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Afton Arts & Crafts Festival
August 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Afton Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday & Sunday
August 20-21, 2022
Stroll the sidewalks of Main Street in the Village of Afton… meeting Artisans and Crafters as they display, demonstrate and sell their hand-crafted treasures and home-grown / home-made treats!
Strut the lawns of the Afton Fairgrounds… talking to automotive artists enthusiastically showing their vintage cars, motorcycles, tractors, trucks and more!
Swing and Sing with the bands… enjoying music from 6 bands and 2 disc jockeys… and lively activities at both locations!
The Greater Afton Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing back the 2-day Afton Arts & Crafts Festival, restoring it to its decade’s old roots! Being held August 20-21, artisans of all genres are being invited to participate! Lining the village sidewalks with everything from pottery, photography, floral arrangements, needlework, epoxy creations, from quilts and woodcarvings, to performing arts and musicians.
Be a Vendor!
Sell your hand-crafted, hand-made or home-grown items! Rent a 10′ x 10’ booth. Apply before 7/28. Vendors will be placed on the special event program and map. Fee of $75 for the 2 days helps to cover expenses of advertising, marketing and printing for this large event.
At the Southern Tier Art Contest in the newly opened Hub “gallery” on Main Street, YOU get to vote for The People’s Choice Awards for Painting and Photography! The formal judged contest awards will be given for Best in each Category, and Best in Show. Prizes donated by BLICK Art Materials.
Student Art Show:
All Greater Afton Area/Home School Students up to Grade 12 are encouraged to showcase their schoolwork and hobbies. Submit your displayable art (including clay projects, paintings, photographs, colored pencil, pen-and-ink sketches, paper Mache, etc.). Submissions are due at First Baptist Church between August 15-19.
Reminisce with Antique Vehicles…
The Classics Cruise-In embraces the theme of “looking back at our memories,” with antique cars, motorcycles, tractors and trucks, held at the Afton Fairgrounds. Register your vintage vehicles today! Free to enter and attend!
Get Great Exposure as a Festival Sponsor!
Palette Gem Sponsorships are: Diamond $2,500; Ruby $1,000; Emerald $500; Topaz $250; and Amethyst $100. Each includes Chamber membership! This is a non-profit organization hosting a non-profit event, so every donation is welcome and greatly appreciated!
Each day hosts three different bands and a DJ! Enjoy painters and crafters along the sidewalks, demonstrations, plus performing artists including magicians, balloon artists…
Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
Food vendors, exhibitors and concessions stands will be at both locations, in the Village and at the Fairgrounds. Yummy treats include BBQ chicken, ice cream, hot dogs, granola, peppers, onions and sausage… oh, and wines!
Park for Free! Attend for Free!
There will be plenty of FREE open parking at the Afton Fairgrounds, where the Classics Cruise-In will be!
Park at the Afton Fairgrounds and Driving Park.
Exit I-88 at Afton exit #7, toward ROUTE 41. Turn left at ROUTE 41. Turn Left at EVELYN AVENUE, into the Driving Park. Shuttles will be provided from the Fairgrounds to the Village for the Festival.
The mission of the Festival has always been to draw families and visitors to the sidewalks of Afton for appreciation, education and participation in the Arts. There’s something for everyone!
Our custom themed LOGO artwork credits to Afton residents:
Design & Branding Concept: Sheryl Roush
Palette Art original hand sketched pen and ink: Christopher Lloyd Wright
Digital Art & Website Designer: Karl Fritz
This event is hosted by the Greater Afton Area Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) non-profit membership organization.
The Chamber reserves the right to refuse or deny applications for participation in the Festival, any part or activity of the Festival, and/or Chamber membership.