February 2019

Dear Friends,

The 2018 Folkmoot Festival was one of the most successful in recent history with more ticket sales, more venues and special events, more sponsors and more donors than we could have imagined. We are expecting to grow in 2019 and we are now accepting applications for vendor space and hope you are interested! Join Folkmoot friends for the events described below.

With good weather, we anticipate that the 2019 festival will attract more than 25,000 people to downtown Waynesville and more than 5,000 people to our other events in Hazelwood and Canton. Please notice below, we have two new events. For detailed information about the festival schedule, please visit folkmoot.org. For a brief synopsis of the vendor-related opportunities through Folkmoot, please read on:

Many Cultures Day (MCD) on Saturday, July 20, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Folkmoot is accepting 30 vendors for this event. The MCD focuses on children and families and features live entertainment by youthful singers and dancers, free dance lessons by international dancers, an arts and craft tent, food vendors as well as non profit organizations. This is the fourth year of MCD and we expect between 3,000 and 5,000 guests.

Mootennany- Americana Day, Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:00 pm -10:00 pm
A first year event, the Mootenany is a celebration of American culture, with an emphasis on Southern Appalachian folk music, arts, crafts, foods and beverages. Folkmoot will host musical acts on a main stage, dance lessons and vendors who specialize in southern Appalachian culture. We expect the Mootenanny will attract 1,500 guests and anticipate accepting 30 vendors for this event.

Folkmalt, Friday, July 26, 2019 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Celebrating WNC beer culture and the plethora of world cuisine in our region, Folkmoot is expanding our scope on Friday, July 26th to build a new festival event at Sorrells Park in Canton. We are looking for vendors who provide handmade international arts, crafts or who produce other cultural items including clothing, personal accessories are welcomed. We expect the Folkmalt will attract a minimum of 3,000 guests and anticipate accepting 30 vendors for this event.

International Festival Day (IFD), takes place on Saturday, July 27 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are accepting 100 vendors that offer unique, handmade items. Sales of quality arts and cultural crafts, gifts with an international flair and local and international foods have been successful at IFD. International Day is in its 36th year and Folkmoot anticipates a minimum of 25,000 guests to this event.

You must successfully submit your application by Thursday, March 28, 2019 in order to be considered in our review/ selection process.

Accompanying this letter, you will find our vendor guidelines and an application form. Please read the guidelines and complete the application online at https://folkmoot.org/applications/. The application must be submitted with three (3) to six (6) color images of the work the applicant intends to sell and one (1) booth image, along with a non-refundable $25.00 application fee.

We prefer that vendors submit applications online but will accept hard copy applications, postmarked by March 28, 2019.

Please contact Elizabeth Burson at 828-452-2997 or vendors@folkmoot.org if you have any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Sincerely,
Laura Shepherd, Tickets & Special Events Manager
Elizabeth Burson, Operations and Administrative Coordinator

Marketplace Guidelines
Food Vendor Application
Pay the $25 application fee