A Little Something for Everyone

Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM for the Third Annual Foothills Folk Art Festival in Downtown Newton. This family friendly festival, which is expected to draw thousands of visitors from throughout the region, will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists - whose work will be for sale - as well as artist demos, hands-on art activities for kids, live music, food from area restaurants and food truck vendors, beer gardens, and more!

To sign up to volunteer, click here.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please email: volsfoothillsfolkart@gmail.com.



On March 14, 2018 at an awards ceremony in Clayton, NC,  the Foothills Folk Art Festival won a statewide award from the N.C. Department of Commerce, for Best Downtown Special EventContinue reading.

... This award from the N.C. Department of Commerce speaks to the quality of the festival, and we are dedicated to to making the festival even better each year.”
— Shannon Johnson, Newton’s Main Street Program Coordinator

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) and Downtown Newton Development Association (DNDA) are excited to present the Award-Winning Third Annual Foothills Folk Art Festival (FFAF). This year’s festival will once again be held in downtown Newton, NC, and will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018. 

Last year’s festival was a huge success, largely due to the involvement of many talented artists. Foothills Folk Art Festival is a folk-art-themed juried show and all applicants will be submitted for the jurying process. The FFAF Artist Committee is looking for artwork intensely influenced by and displaying the spirit of folk, visionary, and outsider art.

For more information on the registration process, visit the Artist's Information Page.