The Wheatland Marketplace
An Area dedicated to Wheatland’s young artists located next to the raffle tent, and across from the food buildings.
Young artists ages 7 through 19 have the opportunity to sell handmade traditional arts and crafts that they have created at the Wheatland Marketplace. Be sure to take time during the weekend to admire the splendid creations of our next generation of artists! Each year, averages of 80-85 young artists participate!
Wheatland Marketplace Hours
Friday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm
Registration for shifts begins Friday at 12 pm
To register to sell your items and sign up for shifts:
Come to the Wheatland Marketplace tent with a sample of each different item that you plan to sell. A Marketplace volunteer will review your items and ask you some questions about them.
Once items for sale are approved, each young artist may sign up for a maximum of four one-hour shifts on Friday and Saturday, and two one-hour shifts on Sunday.
An adult must accompany artists ages 7-12 during the registration process.
Artists 16-19 (or any artist that looks close to that age) will be asked to show a school ID or drivers license.
*See guidelines for additional requirements*
In 2004, we began recording the fun in the Marketplace through photos of our young artists. The scrapbooks are always on display in the Marketplace area – it is great to see how far our young artists have come! If anyone has Marketplace pictures from past years that they are willing to share, we would love to include them in our memories. Please note the year the photos were taken and any captions for each photo. You can give the photos to a Marketplace Volunteer – inclue your name and address if you would like the originals mailed back to you, or e-mail them to email@example.com. Be sure to note in the e-mail that the photos are for the Marketplace along with the year the photos were taken.
Every hour, two different artists are selected as a “feature artist” for that hour. Each feature artist will have a 10×10 tent to showcase their items. Be sure to check the roster schedule to find out when an artist will be featured.
Guidelines for the Wheatland Marketplace:
Each artist should bring a chair to use during his/her shift(s). Each artists will be provided with half of a six-foot table to display their items.
Please no food products
Artists change hourly and daily
Because this area is for our young artists, we must strictly enforce the 19-year age limit. Those of you that are 20 and over that are interested in selling your handcrafted items can go to wheatlandmusic.org to find out more about setting a booth in the arts and crafts area. (search for exhibiting artist selections)
All items sold must be handcrafted by the young artist. The artist will be asked to describe how he or she created the item(s).
Each young artist is responsible for all aspects of selling of his or her masterpieces, including making change and providing bags.
ADULTS: You may help your artist set up and tear down his or her sales area only. The Marketplace is dedicated to our young artists, and we feel that it is important that they interact with their customers and handle all sales on their own. However, we will have Marketplace volunteers available for any assistance the artists may need. Such as, making change or a brief break.
No weapons of any kind are allowed to be sold, including marshmellow or potato guns.
Please remember that selling of items outside the Marketplace is not allowed on festival grounds.
We are looking forward to another great year!