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Colorfest in Thurmont, MD

Sat Oct 13th - Sun Oct 14th 07

Event Location
P.O. box 33
Thurmont, Md
Thurmont, MD 21788
Frederick County - 70,115 housholds avg $69,955 ea.

Location/Facility Type: Town Of Thurmont; Thurmont Community Park and Community Fair Gro
Listing Details for Event #: 1058470
Posted: Apr 10, 2007
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2014
Listing Completeness %: 91%
Views: Total: 14862   Registered Users: 88  
Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Art and Craft Show
Dates: Sat Oct 13th - Sun Oct 14th 07
Date Pattern: 2nd Weekend in October
Show Hours: Sat 9-5, Sun 9-5
Setup Time: Friday
Year #: 44
Attendance: over 100,000 extimated in 2007
Attendance Method: Unknown
Public Admission Price: free
Haul Details: drive up to spot
Vendor Help: none
Vendor Breakfast: brreakfast sandwiches donuts coffee
Vendor Lunch: Food vendors on site
Parking: parking at the High school and elementary as well as some of the local churches as well as road side in some areas
Vendor Parking: behind park
RV Parking: Limited number of spaces in the park. No hoohups.
Restrooms: multiple areas of portable outdoor units through the town Some sinks scattered through out
Electricity: provided upon request
Misc Details: Juried Fine Arts & Crafts
Website: URL on file! Click Here for more info.
Entertainment: M uscial groups play sets through out the day on the basketballcourt in the middle of the park.
  Jury Fee: $225.00
Jury Requirements: completed application, fee, SASE, 2 photos of booth setup
Art/Craft Spaces This Yr: 365
Art/Craft Spaces Still Open: 0
Art/Craft Space Price: $225.00 15x10

Retail Spaces Still Open: 0

Food Spaces Still Open: 0

App Deadline: 2007-04-30
App Deadline: Passed
Still Accepting App's: NO
% of Vendors that Re-Apply: 90%
% of Re-applying Re-accepted: 95%

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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.
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Past Listing: 10/10-10/11 2009 - Colorfest 89% 
Past Listing: 10/09-10/10 2010 - Colorfest 83% 
- Link: http://www.colorfest.org
Past Listing: 10/08-10/09 2011 - Colorfest 83% 
- Link: http://www.colorfest.org
Past Listing: 10/13-10/14 2012 - Colorfest 83% 
- Link: http://www.colorfest.org
Past Listing: 10/12-10/13 2013 - Colorfest 83% 
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Past Listing: 10/11-10/12 2014 - Colorfest 82% 
Future Listing: @10/10-10/11 2015 - Colorfest 82% 

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Event/Application Rules & Regulations

Common Rules Selected: Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Jury materials will be returned to you. City law requires city issued vendor permit. (Cost: included in space fee) 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.
Driving Directions
Thurmont is on route 15 north of Frederick, Maryland.
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