|About the Festival
Kick off spring with the Forsythia Festival, held annually the second
weekend in March in downtown Forsyth. This free, family-fun event
features a two-day arts-and-crafts show, childrenís fair, a 5K and
one-mile fun run, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, and much
more. Enjoy mouth-watering foods, fine arts and crafts, and a fun time
for the whole family. Join us Saturday night for FaithFest, our
faith-based singing competition celebrating music, faith, and our
community. Celebrate the whole week with community events and a beauty
March 8–9, 2014
March 14–15, 2015
March 12–13, 2016
March 11–12, 2017
March 9–10, 2019
March 13–14, 2021
||The Forsythia Festivalís policy is such
that no vendor may sell the exact same product. Because artistic
license applies, the festival reserves the right to have more
than one vendor selling a similar product (such as jewelry,
paintings, etc.), as long as the products are diverse enough.
The Forsythia Festival is limited to 100 vendors, 20 food
vendors, and 15 kids corner vendors. Vendors are accepted based
on their merit to the festival, pricing, and originality.
||We look for the highest quality work and
strive to have a variety of media, styles, and price points
represented at the festival. All work must be original, produced
by the exhibitor, and for sale. We
jury monthly until each category is filled. We create a
waiting list if a particular category fills. For example,
jewelry is by far the most popular category. We frequently fill
all our spots for jewelers well before the show itself is full.
We then create a waiting list from accepted applicants. If an
artisan in the filled category cancels, then we fill their spot
from the waiting list.
||All media must be handmade and original.
Flea-market items, manufactured items, and handmade imports will
not be accepted. Commercial crafts or crafts originating from
kits are not acceptable. All exhibited work must be similar to
the photographs submitted and will be verified by the festival
representatives, who reserve the right to require vendors to
remove any item or items that do not meet these requirements or
any item not approved upon acceptance. The committee reserves
the right to reject any application for any reason.
||The Forsythia Festival committee plans
and coordinates the annual festival. The committee is
wholly comprised of volunteers who work year-round supporting the festival.
The executive festival staff is always looking for people who
would like to volunteer. For more information about
volunteering, please contact the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce at 478-994-9239.