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Fall Fun Fest 2015 - Craft Booth
Cookeville's Main Street Festival, September 11 and 12, 2015
Sponsored by Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft.
The Cookeville Fall Fun Fest is a two day event that melds a national barbeque competition with a downtown street festival, which includes two music stages, a lot of excellent kid and family activities, good food, a skateboarding area, street performers, and a relatively small but admirable crafts area. Last year's estimated attendance was well over 20,000. The craft area is limited to one street, which yields about 20 booth spaces, 10ft X 10ft each.
The craft area is "officially" advertised as a Saturday event, however, you have the option of setting up on Friday between 12:00-3:00, and selling as late as you wish. I would highly encourage this, as there is really good turnout, between the BBQ crowd, and those coming for the live entertainment, which usually goes on until about 9:30.
If you choose to skip Friday, set up on Saturday between 6:00-9:00 a.m. You must sell until 6:00 p.m., but again you have the option to stay later. Saturday night is the "mainliner" band, a lot of people are coming into the festival in the evening. Electricity is available to all booths. Vehicles are only permitted in the area during the set-up and take-down times, but the area is easily accessible. Security for the entire area is provided by Cookeville City Police, however, neither the city nor FACCT are liable for loss, theft or damage, etc. I can say that in all the years that I have been involved with this event, that there has not been any problem with overnight vandalism or theft. Small town, good cops, plus we're right next to the BBQ people and they're up all night smokin' their meat.
This is a juried event sponsored by Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft. Rules and guidelines are contained in the application form below or a pdf version of it.
The Cookeville Fall Fun Fest is a high quality event which draws a large and diverse crowd, all lured in by live music, Sesame St. characters, smoked meat or some combination thereof.
If you would like to have an art or craft booth in the Fall Fun Fest 2015 please read, fill out, and send in your application by July 15.
For more info on Cookeville Fall Fun Fest go to, or call or write Mike Whiteman.
Address: 4990 Massa Rd., Baxter, TN. 38544, tel. 931-432-6313

Craft Booth Information
When: Friday night (optional), September 11, starts at 5 pm, and Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm.
Where: Cookeville, TN; on the Square around the old courthouse
Eligibility: Any artist producing their own original work. Work made from kits, commercial molds, patterns, or copyrighted designs not owned by the artist will not be accepted. Any commercial embellishments must be subordinate to the handcrafted work.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2015 (arrival date)
Booth Fee (includes electricity connection): $90.00. Money raised from the booth fees will go towards Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft continuing efforts to support craft artists and art and craft education in Middle Tennessee.
Booth Info: All booths are 10' x 10'. You must supply your own tent (optional) and display. Vendors may set up Friday afternoon from noon to 3 pm or Saturday morning from 6 to 9 am. Sales Friday evening are optional. All vendors must complete their setup and remove all vehicles from the fair site before the festival opens (Friday 3:00 pm or Saturday 9:30 am). Electricity is available at the site.
To Apply: Send completed application form (below or print a pdf version), booth fee (check payable to Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft), SASE, and 4 printed photos of the work you wish to exhibit to Plateau Chapter, c/o Mike Whiteman, 4990 Massa Road, Baxter, TN 38544. Mark photos with artist's name, dimensions of work, and materials.

Application Form (pdf version)
1. Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft reserves the right to reject any vendor who misrepresents in their photos the work they bring to the fair.
2. Artists who have exhibited at past fairs are not pre-juried for this one.
General Information:
1. Notification letters will be mailed along with photos and un-deposited checks of those artists not accepted. Photos of artists accepted will be returned during the show.
2. Each vendor is responsible for charging and paying state taxes.
3. Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft, Cityscape and affiliates are not responsible for damage, theft or loss of personal property or personal injury incurred during this event.
Business Name_________________________________
Booth Fee_____________________________________
Circle one medium in which you wish to be juried:
Painting/ 2-D (drawing, printmaking)

Make sure you include this form, booth fee (check payable to Plateau Chapter of TN Craft), printed photos and SASE and send them to:
Plateau Chapter, c/o Mike Whiteman, 4990 Massa Road, Baxter, TN 38544
Questions? Contact   Mike Whiteman, tel: 931- 432- 6313, e-mail:

For more information about the Fun Fest go to Cookeville's Fall Fun Fest web page. is a venue to provide craft artists with an online presence.

Last updated on August 8, 2015 . Questions? Comments? Please e-mail Carol Ventura.