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Downtown Hickory’s Oktoberfest in Hickory, NC

Fri Oct 9th - Sun Oct 11th
Other Possible Names for this Event:   -   Hickory Oktoberfest  -   Oktoberfest  -   Oktoberfest Foot Race

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

Location/Facility Type: Large downtown open air venue, plus streets and parking lots
Listing Details for Event #: 1810980
Posted: Dec 22, 2014
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015
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Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Festivals & Fairs
  - Art & Craft Events
  - Music Event
  - Childrens Event
Dates: Fri Oct 9th - Sun Oct 11th
Show Hours: Friday October 10 (5:00 pm to 10:00 pm), Saturday October 11
Setup Time: Friday 12 Pm until,
Year #: 30
Public Admission Price: Free to the public
Haul Details: can drive to spot
Vendor Help: please let us know in advance
Vendor Breakfast: none provided
Vendor Lunch: none provided
Parking: Downtown Hickory
Vendor Parking: will be given at festival
RV Parking: none on site
Restrooms: Outdoor units and restrooms
Awards/Prizes: 3 prizes for Best Booth in Arts and Crafts
Electricity: extra charge, see application
Water: Public outside spicket
Tables/Chairs: not provided
Misc Details: Outdoor Event w/o Cover Provided, Retail Items, Juried Crafts
Website: URL on file! Click Here for more info.
Advertising: Radio, newspapers, social media, billboards
Entertainment: Four music stages with various genres, including traditional German polka bands, rock, singer/songwriters and more.
Activities: Carnival rides for young and old alike, juried art show and sale, vendors.
  Jury Fee: $200.00
Jury Requirements: 4 photos of work and 1 of booth display
Commission: none on craft or vendors
Art/Craft Spaces This Yr: 40
Art/Craft Space Price: $200.00 10 x 10

Retail Spaces This Yr: 60
Retail Space Price: $200 to $250 10 x 10

Food Spaces This Yr: 60
Food Space Price: n/a

App Deadline: unknown
Still Accepting App's: unknown
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Description
Join in the fun for Hickory’s 29th Annual Oktoberfest! Hickory’s Oktoberfest is a three-day, outdoor festival held annually on the second weekend in October. It features four stages of non-stop live entertainment in all genres, two beer gardens, amusement rides and carnival games. The event hosts more than 100 vendors; including, a Juried Arts and Crafts Show, food from around the world, commercial vendors and non profit organizations.
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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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 persons work unless you are directly affiliated with that craft persons 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. Spots are assigned prior to show based by promoter. 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. Trash must be removed from your space to provided receptacles. Canopies must be weighted down, no stakes allowed in ground. 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:
All items must be entirely hand-made, no Embellishments only.
Limited number of Artists per category.
All product types to be sold must be listed on application.
Pre-show inspection of items and booths will be performed.
Determined Quality Level: 4   quality levels explained
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