Yellow Daisy Festival FAQ
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What is the Yellow Daisy Festival?
Celebrating its 50th year, Stone Mountain Park’s Yellow Daisy Festival (YDF) is one of America’s favorite and most well-known arts & crafts festivals. Featuring more than 400 artists from all over the country, the Yellow Daisy Festival is held each year in the month of September to celebrate the blooming of the Confederate Yellow Daisy. (The daisy can be seen in its natural environment on hiking trails on the mountain). Despite its growth from a small Arts & Crafts show to the four-day event that it has become today, the Yellow Daisy Festival continues to be a big show with a small-town feel. The mission of re-connecting families and friends with fun, shopping, live entertainment, and good food has remained constant over the years. Multiple generations of mothers, daughters, and grandmothers meander the wooded trails together in search of the perfect item.
What are the dates of the Festival?
Thursday, September 6 - Sunday, September 9, 2018
What are the hours of the Festival?
Thursday & Friday: 8 AM - 10 AM Early Bird Special, 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 10 AM Early Bird Special, 10 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 10 AM Early Bird Special, 10 AM - 5 PM
(Saturday night is the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® located on Memorial Lawn)
Is this a family-friendly event?
Absolutely! There is something for everyone, whether it be the shopping, festival food, live music, visiting the Children’s Corner or catching the game on the big screen at the Men’s Den, everyone is sure to have a memorable time that will continue as a family tradition.
Is this an indoor or outdoor Festival?
The Yellow Daisy Festival takes place outdoors within Stone Mountain Park’s Events Meadow and the shopping occurs adjacent to the meadow along paved trails under a gorgeous canopy of trees.
Looking for something indoors? Visit the 47th Annual Standard Flower Show held at Memorial Hall. Presented by The Redbud District, a member of Garden Club of Georgia Inc., in conjunction with the Yellow Daisy Festival, entry to the flower show is free upon entrance into the park.
Friday, September 8 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 9 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 10 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
What if it rains? Do you cancel the event?
The Yellow Daisy Festival takes place rain or shine but we prefer shine!
Are pets allowed at the Festival?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the Yellow Daisy Festival so we ask that you please make the appropriate arrangements for your pet prior to attending the Festival.
Is there Festival Food?
Absolutely! Fantastic Food Trucks, BBQ, Burgers, Pizza, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream, Kettle Corn, Roasted Corn, Italian Ice, Corn Dogs, and much, much more…hungry yet???
Can I bring a cooler?
Yes, but please know that all bags and coolers are subject to search prior to entering the Festival. Please refrain from bringing alcohol or glass containers to the Festival.
Do you have hotels or campgrounds to stay on park?
Yes! We have two Marriott Hotel Properties located within Stone Mountain Park; Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort and Marriott Stone Mountain Inn. Marriott Stone Mountain Inn is located within walking distance of the Festival. If you prefer to camp, Stone Mountain Park is also the home of Georgia's #1 campground - as rated by Woodall's, located in the heart of state's most popular attraction. A shuttle service is available for campground and hotel guests; for more information please visit the campground/hotel front desk.
Do you rent wheelchairs or motorized scooters?
Both are available for rental just inside the tent at the Festival’s entrance. This is a first come – first serve basis so it is always a good idea to arrive early in hopes of securing one for your use.
Do you provide shuttles from the parking lots within the park?
Depending on traffic flow and where you are directed to park, select lots do have a shuttle but due to peak traffic travel times not all parking lots have an assigned shuttle.
Do you have handicap parking?
Yes, but it is on a first come – first serve basis.
Can I volunteer to help at the Festival?
Of course! Please check back on July 1 when our Volunteer Request Form is available.
Can I still apply to be an artist at the Festival?
The deadline for applying to the Yellow Daisy Festival is March 17 of the same year. Applications for the next year’s show are available online beginning in August. We do not maintain a waiting list or accept last minute entries, should anyone cancel, as this is a juried Arts & Crafts Festival and all applications must be presented before the Yellow Daisy Jury.
