Frequently Asked Questions 

Please refer to the following frequently asked questions for troubleshooting issues and further information about this years event. If your question is still unresolved, please contact us at festifallart@townofchapelhill.org

General Information:

Q: Where is Festifall located?

Festifall takes place on West Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill, NC. The Festifall site extends from Church Street to Graham Street and is anchored by stages on either end. Please visit the getting here tab for complete directions to the site. 

Q: What types of vendors will be included?

Festifall is now accepting applications from skilled artists, nonprofit and community groups, Town of Chapel Hill departments, and entertainers including musicians, dance groups, singers, and other performers. Please refer to our applications page to be redirected.

Q: Will food be available at the event?

Festifall is held in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill with many local restaurants and taverns lining the sidewalks of W Franklin Street.  Featuring a variety of cuisines and spirits, these merchants welcome you to sit down, relax and try the local fare. In addition, there will be a Festifall Food Truck Court located along the main event route, that will feature the best local food trucks. 

VENDOR INFORMATION:

Q: How are artists chosen for Festifall?

Each year, artists from around the country apply online and are chosen by a select jury of former Festifall exhibiting artists and area arts professionals. Artists are evaluated within the category in which the apply based on the quality, uniqueness, and skill level of their work. Artist who have been denied acceptance in the past should not feel discouraged from applying again as we are always searching for new and unique work. Whereas in the past we may have had an overabundance of one particular medium and had to limit the number of artists from that medium, this year may yield and entirely different set of applicants and selections.  

Q: How much does it cost to apply? Is the application fee refundable?

For Artists and Food Vendors, the application fee is $25.00. This administrative application fee is not refundable, however, after vendors are approved this fee will be subtracted from their booth fees. 

Q: What is the booth fee for approved vendors? Are booth fees refundable?

  • Artists- $125 for new and/or nonresident artists, $100.00 for returning artists.
  • Nonprofits and Community Groups- $100.00 for groups within Chapel Hill and Orange County, $120.00 for nonresident groups. 
  • Food Vendors- $200.00 for all food vendors.
  • Town Departments- Free (Town of Chapel Hill departments only).
  • Entertainers- Free. Entertainers will receive payment for their performances which will be negotiated one-on-one at the time of booking. 

Booth fees are only refundable with a 60-day cancellation notice. 

Q: What discounts are available artists? 

Approved artists returning to Festifall will receive a $15.00 discount on their booth rental fee. All other vendors should subtract their $25.00 application fee from the cost of their booth fee. 

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Q: I am trying to access either a Food, Nonprofit, or Town Department application but keep receiving an error message when I visit the page. How do I access my application?  

It is normal to receive this "Notice Message" when using the WebTrac online database. Simply click ‘OK’ to dismiss this notification, then search 'Festifall' in the ‘Keyword Search’ bar at the top left of the page. You will then be redirected and can access any of these three applications by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. 

Q: When I click on the "Artist" link on the application page, it just takes me to a blank application. How do I upload my photos and submit my application? 

To apply as an artist with Festifall, we ask artists to create an EntryThingy account online where they can upload photos, descriptions, and information. To access this use the "ENTRYTHINGY" link located below the "Artist" link on the application page. 

If you would like to submit a paper application along with a personal check for your $25.00 application fee, you may print the blank form under the "Artist" link and use it to apply. Please make your check out to the Town of Chapel Hill, and mail with your completed application, and a disk or USB file containing your 4-6 artwork photos plus 1 booth/display photo to our address at 200 Plant Road. Chapel Hill NC, 27514.

Q; Why is my EntryThingy application still showing as "Not Submitted" even after I have uploaded my artist photos and paid my application fee?

Our office approves all submissions manually to ensure they are complete before entering the jury phase. Once your application is fully complete, it may take up to two days to show as submitted in the online database. If your account is missing photos or application fees, you will receive notifications by email, using the address you registered with on EntryThingy. 

Q: When will artists be notified about their application acceptance?

Artists and vendors should expect to hear from our offices about their acceptance starting the week of June 15th.