For 51 years, the Simsbury Arts & Crafts Festival has been going strong, and an important change is being made this year that will ensure this popular event continues well into the future. Starting in 2020, the Simsbury Junior Woman’s Club will be the driving force behind the Festival.
For the past three years the Junior Woman’s Club has worked very closely with the Simsbury Woman’s Club to learn about all that goes into making the Festival a huge success year after year. We will also continue to work with our fabulous professional events planner and consultant, Liz Reynolds. And two seasoned Festival co-chairs from the Simsbury Woman’s Club will continue to work collaboratively with the Juniors through the end of 2020.
The process you already know has been made easier than ever! As a vendor looking to participate in the Festival you will log onto www.simsburyjuniors.org. Here you will find the 2020 application, designed to be completed entirely online, including paying for your festival site.
Jurying will be held monthly so vendors will know readily whether or not they have been accepted for participation in the show. All vendors, regardless of prior status are being asked to submit electronic samples of their work and booth set up. This change allows the Juniors to familiarize themselves with the type and quality of each vendor’s work. Upon acceptance into the festival, all such submissions will be posted on the web site as a means of publicizing that vendor’s product.
Who are the members of the Junior Woman’s Club? They are a young and energetic version of the Simsbury Woman’s Club members and share our values around volunteering and community service. They possess tremendous talents, experience and savvy. And they are eager to put that to work for the Arts & Crafts Festival!
Woman’s Club plans to dissolve at the end of May 2020, and the Juniors are
ready to take over the running of the festival with great enthusiasm and fresh
ideas. Be assured that they will continue to present a Festival with highly
qualified vendors representing a cross-section of fine arts and a myriad of
Thank you for your interest in the 51st Simsbury Arts & Crafts Festival on September 19th and 20th. For the latest information on who the vendors will be and what else is planned to take place at the festival please go to www.simsburyjuniors.org.
We are all looking forward to seeing you in September!