Event Information

Festival for the Eno 2019

West Point on the Eno - Durham City Park, 5101 N. Roxboro St
Durham, North Carolina (South)

Phone: 919-620-9099 x 203
Event Dates: 7/4/19 - 7/6/19
Application Deadline: 3/15/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 6 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $0.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary

Now in it’s 40th year the  Eno River Association’s Festival for the Eno showcases the nature, culture and history of the Eno River Basin and annually raises tens of thousands of dollars for the purchase and protection of land along the Eno River.  The Festival provides safe, diverse, and fun entertainment for all ages and brings over 20,000 people each year to the lush green banks of the Eno River.

“The annual Festival for the Eno … is like a giant backyard barbecue for the creative class: it's homey and raucous, full of music, dancing, crafts and sweaty kids slurping giant glasses of lemonade. “ -New York Times

4 music stages  offer an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional music, storytelling, poetry, dance, puppetry, demonstrations and more. The Festival for the Eno is a recognized showcase for blues, bluegrass, old time, gospel, rock, world music, and more. 
In addition to music and crafts, The Festival for the Eno offers incredible food from local restaurants and popular food trucks and a craft beer garden. Environmental activities and exhibits include: our “Trash-Free” program, backyard bees & chickens, Hands-On Music, a mist tent, canoe and kayak rentals and demos, rain barrel painting, Hands-On Clay, E.E.E.K.!  Eno Environmental Education for Kids, dance workshops, face-painting, clean energy demonstrations, non-profit displays, all on the shaded banks of the beautiful Eno River.


Exhibiting and Jurying Guide

This is a juried show. Prizes will be awarded.
Please read this application carefully. 

All craftspeople must be residents of the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee or Georgia.

All crafts sold at the Festival must be the original handiwork of the participant who must be present for all two days of the Festival.

Booths must be adequately stocked for all two days. Festival for the Eno 2019 takes place on THURSDAY & SATURDAY (July 4 and 6) from 10am - 6 pm. Booths must be open for sales during all hours Booths cannot be shared or transfered.

NO SALE OF TEE SHIRTS . The only tee shirts for sale at the Festival for the Eno are those sold by the Eno River Associa on to raise money for parklands.

Craft Demonstrations are encouraged. While we will make every e ort to honor requests for electricity, access is limited and may not be available.

Participants must provide all they need to exhibit their work: tables, chairs, shelves, shims, shade, tarp, etc. Lightng is not necessary. This is an outdoor event during daylight hours.

The park is a natural area and level booth spaces are not guaranteed. Please bring what you need to level your displays. Single booth spaces are 12 x 12.

Images submitted must be of current work, and be no more than three years old. Photo of booth setup is NOT required.

Work exhibited at the Festival must be consistent with the application images submitted by the artist. The Festival for the Eno reserves the right to remove any work in ques on from the show, as well as the exhibitor if Festival guidelines are not followed.

The Festival Craft Jury is responsible for accepting or rejecting any application. You will be notified of the Festival’s decision by April 1, 2019. All decisions are nal. THERE IS NO WAITING LIST.

Applications must be receivedby March 15, 2019. There is no application fee. Incomplete applications will be returned immediately.

The fee for a single booth space at the Festival is $190.00. Booth fees are payable with your returned tract if the Festival Craft Jury accepts your application.

We reserve the right to refuse any vendor.

If you have any questions, please call Greg Bell, Festival Coordinator, at the Festival Office: 919-620-9099 x 203. 

Booth Information
  • You may load in the day before the show or anytime the "morning of"...  Cars must be off site by 9am.  The Festival opens to the public at 10am.
  • Free participant parking is availible just across the river on the North side of the park.  It is an easy walk to the site but an air conditioned shuttle runns continuosly throughout the day.
  • All booth spaces are accessable by car for load in/load out.
  • All booth spaces are 12' x 12' unless otherwise arranged.
  • West Point Park is a natural area and booth spaces may not be perfectly level.  Please bring shims etc. as neccesary to level your display.
  • Cars must be off site by 9am.  You should be open for business by 10am.
Booth Sitting:
...is provided.  Simply submit the form included in your acceptance packet, or find a coordinator on site.

...are awarded for Best 2-D, Best 3-D, and Best in Show.   Awards are waived booth fee the following year and cash.

You will be mailed three participant passes allong with your booth assignment and map about 3 weeks before the event.

Returning Artists:
Unless otherwise discussed artists returning from the immediately previous year's event will be assigned the same booth space as the prior year.  If you do not want the same space feel free to let us know.

We do our best to honor requests to the extent we are able.  Please try not to ask for particular locations "in the Grove".  Rather, please request your preferred booth attributes (eg. "shade", "level", "high-traffic", etc)
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