Call for Entries: Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

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Amish Acres, Nappanee, IN

Nappanee, IN
July 31 – August 3
350 exhibitors
Deadline: April 15

The 46th annual Amish Acres Festival is seeking talented artists and craftsmen to exhibit and sell their wares around the pond at Amish Acres.

Amish Acres is an 80 acre farmstead, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the heart of Indiana’s Amish country, Nappanee, IN. It is an historic attraction demonstrating three generations of the legacy of the family who lived here and a destination for travelers interested in learning about the Amish a way of life, a life nearly forgotten in today’s fast paced world.

Helpful information:

  • This is a regional event
  • There is an effective advertising and marketing plan that encircles Nappanee from Chicago to Detroit to Toledo and Indianapolis
  • The readers of Sunshine Artist have selected Amish Acres as one of the 200 Best for the 10th year running, further ranking it the 7th Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Show in the Country
  • The American Bus Association chose Amish Acres Festival as one of its Top 100 Events in North America in 2008 for an unprecedented third time (2005, 2006 & 2008)
  • It is a highly anticipated event. Tour operators bring bus loads of customers to this once a year festival.

A new flat booth fee structure is in place for the second year. No commission is charged. Artists enjoy:

  • free accessible parking
  • electricity
  • no jury fee
  • exhibitor discounts on hotels, theatre tickets, food and drink
  • $10,000 in cash awards
  • 60,000+ is the expected attendance based on previous years

Three entertainment stages and a variety of strolling musicians provide a festive backdrop to the artist marketplace. In 2007, exhibitors were present from 296 cities in 34 states across the country.

A casual family oriented atmosphere abounds as Amish Acres remains a family run business. The Festival was started in l961 and is still owned by the same family, on to its second generation of management now. There are many activities on this historic farm but the Art and Crafts Festival is a singular event and eagerly awaited by past exhibitors and patrons.

Visit the website to learn more about Amish Acres and to download an application: http://www.amishacres.com/

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