Round Top Folk Festival 2023 – November 3rd, 4th & 5th
Burritt on the Mountain is thrilled to once again host our annual fall festival — Round Top Folk Festival! We are excited to hold an event that meets our mission of education, preservation and recreation so well. This is a wonderful opportunity for traditional skills, arts and crafts to be shared and preserved. We invite you to participate as an artisan vendor or demonstrator.
Round Top Folk Festival Field Trip Day
Friday, November 3rd from 8:30 to 2:00
On Friday of the Festival weekend Burritt on the Mountain offers field trips for students grades K – 12. Field trip groups arrive at 9:00am and depart at 1:30pm. Approximately 25 classes rotate through the various presenters’ stations for a 10 to 12 minute demonstration at each station. This is a fun and busy day that teaches local schoolchildren about traditional arts and how their ancestors lived.
Round Top Folk Festival General Public Days
Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 to 4:00 & Sunday, November 5th from 12:00 to 4:00
For the general public, we spotlight traditional artisans and craftspeople in the historic park and throughout the grounds. Participating presenters and artisans are encouraged to engage with visitors, demonstrate their craft or skill and sell their handiwork.
Vendor fee is $50.
However, if you present during Friday Festival field trip day, the vendor fee is waived.
Artists can choose to participate on one, two or all three days.
All Artist applications will be reviewed and considered for acceptance. Acceptance will also consider factors such as the overlap with other Artists’ works and the relationship to traditional or folk arts. We have a rolling admissions policy with acceptance beginning in May and rolling through October 15th.
Preference will be given to those who are presenting more days and/or are presenting a unique skill.
We will include vendors that fall under the Alabama Cottage Food Law and respective foods that can be sold directly to the consumer.
Alabama Cottage Food Law Information
Artist Applications open March 1st, 2023 and will close October 1st, 2023.
Before applying, review the Rules, Terms and Conditions for the Round Top Folk Festival, and the Festival Waiver, Indemnification and Release of Liability.
Lunch is provided for participating artists on Friday and Saturday.
Bottled water and snacks are provided each day of the Festival.
Additional food will be available for purchase. A food truck will be onsite Saturday. Burritt will be selling additional refreshments on both Saturday and Sunday
Continue to Artist application. Please have 3 photos of your recent work available to upload to the application.