Trails West!®, a juried fine art and fine craft show allows space for approximately 60 artists and crafters. The festival’s goal is to present a well-rounded show, but there is no predetermined number or percentage of spaces established for any category. Trails West!® welcomes all genres and subject matter of artistic expression. While the festival's ambiance is historic, the art does not need to represent our history. All subject matter is welcomed and encouraged. We reserve the right to determine what art is as it applies to this event and to make final judgment of all entries.
Trails West!® is the largest festival in northwest Missouri and draws audiences from over 100 miles including southeast Nebraska, northeast Kansas, southwest Missouri and Kansas City. Last year the festival recorded over 40,000 visits over the three days.
Fine art applications are reviewed by an out-of-town juror. Craft applications are reviewed by a local committee. Trails West!® food vendors are juried with spaces available for 30. We want to provide patrons with high quality food at a reasonable price that reflects a diversity of cultures from around the world.
Festival Dates: August 17-19, 2012
Applications for Fine Artist must be postmarked by April 11, 2012
Applications for Fine Crafters must be postmarked by April 18, 2012
Applications for Food Vendors must be postmarked by April 25, 2012
Notifications will be mailed on or about June 1, 2012
Refund deadline June 15, 2012