FAQs

When and where is the Texas Arts and Craft Fair?
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hill Country Arts Foundation 120 Point Theatre Road in Ingram, Texas 78025.
Click here for the Maps and Directions to the festival.

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How much does it cost to attend the festival?
There is a small gate fee of $8 per person. Students are $5 and children under 12 are free!

What is new at the festival this year?
Against a backdrop of the beautiful Guadalupe River, over 5,000 visitors are expected to enjoy the official Texas State Arts and Craft Fair Sept. 29-30, 2018. The new Texas Arts and Crafts Fair will have over 150 artists, gourmet food, craft beer, live music, activities and art demonstrations for all ages. See a full list of the activities and entertainment.

How can I participate as an artist?
Please visit the artist page to find out more information on becoming an artist vendor.

Can I bring my dog to the festival?
Sorry, but for the safety of all fairgoers, we do not allow pets at the fair. Certified service animals on a leash are allowed.

What activities will you have for children?
Texas Arts and Crafts Fair is a family-friendly event and has activities for all ages.  Families can visit the Arts Exploration Zone to participate in a variety of fun activities. Kids and adults also will be treated to interactive demonstrations by artists and crafters, including the Fredericksburg Spinning Guild, Doug Garey’s blacksmithing, ceramics by Teresa Craighead and rock stacking by Robert Santa.

Also, Doug Baum and the Texas Camel Corps will provide historical fun, while the Happy Tails Petting Zoo will offer unlimited cuteness.

Can my band perform at the fair?
There will be multiple venues for musicians and other performers at the fair. If your group wants to perform, please email us at fair@hcaf.com or contact the fair office at 830-367-5121.

What if it rains?
Texas Arts and Crafts Fair will take place sprinkle or shine.

What food and beverages are available?  Can I bring my own?
There will be a variety of delicious food and beverage options available for sale throughout the festival, including beer and wine for those 21 years of age.  No outside food or beverages are allowed.

Can my business rent a booth?
If you are a food vendor, there are a limited number of opportunities available.  Click here for the application. All other booth opportunities and activities are provided by sponsors of the festival. For more information, please email us at fair@hcaf.com

Can other organizations rent a food booth?
Yes! There are a limited number of opportunities available for school, church or civic organizations to rent a food or beverage booth. Please email us at fair@hcaf.com or 830-367-5121 for more information. You can check out the application here. All other booth opportunities and activities are provided by sponsors of the festival. 

Is the festival wheelchair accessible?
Yes, each area of the festival is accessible.

Who benefits from The Texas Arts and Craft Fair?
This is a one-of-a-kind art festival in the State of Texas and raises awareness as well as critical funding for the Hill Country Arts Foundation. Through sponsorships, we provide a venue for Texas artisans. This event funds vital arts programs that educate enrich, enlighten the community through the arts.

All of the proceeds from the Texas Arts and Crafts Fair benefit The Hill Country Arts Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization that educates, enlightens and enriches members of the community through the arts.

How can I support The Texas Arts and Craft Fair?

  • To sponsor an activity, visit the sponsor page.
  • To lend a helping hand, sign up as a volunteer.
  • Connect and Share
  • Attend the event!

History

Hill Country Arts Foundation is a center for the visual and performing arts that was established in 1959. A group of artists established HCAF to enrich, educate and enlighten members of the community through the arts.

The small group of artists, united by their love of the Hill Country’s beauty and appreciation of the arts, dreamed of creating a place for arts education, exhibition and performance—a place where families and individuals of all ages could explore their talents.

Today, HCAF has enriched, educated and enlightened generations of families and individuals interested in the arts.

HCAF offers learning experiences in the visual and performing arts for all ages.  Through classes, workshops, exhibitions, camps and stage productions, members of the community come together to learn and develop skills in both the visual and performing arts, as a group or as individuals.

HCAF is a  501 (3) c non-profit organization that depends on HCAF memberships, grants, volunteers and generosity from members of the community.  

Beneficiary

Now in its 55th year, the Hill Country Arts Foundation is committed to providing the community with high-quality visual and theatre arts. The Texas Arts and Crafts Fair gives the foundation a platform to showcase the comprehensive programs offered and share success stories to thousands of ears and eyes.  As the only facility of its kind in the region, the Hill Country Arts Foundation stands out as a vital resource in the community.

Maps and Directions

120 Point Theatre Road South

Ingram, TX 78025