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COVID-19 UPDATE:

The 2020 Lion’s Club Arts & Crafts Festival, scheduled to take place on October 3rd and 4th at Audubon State Park, has been canceled. The Lions Club board determined that the 2020 festival could not be held safely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Factors that weighed in the board’s decision included the difficulties of social distancing at such a large event, the cancellation of many other late summer and fall events in the Tri-State area and the concern for the safety of vendors, Lions Club members, volunteers and the public who would attend the event.

As always, we truly appreciate your support and patronage for this annual event and the Henderson Lion’s Club overall and we know it would not be a success without each and every Vendor. We will look forward to next year's festival and seeing everyone again next year.

If you have any questions, please contact Elisa Snyder,  A & C Vendor Chairman, at (270) 748-1450 or by email at esnyder@fbei.net.

Again, our thanks to everyone!  Stay safe and well!

 

Click here for the 2020 Lions Club
Arts & Crafts Festival Vendor Application

While 2020 will be the Henderson Lions Club's sixth year operating the Lions Arts and Crafts Festival, the event itself will be in its 48th year of operation. Over the past 40 plus years, other organizations have sponsored this festival and at one time it was one of the largest in the state. The Henderson Lions Club has worked hard to bring this arts and crafts festival back to what it once was and by all indications, it is headed in the right direction. Our first year saw an increase in vendors of all types; we also increased advertising for this event to ensure vendors had plenty of visitors to see and purchase their uniquely crafted products.

We understand that vendors need festival visitors to make their booths worthwhile, and we will continue to work hard to increase attendance each year. The location of this event is key to its success as Audubon State Park in Henderson, Kentucky is the perfect setting with plenty of booth space, beautiful trees and grass areas to relax in, as well as close parking for all who attend this arts and crafts festival. Booth arrangement is planned so all can be easily accessed and nothing missed, making for a relaxing visit.

With the Henderson Lions Club overseeing this annual event, community involvement has been a major goal and is expected to increase with each passing year. The Henderson Lions Club may sponsor and run this event, but acknowledges that bringing other organizations to participate helps make sure this will be exciting and fun for all who attend. There is such a large variety of arts and crafts seen at this festival, and all items from vendors are handmade and one of a kind. This is the perfect time to purchase gifts for the holidays. Bring your whole family and some friends for a day of relaxing and seeing some of the most enjoyable artisans and craftspeople show their wares. There is food, music, fun, and games for all!

Be A Part of Our Exciting Event!

Vendor registrations are now being accepted for the 2020 Lions Club Arts & Crafts Festival at Audubon State Park in Henderson, KY. Festival times are Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00am until 4:00pm and Sunday, October 4th from 10:00am until 4:00pm.The fee for setting up a craft booth at the festival is $125Íž concession booths are $175. Registration is being accepted on a first­-come, first-served basis. A total of 125 booth spaces will be allowed to keep flow and parking at an optimum. Only handcrafted items may be displayed and sold. Please make checks payable to Henderson Lions Club; registration forms can be sent to Henderson Lions Club P.O. Box 842, Henderson, KY 42419. Payment can also be made through our Lions Donation module on this page below. Please be sure to mention you paid this way on your application.

Electricity is available in some locations; please indicate your preference of 110v or 220v on your registration form. Security is provided each night after closing until morning startup with routine patrols in booth perimeter on a constant basis.

2019 saw vendors from Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida. We expect even more for 2020, so get your registration in early to ensure a booth space!

There is plenty of parking for the Arts and Crafts Festival for vendors and visitors alike with shuttle service throughout the park as a courtesy of the Lions Club. Admission to the festival is free, but there is a $5.00 parking fee for visitors good for the entire day of arrival.

Take a moment or two while visiting the many vendors and feel free to ask them about their craft. They would very much enjoy talking to you about how they got started and their passion for their art form. All our vendors appreciate and enjoy conversing with visitors, and you might find a new hobby you can enjoy as much as the artisans do!

Call 812-250-1083, email hendersoncitylions@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page for more information!

Vendors: Click here for the 2020 Lions Club Arts & Crafts Festival Vendor Application

 

 

 
 
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