Festival for the Eno – Exhibiting and Jurying Guide

The Festival for the Eno is presented by the Eno River Association to celebrate and preserve the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Eno River Valley.

All participants must recognize that the Festival is a combined effort toward this specific goal. As one of its chief attractions, the Festival features the excellence and diversity of the region’s arts and crafts. The Festival is held at West Point on the Eno, a Durham City Park on Roxboro Road. 

This is a juried show. Prizes will be awarded.

Please read the below information carefully. Guidelines will be strictly enforced.

All craftspeople must be residents of the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, or Georgia.

All crafts sold at the Festival must be the original handiwork of the participant who must be present for all days of the Festival.

Booths must be adequately stocked for each day of the event. Booths must be open for sales during all hours.  Festival hours are 10 am to 6 pm. Booths cannot be shared or transferred.

NO SALE OF TEE SHIRTS. The only tee-shirts for sale at the Festival for the Eno are those sold by the Eno River Association to raise money for parklands.

Craft Demonstrations are encouraged. While we will make every effort to honor requests for electricity, access is limited and may not be available.

Participants must provide all they need to exhibit their work: tables, chairs, shelves, shims, shade, tarp, etc. Lighting is not necessary. This is an outdoor event during daylight hours.

The park is a natural area and level booth spaces are not guaranteed. Please bring what you need to level your displays. Single booth spaces are 12 x 12.

The completed application should be submitted with 3-5 images showing the nature of your craft. Images submitted must be of current work, and be no more than three years old. Photo of booth setup is NOT required.

Work exhibited at the Festival must be consistent with the application images submitted by the artist. The Festival for the Eno reserves the right to remove any work in question from the show, as well as the exhibitor if Festival guidelines are not followed.

The Festival Craft Jury is responsible for accepting or rejecting any application. You will be notified of the Festival’s decision by April 10, 2024. All decisions are final. THERE IS NO WAITING LIST.

Applications must be received by March 20, 2024. There is no application fee. Incomplete applications will be returned immediately.

The fee for a single booth space at the Festival is $190.00. Booth fees are payable online with your Vendor Agreement if the Festival Craft Jury accepts your application. Agreements are due May 1st.

We reserve the right to refuse any vendor.

If you have any questions, please email Kat Occhipinti, Vendor Coordinator, at kat@enoriver.org.