Yes. A table is provided at the side of the stage for Suwanee Fest entertainers to greet the public and sell merchandise following their performance. Suwanee Fest does not receive any percentage from the merchandise sales by entertainers.
As a family festival with no admission charge, Suwanee Fest generally does not pay for any performances. The headline acts which perform the last concert on each day of the event are typically paid. With approximately 50,000 attendees during the two day event and free publicity, performing at Suwanee Fest is a tremendous opportunity for any entertainers looking to market their talent and increase their fan base.
Anyone who would like to be considered for the entertainment line-up for Suwanee Fest must submit an application. The Entertainment Committee will make its selections in June and the schedule will be posted in August. Please note that we receive a large amount of Entertainment Applications each year and we have a limited number of performance slots. We try to provide a diverse line-up of entertainment for audiences of all ages and interests therefore, preference is given to unique acts who have not performed at Suwanee Fest in the prior year. All selections and decisions by the Entertainment Committee are final.
Although subject to change, the map below is illustrative of past festivals.
Suwanee Fest is an arts and crafts festival focused on handmade and hand-crafted items. However, businesses are welcomed at the festival as a sponsor. Businesses may contact Amy Doherty at 770/904-3387 to sign up as a sponsor.
In order to maintain the quality of the festival, we request that all vendors remain set up until the exhibitor area closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
On Suwanee Fest, vendors will receive a packet giving them details regarding booth breakdown information and park exit instructions.
More than a dozen inflatable and other fun rides will be available for tykes to tweens in two sections of the 2016 Suwanee Fest. Access to all rides is provided all day (10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.) via a $20/child wristband. Individual tickets for rides will be available as well; prices will be posted at the festival.
Suwanee's handbill ordinance permits individuals to place a flyer in the hands of attendees; however, they may not be left on windshields of cars or in stacks sitting out in the park. If you want to market your company, join us as a sponsor to get even more exposure during the event.
Admission to Suwanee Fest is free! That being said, you probably will want to bring along some money with you to purchase a unique piece of artwork, food and drink, and inflatable rides for the kids.
While dogs on leashes are permitted at City of Suwanee parks, the Suwanee Fest festival might not be the best place to bring Fido or Buddy. Typically, there are A LOT of people, and the day can get really warm. That being said, the decision is yours.
Keep in mind that pets are not permitted on the shuttle buses.
The Suwanee Fest festival is a rain or shine event. The festival is typically blessed with nice weather, but even if it rains, the festival - including the parade and entertainment - will go on. There is no rain date.
Each year, Suwanee's "celebration of community" is hosted at Town Center Park, a beautiful 10-acre urban park located at the intersection of Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road in Suwanee, Georgia. The address for Town Center Park is 370 Buford Highway.
You may purchase beer or wine from our Town Center merchants who are licensed to sell or from our vendors within the festival area. You may NOT bring your own alcohol into Town Center Park.