Now accepting applications for 2020 Dockside Festival!

The festival showcases over 100 juried Artisans and craftspeople from Ontario and across Canada.

Apply Today!

The Dockside Vendors

Dockside Festival of the Arts is a popular arts and crafts festival that has been drawing visitors for more than 28 years. This juried show has an incredible mix of vendors. See the application for more information.

Our next Jury meeting is March 12th, so get your applications in to be apart of our next meeting.

As in prior years, this year we are continuing to support our vendors in the following ways:

  • Pods of four vendor booths, opening up two sides for public viewing
  • Live Music
  • A selection of Food Vendors
  • Extensive marketing campaign online, print, radio and more.
  • Admission by donation
  • Free vendor coffee at the front gate in the morning.

Dockside Festival of the Arts – Jury Process

Dockside Festival of the Arts is an outdoor juried art and crafts show, with a jury consisting of 4-5 experienced community members who specialize in vendor selection, handcrafted artwork, arts and culture, etc.  They strive to ensure all selected vendors meet the specific criteria outlined for Dockside Festival of the Arts.  If you would like to apply to be a vendor please carefully read the criteria below to ensure you meet all required qualifications.  Please note that the jury reserves the right to base decisions on the appropriateness of the product and are required to ensure all product is the right fit for the festival.

Criteria and Eligibility

  • The created product must be handmade and produced by the applicant in Canada
  • The applicant must be the designer of his/her own product
  • No craftwork produced or sourced by any commercial means will be accepted
  • We do not allow any imported product for resale
  • We do not allow any purchased items for resale
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2020 Online Application

2020 Vendor Application - 29th Annual Elexicon Dockside Festival of the Arts
Booth Name
Please type your email address twice
Address *
Postal Code
Twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, Instagram
Twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, Instagram
2019/20 Artisan Shows
Select all that apply
Attended in the past year
Please describe your art/food including price ranges
Please Note: Organizers will do their best to accommodate your needs, but there are no guarantees
Artisan Categories
Please select all categories that apply
Gourmet Food Vendors
Please select all that apply
Food Truck
Please select all the products to be offered
Maximum upload size: 33.55MB
We'd like to know your story. Please upload information about you, your company and how your product is made


Maximum upload size: 33.55MB
Please upload up to 5 photos
Please select the type & size of the booth
Do you require a Power Hookup?
Please Note: Due to limited power availability, there is a $20 additional booth charge.

(Please only do this once you've been approved. This is the best and quickest way to complete your application)

Credit Card:
Once you are approved, an event organizer will call you for payment through Credit Card. We will no longer accept credit card numbers online.

Cheques Payable to:
The Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce

Mailed to:
The Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce
c/o Dockside Festival of the Arts
275 Muskoka Road South
Gravenhurst, ON
P1P 1J1

Chris Hammar - Marketing Manager
705-687-4432 x102

I have read and understood the vendor terms and conditions in relation to the Dockside Festival of the Arts 2019. I agree to abide by all the terms and conditions outlined here and in the vendor information package (separate package). I am subject to removal from the show if the terms or conditions are not adhered to. The organizers have the final decision and I understand that I will not be refunded or compensated in any manner if removed prior to show end.
Tent Weights
I understand that vendors must supply their own tent weights. Stakes are not permitted at the Muskoka Wharf Special Events Field. You must supply your own tents and tables etc.
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