Message from the

CEO

Dear Artisan,
The 56th Annual Appalachian Makers Market is scheduled for August 28-29, 2020 to be held at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center in Beckley, West Virginia. We are excited to present a fresh new look (and name!) to our vendors and patrons. Previously a three-day event and known as the Appalachian Arts & Craft Fair, we have implemented many exciting changes this year and hope you will join us for a fun and successful weekend celebrating Appalachian makers.

New this year is a flat rate booth fee; we are no longer commission based. Also new this year, we are no longer utilizing sales processing stations. Vendors are responsible for their own sales including cash, credit, and checks. Enclosed you will find our updated application detailing this and all changes, along with our rules and regulations. The Appalachian Makers Market continues to be a juried art and craft show. Every applicant must submit digital images along with their application. For our out of area vendors, we have reserved hotel blocks at a discounted rate to ensure your stay is comfortable and affordable. We aim to celebrate skilled Appalachian makers by keeping our festival exclusive to those that reside or work in the Appalachian region. Booth selections are made by the Appalachian Makers Market Committee and will begin immediately; you are encouraged to return your application as soon as possible. We look forward to your submissions and to celebrating your success at the Appalachian Makers Market!

Sincerely,

Michelle Rotellini
President/CEO