Friends of Forbes Artisans Fair

Sunday, October 6, 2024 from 10 am – 3 pm

Located at Forbes Library.

Fundraiser by Friends of Forbes Library, inc. All proceeds go to Forbes Library for books, equipment, and programs.

Information for artists applying for the 2024 fair

Apply online

The Friends of Forbes are pleased to invite you to apply to our third annual Fall Artisans Fair. This is an outdoor event- you are responsible for your own tent, tables, and chairs. Each space is 10’x10’ and located in the parking lot. Your tent MUST be secured with weights. The fair will be held rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe.

Set Up: Sunday 7 am-9:45 am; please be ready to go by 10:00 am

Fee: $50 per space

We will be accepting handmade items, made only by you, no commercial vendors, or manufactured items. One exception will be children’s books, written by local authors. The only food items we will consider are honey and maple syrup.

This is a juried fair allowing us to select a wide range of items. You will be selected from the entire group of applicants. We have approximately 46 spaces in the parking lot and on the lawn area.

Deadline for applications is August 5th.

Your participation/status will be confirmed by August 19st by email.

Complete the online application form or mail the printed form to:
Friends of Forbes Library
PO Box 1363
Northampton, MA 01061

For those not including images via online application, email 3 photos of your craft, representing all of your offerings, and one of your display set up to no later than August 5th.

The completed application will not be considered submitted until the check is received in the mail. Please include the signed and dated form with your check, made out to Friends of Forbes Library.

We will not be returning photos or checks. If you are not selected, your check will be shredded.

All communication should be through our email
Please include “Artisans fair” in the subject line and include your business name as well as your name.

We will be holding a raffle to benefit the library and would be most grateful for a donation of one of your items. ($15-$20)

Thank you to our 2023 generous sponsors

Gold level
  • PeoplesBank
  • West Branch Capital
Silver level
  • Doherty Wallace Pillsbury & Murphy
  • Whalen Insurance Agency
Bronze level
  • Atty. Laura Arbeitman
  • Berkshire Design Group
  • Cedar Chest
  • Connecticut Valley Oral Surgery Assoc.

Thank you to our 2023 raffle donors

Thank you to the following local businesses for donating goods & services

  • Northampton Rental
  • Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters
  • Woodstar Cafe