The Green River Area Development District (GRADD) is currently accepting applications from artisans, craftsmen, and food vendors who wish to participate in the 40th Annual GRADD Arts & Crafts Festival. This unique autumn Tri-State tradition will be held at Henderson’s scenic Audubon State Park the weekend of October 6-7, 2012. 

The fee for art/craft booths (15 feet by 15 feet) is $100, and concession spaces (also 15 feet by 15 feet) are $150 each. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis until all spaces are filled. There is no commission taken on sales. For art/craft vendors, only hand-crafted items may be displayed and sold (no mass-produced items). 

In addition to art/craft and food booths, this year’s event will also feature: artisan demonstrations, children’s activities, hayrides, live music (by Heath Eric & Molly G and Brad Snapp & Jarred Green), furry friends from the Humane Society of Henderson County, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s “Drive Smart” rollover simulator, and a cross country 5K challenge (benefiting the Brain Injury Adventure Camp in Robards). 

The festival will run Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

For more details or to register, please visit www.GRADDcom/ACF or call Beth Goetz at (800) 928-9093. You can also follow them on Facebook for the latest updates.