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Hickory Oktoberfest in Hickory, NC

Fri Oct 12th - Sun Oct 14th 12
Other Possible Names for this Event:   -   Oktoberfest  -   Oktoberfest Foot Race

Event Location
Union Square
Union Square
Hickory, NC 28601
Catawba County - 55,540 housholds avg $51,421 ea.

Location/Facility Name: Downtown Hickory NC
Location/Facility Type: Large paved Square plus city streets
Listing Details for Event #: 1452417
Posted: Feb 20, 2012
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2013
Listing Completeness %: 99%
Views: Total: 114   Registered Users: 5  
Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Holiday & Seasonal Events
     - Octoberfest
Additional Categories:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Art and Craft Show
  - Music Event
  - Festivals & Fairs
     - Festival
Dates: Fri Oct 12th - Sun Oct 14th 12
Date Pattern: Second weekend in October
Show Hours: Fri: 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Sat: 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Sun: 12:00
Setup Time: Friday 12 Pm until,
Year #: 27
Attendance: 100,000
Attendance Method: Previous Estimated Police Count
Public Admission Price: free to the public
Haul Details: can drive to spot
Vendor Help: help available
Vendor Breakfast: none
Vendor Lunch: none provided
Parking: Downtown parking lots
Vendor Parking: Public lot
RV Parking: none on site
Restrooms: Restroom and numerous outdoor portable units
Awards/Prizes: Prize Money best booth dispaly 1st Place $300 2nd Place $20
Electricity: $25.00
Water: Public outside spicket
Tables/Chairs: Not provided
Misc Details: Outdoor Event w/o Cover Provided, Retail Items, Juried Crafts, Juried Fine Arts & Crafts
Website: URL on file! Click Here for more info.
Advertising: Advertising includes listings in major festival publications, local and regional radio, newspapers and magazines, email links and other. Estimated budget of $3,000,
  Jury Fee: 100.00
Commission: none
Art/Craft Spaces This Yr: 50
Art/Craft Spaces Still Open: 40
Number of Apps Expected This Yr: 100
Art/Craft Space Price: $150.00 10 x 10
URL to Offical Art/Craft Application: View!

Retail Spaces This Yr: 40
Retail Spaces Still Open: 30
Retail Space Price: $150.00 10 x 10
URL to Offical Retail Application: View!

Food Spaces This Yr: 30
Food Space Price: n/a

App Deadline: 2012-08-01
App Deadline: Passed
Still Accepting App's: NO
Vendor Types Needed: crafts, vendors
NOT Needed: food, music
% of Vendors that Re-Apply: 50%
% of all Applications Accepted: 80%
% of Re-applying Re-accepted: 40%

Applications are Juried ongoingly & Accepted progressively as they arrive, until all spaces are filled.

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Description
Hickory’s Oktoberfest 2010 is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors. Currently in its 25th year, this annual festival will be held October 8, 9, and 10, 2010 in Downtown Hickory NC. Estimated attendance is over 100,000.

Hickory's Oktoberfest is a three-day, outdoor festival held annually on the second weekend in October. It features five stages of non-stop live entertainment ranging from traditional polka to rock & roll, two beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, a juried arts and crafts show, and hundreds of food and commercial vendors.

Oktoberfest hosts more than 100 vendors. Food is represented from around the world with the Brats and Bavarian pastries taking the forefront during this celebration. Commercial vendors include sandals, jewelry, sunglasses and bushels of apples. The Juried Arts & Crafts include paintings, sculpture, lots of pottery, handmade swings, candles and more

The festival features an Arts and Crafts area, commercial vendors, a children’s area with rides, a wide variety of food vendors, three music stages with local, regional and national favorites and many other events

The show is a juried event, with prizes are given for the top three booths. Booth spaces are 10 x 10 and limited to one craftsperson per booth. Early registration (postmarked by August 1, 2010) is $100.00. Regular registration will be accepted until September 1, 2010 and are $150.00. Late registration, if space is still available (postmarked after October 1, 2010) is $250.00 Electricity is available for an additional $25.00.



Fri. noon-11:30p, Sat. 10a-11:30p, Sun. noon-5p

The spaces for Hickory Oktoberfest are completely full for the 2009 year.
Hickory’s Oktoberfest 2010 is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors. Currently in its 25th year, this annual festival will be held October 8, 9, and 10, 2010 in Downtown Hickory NC. Estimated attendance is over 100,000.

Hickory's Oktoberfest is a three-day, outdoor festival held annually on the second weekend in October. It features three stages of non-stop live entertainment ranging from traditional polka to rock & roll, two beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games, a juried arts and crafts show, and hundreds of food and commercial vendors.

Oktoberfest hosts more than 100 vendors. Food is represented from around the world with the Brats and Bavarian pastries taking the forefront during this celebration. Commercial vendors include sandals, jewelry, sunglasses and bushels of apples. The Juried Arts & Crafts include paintings, sculpture, lots of pottery, handmade swings, candles and more

The festival features an Arts and Crafts area, commercial vendors, a children’s area with rides, a wide variety of food vendors, three music stages with local, regional and national favorites and many other events

The show is a juried event, with prizes are given for the top three booths. Booth spaces are 10 x 10 and limited to one craftsperson per booth. Early registration (postmarked by August 1, 2010) is $100.00. Regular registration will be accepted until September 1, 2010 and are $150.00. Late registration, if space is still available (postmarked after October 1, 2010) is $250.00 Electricity is available for an additional $25.00.



