34th Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival
September 10-11, 2022
Application Dates: Jan 18, 2022 - Mar 18, 2022 ♦ Application Fee: $35.00 ♦ Late App. Dates: Mar 19 - Mar 25, 2022 ♦ Additional Late Fee: $50.00 ♦ Notification Date: Apr 15, 2022
The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival attracts 125 talented exhibitors, 200 devoted volunteers, and 5,000 motivated shoppers to a beautifully restored historic saltwater farm on the south coast of Maine. The festival, defined by seaside hospitality and professional vitality, is presented by the nonprofit Laudholm Trust as a fundraiser in support of education, conservation, and research at the Wells Reserve. It has grown to be known as the best crafts festival in Maine.
Exhibitors are the engines of creativity and dynamism that keep visitors flocking back to the “Laudholm show” year after year. Skilled creatives like you produce high-quality, hand-crafted wares, displayed invitingly, that are the heart and soul of the festival. We are always seeking new talent to maintain this event’s excitement and diversity.
Applicants are judged on these criteria:
- Originality: Unique designs and techniques are much appreciated.
- Quality: Exemplary workmanship.
- Theme: Works incorporate natural materials or reflect the natural world.
- Display: Attractive booth with multi-level presentation.
- Diversity: Multiple price points.
Additional detail is available on our website.
Where is the Event Held?
Wells is on the Southern Maine coast, midway between Portsmouth and Portland. The Wells Reserve’s historic Laudholm Farm campus is along U.S. Route 1, just a few minutes from the Maine Turnpike (I-95) and 90 minutes north of Boston.
What are the Fees?
Application fees are $35 online through JAS, or $50 for paper applications (contact the organizers for an application). Late applicants must pay a $50 surcharge. Application fees are non-refundable.
Booth fees range from $325 to $450 and include up to 400 watts of electricity for most spaces. Additional power requires a $30 surcharge and must be requested in advance.
What Spaces are Available?
Large tents offer two rows of 10'x10' display areas divided by a wide aisle. Space behind each tent booth may be used for storage if kept neat.
Lawn spaces are in the open and exhibitors must provide their own awning or tent. All pop-ups must be 10'x10' and white.
Barn spaces vary in size and dimension. Display elements must be self-supporting; no elements can attach to the floor or walls.
Specific booth spaces cannot be guaranteed, but organizers make every effort to accommodate requests.
Is Food Included?
Coffee, water, and doughnuts are available to exhibitors and their registered assistants throughout the weekend. A qualified selection of food vendors offer a variety of food and drink for sale.
Where Can I Learn More?
For more information, visit the show’s website at wellsreserve.org/crafts.