Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Final call for artists for the NC Rhododendron Festival

Final call for artists and craftspeople for the NC Rhododendron Festival, which will be held in Bakersville, North Carolina, on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The application deadline is May 1, 2016.

Here's the email:


We invite all local & regional artists, craftspeople, food vendors, and other commercial vendors to apply for space at the 70th Annual NC Rhododendron Festival Craft Fair, held along the Creek Walk in Bakersville, North Carolina on June 18th, 10am to 5pm.

The NC Rhododendron Festival draws hundreds of visitors from all over the region and features the Rhododendron Festival Pageant, the Craft Fair with food vendors and live music throughout the day, a classic car show, a 10K run, 2 nights of street dancing.

An application has been attached to this email. Also attached for food vendors is an application for Temporary Food Service that must be completed and approved by the Mitchell County Health Department before any food service can be provided. You may obtain additional applications and information at, or send a request to

Please note that as per N.C. Gen. Stat. § 66-255, everyone who sells tangible property at a festival is required to collect and remit NC state & county sales tax, and to have and display their Sales & Use Tax Certificate of Registration at their booth. Failure to comply with this statute is a Class 1 Misdemeanor offence and the individual can be charged as such. If you don’t have a number, registration is free and can be completed online at

Feel free to forward this email to others you feel might be interested in participating. We are looking forward to the Festival and hope you will join us!

If you have any questions, please contact me at your convenience or call 828-688-2113.

Best Regards,
Dan Barron
Artist & Vendor Coordinator

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