The 2021 Annual Floyd County Arts and Crafts Festival will be postponed (see letter to Arts and Crafts Vendors from Members of the Arts & Crafts Committee dated September 3, 2021 below).
After much thought, discussion, guidance, deliberation, and prayer, the Floyd County Woman’s Club Arts & Crafts Committee has voted to postpone the 2021 Arts & Crafts Festival. This decision was a difficult one to make and was not taken lightly.
To be responsible for one another can sometimes result in a decision that doesn’t feel good or is not unanimously agreed upon. However, under the current circumstances with mask mandates in the State of Virginia for all Pre-K facilities and public transportation, the increase/fluctuation in cases in many areas, and the many differing viewpoints that can at times be very passionate, we felt it was in the best interest of everyone involved to postpone yet another year.
We know that this affects the livelihood of many of our vendors. Therefore, for those vendors who are interested, we plan to create a vendor contact page on our website and post website information on our Facebook page, to get information out there so that your customers can get in touch with you for direct purchase.
Our hope is that this will keep you in contact with Arts and Crafts customers, build new relationships, and create an extra avenue for sales this Christmas season.
If you wish to be included in this opportunity, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your wishes and include your name, contact information, any website that you may currently have for your business, and a brief description of available products.
Our plans are to have the 2022 event, no strings or masks attached. We ask that you continue to be in prayer and thought for our country, each other, and the members of the Floyd County Woman’s Club. We send each of you are best wishes for a profitable holiday season and we can’t wait to see each of you in 2022.
Members of the Arts & Crafts Committee Floyd County Woman’s Club
This two-day event which takes place on the campus of Floyd County High School in Floyd, Virginia.
The GFWC Floyd County Woman’s Club, Inc. took over sponsorship of the festival in 1983. It has grown from a small Floyd County show that allowed local craftsmen to display their crafts and compete for ribbons to a large regional attraction. This year over 180 artisans and craftsmen will offer their handcrafted wares for sale including ceramics, quilts, afghans, hand-woven baskets, pottery, leather works, jewelry, paintings, photography, floral arrangements, dolls, wood working and many other uniquely crafted items.
Floyd County 4-H clubs provide food concessions throughout the weekend in the high school cafeteria and other food vendors are located outside. There is no admission charge or parking fee for any of the festival activities. Shuttle buses which run continuously provide free transport to and from outlying parking areas at the Floyd County Courthouse parking lot and the Floyd County Recreation Park and additional parking areas to be announced closer to the festival.
Profits from the Floyd County Arts & Crafts Festival are returned to the community in various projects. GFWC Floyd County Woman’s Club awards high school scholarships, donates to the Floyd County elementary schools, the local fire department and rescue squads. Also, donations are made to the Women’s Resource Center, local public library, and many other worthwhile projects aimed at improving the quality of life for the people of our community.
Interested in becoming a Vendor at our 2021 Craft Festival? Please click on the links below to download our registration form and vendor regulations.
For more information please contact Pat Harris, Vendor Coordinator at (540) 789-7404 or by e-mail at email@example.com.