Ritter Island

Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts

September 28 & 29, 2024
Wendell, ID

Festival Hours:
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 10 am-5 pm

Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts
September 28 - 29

More than 100 artists will line the park, with exciting new work coming in from out of state as well as many old favorites. A number of interesting history and informational booths along with artisan demonstrators means there’s something of interest for everyone. Relax with a beverage while listening to some great tunes by local musicians on two stages.

Enjoy scenic waterfalls, canoes & SUP rides, or a ride aboard a horse or mule drawn wagon – an adventure for the whole family!

Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts has something for everyone with a full day of relaxation, beauty,
and entertainment.

Artist Vendor Registration is currently open!

Artist Registration Information

Artist must be present during festival hours. ONLY original, handmade work is acceptable. No commercial or mass  produced products, except for reproductions of your original work, as long as original art is also for sale in your booth during the show.

Fees:

Jury Fee $30.00 non-refundable – payable at time of registration

Single 11 ft. x 11 ft. booth space
-$180.00 MVAC member
-$210.00 Not-Yet-MVAC* member

Double booth space
-$360.000 MVAC member
– $420.00 Not-Yet-MVAC* member

ARTIST PARTICIPATION DETAILS

Things to Know

  • No electrical available
  • 11ft x 11ft booth spaces are on grass, dirt, and some tree roots
  • No equipment or materials are provided by MVAC. You must provide your own canopy, chairs, and display. Note: Your canopy MUST FIT within the alloted booth space, i.e. 10×10 canopy for an 11×11 booth space. If your canopy is larger, please book a double booth!
  • Be prepared for seasonal weather. Bring adequate protection and booth tie-downs.
  • Internet and cell coverage is slim to none in the canyon. Please be prepared to accept offline
    payments for sales or limit your payment options to cash. An ATM will be on site for customer
    use.
  • Overnight security will be provided Friday and Saturday nights.
  • You may drive on the park grounds to unload and load only. After that, ALL vehicles must park in the Artist Parking area on the island.

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Limited camping or overnight parking on Ritter Island is allowed with a fee of $10 per night.
    Camping payment must be made to MVAC and camping arrangements must be made 1 month
    prior to the show dates. Size Restrictions apply for campsites. NOTE: NO PETS ALLOWED ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS. All pets must remain contained in artist camping area.
  • Hagerman, Buhl, Jerome, and Twin Falls have plenty of hotel or RV accommodations and are
    within 40 minutes of Ritter Island via I84 or Highway 30.

Important Dates/Times

  • May 30, 2024 – Application Deadline
  • June 30, 2024 – Jury Acceptance Notification
  • July 15, 2024 – Booth Payment Due
  • Friday, September 27 – Artist Check-In and Booth Setup
    • 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday, September 28 – Artist Check-In and Booth Setup
    • 8am – 9am
    • NOTE: Ritter Island Grade will be CLOSED to all traffic other than busses after 9am.

SHOW HOURS:

  • Saturday: 10am – 6pm
    • All participating artist vendors will be invited to a complimentary Artist Appreciation Dinner, beginning at 6pm.
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm
    • Artist booth breakdown begins at 5pm.

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

  • 6 images of your art or products
  • 1 image of you 
  • 1 image of your booth setup at a show
 
Applications are currently open! The application window will close May 30, 2024.
 
Remember, only original hand-produced artwork will be accepted!

Volunteer Information

We ALWAYS need dedicated volunteers and talented individuals to help run this event. Please fill out this form to let us know if you would like to volunteer for event help on either day of the festival. Once your information has been collected we will email a list of available volunteer slots and you can select what you would like to do.

Let us be the first to say THANK YOU! We can’t continue to provide these amazing arts opportunities without support from dedicated individuals such as yourself.

Volunteer Thousand Spring Festival

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