Woodworking & Forest Festival seeks wood artisan-vendors

Woodworking & Forest Festival
Woodworking & Forest Festival displays. Photo provided.
woodworking & forest festival
Shoppers browse offerings. Photo provided.

WOODSTOCK, Vt. – Working farms and forests give Vermont its beautiful rural character and unique sense of place while serving as an important part of the economy for many communities throughout the state. This fall, one event celebrates those great aspects of Vermont.

The Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 23-24, 2017, in Woodstock at the Billings Farm & Museum. The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA) will partner with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park during the forest festival for a premier foliage weekend event. Join the celebration of Vermont’s working landscape with your unique products that represent the best of Vermont. The VWMA is seeking producers of wood furniture, accessories & woodenware, cabinetry, flooring, carvings, turnings, and all other products made of wood to sell their product.

Woodstock is a quintessential Vermont town that attracts visitors from around the globe. This beautiful historic area in the Green Mountains of Windsor County is easily accessible from the interstates and part of the Crossroads of Vermont Scenic Byway. The Billings Farm and the national park are both members of Vermont Attractions Association and icons of our working landscape, located just outside the town center.

As our hosts and partners, these venues provide an appealing backdrop. The ambiance of the Billings Farm loft and grounds are the perfect complement for fine furniture and wood products crafted in Vermont. Add to this the allure of fall foliage that attracts thousands of visitors. The farm and park are directly across Route 12 from each other so park visitors can park for free at Billings Farm and enjoy both events. They can visit with you, the artisan, and woodworking demonstrators who will be in the visitor center, barn, or on the farm lawn.

At Vermont’s only national park, visitors can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, forest walks, additional woodworking demonstrations, do woodcraft and other family activities.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday. The spaces are limited and are first come first served, so we recommend registering as early as possible. There are three buildings where Vermont woodworkers can sell their wood products. You can also take outdoor lawn space to sell and/or demonstrate making your wood craft.

You may sell only those pieces that are designed and made in Vermont by you, a Vermont woodworker. Space ranges from $200- $350. All vendor information is available at the event website www.vermontwoodfestival.org. Online registration is available.

 

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