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How do I become an exhibitor?

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Festival Hours
Third Full Weekend in July

Friday 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

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Hungry Mother Festival
Exhibitor Application

February 1st: Application Deadline
March 1st: Jury Results Mailed
April 1st: Booth Fee Due
April 30th: Last Date to Cancel for        Partial Booth Fee Refund. 
May 1st: Cancelation Status at
the Discretion of the Festival Committee 

Third Full Weekend In July: Set-up begins on Thursday, Festival opens to visitors on Friday at 10:00 am!

Important Dates

Exhibitor Information


Entry Requirements, Eligibility, and Selection
The Jurying Committee will determine acceptance based on creativity, originality, and quality of workmanship.  At least 90% of each item must be handcrafted by the exhibitor.  Any item made from a commercial kit or purchased for resale is prohibited.  Hungry Mother Festival is a family show and items containing obscenity or profanity are prohibited. If a prohibited or non-juried item is displayed, the exhibitor will be asked to remove the items or leave the show and will not be considered for future shows.


Jury Fee – $10 non-refundable (waived if vendor applies at the end of the Festival for the next year)
Single Booth – $135 (10 x 10 feet with ample room for guy wires)
Double Booth – $195 (10 x 20 feet with ample room for guy wires)
Web Link – now free! (where can we find you on the web?)

Every effort will be made to accommodate requests for a particular space, but availability is not guaranteed. Free Booth relief may be scheduled at registration.  Booth fees include 1 parking pass and free web link on our exhibitor list.


Important Dates
Application Deadline: February 1st. Applications may be submitted for jurying after the deadline. If all spaces are full, accepted exhibitors may request to be placed on a waiting list. If cancellations are received prior to the Festival we will contact exhibitors on the approved waiting list. 
Jury Results/Invitations Mailed: March 1st
Booth Fees Due: April 1st
Last Date of Partial Refund with written request: April 30th

Cancelation Status at the Discretion of Festival Committee: May 1st
Festival Registration and Setup: Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 7:00 am –

8:00 am  (specific times will be provided.)
Show hours are Friday & Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am –

5:00 pm. All exhibitors are expected to participate for the full 3 days during all scheduled hours regardless of weather conditions.

Exhibitor Application
The following MUST be included with your application or it will be returned:
1.) Completed & Signed Application postmarked by February 1st.
2.) At least 5 close-up photos of your work with descriptions of each, listing techniques, materials, price range, and size. Also include a photo of your booth set-up. Include any additional information you feel might be helpful to the Jurying Committee.
3.) Check for $10 for non-refundable Jury Fee payable to: The Art League of Marion
4.) Self-addressed, stamped envelope for jury notification


Mail your completed application to:
The Art League of Marion
P.O. Box 1115
Marion, VA 24354

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