Lincoln County craftsmen and craftsmen from neighboring counties (Cleveland, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Catawba and Burke) are eligible to participate in the Lincoln County Apple Festival. Vendors may sell only ONE type of craft per booth UNLESS it is a team booth. Team booths are limited to two persons per booth and can have two different crafts.
Booth Size: 20 wide by 10 deep
If you are not currently a vendor and are interested in having a booth at the 2015 Lincoln County Apple Festival, please call 704-530-4636 after January 1, 2016. The names of all those who have expressed an interest in being vendors will be submitted to the Apple Festival Booth Committee. The committee will issue invitations to those who are selected to participate. Registration details will be provided when the invitation is sent out. Returning vendors must register at each year’s festival for the following year’s event. Please make check payable to LINCOLN COUNTY APPLE FESTIVAL and take to the INFORMATION BOOTH ON THE MEDIAN ON WEST MAIN STREET, or HAVE READY FOR ONE OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS BY 7:00AM ON THE DAY OF THE FESTIVAL.
Important Information for the day of the Festival
Vendors may enter festival grounds at 4:30 a.m. to begin setting up booths. Please pull in, drop off your booth items and leave the area immediately. All vehicles must be off festival grounds by 7:30 a.m. Booths must remain in place until 4:30 p.m. If you sell out, you may start breaking down but are not allowed to leave until 4:30 p.m. Booth areas must be cleaned up and all materials removed by 6:00 p.m. No vehicles are allowed on the lawn. All booths should provide their own trash receptacle with plastic bags for their own use. If your organization has a food booth, you may give out information about your organization from that booth. You may enter from West Main, East Main & Laurel or North & South Aspen.
Festival Vehicle Passes: After barricades are in place, a vehicle pass will be necessary to enter the festival area. Two vehicle passes will be mailed to the contact person listed on the application the week before the Apple Festival. Police officers (and or attendants) at the barricades will expect to see a pass.
A traffic lane must be kept open around the courthouse for the Fire Department and the north side of the center lane on East Main Street. Police will be issuing tickets to violators. An Emergency First Aid station, manned by the Lincoln County Lifesaving Crew, will be located on the west side of the courthouse.
Quick Tips for a Better Festival!
- No generators or power allowed.
- Please do not use more than the allocated space for any part of supplies equipment or shelter. Tents or portable shelters may be used if they fit the allocated space. Guy wires, stakes and ropes are not allowed.
- DO NOT block fire hydrants
- The Apple Festival does not have rain dates. Exhibit fees are non-refundable.
- Exhibit fees for all craft booths are per booth.