Call for Artists!

This year’s Madison Heritage Arts Festival date is Saturday, October 3, 2020.

Welcome to the Madison Heritage Arts Festival! Last year we had 61 vendors participate on our traditional First Saturday in October event. The crowds were great and many vendors reported record sales for the day.

For all of its years, this festival has run concurrently with the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival which began in 1967. This Old Time Music festival is held on the Upper Quad of Mars Hill University which adjoins College Street where the Madison Heritage Arts Festival is held. With the Quad filled with music and College Street filled with arts and crafts, the Town of Mars Hill will be hoppin’ on the first Saturday in October!

As in years past, we will close College Street in downtown Mars Hill and will provide shuttle service to minimize parking problems. We use a one-way pattern for setup and breakdown. Separate setup instructions will be sent closer to the event.

For returning Artist/Crafter Exhibitors, if you wish to request the same booth space as last year, your application must be received by August 30, 2020. Booth spaces not reserved by this date may be assigned to other applicants. Corner booths are $60 and Standard Booths $50.

After the August deadline has elapsed, the next key date for Artists/Crafters is September 15, 2020. That is the deadline date where the Artist/Crafter priority ends. All booths still available after that date will be assigned to our Waiting List of nonprofits and business applicants. This process will continue until all booth spaces have been assigned.

Once your application has been received and approved, you will receive your booth assignment and a layout of the festival. This will indicate the traffic pattern to use. These will go out in early September.


  • ***Complete the vendor application & payment below***
  • Or, download a PDF application here
  • You may also pick up a hard copy at the Madison County Visitor Center in Mars Hill.
    If you download the PDF of the application, please read the application carefully, then sign it and return the form along with with your payment to:

Rotary Club of Madison County
P.O. Box 141
Mars Hill, NC 28754.

You may also drop off your form and payment at the Madison County Visitor Center at 56 South Main Street in Mars Hill. The visitor center is at the corner opposite the Post Office at Hwy 213 and Main Street.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Heritage Festival Committee at or 828-380-3103.

Complete Check-Out Below

Your application will not be confirmed without payment AND completion of the form above. Select the option that best fits you and click ‘Buy Now’.  You will be redirected to a secure PayPal site.

Standard Booth – $50
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Corner Booth – $60
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Two Booths, both Standard – $100
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Two Booths, one Corner – $110
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Youth Organization Booth – $25
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