Loblolly Festival

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Saturday October 4, 2014 · 9am ’til 5pm

The Loblolly Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in October and celebrates Laurel’s heritage as a sawmill town.

Vendors from several states, artists, crafters and craftsmen set up shop in the streets of downtown Laurel for this one day event. Live music of various genres can be heard throughout the day.

Food ranges from your first funnel cake of the fall to corn dogs, chicken on a stick and every variety of festival food imaginable. Our lovable lumberjack, Mr. Loblolly, visits with the crowd and will stop for a photo op, too!

Demonstrations vary from year to year, but a crowd favorite for sure is Dayton Scoggins, the chainsaw artist. Dayton will be on hand for the 2014 festival, selling his creations as well as demonstrating the art of chainsaw sculpture.

A contest for high school artists is sponsored by Masonite Corporation.  Students paint a door skin supplied by Masonite to depict a theme chosen by the Loblolly committee. The art is judged by a blind panel of visual art experts. The art will be on display at the festival. The winning art will be featured in a downtown venue.

Join us for the 2014 Loblolly Festival in downtown Laurel, Saturday, October 4 from 9am till 5pm!

The crowds are coming – will you be there to welcome them?

2013 Loblolly FestivalLoblolly Festival vendors come back year after year to get their businesses and organizations in front of the biggest crowds of the season. As Loblolly grows, you have a chance to grow with it!

How to become a Loblolly Vendor:

Vendors are accepted in one of four categories. If you have questions about which category best applies to you click here to contact us.

Vendor Rates:  Early bird rate deadline is August 1st/Standard rate deadline is  September 1s/Applications are not accepted past September 1st

Arts & Crafts Vendors – Early Rate $50, Standard Rate $100

Do you want to sell your hand-made creations, artwork or other items? This is the category for you.

  • Booth size: 10′x12′
  • Electricity Available (Fee Applies): Yes
  • Water Available: Yes

Click here to get your Loblolly Arts & Crafts booth now

Activities Vendors – Early Rate $100, Standard Rate $150

Do you have an activity such as bounce-houses, horseback riding, train rides, etc? This is the category for you.

  • Activity space: 20′x20′
  • Electricity Available(110V or 220V): Yes
  • Water Available: Yes

Click here to get your Loblolly Activity space now

Food Vendors – Early Rate $100, Standard Rate $150

Do you have a food truck or other concession? This is the category for you.

  • Booth size: 10′x12′
  • Electricity Available(110V or 220V): Yes
  • Water Available: Yes

Click here to get your Loblolly Food Vendor space now

Organization Vendors – Early Rate $25, Standard Rate $50

Do you want to promote or raise funds for your non-profit, civic club, church, school group or other community organization? This is the category for you.

  • Booth size: 10′x12′
  • Electricity Available (Fee Applies): Yes
  • Water Available: Yes

Click here to get your Loblolly Organization booth now

Associate your business with one of the biggest events of the year – become a Loblolly sponsor!

Loblolly LumberjackThe 2014 Loblolly Festival is made possible through the help of our wonderful sponsors. If your business would like to sponsor this year’s festival simply fill out the application below before September 1, 2014!

Click here to complete the 2014 Loblolly Festival Sponsorship Application

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