his / her booth. No representatives or subletting is allowed. There is a maximum of two (2) artists sharing a space.  Photo ID will be required at check-in.

Spring Daze does not provide tents, tables, chairs or other equipment.

No more than three artists may collaborate on originial artwork.  Both must be included on and sign the application and be present at Spring Daze. 

Henna artists, face painting artists, consumable food items and/or beverages will not be accepted under this application.

All work exhibited must be original artwork produced by the applying artist. Work that has been produced with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms, or other commercial methods will not be permitted. Artist spaces shall not include imports, live animals, or concessions. 

On-site consumption of alcoholic beverages during festival hours is prohibited.

Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work. No commission on sales is due to the Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting the North Carolina-Wake County sales tax (7.25%) on any sales. For more information, please visit the North Carolina Department of Revenue web site at: 

The Festival Committee reserves the right to deny entrance into the festival to any artist whose work is deemed to be inappropriate or to not meet the festival's standards. The Committee also reserves the right to remove from the show (without refund) any exhibit that is not comparable to the submitted images. The work on display must be the same as the images submitted with the application. 


Booth Information
$12 for Cary residents (Cary residents contact Adam Bell for discount code)
$15 for non-Cary residents
$20 late application fee

$100 per 10 x 10 single booth space for Cary, NC residents
$200 per 10 x 20 double booth space for Cary, NC residents
$130 per 10 x 10 single booth space for non-Cary residents
$260 per 10 x 20 double booth space for non-Cary, NC residents
$65 per space for all shared booth spaces
$15 additional for a corner space (based on availability)

** Electricity is not provided; generators are not permitted

Each booth is 10 ft. wide x 10 ft. deep. Exhibitors must provide all tents, tables and necessary display equipment. Exhibitors should bring adequate overhead sun/moisture protection and come prepared with materials for leveling tables and displays. Tents must be secured without stakes. Please bring enough weights to secure tents in the event of strong winds or storms. There is a maximum of two (2) adjoining spaces per exhibitor.
Each artist must be on-site during the festival to staff his / her booth. No representatives or subletting is allowed. There is a maximum of two (2) artists sharing a space.
Booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the festival and are not interchangeable.  Spring Daze will attempt to honor specific location requests, but can make no guarantees.  Corner spaces may be requested, but are assigned solely on the basis of availability and at the discretion of the festival.