Call to artists for the 71st North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Arts and Craft Fair

***03/03/2017 update: Some of the information here is wrong. Dan Barron has provided an update, including the corrected 2017 application. See it here:***

Here’s the email from Dan Barron, Artist & Vendor Coordinator for the North Carolina Rhododendron Festival Arts and Craft Fair. Download the application here:


We invite all local & regional artists and craftspeople to apply for space at the 71st Annual NC Rhododendron Festival Arts and Craft Fair, held along the Creek Walk in Bakersville, North Carolina on June 17th, 10am to 5pm.

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

An application is attached to this email. 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 email me or call me @828-284-1914 at your convenience.

Thank You and Best Regards,

Dan Barron

Artist & Vendor Coordinator