To enhance our outdoor vendor event, we would like to have our visitors experience the performing arts! If you have a talent you would like to share, please consider applying to perform on one of our stages on Main Street!

When:  Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 9am-4pm
Where:  Main Street, Downtown Warsaw
About:  The Benton County Arts Fest will include Street Performances, Food Trucks, Make and Take art projects, Art and Craft Vendors, Artist Swap and Shop, Art Competition, and Silent Auction.

Objectives:  to showcase different forms of art by our talented Benton County artists, while inspiring visitors to explore and express their own creativity. The vendor show will provide the public with an opportunity to enjoy and purchase unique handmade art and crafts, to interact with working artists in the community, and to raise the level of awareness and appreciation for the creativity of our local artisans. 

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2023. Please bring completed form to the Warsaw Chamber Office, just inside the Warsaw Community Building.

Eligibility:  Performance applications are open to:
Special talents

Selection Criteria:
The Arts Fest 2023 committee will be selecting applicants that best represent our festival objectives (above).  Decisions will be based on a completed application, with entries that exemplify the arts, quality craftsmanship, and unique talents being given priority.

Performers must describe the performance and explain how your performance ties into our objectives and mission of this festival.  The Arts Fest committee reserves the right to reject any application which, in the committee’s opinion, conflicts with the local ordinances or are considered inappropriate for this festival.

You will need to send a performance audition video or photos to at the time you complete the application.

As is the case with all outdoor events, inclement weather conditions will not be rescheduled.  Please prepare yourself, performer’s instruments and props being used for the possibility of such weather with the appropriate protective measures  The Arts Fest committee will determine whether to close down the stage events due to inclement weather.