What types of products does the Yellow Daisy Festival accept?
The purpose of the Yellow Daisy Festival is to showcase the talents of its artists. All items must be created by the artist and the artist must be on-site all four days of the festival. Items not created by the artist or not in the category for which applied will not be permitted in the show. Resale of wholesale items (buy/sell) IS NOT permitted in the Yellow Daisy Festival. The selling of prepared food by an artist is prohibited; however, sampling of food gifts is permitted. All materials must be in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations of the United States and the State of Georgia.
Does the Festival maintain a waiting list in case of cancellations?
We do not maintain a waiting list or accept last minute entries, should anyone cancel, as this is a juried Arts & Crafts Festival and all applications must be presented before the Yellow Daisy Jury.
What are fees to apply or have an artist booth at the Festival?
Fees are subject to change but at this time a single site is $525 and a double site is $1100. There is also a $40 non-refundable application fee. The booth site fee payment as well as the application fee payment must be submitted with the application. If you are not accepted into the show your booth site fee is refunded back to you via the form of payment that you initially used to pay.
What is the size of an artist booth?
A single site is 10’x10’ or a double site is 20’x20’
How can I become a sponsor of the Yellow Daisy Festival?
Please click on the “Sponsorship Opportunities” link and fill out the applicable information. Please note in the comments/questions section that you are interested in becoming a sponsor and a member of our team will contact you with more information.
How can I become a Food Vendor at the Festival? Do I need to fill out an application?
If you are interested in becoming a food vendor in the future you do not need to fill out a crafter application. We do ask that you click on the “Become a Food Vendor” link and fill out the required information. Please include not only the services/options you provide but also pricing and listing of other events/venues where you sell your product.
***Please note that the Yellow Daisy Festival has a high volume of attendees and we receive many inquiries regarding participating as a food vendor therefore we cannot respond to each and every inquiry. If there is availability or a need for more information, a member of our Foods Department will contact you for more details. We do keep all information on file should we have any other events or openings throughout the year.
How can I become a part of the main stage music? Do I need to fill out an application?
If you are interested in performing at the YDF main stage you do not need to fill out an application. We do ask that you email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer to listen to music/samples via a website or link vs. hard copy mailings of cd samples etc. While we have a select number of slots available, the Yellow Daisy Festival utilizes a production company to schedule performers and we also suggest to them any artists that we have heard and think may be a good fit for the Festival. ***Please note that the Yellow Daisy Festival receives many requests regarding performing at the festival, therefore, we cannot respond to each and every inquiry. If you are selected to perform, the production company will reach out to you for your availability prior to August.
How can I be a vendor within your Children’s Corner? Do I need to fill out an application?
If you have an activity that you think would be a great fit in our Children’s Corner, please email us at email@example.com and tell us more about what you offer as well as pictures, pricing, and previous events in which you have participated.
We have a great dance group! How can they perform at the Yellow Daisy Festival?
At this time we do not have any plans to host dance groups at YDF as our mission is to truly promote the artists and their beautiful works.
Have you considered having a Miss Yellow Daisy pageant?
Every now and then we receive an inquiry about the potential of hosting a Queen/Princess pageant during the Yellow Daisy Festival. At this time we do not have any plans to host a pageant during YDF as our mission is to truly promote the artists and their beautiful works.
I am trying to get in touch with an artist that was at last year’s Yellow Daisy Festival. Can you help me?
Sure we will! Whether it was last year or 10 years ago, we will try our best to get you the information you need. If you could please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us as much as you can remember about the artist, we will be sure to work on your request. (A Tip For You: Anything and everything helps us in narrowing down the potential artists: Maybe you remember what state they were from, what types of product they had, a rough idea of the location of their booth, the more details and specifics – the better! We love playing detective!)
I wanted to purchase a commemorative poster or t-shirt from last year’s festival. Is that still an option after the festival?
Often times we are able to accommodate this request. If you could please email us at email@example.com we will be sure to check with our merchandise team and see if they still have items available for purchase.