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Frequently asked questions

Who was at last year's festival?


Click here for an artist directory. If you still can't find that special artisan, contact our office for help.




When is the festival?


The festival is always the third Thursday through Satuday in October.




How do I get there?


The festival is located at 1991 Forest Hills Blvd. Bella Vista, AR 72715. GPS usually maps it really well. Double check the spelling of "Forest" if you are having trouble.




What time does the festival start?


The festival opens at 8am and closed at 5pm all three days.




Do you allow pets?


Unfortunately, no. We do allow service animals, however your pet, no matter how well behaved, must stay home. The festival does not own the land we use and allowing animals opens our generous sponsors to a lot of liabilities.

Besides, it is always a bad experience when a pup lifts a leg on a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork.




How do I carry around large piece of art or furniture?


We have got you covered. The festival has a large item pickup program. Anytime an item is too large to carry around, ask your artisan to call for a pickup. You will be given a tag and the artisan will put a tag on your item. Hang your tag on your rear-view mirror on your way out of the festival and the parking guides will wave you toward a tent where help will be waiting to load your item.




Will there be food?


Absolutely. We are very proud of our food court filled with non-repeating vendors. Everything from classic fair food to Asian fusion is available. No two vendors have the same type of food.




How much is parking and entrance to the festival?


Save your money for shopping! Parking and entrance to the festival is FREE.




There are over a dozen festivals that weekend, why make time for the Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival?


Our festival is the only full jury show left in the region. Everything is homemade and original. Because the artists make their items, they are likely to be able to take custom orders. We are also a non-profit event. Every festival worker is a volunteer, from the Director to the Site Manager, all the way to the Rotarian guiding you in the parking lot. We are very proud of the amount of volunteer hours that go into the festival and the amount of money we send back out to the community. Head to Artisan Alliance to find out more about our group and the good we do in the community .