Vendors interested in a 2022 event should email the Borough Secretary to get onto the list: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Saxonburg Arts Festival 2021
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 Saxonburg Arts Festival and Sprankle's Octoberfest event on September 10, 11, & 12!! And our very special thanks go out to each of our volunteers for all their hard work. We couldn't have done it without you!!
Vendor Setup & Registration Info (updated Sept 7)
Vendor Update! 9/3/2021
The Vendor Information link above has been updated with Registration & Setup Information! Your Vendor packets will be given to you at Registration. Once you have your Vendor Parking Tag on your dashboard, you will be directed to drive to your Vendor Location to start setting up.
- Is the Festival full? YES, we are unable to take any more applications beyond August 31.
- Can Passthrough and Main Street vendors sell later than 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday? YES!!
- Will there be security overnight? YES, security will be walking the entire Festival and Octoberfest area, but we are still asking vendors to secure their items any time they're away from their booth and especially overnight.
- Once I have my vendor registration packet, can I stay later to finish my set up? YES!
Vendor Update! 8/25/2021
The moment the map is given the "thumbs up" to go live, we'll email the link to all vendors. You'll see your space number(s), setup times, and the locations of vendor parking near you. We're so close. It's all coming!!
Announcement: The Vendor Payment Portal will officially close on Tuesday, August 31 at close of business. Any vendors pending payments at that time will relinquish their spots without the ability to re-sign up.
For the few remaining spaces, we are still taking applications on a first come, first served basis, until the payment portal closes on August 31. We'll do our best to get last-minute additions into the online version of the map.
Vendor Update! 8/13/2021
We're finalizing the vendor maps in order to get them to the printer. Any space not paid for by noon on Tuesday, August 17 will not be included in the maps. If you need the payment link re-sent to you, please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
We have MORE activities and MORE vendors than in years past, making this one amazing Arts Festival and Octoberfest event! As is tradition, ALL vendor payments go toward Saxonburg's Roebling Park/Cooper Hall budget. If you have a moment, please visit the Park and see the new roof work going on--the budget dollars in action!!
Vendor Update! 7/21/2021
We can still put more vendors on the Carnival Grounds! The grassy Passthrough, on the other hand, is nearly full! Send in your application to firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place in our first ever Arts Festival & Oktoberfest!!
Vendor Update! 7/12/2021
We've released the unpaid vendor spots, and are accepting applications to fill them.
The application is above.
If you're a vendor needing the payment link re-sent to you, please email email@example.com .
Eight weeks until the epic event!!
Vendor Update! 6/25/2021
Vendor spots are filling quickly! Interested vendors are asked to get their payments in by July 6, 2021 to secure their space. If you need the payment link re-sent to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Unpaid spots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis after July 6. Thank you!!
Festival Meeting June 1
Saxonburg Borough Council will meet Tuesday, June 1 at 6 p.m. to discuss these Festival details and more:
- Food Truck rates (is it possible to adjust them to make it easier for vendors?)
- The availability of a grassy space just outside the Carnival Grounds that can be used in lieu of Main Street and the First Commonwealth parking lot:
- Main Street vendors could be moved to this grassy "Passthrough" area
- Vendors on the "Passthrough" could be given the previous "Main Street" hours for selling
- Location of the Car Show (possibly First Commonwealth parking lot)
- Car Cruise Update
- Shuttle Bus Routes
- Locations of Electricity & Water availability
- Sunday Entertainment Update
- and more!
The meeting will take place at 420 W. Main Street, Saxonburg, PA 16056. Public is welcome!
A Note to Our Vendors: With decisions on the above, the Borough can at last open up the vendor payment portal!
ARTS FESTIVAL INFORMATION & FAQs
Saxonburg's 2021 Arts Festival will include the traditions you love, together with some new faces and a new layout!
- This year's Arts Festival will be a 3-day event:
- Friday, September 10 from 3-10 p.m.
- Saturday, September 11 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Sunday, September 12 from Noon - 5 p.m.
- Sprankle's will be hosting their Oktoberfest at the Carnival Grounds on Friday & Saturday
- Arts Festival Vendors will be located on the Carnival Grounds & on the grass outside the North Carnival Gate
- Roebling Park will be used for parking overflow. (No vendors will be located at the Park.)
WHY THE CHANGES?
We have two major events happening in Saxonburg on the same weekend: Oktoberfest and the Arts Festival. Both need vendors, selling space, parking, trash cans, teams to oversee the events... Oktoberfest said, "Let's share!" And the Arts Festival replied, "Don't mind if we do!" This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
MAYBE ONE EVENT COULD CHANGE WEEKENDS?
Could, but then the planning, talent, vendors, rentals, expenses, etc., all need to start over. That's a lot of paper and ink!
MAYBE ONE EVENT COULD CANCEL?
Cancel?!? After the year we've had, we could all use some fun!
DOES THE ARTS FESTIVAL CROWD MIX WELL WITH THE OKTOBERFEST CROWD?
Let's see... Hot food, cold drinks, desserts, candy, large and small items for sale, live music, shows, entertainment, supporting local businesses... Seems like there's something for every member of the family to enjoy!
For questions, please send an email to email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saxonburg, April 28, 2021--The 2021 Saxonburg Arts Festival is Now a Three-Day Event!
This year's Arts Festival will take place over three days, running in conjunction with Sprankle's Oktoberfest! Days and times look like this:
Friday, September 10: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. (Oktoberfest & Arts Festival)
Saturday, September 11: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Oktoberfest & Arts Festival)
Sunday, September 12: Noon-5 p.m. (Arts Festival only)
Oktoberfest will take place Friday & Saturday at the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company's Carnival Grounds. Arts Festival Vendors will be also be located on the Carnival Grounds (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) as well as on the grass outside the Carnival's North Gates.
This promises to be an amazing weekend in Saxonburg!
Vendors: We're emailing you the signup info starting TODAY. (If you're not sure if you're on the list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saxonburg, April 21, 2021--The 2021 Saxonburg Arts Festival is Getting Redesigned!
We are coordinating with Sprankle’s and the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company to bring you our renowned Arts Festival together with the illustrious Sprankle's Oktoberfest! That's right, there will be even MORE to do in Saxonburg the weekend of September 10, 11, & 12!
We are securing the details as quickly as we can, but: Vendor spaces at Roebling Park and Cooper Hall will be moving to the Carnival Grounds. This means more for our guests to see and enjoy with less distance to travel!
Vendors: Signup for the Arts Festival will be done online. We'll be emailing you the signup info on or after April 28 as we finalize the new layout. (If you're not sure if you're on the list, please send an email to email@example.com.)
Thank you all for your patience as we've been working on these details!! More to come...