RiverFest seeking vendors

Published 11:51 am Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The 2016 RiverFest board is seeking applications for the 29th annual RiverFest Arts & Crafts show.

The deadline for applications is March 31, RiverFest board secretary Ashley Tankesly said.

“We need to have applications by the due date, so we will have plenty of time to get a complete list of the vendors, Tankesly said, and also to be able to have adequate time to assign vendors their sites.

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Each year, RiverFest attracts more than 10,000 people to downtown Vicksburg, and in the past the arts and crafts show has had more than 100 vendor participants selling their wares, which have included wooden toys, hand crafted bird houses, jewelry, yard art, homemade specialty food items and wood working signs.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your craft or artwork,” Tankesly said.

The cost for a 12 foot by 12 foot booth space is $100 and to qualify as an arts and craft vendor, 70 percent of the craft items must be handmade or enhanced by the exhibitor.

Garage sale type items do not qualify for the RiverFest Arts & Crafts show Tankesly said.

Food vendors are also encouraged to participate.

“We do not have electrical hook-ups, but grills and generators will be allowed.”

The cost for food booth space is $175.

The RiverFest Arts & Crafts show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16 and vendor booths will be set up in downtown Vicksburg around City Hall.

Attendance to the show is free.

For more information or a vendor application, visit riverfest.com, email riverfestartsandcrafts@yahoo.com or visit the RiverFest Facebook page.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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