Fairs, Festivals, and Shows

There are dozens—perhaps even hundreds—of periodic craft shows, craft fairs, and craft festivals (as well as places that sell crafts) in Kentucky.

"Juried" vs. "Non-juried" shows/festivals and venues:

When a show or sales outlet is “juried,” it means that craftspeople must apply to participate, and that the quality of products as well as crafters' level of experience will be taken into consideration by a panel of judges. Typically, would-be participants are required send in a resume, photos/samples of their products, and a jurying fee. The jury is looking to determine whether or not the quality and marketability of products align with those of the craft fair. They will also make sure that a variety of products is being offered, so that each seller has a good chance of making sales.
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Non-juried" craft shows, and venues typically give out spots on a first-come-first-serve basis, typically charging a fee to exhibitors.


See also Garry Barker's cogent article, "
More on Making Fairs Fair," Letter to Craft Horizons (February, 1973, Volume 33, Number 1), p.10.

Some of the fairs/events/shows listed below are usually ANNUAL, but their websites may not be up to date! Many of these events will also appear in the CALENDAR