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Hickory – Hickory’s Oktoberfest 2017 is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors.  Celebrating its 32nd year, this annual festival will be held October 13, 14, and 15, 2017 in Downtown Hickory NC.  Estimated attendance is 100,000 for the three day event.

Hickory’s Oktoberfest is an outdoor festival held annually on the second weekend in October.  It features four stages of non-stop live entertainment ranging from traditional polka to rock & roll, two beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, a juried arts and crafts show, and hundreds of food and commercial vendors.

Oktoberfest’s Juried Arts and Crafts show is a juried event, with prizes given for the top three artisans. The Arts & Crafts area includes paintings, sculpture, pottery, handmade swings, candles, jewelry, photography and more. Booth spaces are 10 x 10 and limited to one craftsperson per booth.

Registration will be accepted until Thursday, August 1, 2017. Booth fees are $200.00 for all three days with electricity available for an additional $25.00. Applications and guidelines are available on line at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com.

Other vendors include foods from around the world, commercial businesses, and nonprofit organizations.  Applications for Commercial and Non-Profit vendors are available online at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com.

Food vendors are welcomed into the festival by invitation only.  No food vendor applications are provided online.

For more information on Oktoberfest 2017, applications and guidelines or sponsorship information please visit the websitewww.hickoryoktoberfest.com  and click on vendor applications or email [email protected].