Event Information


Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival 2019

Downtown Winnsboro, Texas
Winnsboro, Texas (South)

Phone: 888 559-4333
Event Dates: 11/8/19 - 11/9/19
Application Deadline: 8/31/19 Midnight CST
12 day(s) and 3 hour(s) remaining


Images: 4 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $20.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
WINNSBORO ART & WINE FESTIVAL WILL BE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th AND SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9th, 2019.  Our show is gaining speed and has been growing every year.  We are always adding new and exciting art related projects to further enhance our event.

Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival is held in historic downtown Winnsboro, Texas. This Friday-Saturday artist marketplace is Winnsboro's cultural highlight event of the year. The artists are selected through a jury process; the nonrefundable entry fee is $20.00 . 

Winnsboro is one of 43 Cultural Arts Districts designated by the State of Texas...and until this year, the smallest chosen..shows how supportive our small east texas community is towards the Arts.   We are located 90 miles east of Dallas at the crossroads of State Hwy.11 and 37. With its rolling hills, abundant forests and numerous lakes,  Winnsboro is a popular destination hub with tourists, boaters, fishermen, retirees, and weekenders. Downtown Winnsboro boasts a vibrant Main Street with antique and vintage shops, fine restaurants, bakeries, and Winnsboro Center for the Arts. 

In 2018 we had 9 participating wineries with 3 Craft Breweries. This year we are expanding that to increase our exposure in the Art of Taste Tent. This tent inlcudes such scrumptious "arts" as regional honey, cigars, chocolates, Olive Oils and much more.


General Information

April 1        Application Process Begins
August 16        Application Deadline **  see below
August 22      Jury Process Ends and Notices sent via email
September 20      Acceptance and Booth Purchase Deadline
October 15      Booth Cancelation with Refund; no refunds after this date
November 7   Early Check in available 4 - 6 ( no security this night but streets closed)
November 8   Friday 7:00 -9:30  a.m.  Artist check-in/set-up
November 8  Friday 11:00 p.m.  - 6:00 p.m. - Show Opens, all night security Friday night
November 8   Friday Artist Appreciation Dinner
November 9   Saturday  9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival
November 9   Saturday  4 p.m. - Start Cleanup and Removal by all exhibitors
****  If you are sending payments for the Festival by mail    Checks or Money Orders need to be made out to Paid to order of Winnsboro Four Corners Foundation (WFCF)
PO Box 585, Winnsboro 75494

**  Exceptions are made on a individual basis.  If you missed the applicatioin deadline but still hope to participate in the Art and Wine Festival please send an email to r.vasquez1235@yahoo  and let us know you are wanting to attend the festival.  We will see if we can make it work.

Who We Are:

The Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival is a juried art marketplace coordinated and sponsored by The Winnsboro Four Corners Foundation, a Texas non-profit corporation. Our mission is to transform the physical, social, aesthetic, and economic environment of the city of Winnsboro by organizing, sponsoring, and coordinating activities and events that enhance community pride and generate economic opportunities. 


The Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival will take place along the Market and Elm streets located in central downtown Winnsboro in the designated Cultural Arts District.  To facilitate the artists' booths, vendors, and public access, Market, Elm and Franklin Streets will be closed to traffic. The Winnsboro Center for the Arts will be the check-in point for artists. The area has overnight accommodations and RV hook-ups.


This Market draws visitors from the surrounding lake areas where many affluent residents and weekend visitors own second homes. Winnsboro is located 90 miles east of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, 45 miles from Tyler and Longview, Texas, 90 minutes from Texarkana, Texas and 2 hrs. from Shreveport, LA. We moved the art market to take place so that the art market will NOT conflict with the Canton, Texas Trade Days weekend that occurs during the first week of the month. 

Advertising & Promotions:

The Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival believes effective promotion is as crucial to overall success as the selection of artists. The festival's mission is to deliver a top quality experience for patrons and artists that will assure targeted buyers, return visits and exponential growth.

A multi-level marketing and publicity campaign will be launched to promote the festival throughout the region, including media partnerships in print, radio, and direct mail. There will also be a strategic web marketing campaign aimed at building awareness of this new regional event. Particular focus will be on attracting visitors in the 35-45 year old age range.

Participating artists will be provided with Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival postcards and e-mail blasts to distribute to their patrons. These materials will be available at time of notification of acceptance. Links to artist’s websites will be added to www.winnsboroonlineguide.com upon acceptance.

Best in Show Prizes:

Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show as follows: $500.00-Best of Show; $250.00-Second Place; and $100.00-Third Place.


The Winnsboro Center for the Arts will be the site for the Artist Hospitality Room. The Center will be manned by volunteers who will assist artists with check-in and Art Market information.  The artists’ lounge will be stocked with refreshments and drinks. Volunteer runners and booth sitters will be available to make sure every artist has time for lunch and much needed breaks during the day. Volunteers will also be available to help with unloading and loading.



Art Work will be accepted in the following media categories: Painting (oil, watercolor, Glass; Pencil/Pastels, 2-D and 3-D mixed media; Photography; Sculpture; Jewelry; Wood; Metalwork; Printmaking; Ceramics; Fiber; Textiles..which can include an array of mediums. Please contact Robin prior to submitting if there is any question about submittal.

Application Procedure:

All artists must submit a completed Application Form through the ZAPPlication process. Upload three digital images representing their work plus one image of their booth. Label each image with your name, type of media and sales price. A nonrefundable jury fee of $20.00 is required at the time of application. Jury Fees are waived for returning Artist participants. Your application is considered your commitment to exhibit at the 2019 Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival and to abide by these Guidelines.

Booth Information
Booth Space & Fees:

Each booth is 10’ x 10’. Two booths may be joined to form a larger space, 10'x20'. Back stock must be covered at all times during the art market. Artists are responsible for providing tents, racks, tables, chairs, display units, lighting or other fixtures. Electricity is available free of charge.

Tents may be rented for an additional charge with advance notice. Tents must be white and all tables must be draped. All tents will be set up on the asphalt street and must be properly weighted.

Vehicles are allowed at the booth during setup and tear down only and must be moved to designated parking during the event. Vehicles may not be parked on the street during the event except during setup and tear down.

Booth assignments are made at the sole discretion of the festival's management and are not interchangeable. Management will try to honor requests but cannot make guarantees.

Booth Fees: $200.00 each (10’ x 10’)
$300 double booth (10’ x 20’)
$300 shared booth (two artists maximum)

Returning artists from previous Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival will be charged a reduced booth fee of $175.00, $250 for a double booth and $250 for a shared booth (both artists must be returning participants).

For any participant who has been accepted and for returning artists already accepted, you may choose your tent location as soon as you pay for your booth fee. So, it is first pay first choose....

Booth fees will be refunded if the booth is canceled prior to October 15, 2019. THIS IS AN OUTDOOR, RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. There will be no refunds for weather related cancellations beyond the control of the Art Festival.