Artists and other vendors are encouraged to register for Purcellville’s Food and Wine Festival, which will be held May 21 at Fireman’s Field.
The festival is among a roster of increasingly successful town events and has helped spur a broader focus on art around Purcellville.
Art has been a component of the event from its inception in 2014. Purcellville Event Specialist Melanie Scoggins encourages all artists—professional or hobbyists, to enter “so that we may showcase our area’s diverse and rich cultural presence.”
The free entry deadline for original art is April 29. Artists can submit their entry for jurying in either digital or photographic form. For details, call Scoggins at 540-751-2350.
Live music also is a big part of the event. There will be multiple stages featuring a wide range of performers, along with art exhibits and workshops, crafts and games. This year, musical performances will be held on a main stage inside the Bush Tabernacle, as well as outside under the trees on the gazebo, art, and community stages.
There are 17 musical performance spots to fill outside, and three or four on the main stage. So far Scoggins has confirmations from the U.S. Army rock and roll band, Downrange, whose performers will be on the main stage. The Woodshedders and Lord Nelson also are expected.
Vendors are also sought, either as a food or an artisanal vendor.
Vendor fees are $100 and applications will be accepted through May 2. Those accepted will receive a conformation notice along with instructions. Booth locations will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
To download a vendor application or sponsor package, go to Purcellvilleva.gov/events or contact Scoggins at [email protected] or 540-751-2350.
The music and arts festival is the same weekend as the Loudoun Valleys Spring Farm Tour, and Scoggins hopes the event will be one of the stops on the tour.
There are various levels of sponsorship opportunities available for businesses. The title sponsor is Realtor Carl Fischer, of United Real Estate. Dr. Wendy Morfitt, of Western Loudoun Pediatrics, is also a major sponsor.
For more information on the Purcellville Music and Arts Festival, contact Arts Council Chairwoman Liz Jarvis at [email protected]