Juried arts and crafts show. The Colorfest is only located in the Park and the Community Fair Grounds. Many of the local residents and facilities rent spaces to vendors, but these are not considered Colorfest and tend not to be juried. Many people come to the Park and the Fair Grounds only.
The entire town of Thurmont is shutdown for the time of the fair. Shuttle buses are provided from the loal sholls to the center of town.
Many of the crafters do demonstrations of their craft through out the show.
Colorfest Incorporated runs Colorfest and prides themself in jurying and then checking to see what their crafters and displaying.
Huge event throughout the town of Thurmont. This is the official site listing, however, private organizations, churches and individuals rent space. You can also contact the town itself for outside listers.
More than 360 stands of juried arts & crafts; two areas, all within walking distance. Shuttle buses available.
Event/Application Rules & RegulationsCommon Rules Selected:
Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Jury materials will be returned to you. City law requires city issued vendor permit. Spots are assigned prior to show based by promoter. No Refunds or Show Credits. Held Rain or Shine! Overnight Security Provided. 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 Early Packup Allowed. 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:
A multiple-person panel jury thoroughly reviews slides or photos and display.
All items must be Fine Craft or Art.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Pre-show inspection of items and booths will be performed.
Vendors with items violating contract terms WILL BE asked to remove them.