Craft and Food Vendors

Craft Show Application

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018
44th Annual New Jersey Folk Festival

Saturday, April 28, 2018

New Brunswick NJ

10am-6pm (hours subject to change)

The New Jersey Folk Festival is an annual, outdoor event held on the Douglass campus of Rutgers University on the last Saturday of April. Founded in 1975, this event attracts 15,000+ visitors from throughout New Jersey and neighboring states. In addition to the juried craft show, the festival features four performance stages, children’s activities and two dozen food vendors.

Craft jurors look for quality crafts representing a wide variety of folk traditions. Work must be original, designed and executed by the applicants, and the finished product must reflect a high level of skill. Absolutely no “craft kits” or mass produced items will be accepted. Consumable crafts such as honey, jams, soaps, etc. are no longer being accepted.

Submit by email at least four (4) high resolution digital images to that demonstrate the quality and best depiction of your craft. You MUST include a brief description of your media including the materials and techniques involved with your submission. If accepted, you may not change or add other items to your booth space that were not juried. If you do, you will be asked to stop selling those items and you will forfeit all fees paid.

DEADLINE: Applications, along with payment and images, must be received NO LATER THAN MARCH 15, 2018.

— NEW CRAFTERS: A booth space fee* and a non-refundable $10.00 jurying fee are to be paid by TWO (2) separate checks accompanying your application. If you are rejected, the space fee will be refunded to you. No commission or percentage is taken on sales. These are your only fees.

— AUTO-ACCEPTED (PREVIOUS) CRAFTERS: If you were accepted and participated in any previous years, you need only submit the booth space fee* along with the application form below; you will be automatically accepted without jurying. However, if your medium has changed, you must submit new images as indicated above by March 15 including the non-refundable $10 jurying fee to be juried again. The fee for auto-accepted entries received after March 15, 2018 is $140.

* BOOTH SPACE FEES: Postmarked by January 14 ($115); February 14 ($125); March 15 ($135).

JURY PROCESS & NOTIFICATION: An impartial, knowledgeable team of jurors will consider each applicant’s work. You will receive notification of your status on or about April 1, 2018, following the craft jury review meeting.

RULES: Each exhibitor will be allotted a 10’ x 10’ space assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon arrival at the festival. Exhibitors must provide their own booth structures, covers and furnishings (canopy, tarps, tables, racks, chairs, etc.). Electricity is not available. The New Jersey Folk Festival is held outside, rain or shine. Exhibitors are solely responsible for the safety of
their exhibit. Festival sponsors and Rutgers University assume no responsibility whatsoever. Craft market hours are 10am-6pm. Vendor vehicles are not permitted on the field at any time during official festival hours (10am-6pm). Vehicles must be removed by 9:45am and can re-enter after 6pm; no exceptions.


Please make all checks payable to “New Jersey Folk Festival” and mail to:
NJFF Craft Show
American Studies Dept
Rutgers University
131 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414

You may also view and print the PDF version of this application here: 2018 Craft Application

Craft Application 2018

Food Vendor Query Form

This form does not guarantee you a spot at the 2018 festival. This is purely an interest form.

Food Vendor Query Form

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