Hours of Operation: Saturday, October 5 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, October 6 from 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Check-in and Set up, Saturday, October 5
Set-up will be on Saturday morning ONLY, due to street-closing restrictions. Sponsor set-up on Saturday, October 6, is from 8:00AM to 9:00AM. Sponsors must be checked in by 9:00AM the morning of the show, otherwise the sponsor will be considered a “no-show” and his or her space will be given away with no refund. All sponsors must have their vehicles removed from the unloading area by 9:15AM.
In your GPS enter 282 Thrasher St. or click here for the link to the map. Due to street closings, all exhibitors should approach the check-in point from Jimmy Carter Blvd. to West Peachtree St. Follow the signs to Exhibitor Check-in. Upon arrival, volunteers will direct you to staging and check-in further up Thrasher St. Please pull as closely to your booth as possible to allow other vehicles to pass. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you in unloading, as space is limited and your vehicles must be moved quickly to your assigned parking area before you begin to set up your booth. Your assigned parking area will be either a short walk back to your booth or a two-minute shuttle ride. Please refer to the map you will receive at check-in for the exhibitor shuttle pick-up and drop off points.
Set-up times and procedures will be strictly enforced. We appreciate your cooperation. We will work to make the process as smooth as possible.
Upon arrival at your assigned check-in booth, you will receive a packet with the following:
- A map of Norcross Art Fest showing your booth location and the location of the Hospitality Suite, ATMs, restrooms and other Art Fest amenities.
- Parking Permit (ZONE CARD). Please place this card on the driver’s side dashboard of your vehicle. This card must remain on your dashboard at all times during Art Fest in order to expedite the unloading, parking, and loading process.
- Sponsor identification badges. We ask your cooperation in wearing these so that we can easily assist you as needed during the Art Fest.
- Hospitality Suite phone number. This number is for you to contact the Hospitality Suite if you need assistance. Booth Sitting Services will be available.
- Directions to your assigned parking area. Please do not park in areas not designated for you.
Sunday, October 6
You should proceed directly to your assigned parking area. The exhibitor shuttle lot will run from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Please plan to arrive at your booth no later than 10:30AM. Many attendees arrive before 11AM so you are encouraged to arrive earlier to open. To restock Sunday morning, please arrive at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge and Thrasher St. no later than 9:30AM. If no volunteer is present, you may need to move the barricade and place it back. Proceed with extreme caution to your booth.
Please keep your booth open until 5:00PM on Sunday. At close of Art Fest, you must break down your booth prior to moving your car from your parking area to the loading area. A volunteer will issue you a Loading Ticket once you are packed. You must proceed through the Check-in point where you entered Saturday morning. For safety purposes, no vehicles will be allowed to re-enter the streets until 5:30PM or until the crowds have thinned sufficiently. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you in loading your vehicle. All booths must be removed from the street by 8:00PM Sunday.
Displays should be professional and aesthetically pleasing. Because many of the booths back up to sidewalks behind them, please be aware that customers will be walking both in front of and behind your booth. Sponsors must provide their own means of display, which should be sufficiently sturdy to withstand weather and large crowds. Each sponsor is responsible for his or her own display in case of loss or damage. All work, display, and storage may not extend beyond the assigned exhibitor space. Your booth should not interfere with your neighbor’s space. If you are bringing your own tent, please do not stake it down to the pavement or the street. The City of Norcross has asked that all exhibitors use sand bags or other heavy tie-downs during the Event.
Artist and Sponsor Rules of Etiquette
We love all of our artists and sponsors. You are our guests, and we are truly grateful that you are part of the festivities! To be fair to everyone, however, please refrain from distributing literature or other advertising materials from beyond your booth space. It is important that you promote yourself and your amazing products, but you must keep your sales pitch from disturbing or distracting customers away from your neighbor’s spot. We appreciate your cooperation!
Spaces are very tight this year. We ask that if you must smoke, please take a break and do so away from the other exhibitors. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
The City of Norcross Police Department will provide overnight security of the Art Fest premises. All exhibitors are required to secure their exhibits to deter theft.
Splash Festivals, Inc. will not assume liability for any act of God, natural disaster, exposure to adverse weather conditions, damages or injuries, or any cause above and beyond the control of Art Fest. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation! Neither Splash Festivals, Inc. nor its agents or representatives will be responsible for any injury, damage or loss that may occur to the exhibitor, the exhibitor’s agents or representatives or his or her property, regardless of the cause. Exhibitors should obtain, at their own expense, any insurance they deem necessary.
All fees are non-refundable. No refund will be issued due to inclement weather. No refunds are issued for cancellations. If you cannot attend Art Fest, please let us know by calling 770-452-1727. This event will happen rain or shine.
If you have questions prior to the festival, please contact:
Frances Schube 770-452-1727 (H) 770-337-4049 (C)
Cindy Flynn 770-449-5133 (H) 678-427-6450 (C)
Lost and Found and First Aid are located at the Art Fest headquarters tent across from Woods Animal Clinic at Thrasher St. and Park Drive (by the railroad tracks) from 5:00AM Saturday to 6:00PM and Sunday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. ATMs are located throughout Art Fest. Restrooms are located in the Hospitality Suite and throughout the Art Fest venue as indicated on the map you will receive at check-in.