Vendors And Crafters Needed For Spring Planting Festival At BSF

Oneida, TN (2013-03-21) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the Thirteenth Annual Spring Planting Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Traditional arts and crafts will be included as part of the festival throughout the day.  The park would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to all interested crafts persons, musicians, volunteers, and food vendors to participate in this year’s Spring Planting Festival.

The National Park Service’s policy regarding arts and craft sales does allow for the sales of demonstrated arts and crafts during the Spring Planting Festival.  A one-time fee of $25.00 is required for food vendors as well as demonstrators interested in selling crafts or having a booth during this one-day festival.  This fee can be applied towards your application to be a part of the Storytelling Festival in September as well as the Cultural Heritage Days in October.  All vendors and crafters will need to bring their own tent, table and chairs.

If you are interested in selling your craft items or being a food vendor during this year’s event, contact the fee program manager, Letitia Neal, at (423) 569-2404, extension 267, or  All applications need to be received no later than Friday, April 19.

Volunteers are always welcome to demonstrate only and other volunteers are needed to assist with event activities.  Please contact the volunteer coordinator, Effie Houston, at (423) 569-9778 or

For further information on this special event as well as other events, call the BandyCreekVisitorCenter at (423) 286-7275 or visit the website at