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Our Sweet Sixteen

 
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Sips going down on October 6, 2018

25+ Virginia wineries. Live Music. 100 Vendors. Food Trucks. Let's do this...

Powhatan knows how to uncork and unwind. Party in the streets with 8,000 of our closest friends while tasting the best Virginia has to offer. Help us celebrate a sweet sixteen years of the Festival of the Grape with reds, whites, roses, and a few sparkling surprises. Explore Historic Courthouse Village when it transforms into a crossroads of arts, crafts, brews and more. 

Join us and raise a glass to 16 years.

 
 
 

Become A Vendor

 
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2018 vendors

Arts & Crafts

Absolutely Adorned                          After the Wine...Rewined    

All About the Beverage                   

Always a Happy Hour                        Beautifully Beaded               

Bungalow Decor                                Cakes by JLynn

Christopher Mize Studios, Inc

Do The Jerk-ey                                  Elegant Jewelry Pouches by Susie

Giggle in Pink                                    Grateful Gypsy                              

Jenny B                                              Jolly J's Kettle Korn              

Main Street Farm Stead                    Mermaid's Dream Jewelry

Moxie Rocks                                      Pampered Chef

Plantations Peanuts of Wakefield

Posh Paint

Powhatan's Festival of Fiber             Renee' Designs

Roots Custom Designs                     Sew Much Fun                              

Spirited Stems                                   Spoiled Rotten Dog Pottery

Sweet Heat Candles            

The Amethyst Cauldron                   The Nutman Co.

Tilley's Favorite Dog Biscuits           Villa Lake Holistic Wellness

Vintage Girls and Company             Virginia Wine of the Month Club     

and more to come.........

 

Chamber

C & F Bank

Cruise Planners-Glen Allen                

Exterior Source              

Higley Family Chiropractic   

Liza Cole Lula Roe             

Wealth Innovations, LLC

and more to come.......

 


I want to be a vendor...

We will be happy to have you apply to be a vendor!  Please click on the appropriate application, print,  and mail with your check. One is for Art & Craft vendors, and one is for our Powhatan Chamber members who want to be a vendor in our Chamber Section of the festival.  Click here for information about joining the Powhatan Chamber of Commerce. 

Remember we screen all applications, and will notify you of acceptance or denial (your check will not be cashed if you are not accepted). PLEASE remember to read the regulations!

Wineries and food truck vendors, email us directly.

Fees & Details

  • $120 for Non-Chamber members for each 10’ x 10’ space. $100 for Chamber members for each 10' x 10' space. Limit of two spaces per vendor.
  • Event is held rain or shine with no refunds. No pets allowed except service dogs.
  • Festival provides only an assigned space. Vendors are responsible for tents, table, chairs, & help. No electricity is provided. Generators are not allowed.
  • Tents to be surface standing with minimum (4) 5 lb weights. No ground stakes, due to asphalt.
  • We expect that exhibitors will have liability insurance. Vendors accept full responsibility for their own negligent and other wrongful acts and omissions. The festival committee and its organizers will not be responsible for injuries, losses or damage of any kind.
  • Check-in is on RT 300 (Scottville Road), turn off RT 60 to RT 300 South. DO NOT ENTER ON ROUTE 13.
  • Upon check-in, one parking pass and two breakfast buffet tickets will be provided. More breakfast tickets may be purchased at the County Seat.

Vendor Requirements

  • All entries, both new & previous vendors, are screened for quality. Festival accepts or rejects an applicant to insure variety & quality. Photos or website displaying your crafts & booth are required with your application. Enclose a SASE to have photos returned.
  • All jewelry vendors must create/assemble their own jewelry, no re-sale or pre-made jewelry.
  • Vendors may not sell any product that creates excessive clean-up, such as peanuts in shells. Vendor trash must be taken with you.
  • No direct sales vendors such as Tupperware, Mary Kay, etc. There are two exceptions: we have one direct sales vendor who is grandfathered in, and our chamber members in a special section.

    Setup & Takedown

    Set-up Saturday morning begins at 7:00 & must be complete by 10:00. Drive your vehicle to your space, unload, move your car to parking, and then set up your booth. A parking pass will be provided at check-in. This must be displayed on dashboard to park in Vendor Parking. All other vehicles park in general parking.

    DO NOT BLOCK TRAFFIC FLOW.  Take-down is 6 p.m. Vehicles may not be driven into festival until 6:30 p.m.

    Tickets & Festival Entry

    Vendors are given free General Admission when arriving for set-up. If you need other tickets, please purchase them in advance on this website. Those arriving to setup do not need a ticket. You must purchase ticket for helpers coming into the festival later.

    Vendor FAQ

    I have the best direct sales business! Do you have a dealer yet for [Tupperware, Mary Kay, etc]?

    We have made the decision to not have direct sales type businesses at the festival. There are two exceptions to
    this: we have one direct sales vendor who is grandfathered in because she has been with us since the first year,
    and our chamber members who have a special section

    I sell beautiful jewelry that is very unique. I don’t make it, but it is handmade by someone. May I be a vendor?

    We are sorry but no. Your hands must make/assemble the jewelry.

    I need help to unload my car and set up my tent. Who will help me?

    We wish we could help, but we don’t have enough volunteers to offer that service.

    I organize my booth in such a way that I need to setup the booth as I unload the car. Is that okay?

    Our festival is in a beautiful, but small setting. It gets very congested with cars. You must unload your boxes & tent, move your car and THEN come back to setup.

    Oh, I read that I only get one vendor parking pass! Please give me another one, I must have a second car.

    We cannot. Your second car can park in general parking which is just a little farther away than our limited
    vendor parking. One of our volunteers will direct you to both parking lots.

    Why do I have to wait until 6:30 PM to bring my car to my space for take-down? The festival closes at 6:00!

    This is a safety issue, because the public doesn’t vacate the streets until long after we have closed.

    I have been a vendor with you for years, so I assume I am guaranteed a space!

    Every festival we carefully look at each vendor that has set up. Based on that review some are not invited back
    the following year. It is to the benefit of the vendors and their customers to keep this a quality festival.

    I would like tickets for the folks who have to come in later in day to help me with my booth.

    You will need to buy tickets (on powhatanwinefestival.com) for your helpers coming in later (after set-up).
    Remember those arriving to setup in the morning do not need a ticket.

    I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. WHO CAN I CONTACT?

    Email Susan Ash, Vendor Coordinator at completepicture@verizon.net.

     

    Experience Virginia Wine

     
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    From chardonnay to cabernet, our participating wineries and vineyards make the festival happen. Here's a preview of who's coming in 2018.

    Amrhein
    Bright MEadows
    Brooks Mill
    Byrd
    Castle Glen
    Cobbler Mountain
    Elk Island
    de Vault
    Horton
    Hunt
    James River
    Lake Anna
    Lazy Days
    Mattaponi
    Peaks of Otter
    Rebec
    Rockbridge
    Skippers Creek
    Stanburn
    Thistle Gate
    Vintener's Cellar

    New this year... distilleries!

    Belle Isle Craft Spirits

     
     

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