Applications Are Now Open for the 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons

Craft Lake City invites all Utah makers, foodies, STEM creators, artisans, vintage vendors, performers & youth entrepreneurs to apply to the 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons! The DIY Fest will take place on Fri., Aug. 9, Sat., Aug. 10 and Sun., Aug. 11 at the Utah State Fairpark. Through this celebration of DIY culture, Craft Lake City seeks to spotlight an incredible array of local talent in a vibrant festival setting. The DIY Festival, Utah’s largest local-centric art, music, science and technology festival, offers makers the opportunity to exhibit and sell handmade wares, network with other creative businesses in their community and gain new experiences. 

Applications are open to Utah residents until April 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

Now Accepting Applications For These Exhibitor Categories:

  • Artisans: Makers offering handcrafted wares like ceramics, embroidery & fiber arts, artwork, jewelry, apparel, stationery, bath/body/apothecary items and more
  • Craft Foodies: Makers offering handmade pre-packaged baked goods, treats, sauces, candies and bottled handcrafted drinks 
  • Vintage Vendors: Curators of vintage clothing and/or housewares that predate 2000
  • Performers: Bands, solo artists, dance companies, performance art groups, multicultural groups, buskers and street performers
  • STEM Exhibitors: DIY engineers, STEM clubs, tinkerers, Utah-Based STEM businesses, university groups, non-profit organizations & government agencies
  • Commercial Food Vendors: Food trucks & booths offering made-to-order meals and beverages
  • Youth Entrepreneurs: Makers ages 18 and under who would like to sell their handmade goods in a real-world festival environment

Craft Lake City also offers scholarship opportunities for the DIY Fest as part of our Community Inclusion Program. Specifically, we offer our Sponsored Entrepreneur Program for local entrepreneurs looking to shadow a seasoned maker and our Scholarship & Mentor Program for qualified DIY Fest applicants, which includes the following available scholarships:

  • Artisan Scholarship

  • ArtAbility Scholarship

  • LGBTQ+ Scholarship

  • Application Fee Waivers

About Craft Lake City:

Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity. @craftlakecity

Craft Lake City’s year-round programming is supported in part by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program, the Salt Lake Arts Council, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.