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Application Process

Sassafras Artisan Market 


Download Guidelines & Artist Application

Mail to:

Sassafras Artisan Market | PO Box 1116 | Clayton GA 30525

Due Date:


  • Work must be the original handmade or created work of the artist. Reproductions of the artists own work are acceptable. 

  • Work must be as represented in photographs submitted with the Artist Application. Work other than described or deemed offensive in nature may be subject to removal from the show.

  • All work is juried by the Exhibitor Committee, an artist peer review. Exhibitors are selected on design, quality and presentation. 

  • The number of exhibitors in each medium will be limited to ensure a wide variety of art. 

Manufactured goods, handmade imported items or resale items are not accepted at this show


Cash prizes of $1500 will be awarded for Best in Show, Judges’ Choice and Producers’ Choice.

Booth Description:

     Covered Pavilion (10'x10' with electricity, in pairs w/ 2ft. clearance facing a center aisle. Tents are allowed.

     Tents on the Lawn – 10'x10' in pairs, w/ 2 ft clearance, Stakes or weights required

Booth Sharing

Limited to two artists per booth. Each juried separately. $25 non-refundable jury/application fee required from both artists. Use Booth Sharing Application on page 4.

Entry & Fees

  • APPLICATION – Indicate 1st & 2nd booth choice, Completed and received by TBD

  • PHOTOGRAPHS - Four recent color photographs - 3 of most current artwork, 1 of booth layout - to be used in the jury process and for promotional purposes.

  • CHECK for TBD Non-Refundable Jury/Application Fee made payable to Sassafras Artisan Market

Acceptance & Notification

  • Receipt of application will be confirmed via email. Incomplete applications will be rejected (see Entry & Fees above.)

  • Jury/Application Fee will be deposited on receipt of application.

  • Acceptance letters with booth location and fee amount due will be mailed via USPS with a SASE by January 19th.

  • Checks for booth fee(s) must be received by February 15th.

  • Once deposited, fees will not be refunded to no-shows or withdrawals.

  • You will receive notification of your booth number and check-in time after fees are received and layout is final.


Uniformed security provided Friday and Saturday nights. NO LIABILITY will be assumed by the Sassafras Committee or volunteers for damage, loss or injury at any time prior to or during the event.

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  • All chairs, goods, containers, and supplies must be retained in the allotted space; walkways cannot be blocked.

  • Weights or stakes are required for tents on the lawn and must be provided by the exhibitor. 

  • Exhibitors are responsible for securing tents and pavilion displays against acts of nature 

  • Exhibitors are required to set up and remain for the entire time of the event, Sat 10a-5p & Sun 10a-4p.

  • No Generators Allowed 

  • No loud music may be played. 

  • The Sassafras Committee does not supply any set-up/display equipment.

Check-in & Set-up


  • Check-in at the Rabun County Civic Center Friday afternoon will be staggered. You will be notified of your check-in time.

  • Parking instructions will be given at check-in. 

  • Unload & move your vehicle before beginning booth set-up. 

Breakdown Sunday

  • Break-down must be completed and ready to load BEFORE bringing vehicles to the site. 

  • Break-down will begin at 4:00PM Sunday and must be completed by 6:00PM.



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