June 3, 2014

BY TERI CAMPBELL
Logan Media Services

Artists and vendors who would like to sell their goods at the 39th Annual AutumnFest Arts & Crafts Show on Nov. 8-9 at John A. Logan College can now apply to reserve booth space at the event.  The application deadline is Friday, July 25. 

AutumnFest is a juried show that includes a wide variety of original arts and crafts, jewelry, home décor items, and specialty foods all made by original artists.  One of the largest events of its kind in the region, it annually draws around 7,000 shoppers each year.

Emily Henson, the coordinator of special events at JALC, is organizing the show.

“People wanting to participate in the craft show should fill out the online application on our Web site,” Henson said. “They will need to submit at least two photos of their product, either by mail or email.  If they have photos of their booth setup or of them making the product, those are also appreciated.  Once their application is submitted, they will receive an email message from me letting them know I got it.”

Henson said the show can accommodate over 100 vendors and she’s already received nearly 60 applications.  Applicants who apply by July 25 will be notified by email on September 2 whether or not they are accepted.

For more information about the AutumnFest application, contact Henson at 618-985-2828 or 618-457-7676, Ext. 8015.  The Web site with the online application is available at: http://www.jalc.edu/student-activities-and-cultural-events/special-events.  Photos should be mailed to the Office of Student Activities and Cultural Events, John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Rd., Carterville, IL 62918 or emailed to emilyhenson@jalc.edu.