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Old Town Warrenton Fall Festival

Main Street in Historic Old Town Warrenton transforms with arts, music, crafters, strolling entertainment and festival food during the 44th Annual Old Town Warrenton Fall Festival, on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeastern United States, this event is a perfect family day, offering something for everyone.

On Fall Festival Day, this rural county seat opens its streets to a wide variety of artisans and crafters exhibiting and selling handmade jewelry, fine arts, candles, tee shirts, wood furniture and stained glass goods from tents set up on Main Street.  In addition, Festival visitors will find a variety of vendors showcasing their services and community causes as well as numerous food offerings from shaved iced to BBQ providing for a full day of fun, shopping, food and entertainment for all!

Rain or shine, the event draws from 25,000-30,000 people of all shapes and sizes. Admission is FREE. Bring the whole family and join us for the 44th Annual Old Town Warrenton Fall Festival on September 23rd from 9AM to 4PM!

For more information, bookmark this page as updates will be provided throughout the year leading up to the event.

Vendor & Booth Information

This year we will be introducing a more efficient way for vendors to participate.

At the end of March, we will be updating this page to include instructions for vendors to register in advance to include listing their products and/or services along with other information to include the category of they wish to be part of.

Artisans / Merchants / Vendors - Artisans are those displaying and selling items which are 100% handcrafted by the seller in relatively small quantities. This includes paintings, pottery, glass, woodcarving, weavings, and so on.  Each item is typically unique or one-of-a-kind.
Merchants are those displaying and selling both handcrafted and non-handcrafted items. This includes new items crafted from manufactured products and those that are upcycled from pre-existing manufactured materials. Vendors are those displaying and selling items made by others, purchased wholesale, or produced in a facility with several employees. This excludes food and beverage.

Professional Services - Professional services are nonphysical products or services that individuals or companies provide to customers to help them manage or improve a specific area of their businesses. For example, an acting coach offering lessons to actors could be a professional service. An individual offering professional services may have expertise in a niche area, like digital marketing, and provide services to a business to improve their digital marketing efforts. This type of professional service may be freelance, contract or private practice work.

Civic Organizations - Civic organizations are community-based companies, clubs, committees, associations, corporations, or any other organization or group of persons acting in concert which is composed of persons who are members thereof on a voluntary basis and which is primarily established to further educational, charitable, religious, cultural, or local economic development purposes.

Food Vendors - A food vendor prepares and sells ready-to-eat food to the public in a stationary location i.e. booth or other defined area. Duties and responsibilities may include preparing and cooking food, serving food to customers, collecting payment, and cleaning up.

Food Trucks - A food truck is a large wheeled vehicle from which food is sold that typically contains cooking facilities where the food is prepared.

In order to meet the expectations of our festival attendees, we will be limiting the number of vendors for each of the above categories. Determination of categories for vendors will be at the sole discretion of the event organizer.

Vendors who are approved based on their registration we will then be provided with a token that will allow them to view and select the booth of their choice. Booth locations in relation to the street map will be clearly identified and pricing will be noted for each. Vendors will also have the opportunity to see the names of the vendor booths to assist in their own decision making processes.

Vendors who have participated in the past will be given priority in booth selection.