Event Information

Salt Fork Festival 2019

Cambridge City Park, 808 Edgeworth Ave
Cambridge, Ohio (Midwest)

Phone: 740-705-6866
Event Dates: 8/9/19 - 8/11/19
Application Deadline: 7/22/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee (for Artists New to SFACF)): $20.00


Event Summary
The Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival (also known as The Salt Fork Festival)  is a celebration of the arts. One of the longest-running and most widely-anticipated events in Guernsey County, our 50th annual family-friendly Festival will take place in beautiful Cambridge City Park.

The Salt Fork Festival is a juried festival that showcases high-quality art in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, wood, painting (acryllic, watercolor & oil), jewelry, metal, mixed media, pottery, photography, and much more.  Appalachian folk arts and crafts, recycled and repurposed creations, demonstrations and classes for children and adults are also offered. Between 90 and 100 artists come from all over the U.S. for this 3-Day event. Artists are encouraged to demonstrate their artistic process and to interact with Festival visitors. Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded for artists, including People's Choice awards.  There is a Friday evening artist reception, and an artist recognition ceremony.

Many volunteers support the Festival, providing Information, golf cart assistance, refreshments for artists, and booth ambassadors. There will be live music and performing artists through out the Festival and concessions serving delicious foods.  In addition, there will be special kids activities, an art raffle and chances for the visiting public to win prizes.

General Information

Web Site: www.saltforkfestival.org
Phone: 740-705-6866
Show Dates: 8-9-2019 – 8-11-2019
Application Deadline: 7-09-2019

  • Images: 4, must include a booth image
  • Jury Fee: $20.00  (This fee is for new applicants or those who are changing their medium: waived for returning artists previously juried into Festival 2018.) 
  • If you were juried into the 2018 event and participated, please use code Coupon2019 at the checkout while applying. This will waive your $20 jury fee. This coupon is not to be used by first time applicants.

The Salt Fork Festival is one of the longest-running and most widely anticipated events in Guernsey County each year. Our staff works diligently to develop a welcoming atmosphere for our Booth Artists, including a private hospitality area with free water and snacks throughout the Festival, volunteer ambassadors to offer booth sitting and golf cart rides for artists needing assistance. Exhibitors will receive one free parking pass for exhibitor parking lot adjacent to Festival.

Application Opens: December 1, 2018
Application Deadline: July 9, 2019
Payments Due By: July 19, 2019
Festival Opens: Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm 
Festival Closes: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded to participating artists, including People's Choice awards.

  • Beautiful City Park setting
  • Hospitality area and artist reception
  • Free water throughout the Festival
  • Free snacks throughout the Festival
  • Free continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning
  • Booth Sitters
  • Electric vehicle and driver for those needing assistance
  • Performing Arts throughout the Festival
  • Free parking pass (RV parking with limited availability)
  • Free Water Hook-Up (on limited basis)

Friday, August 9 from 12:00pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Late registrations may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact Festival Director with inquiry regarding possible openings at 740-705-6866.



If you were juried into the 2018 event and participated, please use code Coupon2019 at the checkout while applying. This will waive your $20 jury fee, unless you have changed mediums from the 2018 event. This coupon is not to be used by first time applicants.

