Event Information

Doylestown Arts Festival | 2019

Downtown Doylestown
Doylestown, Pennsylvania (Northeast)

Event Dates: 9/7/19 - 9/8/19
Application Deadline: 4/26/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00


Event Summary
The Doylestown Arts Festival is an juried street festival featuring 160 artists, live music, interactive demonstrations and more. Since 1991, the festival has offered a lineup of talented artists from both local areas and afar. 

We encourage artists of all mediums to join us for our 28th anniversary September 7th & 8th, 2019! The show will run from 10am-5pm each day, rain or shine. The history and popularity of our show coupled with a traditionally busy weekend in historic Doylestown makes this a weekend not to miss.

Learn more about the festival: dtownartsfestival.com
Read more about the application process:  dtownartsfest.com/artists/app


General Information
We accept a wide range of artists and mediums including but not limited to: fine art, pottery, illustration, photography, jewelry, textiles, metal, wood, interactive, recycled arts. If you have questions or don't see a category that matches your style, please feel free to contact us!

Application Deadline: 4/20/19*
Jury Results Announced: 5/17/19*
Accept & Purchase Deadline: 6/25/19*

*Dates are subject to change at organizers will. Changes in dates will be announced via email.

Update: Application Deadline Extended to 4/26/19. Jury Announcement & Purchase Dates Unchanged.


Only exhibitors who are selling their own handmade items will be accepted. No kits, imports, manufactured, or retail merchandise will be accepted. If you display items that are not handmade, you will be asked to leave and forfeit your booth fees. Accepted vendors must be present for the entire event. 

Please submit 4 photos of your work, and one of your overall booth setup. Photos should be labeled and include a description of the work and price ranges. Items offered on the days of the show must be consistent with the items juried. Booth must look neat and professional. All applicants must submit photos. Participation in past shows does not guarantee acceptance/placement in show. Jury decisions are based on creativity, marketability, quality of workmanship, and balance of craft media for a broad public appeal.

Your information will be published on our website and printed program. We may also use your artwork and information in ads, social media, and more. Please make sure to provide a valid email address that you have access to. All primary correspondence will be via email. Questions and general inquiries are preferred via email so that our volunteer committee can all review and respond. 

Applicants cannot be accepted without full payment

For more information on rules and faq's: dtownartsfestival.com/artists/app


Booth Information
Booth spaces are $250/ea. We provide a 10x10 space for you to setup as needed. We encourage tents for protection from the sun, heat, and any other weather. Please be sure to have weights and proper security for your tent to avoid damage or injury. There are no rules on tent color or style, so long as your setup fits within your allotted space. Artists can purchase multiple booths. Our event is held rain or shine. In the rare case that significant weather or weather forecasts prevent the event from being held, there is no rain date. Fees include setup for both days and are non-refundable. 

If you are interested in a booth space where breakdown is not required between Saturday and Sunday, you may reserve an Overnight Space. After being accepted into the festival, you will be able to purchase your reservation through ZAPP (along with your booth reservation) for $40 per space, in addition to your booth fee. These spaces are available on a first-come basis. If you are handicapped or have special circumstances please contact us by email and we will discuss solutions on a case by case basis. 

We do not accept space requests or reservations, with the exception of our overnight spaces. The layout is designed primarily to create a variety of styles and genres throughout the festival. The final booth space assignment list will be available online, with a map, prior to the show date with specific information for setup and parking. Displays must not block sidewalks and all tables must be covered to the ground with packing materials neatly out of sight. No electric or running water is available. Friday setup is not available. 

All displays (except those in the Hamilton Street Parking Lot, on Oakland Ave and on Hamilton St) must be broken down Saturday night, and reset on Sunday. No displays should be dismantled before closing time and street closures must be observed (Saturday and Sunday 7am - 6pm). Setup begins at 7am, the show begins at 10am. Cars must be off the streets no later than 9am. Unload promptly and move vehicles before setting up display. The show ends at 5pm each day. All artists must be off the streets no later than 6:30pm.

Booth numbers will be distributed to each vendor. Please display this number both days of the festival.

Fees are non-refundable.