The Vrystaat Arts Festival's Arts Market is an integral part of what makes the Arts Festival such a massive success. We ow a lot to all the hardworking stall holders for creating such a fun, memorable and delicious festival. On this page you will find all the info regarding the physical market.
ARTS MARKET APPLICATIONS FOR 2024
ARE NOW OPEN!
We will boldly paint the festival area with colours, flavours, and boundless excitement for young and old.
Vendor applications are now open, and we are calling on all budding entrepreneurs to seize this fantastic opportunity and apply for 2024's thrilling extravaganza!
The Vrystaat Art Festival's Arts Market isn't just a cornerstone of the festival; it's a booming economic powerhouse for the entire Free State! With over 400 stalls brimming with handcrafted wonders, mouthwatering food, and the finest brews, all intertwined with the heartbeat of various community groups and lekker local talent.
Join us and all the stunning people who flock from every corner of South Africa and even beyond the borders of our beautiful country to gather and revel in the diverse programme of the Vrystaat Arts Festival and the vibrant cultural explosion that is the Arts Market.
Organizer Vrystaat Arts Festival Arts Market
When will the application form for 2024 be available?
From October 23rd, 2024.
What is the administration fee in 2024? And if I must cancel, can I get a refund?
The admin fee for 2024 is R350, and it is non-refundable. However, your stall fee is refundable before May 17th 2024. If you have to cancel after that date, the festival will deduct a certain percentage. (See the Vendor Information Form).
Can I apply for the same space as in 2023?
Yes, but it works on a first come first serve basis. Who ever pays their stall fee first will have priority.
What criteria will determine the selection of stalls ?
Everyone is welcome to apply, but we have a limited number of food and jewelry stalls. These stalls will be chosen based on their uniqueness, with a preference for handcrafted items produced in South Africa to ensure a diverse selection of products and flavours.
Where are the most 'feet' (possible customers)?
The most feet are in the area which is rated Top Category.
What number of indoor exhibition spaces are available?
In the Callie Human Hall are approximately 55 stalls of 3mx3m, and in the Exam rooms, 90 stalls.
Are the hostel residences open for accommodation during the 2024 festival?
Yes, email Ilze Nikolova for the new 2024 application form: email@example.com
Do pensioners get a discount?Exhibitors over the age of 60 receive a 10% discount on stand rental upon showing identification. This discount is only valid if the pensioner who applied for the stall will be at the stall for the Festival's duration.