• The Standards Committee of the 2019 Salt Fork Festival will review all artisan booths during the festival. The committee reserves the right to request the removal of any work found to be substandard and not representative of the work submitted for approval or in violation of the rules of the festival. It is the responsibility of the standards committee to reflect the overall purpose of the Ohio Arts & Crafts Foundation to present an annual festival that offers arts and crafts of the highest possible quality.
• A separate application and a minimum of 3 photographic representations are necessary for each medium, and 1 booth shot.
• Artists are encouraged to present periodic demonstrations relating to their arts or crafts and are required to occupy their booths all 3 days of the festival. They must be sole exhibitors unless a co-exhibitor is approved in advance by the jury. Sharing a booth with another artist that is accepted by the jury is allowed.
• Subletting or exchanging of booth location is NOT allowed.
• There is paid security protection provided on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. However, the Festival cannot be responsible for property loss or damage. Artist exhibitors should provide their own insurance.
• Exhibitors will be allowed to bring their vehicles into the park for the purpose of unloading their tents and merchandise. After unloading they will be required to move their vehicle to the parking area reserved for exhibitors. Exhibitors will be provided with a parking pass. Vehicles are not allowed in the park for any reason during the festival.
• Exhibitors spaces are 10’ x 10’ or 10’ x 20’ or 20’ x 20’. Exhibitors must supply their own tents.
• Upon request a Festival Volunteer Ambassador will be provided to sit with your booth for a period not exceeding 20 minutes.
• No alcoholic beverages are allowed at any time during the Festival on the festival grounds.
• All exhibitors must have their vendor’s license.
• There will be EMT services available during the days and hours of the Festival.
• Only original work handcrafted the artists and craftsmen listed on the application is permitted. No kits or bazaar items. No commercial advertising is to be done and no commercial art or craft supplies are to be sold by any exhibitor. In specific cases where commercial accessory items are to be sold in conjunction with the art or craft work, it must be clearly stated on the application form. All decisions concerning what accessories are eligible will rest with the Standards Committee.

Booth Information

Jury Fee (Application Fee): $20.00
( The Jury Fee is waived for returning artist exhibitors who participated in Festival 2018 as previously juried artists, unless the medium of art has changed. Ex. Last year you were juried and invited to participate with one category and in 2019 you're applying in another, different category...say from pottery to wood, or painting to glass, etc.  You will need to be juried in the new medium.)

Exhibitor’s Booth Fee:
$155.00 for 10 x 10 space if paid in full prior to or on March 31, 2019.  Early Registration
$255.00 for 10 x 20 space if paid in full prior to or on March 31, 2019.  Early Registration
$175.00 for 10 x 10 space if paid on or after April 1, 2019 and on or before July 26, 2019.
$275.00 for 10 x 20 space if paid on or after April 1, 2019 and on or before July 26, 2019.
$375.00 for 20 x 20 space if paid on or after April 1, 2019 and on or before July 26, 2019.

All booth fees are to be paid by July 26th unless prior arrangement is made with the Festival committee.  In any case, booth fees must be paid in full prior to setting up a booth.

In the event that there are openings remaining after the application deadline, artist applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis until space is filled.  Please contact the Festival Director for information after June 30 at 740-705-6866. 

Artists can complete an application online through Zapplication, including the Jury Fee of $20.00 (for new artists). You can also visit the Festival Website at www.saltforkfestival.org , and download an application and mail with a check to:

     Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival
     P.O. Box 367
     Cambridge, OH 43725

Artists are selected by a distinguished panel of jurors. The submitted images, which will be entered on Zapplication, are viewed by each jury member on separate computer monitors. The image description provided will be made available to the jury.  Jury is scored on a scale of 1-5, the top score being 5 and lowest being 1. The jury will evaluate work based upon concept and design, originality and creativity, quality of work and materials, and overall impression.

  • Acrylic
  • Art to Wear
  • Appalachian Folk Art
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Fiber Art
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Leather
  • Metal Work
  • Mixed Media
  • Oil
  • Pastels
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Watercolor
  • Wood
  • Woven
  • Yard Art

Artist Exhibitor set up in Cambridge City Park is Thursday, August 8th, from 1:00pm-8:00pm.  The park will open again for continued set up at 8:00am on Friday, August 9th.  All artists are to be finished with set up and ready by 12:00pm on Friday.  (Exhibitors will receive one free parking pass for exhibitor parking lot adjacent to Festival.) There are no vehichles allowed into the park during Festival hours. 

Volunteers with golf carts will be in the park to assist and after-hours security will be provided on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The Information Pavillion will be available Thursday thru Sunday during Festival hours, providing first aid, snacks, water, and ice for sale.
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