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The Hand-Made Village celebrates the long-standing history that arts and crafts share with folk music festivals.

We welcome artisans from all over who bring hand-crafted clothing, homewares, jewelry, kid's toys and so much more. We love seeing folkies walking the Festival with these beautiful hand-made creations!

Applications OPEN

Deadline to apply is January 19, 2023.

Hand-Made Village Application

Criteria and Selection: 

We are thrilled to feature artisans from across Canada whose work is truly hand-made! As anyone who has attended the summer festival knows, we select participants for the overall originality, aesthetics, and quality of work. 

We are looking for a professionally presented application with some of your best samples or photos so that we can select a balanced group of artisans for the festival. Items must be created by the person applying. We encourage you to send samples as this is the best way to showcase your work to the jury. Digital images don’t show the quality and artisanship that goes into each piece!

Fees and Services: 

The fee to participate is $460.00 + 23.00 GST. Fee includes: one pass to the festival, one parking pass, inclusion in promotional materials, overnight storage, and a 10’ x 10’ booth space. Additional passes for artisans or assistants are available for purchase at a discounted rate. Booth spaces provided are partitioned within larger tents, and include a ceiling, three tent sides, and no floor. Electricity is not available. Materials for display and weatherproofing are your responsibility. Keep in mind that we are an outdoor event. Sale hours are 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Thursday and 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Friday to Sunday.

Applications must be submitted by January 12 and include: 

  • Completed online application form. 
  • Samples of your work. Limit samples to ten (10) items. Samples will be available for pick up after the adjudication. Materials sent by mail will be returned only if return postage is provided. The WFF assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to sample items. 
  • You may also submit photos of your work within the application.  

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process in January. Successful applicants a will be required to pay the cost of the booth fee at that time to secure their spot. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at hmv@winnipegfolkfestival.ca or (204) 231-0096.  We look forward to receiving your application.