Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival

Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival Logo

Join us for the Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival presented by Livingston Arts Center! Our festival will be on Saturday June 17th and Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at the Highbanks Recreational Area in Letchworth State Park. For two days we are going to celebrate and enjoy all that our region has to offer including work of local farmers, chefs, brewers and artists! There will be live music and demonstrations throughout the weekend. Read more about our poster design contest below!

Livingston Arts is STILL accepting vendor applications! APPLY TODAY!

We appreciate our event partners, the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce and Letchworth State Park.

Vendors Welcome!
We are looking for food and beverage vendors as well as artists for our 1st annual festival! Please take a look at our GVF&W 2017 Rules and Regulations
If you have any questions please contact Betsy at 585-243-6785 or via email betsy@livingstonarts.org.

Poster Design Contest
Livingston Arts is launching a poster design contest for the Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival. The theme of the Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival is the celebration of the variety of food, drink and art in the Genesee Valley. The design will be the centerpiece of all print and electronic materials for the festival. The contest is open to people of all ages and welcomes all traditional and digital media. The deadline is March 24, 2017 to submit your design. Please download our entry form.

Come to the Festival!
The First Annual Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival
Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th, 2017 from 10am-5pm both days
Located at the Highbanks Recreation Area at Letchworth State Park.
$10 park admission per vehicle. ID required for alcoholic beverages.
Please contact Betsy at 585-243-6785 or betsy@livingstonarts.org

Calendar Information:
What: First Annual Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival, sponsored by Livingston Arts, Livingston County
Chamber of Commerce and Letchworth State Park.
Where: Highbanks Recreation Area at Letchworth State Park.
When: Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th, 2017 from 10am-5pm both days
Vendor Fees: $135.00 for a 10×10 space, $250 for a 20×20 space. Payment is due by May 1st, 2017.
Attendees: $10 park admission per vehicle. ID required for alcoholic beverages.
Contact: Betsy Harris, Executive Director, Livingston Arts, betsy@livingstonarts.org or 585.243.6785.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I get insurance for the festival?
A: Short-term packages are available from www.actinsurance.com. They offer 2-day general liability event insurance coverage starting at $39.

Q: How are you handling sales tax?
A: We require that all vendors supply us with a copy of their sales tax certificate. To apply for a sales tax certificate please visit the NYS Taxation and Finance webpage at https://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/tg_bulletins/st/how_to_register_for_nys_sales_tax.htm

Q: Is there an application fee?
A: There is no application fee.

Q: How much is it?
A: For a 10×10 space for both days it will be $135.00.

Q: What if I want larger than a 10×10 space?
A: We can offer you a 20×20 space for $250.00.

Q: When will I find out if I am accepted as a vendor?
A: Vendor’s will be notified by April 1, 2017.

Q: If I am accepted as a vendor, when do I have to pay my dues?
A: Your vendor fee is due to Livingston Arts by May 1, 2017

Q: Do I have to be present both days of the event to attend?
A: Yes.

Q: How long is the festival?
A: The festival is for two days, June 17th and 18th, 2017 from 10am-5pm both days.

Q: Will a commission or further fees be charged to me during or after the event?
A: No, we only ask the vendor pay their vendor fees.

Q: Who can I contact if I have any questions?
A: Please contact Betsy Harris at 585-243-6785 or emailto:betsy@livingstonarts.org