Applications are now available for the 42nd Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife to be held on October 3 & 4, 2015 in Newport News, Virginia. Held in a beautiful wooded area of the 8,000-acre Newport News Park, this festival attracts 70,000 people and 200 craft exhibitors. In the Juried Craft Area, crafters displaying high-quality traditional crafts compete for the following cash awards: Best in Show ($700) and Craft Category Awards (First Place of $300 in each category- Glass, Clay, Jewelry, Fiber, Folk Art, Furniture, Wood, Metal, Basketry, and Other). In the Heritage Area, craft and historic trade demonstrators compete for Best Demonstration ($200) and Best Display ($200). In Marketplace Crafts (a wide variety of handmade crafts) an award is given for Best Display ($200). There is also Country Store area with famer’s market items including packaged food items (jams, bread) and fresh produce.
Applications for the 42nd Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife are available at http://www.nnva.gov/814/Festivals-Special-Events or by calling 757-926-1400. Applications are due on April 15, 2015.