Saturday, October 5, 2024
9 AM to 4 PM
Downtown Park
145 SE Broad St.
Southern Pines, NC

AutumnFest is presented by the
Arts Council of Moore County &
Southern Pines Parks & Recreation Dept.


AutumnFest attendees | Credit: Ted Fitzgerald/The Pilot

In 1978, the first AutumnFest was held in beautiful Downtown Park in Southern Pines. Since then, AutumnFest has become one of Moore County’s most popular annual festivals, bringing thousands of people out on the first Saturday in October. This intimate festival features arts, crafts, handmade items, live entertainment, delicious food, and more.

All AutumnFest vendors must fill out an application to be accepted into the festival. Priority will be given to vendors of art & crafts (handmade items) and food trucks. [NOTE: We are sold out of Food Tent spaces.] The AutumnFest Committee will select the vendors with the goal to give festival attendees an authentic arts & craft fair experience. Applications will be accepted until all booth spaces are filled. Vendor fees will be returned if application is not accepted. All food vendors will be located on Broad Street with space for eight food trucks and four food tents.

The live entertainment for AutumnFest is also specifically chosen with the festival attendees in mind, and the entertainment stage is located in the heart of the Southern Pines’ Downtown Park. AutumnFest prefers to focus on local and regional entertainment. See below for information on performing at AutumnFest.

As plans for the annual AutumnFest are finalized, we invite artists, crafters, and food vendors to apply for a space by using the links below. Space is limited, so submit your application soon!

AutumnFest Vendor Application & Information

CASH OR CHECK – Click Here to download application CREDIT CARD – Click here to fill out online application

Please direct all questions about AutumnFest booths to Bridgett Sampson:
Senior & Special Events Coordinator – Southern Pines Parks & Recreation Dept.
910-692-7376 |

  • All vendors must fill out an application in order to be accepted into AutumnFest
  • All booths are first-come-first-serve [NOTE: We are sold out of Food Tent spaces.]
  • Vendor application will be available after April 15, 2024 for download on this page
  • Vendor application deadline is August 31, 2024, with notification of booth acceptance beginning August 1, 2024
  • Commercial & Nonprofit spaces can be reserved starting Aug. 1
  • If you rep a direct sales company (e.g. Scentsy, Color Street, Mary Kay, Avon, etc.), you must select a Commercial space (which will be available starting Aug. 1)
  • Booth assignments & check-in information for all vendors will be sent out after September 6, 2024
  • AutumnFest is held rain or shine
  • Booths for food, commercial, & nonprofit vendors are very limited [NOTE: We are sold out of Food Tent spaces.]
  • Only one booth per political party will be accepted (if available); Individual candidates must work with their party to distribute campaign information

Important links for food vendors:
Application form for Moore County Temporary Food Establishment Vendor
Exemption form for Moore County Temporary Food Establishment Permit
Southern Pines Fire Safety Standards
AutumnFest Vendor Space Map for 2024 (NOTE: Vendor space numbers have changed.)

AutumnFest Entertainment Schedule

Too be announced in August 2024

Please direct all questions on AutumnFest entertainment to Grace Stroud:
Youth Program Director – Arts Council of Moore County
910-692-2787 |

There will not be a 5K road race or youth sprint races at the 2024 AutumnFest.

Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend, but they must remain on a leash.

Please thank our sponsors from last year…