Change in dates for the North Carolina Rhododendron Festival

Here's the email from Dan Barron. Download the corrected 2017 application here:

Good morning

Please forgive my mistake. I sent the wrong application and wrong dates in my initial invitation. This year, the Arts and Crafts Fair will cover both days of the Festival 16-17. This was decided after gathering input from vendors last year and a survey of potential artists and vendors.
Please note the change on the attached application.

We invite all local & regional artists, craftspeople, food vendors, and other commercial vendors 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 16-17th, 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. 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 email me or call me @ 828-284-1914 at your convenience.

Thank You and Best Regards,

Dan Barron

Artist & Vendor Coordinator