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Mattoon Arts Festival in Springfield, MA

Sat Sep 8th - Sun Sep 9th 12
Other Possible Names for this Event:   -   Mattoon Street Arts festival  -   Mattoon Festival

Event Location
Mattoon Street
Springfield, Maine
Springfield, MA 01105

Location/Facility Type: historic street of restored brick, victorian rowhouses
Listing Details for Event #: 1443172
Posted: Jan 19, 2012
Last Updated: Nov 7, 2013
Listing Completeness %: 88%
Views: Total: 72   Registered Users: 3  
Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Art and Craft Show
Additional Categories:
     - Art Festival
Dates: Sat Sep 8th - Sun Sep 9th 12
Date Pattern: always weekend AFTER Labor Day
Rain Date Policy: only severe wind/rain will cancel the event
Rain Date Notification: check our answering machine night before
Show Hours: 10-5
Setup Time: Fri night at 7; Saturday between 7 and 9
Year #: 40
Public Admission Price: free
Haul Details: can drive to spot
Vendor Help: stand watchers
Vendor Breakfast: free coffee Saturday am
Vendor Lunch: food vendors on site
Parking: 200 car lot one block away and free on-street spaces
Vendor Parking: lot a block away
RV Parking: by speical arrangement
Restrooms: 3 portable outdoor units
Awards/Prizes: 8 categories; 2 prizes per category; best of show; $total $675
Electricity: depending on spot
Water: not provided
Tables/Chairs: not provided
Misc Details: Outdoor Event w/o Cover Provided, Juried Fine Arts & Crafts
Website: URL on file! Click Here for more info.
Advertising: $3500 spent on radio, TV, and three newspapers
Entertainment: unamplified musicians
Activities: face painters
  Jury Fee: n/a
Jury Requirements: 3 slide/photos of work and one of workspace
Commission: none
Art/Craft Space Price: $125 10 x 10


Food Space Price: $150 10x10

App Deadline: unknown
Still Accepting App's: NO

Applications are Screened & Accepted progressively, as they arrive, until all spaces are filled.

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Description
The region's longest running arts & crafts show, held on a historic street on the edge of Downtown Springfield, just blocks from I-91. 90 exhibitors, A few food vendors. Low key musicians. Easy set up/breakdown.

The 37th annual Mattoon Arts Festival will be Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. The outdoor arts and crafts show is held on a quaint street of restored brick Victorian rowhouses. Reputed to be one of the nicest street fairs in New England, it is organized by neighborhood volunteers to raise funds for maintaining and enhancing the area. The Festival also includes a few food vendors. Attendance averages 4,000 people.
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- Link: http://mattoonfestival.org
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Event/Application Rules & Regulations

Common Rules Selected: Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with enough postage for the jury materials you are sending to be returned to you. Vendors can share a booth. Spots are assigned prior to show based by promoter. Conditional Partial or Full Refunds by conditions such as date and whether your space is resold. Held Rain or Shine! Overnight Security Provided. ALL product categories must be itemized on the application. No streamer poppers, snaps, silly string, stink bombs or other similar items may be sold! No pop guns, marshmellow guns or other disruptive items may be sold. Trash must be removed from your space to provided receptacles. No Gas Generators. Canopies must be weighted down, no stakes allowed in ground. Pets OK! No Early Packup Allowed. NO Setup until vehicle fully unloaded and moved. Vehicle must be parked in designated areas. Standard Rules: All work and displays must stay within designated space. No boxes, extra merchandise or debris should be visible. Spot area must be kept clean throughout the event and be left spotless afterwards. No soliciting, approaching patrons, or distribution of advertising material outside of booth area. All vendors must have a state sales tax license. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax.
Event Quality Level Determining Flags:
Photos of workshop, supplies, or works in progress required.
All items must be hand made or embelished.
All items must be Fine Craft or Art.
Limited number of Artists per category.
Artist must be present day of show.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Vendors with items violating contract terms WILL BE asked to remove them.
Determined Quality Level: 4   quality levels explained
Driving Directions
Four blocks east of I-91
East of Chestnut Street, north of State Street
Near the Springfield Museums.
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