We look forward to returning the Arts by the Sea Festival to Downtown Swansboro in 2022

Vendor Information and Applications below

Held annually on the second Saturday in June.

This fabulous arts and fine crafts festival takes place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Come and see the best artists and crafters as they line our historic streets with beautiful fine art and handmade crafts.  The show, which is a juried craft show, represents some of the finest crafters in the Southeast.  Pottery, jewelry, paintings, stained glass, fiber, carvings, photography, sculpture and metal work are just a few of the crafts represented at this annual event.

The festival also includes live, local entertainment at the Harry C. Pugliese “Pug” Pavilion throughout the day.  The Kids Zone will offer arts, crafts and a variety of other activities on the waterfront across from Olde Towne Square.  

To keep things safe, we ask that event goers abide by the following: no pets, bicycles or skateboards.  Streets are closed to vehicular traffic. As an extra treat, leave the parking to us! There will be a park and ride shuttle from Ward Farm, located behind the Hampton Inn.

Vendor Guidelines

Arts and Crafts Vendor Application

Food Vendor Application 

Limited Food Vendor Application

Vendor opportunity

The Arts by the Sea Festival takes place on the second Saturday of June on the Swansboro waterfront.  This festival features arts, crafts, delicious food, wine tastings, stories, children’s entertainment and other fun activities. You’ll find pottery, jewelry, paintings, carvings, photography, sculpture, stained glass and more art.  All entries are juried.

We are seeking fine arts and crafts vendors along with food vendors for the festival to be held on June 11, 2022.

  Vendor Guidelines: 


Arts and Crafts Vendor Application:



Food Vendor Application:


Limited Food Vendor Application: 

Vendor opportunity