Covered Bridge & Arts Festival


The 2023 Festival will be held October 5th - 8th, 2023

AT THE BLOOMSBURG FAIRGROUNDS!

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Location: Bloomsburg Fairgrounds | 1004 West Main Street | Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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Situated in beautiful Central Pennsylvania at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, the 41st Annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival will have something for everyone! The Festival is one of the largest craft festivals on the East Coast, and four-day annual attendance is typically near 150,000 visitors.

The Festival Features:
• More than 320 Craft Vendors & 38 Food Stands!
• FREE Parking & FREE Admission

Handmade & Traditional Crafts • Turned & Carved Wood • Glass
Prints • Sewn & Woven Textiles • Jewelry • Photography • Paintings • Pottery
Decor for Every Holiday • New & Repurposed Primitives
Plus Much More!

Looking for lodging options in our area for your stay? Click here.

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Festival Vendor Lists

-- Craft vendors at the 2022 Covered Bridge Festival -- 

View & Download the 2022 Crafter List by LAST NAME

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View & Download the 2022 Crafter List by SPACE #

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View & Download the 2022 Crafter List by BUSINESS NAME

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-- Food vendors at the 2022 Covered Bridge Festival -- 

View & Download the 2022 Food Vendor List

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Covered Bridge Festival Map

Check back in 2023 for updates!

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Covered Bridge Festival Parking

Parking will take place in the main parking lot of the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Attendees will be able to access the main parking lot by entering the Fairgrounds from the Main Entrance off Route 11 via Fort McClure Boulevard (Gate 3), or from the town-side parking lot entrance off 5th Street (Gate 6). Both will allow access into the main parking lot.

Regular tram service will run from the parking areas to the festival gate entrance.

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NEW for 2022: Covered Bridge Festival Fine Artist Section

Check back in 2023 for updates!

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2023 Festival Rack Card

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Additional Festival Happenings

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Covered Bridge Festival FAQ's

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Covered Bridge Bus Tours

Interested in seeing our area's historic covered bridges while you visit the festival? Take one of our guided bus tours, complete with a step-on guide to provide information and history about the various bridges and sights along the way!

Bus Tour Dates/Times:
CHECK BACK IN 2023 FOR UPDATES

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Apply to Become a Vendor!

CRAFT VENDOR:
Interested in becoming a crafter at the Covered Bridge Festival?  Your first step is to fill out the online form below.

If you are a CRAFTER, please fill out our: Covered Bridge Festival Craft Vendor Pre-Qualification Form

To be considered as a future festival vendor, please fill out the online form completely and submit it. Afterward, please send a total of three (3) photos of you making your craft to dsharrow@cmvb.com. Please include your name and business name in the email with your photo submission. Prospective crafters who fail to submit photos will not be considered for the event.

Pre-qualification forms may be submitted at any point throughout the year. Forms will be reviewed and filed, to be referenced the next time vendors are needed to fill spaces. Once added, pre-qualification forms are saved in Committee's files for up to 3 years of consideration.  Submitting a pre-qualification application does NOT guarantee you a spot in the show. If your pre-qualification forms and paperwork are in order, you will be placed in the qualified pool of vendors. Please remember that applicants must hand make their craft – no buy/sell! Booth spaces start at $350 for the 4-day festival.

Filling spaces: Craft vendors who were at the prior festival are given priority to return.  The spaces of craft vendors who elect not to return will be filled from the pre-qualified pool of applicants who have already been approved.  If you are in the pre-qualified pool, you will be notified in early summer if your pre-qualification application was selected to attend our upcoming festival as a new vendor.  If you are one of the vendors selected, you will then receive a full application to fill out along with instructions for space payment. If you were not selected from the pre-qualification pool for the given year, you will not be notified directly. You will only be notified if you were selected as a vendor.

FOOD VENDOR:
Interested in becoming a food vendor at the Covered Bridge Festival?  Your first step is to fill out the online form below.

If you are a FOOD VENDOR, please fill out our: Covered Bridge Festival Food Vendor Pre-Qualification Form


THE 2023 SHOW IS PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 5 - 8, 2023.

-- Thoughts From Current Crafters --

Toby Bouder - Woodturner; Liverpool, PA

Toby Bouder - Woodturner; Liverpool, PA
"I have been doing the Covered Bridge & Arts Festival for at least six years now, and it is always a very enjoyable and profitable show for me. I'm a part of the new fine arts section of the festival that was introduced last year. Linda and the Visitors Bureau staff have been great to work with in getting that set up."

The team at Bason Coffee Roasting at their storefront in Danville.

JoAnn & Brad Bason; Bason Coffee Roasting - Danville, PA
"As a small local business, it is important we attract folks from outside the local area. The Covered Bridge & Arts Festival provides us with an opportunity for tremendous exposure.  A common comment we hear from repeat customers in our shop is that they first found our coffee company at the Covered Bridge Festival.  I am certain that our success has been helped by being there each year."

Holly Steward - Holly's Handbags Plus; Berwick, PA

Holly Steward; Holly's Handbags Plus - Berwick, PA
"The Covered Bridge & Arts Festival is one of our favorite venues as a crafter. One nice thing about it is that it is easily accessible for all levels of mobility. Plus, there are high quality crafters with an amazing variety of crafts.  Come see for yourself!"