North Carolina Arts Marketplace

The NC Arts Marketplace at the National Folk Festival features the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the North Carolina region.  It will include both deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary artistic expressions rooted in the region’s experience.

Last year was a huge success for our vendors and community.  We anticipate that with good weather the 2017 National Folk Festival (Festival) will attract over 150K individuals to Downtown Greensboro this year to enjoy first class music, traditional art, crafts, and food.

The submission deadline for Marketplace Vendor applications for the 2017 National Folk Festival
September 8, 9 & 10, 2017 – downtown Greensboro, NC has passed.


If you are interested in receiving information about future vending opportunities with the Festival, please submit your contact information by clicking the following link and completing the vendor interest form.

Review the Application Guidelines

Eligible items include, but are not limited to:

– pottery
– custom furniture
– photography
– mixed media*
– jewelry
– textile art
– woodwork
– quilts
– paintings*
– stained or blown glass
– sculpture
– herbal/personal care
– packaged, Made-in-NC food products

*For vendors interested in selling paintings or mixed media, the artist may sell prints of an original work as long as the original work is displayed at the Festival.

Ineligible items include:

– crafts made from store-bought kits or molds
– commercial reproductions or manufactured items that have been assembled
– vendors offering activities or services such as face painting or photo booths will not be considered

The application must be submitted with four (4) to six (6) color images of the work the applicant intends to sell and one (1) booth image along with a non-refundable $30 application fee.

Please contact Kathryn Gauldin, Marketplace Coordinator, at if you have any questions. We look forward to reviewing your application!