About the Forsythia Festival

About the Festival

Kick off spring with the Forsythia Festival, held annually the second weekend in March in downtown Forsyth. This free, family-fun event features a two-day arts-and-crafts show, children’s fair, a 5K and one-mile fun run, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, and much more. Enjoy mouth-watering foods, fine arts and crafts, and a fun time for the whole family. Join us Saturday night for FaithFest, our faith-based singing competition celebrating music, faith, and our community. Celebrate the whole week with community events and a beauty pageant.

Please be advised, animals are not allowed in the Festival premises.

Non-Compete Policy

The Forsythia Festival’s policy is such that no vendor may sell the exact same product. Because artistic license applies, the festival reserves the right to have more than one vendor selling a similar product (such as jewelry, paintings, etc.), as long as the products are diverse enough.

Vendors

The Forsythia Festival is limited to 100 vendors, 20 food vendors, and 15 kids corner vendors. Vendors are accepted based on their merit to the festival, pricing, and originality.

Jurying

We look for the highest quality work and strive to have a variety of media, styles, and price points represented at the festival. All work must be original, produced by the exhibitor, and for sale. We jury monthly until each category is filled. We create a waiting list if a particular category fills. For example, jewelry is by far the most popular category. We frequently fill all our spots for jewelers well before the show itself is full. We then create a waiting list from accepted applicants. If an artisan in the filled category cancels, then we fill their spot from the waiting list.

Eligibility

All media must be handmade and original. Flea-market items, manufactured items, and handmade imports will not be accepted. Commercial crafts or crafts originating from kits are not acceptable. All exhibited work must be similar to the photographs submitted and will be verified by the festival representatives, who reserve the right to require vendors to remove any item or items that do not meet these requirements or any item not approved upon acceptance. The committee reserves the right to reject any application for any reason.

Committee

The Forsythia Festival committee plans and coordinates the annual festival. The committee is wholly comprised of volunteers who work year-round supporting the festival. The executive festival staff is always looking for people who would like to volunteer. For more information about  volunteering, please contact the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce at 478-994-9239.

 

FUTURE DATES

March 11–12, 2017
March 10–11, 2018
March 9–10, 2019
March 14–15, 2020
March 13–14, 2021
March 12–13, 2022
March 11-12, 2023