BSF seeks crafters, musicians for Planting Festival


Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the Fifteenth Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Traditional arts and crafts as well as music will be included as part of the festival throughout the day. The park would like to extend an invitation to all interested crafts persons, musicians, and volunteers to participate in this year’s festival.

The National Park Service’s policy regarding arts and craft sales does allow for the sales of demonstrated arts and crafts. A one-time fee of $25.00 is required for craft vendors interested in selling crafts or for musicians who wish to sell their music items during this one-day festival. This fee can also be applied towards an application to be a part of the Storytelling Festival on September 19. All crafters and musicians will need to bring their own tent, table, chairs and equipment. Generators are not permitted.

If you are interested in selling your craft and/or music items during this year’s event, contact the Fee Program Manager, Letitia Neal, at (423) 569-2404, extension 267, or e-mail. All applications need to be submitted no later than Friday, April 17.

Volunteers are always welcome to demonstrate their craft and/or skills. Volunteers are also needed to assist with event activities. Please contact the park’s Volunteer Coordinator at (423) 569-9778 or

For further information on this special event as well as other events, call the Bandy Creek Visitor Centerat (423) 286-7275 or visit the website at

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