Beginning January 4, 2021, MECC will accept vendor applications for Home Craft Days 2021, and we will tentatively reserve spaces to all registered vendors. However, due to the uncertainty at this time as to whether or not we will be able to host the 50th anniversary festival on our campus on October 15 – 17, 2021, we ask that vendors who register after January 4, 2021, wait until after July 1, 2021, to begin mailing in their registration fees. MECC anticipates evaluating the COVID-19 situation, and making a decision sometime in June of 2021 on whether to have the festival on campus this year; and if the decision is made to have the festival on the college premises in October, then vendors will have from July 1 to July 31, 2021, to mail in their registration fees. Registration for the 2021 Home Craft Days festival will close on July 31, 2021, and all registration forms and fees must be received in our office by that date.

For additional information, contact Krisanne Hickman at khickman@mecc.edu, or by calling 276-523-2400 ext. 310.

For Vendors

Show Dates and Hours
TBA

Setup Dates and Hours

For more information, please call Wampler Library at (276) 523-7468.

Vendor Screening
Entries by new applicants will be screened by a jury. All decisions by the jury are final. Photos of recent work are required. Please e-mail photos to Krisanne Hickman at khickman@mecc.edu, or provide a URL to your website or Facebook page on your application. A Notice of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance will be emailed to applicants within 2 weeks of their application submission.

Acceptable Vendors
Quilts, Needlework, Woodcraft, Basketry, Straw Brooms, Corn Husk craft items, Woodburning, Leather Work, Lye Soap, Grapevine Wreaths, Chair Caning, Storytelling, Art-Traditional, Candlewicking, Pottery, Candlemaking, Wagon Rides, Country Carving, Crochet, Bees and Honey, Wooden Toys, Stained Glass, Portraits, Dulcimers, Porcelain Painting, Berry Buckets, Fiddles, Caramel Apples, Apple Cider, Rag Dolls, Banjo, Tatting, Weaving, Net Darning, Homemade Ice Cream, Goat Cheese, Apple Butter, Funnel Cakes, and Molasses.

Unacceptable Vendors
Hamburgers, Plastic Canvas Needlepoint, Plastics, Velvet Paintings, Plastic Doll Faces, Plastic Fruit, Styrofoam, School Mascot Items, Silk Flower Hats, PVC/Plastic Pipe Items, Pre-painted Fabric (pillows and quilts), Pre-quilted Items, Stenciled Quilts, Moveable Eyes, Plastic Eyes, Purchased Baskets (all must be handcrafted), Fake Furs, Painted T-Shirts and Sweatshirts.

No retail jewelry permitted–all jewelry must be handmade.

All information vendors must represent **non-profit** organizations.

Registration Fee-Crafts
If you are accepted to participate in Home Craft Days, there will be a registration fee of $100 per craft booth (two parking spaces). All checks should be made payable to MECC – HCD. To avoid a $25.00 late fee, your application, payment of registration fee, signed contract, and W9 form (required by demonstrators and musicians only) must be received at our office by July 31, 2021.

Registration Fee-Food Groups
If you are accepted to participate in Home Craft Days, the registration fee for commercial food groups will be $150 per vendor space (two parking spaces). Vendors may request additional space(s) if needed, at the cost of $75 per additional parking space. All checks should be made payable to MECC – HCD. The registration fee for non-profit civic organizations, schools, and churches will be $100. To avoid a $25.00 late fee, your application, payment of registration fee, and signed contract must be received at our office by July 31, 2021.

Registration Fee-Authors
If you are accepted to participate in Home Craft Days, there will be a registration fee of $50 per author booth (one parking space). All checks should be made payable to MECC – HCD. To avoid a $25.00 late fee, your application, payment of registration fee, and signed contract must be received at our office by July 31, 2021.