Fri. noon-11:30p, Sat. 10a-11:30p, Sun. noon-5p

The spaces for Hickory Oktoberfest are completely full for the 2009 year.
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Past Listing: 10/09-10/11 2009 - Oktoberfest 70% 
Past Listing: 10/08-10/10 2010 - 2010 Hickory Oktoberfest 99% 
Past Listing: 10/07-10/09 2011 - Hickory Oktoberfest 92% 
- Link: http://www.hickoryoktoberfest.com/
Past Listing: 10/11-10/13 2013 - Hickory Oktoberfest 92% 
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Entertainment
Five stages will present non-stop musical entertainment on Friday from 5:30 pm to 11:30 and Saturday from noon until 11:30 pm and on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Check out the popular Singer/Songwriter stage in the Union Plaza Lower Level. New to Oktoberfest is “Totally Teen” that will feature local teen-age musicians and garage bands, located on Second Street between Wachovia and BB & T.

Activities
Kids will enjoy the Kidsfest area, located in the parking lot on the east side of Hickory Depot. Amusement rides and games offer a thrill for all ages.

Parents and children alike will enjoy the fine craftspeople bringing handmade Arts & Crafts to Union Square Commons. Artisans will be selling items such as: beautiful pottery, jewelry, glass, fabrics and wood crafting, just to name a few.

Commercial vendors will fill Second Street with a wide variety of merchandise ranging from sunglasses to handmade soaps to imported woodwork.

When you need a break from the excitement, there will be over 70 different treats, goodies and great food offered by the many food vendors located in the Pepsi Food Court.

Look for the Castle of Cans in the Kidsfest Area. Help fight hunger in Catawba County by donating food to build the Castle of Cans—the Castle of Caring. Area churches, civic organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate.
Event/Application Rules & Regulations
•     Contemporary, traditional and country will be considered.
•     Every piece of work that is for sale in your booth must be handmade. Only works approved from your application may be sold.
•     All work that you exhibit must be represented in your photos or website. Work should be photographed on a plain black background.
•     Overall quality, design and professional display of your work will be considered for the prize money.
•     You may not sell or represent another person’s work unless you are directly affiliated with that craft person’s studio. You may not act as a representative for any handmade line. Photographs must define each group of work that you intend to sell.
•     If you are selling items other than the approved, you will be asked to leave.
•     No food or beverages of any sort may be sold or given away.
•     No raffle tickets may be sold from your booth.
•     Battery operated lanterns will be allowed. Gas lanterns are not allowed.
•     All tents must be fireproof and tethered down in case of inclement weather.
•     Space assignments will be sent via mail to you by September 15, 2009. If you participated in Oktoberfest last year, we will try and place you in or near the same space. Your requests are not guaranteed but we will try to honor them.
•     If you do not fall within the above criteria, please apply to the Commercial area.
•     A $25 fee will be charged for any checks returned for insufficient funds.

Common Rules Selected: Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with enough postage for the jury materials you are sending to be returned to you. City law requires city issued vendor permit. (Cost: varies for commercial or retail vendors only Permit Phone: (828) 322-1121) Conditional Partial or Full Refunds by conditions such as date and whether your space is resold. Held Rain or Shine! Overnight Security Provided. ALL product categories must be itemized on the application. No vendor may sell any soft drinks, name brand drinks, or bottled water. No streamer poppers, snaps, silly string, stink bombs or other similar items may be sold! No pop guns, marshmellow guns or other disruptive items may be sold. Trash must be removed from your space to provided receptacles. No Early Packup Allowed. Vehicle must be parked in designated areas. Standard Rules: All work and displays must stay within designated space. No boxes, extra merchandise or debris should be visible. Spot area must be kept clean throughout the event and be left spotless afterwards. No soliciting, approaching patrons, or distribution of advertising material outside of booth area. All vendors must have a state sales tax license. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax.
Event Quality Level Determining Flags:
A multiple-person panel jury thoroughly reviews slides or photos and display.
All items must be mostly hand made, no minor Embellishments only.
All items must be Fine Craft or Art.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Vendors with items violating contract terms WILL BE asked to remove them.
Determined Quality Level: 4   quality levels explained
Driving Directions
I-40 from the East:
Come to Exit #125. Exit right onto Lenoir-Rhyne Blvd. Go approximately 1 mile to large intersection, which is 1st Avenue (sign also says “Tate Boulevard” on the sign to the right). Turn left. Go approximately 12 blocks to 3rd Street SW. Turn right. Go under RR underpass. Turn right immediately into Downtown Hickory’s Union Square parking lot. There will be someone there to greet you with further instructions.

I-40 from the West:
Come to Exit #123. Follow signs carefully that say “Hwy 321 North”. Get onto Hwy 321 North, stay in right lane and turn right onto Hwy 70. Go to the second light (Regal Inn will be on the right). Turn left onto 4th Street SW. Go through the next light, then bear right at the “Y-intersection” onto 3rd Street Drive SW. (There’s a convenience store at that “Y”). Go straight on 3rd St. Drive SW until you go under the RR underpass. Turn right immediately into Downtown Hickory’s Union Square parking lot. There will be someone there to greet you with further instructions.

From Highway 321S from Lenoir, NC:
After crossing the Catawba River bridge, turn left at the first stop light (Arby’s) on to Old Lenoir Road. It becomes 3rd Avenue NW. Take it to 3rd Street NW, turn right. Go straight until just before the underpass and turn left into Downtown Hickory’s Union Square parking lot. There will be someone there to greet you wit further instructions.

From Highway 321N from Gastonia, NC:
Travel Highway 321 North to Highway 70 (Exit 44 - exit immediately after I-40 exit). Turn right at the top of the ramp. Go to the second stop light. Turn left onto Fourth Street SW. Turn right at Main Ave. (the first road to the right after the rail road tracks). Continue straight to the stop sign at 3rd Street NW. Downtown Hickory’s Union Square parking lot will be directly in front of you. There will be someone there to greet you wit further instructions.
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