Welcome to Festival on Ponce

Spring Festival: April 1-2, 2023
Fall Festival: October 7-8, 2023

Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage. Attendance is Free.


The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance completed a $10 million capital improvement plan to protect these historic parks. These beautiful parks have lovely trees and paths and great visibility from one of Atlanta’s main traffic arteries between Atlanta and Decatur.

This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to appreciate the vision and legacy of Fredrick Olmsted, Sr. Learn more about this location by visiting The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance website.

Directions & Parking

Did you know that Olmsted Park is the longest group of linear parks in the City of Atlanta? We organized the festival by sections for Craft, Antiques, Children, and Fine Arts.

A map is included in artist check-in packets, as well as displayed at the festival. 

Festival on Ponce

Shadyside Park: 1635 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307
Oak Grove Park: 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307
Springdale Park: 1247 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

(We find using 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue is the best)

Visitor parking is also available at Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church located at 1367 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306.

NOTE: Please be respectful and do not park in front of someone’s driveway or business.

Artist booth assignments are sent by email to all participants in advance.
A map is handed out at check-in showing assigned spaces.

In the meantime, get acquainted with the site plan on this page.

(NOTE: You can enlarge it by clicking “View” and “Zoom” in your browser.)



Click Here For the 2015 Calendar of Events


Founder/ Development
Randall Fox

Randall Fox

Caren West / Chad Shearer
Caren West PR


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General Info for Artists

Spring Festival on Ponce: April 1-2, 2023


Accept applications: June 30, 2021
Application deadline: February 22, 2023 (extended for the holiday weekend)
Jury dates: February 12-13, 2023
Notification of acceptance: February 14, 2023
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: February 24, 2023
Load-IN dates: April 1st, 2023 (2:00 PM – 7:-00 PM) FRIDAY LOAD IN

Fall Festival on Ponce: October 07-08, 2023

Accept applications: September 25, 2022
Application deadline: September 05, 2023 
Jury Dates: September 06-07, 2023
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: September 15, 2023 
Wait List Released:  (or as deemed necessary by event/category by category)

Event Dates: October 07-08, 2023
Load In Dates: October 06, 2023 (Friday: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

What Are the Fees?
Application fee: $30
Standard Booth Fee: $350 (10×10)
Premier Booth with extra space behind the tent: $400 (limit to 15)
Premier Corner: $500 (only 3 available) *Must be approved
Corner Upgrade: $100 (limited availability)
Double Booth Fee: $600 (10×20)
Electricity: $100 (limited availability)

Rules & Regulations
NOTE: All tents placed on grass areas may require flooring to cover the grass in certain weather conditions. Be prepared by having a breathable mat to protect the grass surface at your location.

1. The Festival provides only the ground space for exhibits. Each Exhibitor must provide and prepare his/her own displays. We require Exhibitors to use white top tents of EZ UP quality or higher. All tents must be weighted. Set up will be on the pavement. 

2. Prior to the Festival, Exhibitors will be notified of their site location and detailed setup information. No wide Trucks, Trailers or Over-sized vehicles will be permitted to drive in on Saturday as tents will be in place. Please plan to set-up on Friday –  from 9:00am till 9:00pm.

3. After unloading Exhibitor vehicles must be moved to designated parking. Vehicles will not be permitted to remain in the exhibition space during the Festival, nor may they enter the Festival grounds until approved by the Festival Committee.

4. Exhibitors shall be responsible for obtaining any required licenses, permits or approvals under state laws applicable to his/her activity at the Festival and for paying any taxes, sales taxes, fees or other charges that may be applicable to any Exhibitor’s activity at the Festival.

5. The Festival is a rain or shine event. Cancellations must be received at least 60 days prior to the event, in written form and submitted by mail or email. By mail: send to P.O. Box 422571, Atlanta GA 30342. By email: to info@affps.com. No refunds will be given for cancellations after the due date or no-shows. Jury Exempt spaces are none-refundable.

6. AFFPS reserves the right to cancel an Exhibitor’s contract. The Festival may require the Exhibitor to leave the Festival at any time if the Exhibitor is in violation of any rules and/or regulations stated herein.

7. Neither AFFPS nor its agents or representatives will be responsible for any injury, damage, or loss that may occur to the Exhibitor, the Exhibitor’s agents or representatives or his/her property from any cause whatsoever. Exhibitors should obtain, at their own expense, insurance against any loss, damage, or injury they may require.

8. All Artist merchandise must be original, handmade and created by the Exhibitor.

Reproductions must be clearly identified as such. Original art must occupy at least 50% of the artist’s space. Browse bins may occupy only minimal space and must be aesthetically pleasing and not obstruct patron flow. All artwork on display must be for sale.

9. Artists may only show work in categories approved by the Jury.

10. Artists must be present with their work for the duration of the Festival.
No commercial agents, dealers or salespeople may operate an artist’s booth.

Click here to access Zapplication for this event : Spring Festival on Ponce 

Click here to access Zapplication for this event : Fall Festival on Ponce