Autumnfest

Autumnfest is a free annual event put on by the Anthem Community Council that draws in thousands of people. (David Minton/Staff Photographer)

Registration is now open for sponsors, crafters, artists and vendors to participate in this year’s Autumnfest event on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Anthem Community Park.

This annual Anthem Community Council family fun event typically draws in thousands of people, so it is a great opportunity for exposure. 

The Autumnfest Arts and Crafts fair is a festival-goers favorite, and offers all who attend the opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping. Fine arts, crafts, culinary items, hand-made goods and more are offered for sale by vendors from across the state and region. In previous years, vendors have included woodworkers, jewelry makers, quilters, glass blowers, candlemakers and metalworkers.

The fall festival also includes a food court with live music each day, rotary beer garden, train rides, kid’s zone inflatables and a full carnival. There will also be a pumpkin patch and live music each day.

Kayce Westfall, an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More, has been a vendor at the event since 2018 and said in a previous interview with the Foothills Focus that she always has fun interacting with the community and looks forward to the event as both a vendor and a parent. 

“My kids go to the event with us every year, even when we’re working in the booth. It’s a family business and we have a great time,” Westfall said. “We all take breaks, so I’ll take one of the kiddos or my husband will take one or two and wander. We’ll go over to the pumpkin patch. We have a tradition in our family where we get pictures with our kids every year at that pumpkin patch.”

Crafters, artists or vendors looking to participate must submit a registration application. For craft vendors, the early-bird deadline for applications (with a discounted rate) was Friday, Aug. 26 and the final deadline is Friday, Sept. 30. Sponsor applications are due Friday, Sept. 23.

Anyone who would like to apply can download the form from the Anthem Community Council website onlineatanthem.com. The craft vendor form requires contact information, a product description with pictures included, and selection of booth size. Sponsorships are available in four levels. Prices for sponsorships start at $750 and the title sponsor will go to the highest bidder with a $4,000 minimum bid requirement.

Completed application forms should be sent to Anthem Community Council Special Events Manager Debbie Pulido by emailing dpulido@anthemcouncil.com or mailing the form to 3701 W. Anthem Way, Suite 201.

For questions regarding applications or Autumnfest in general, contact Pulido at 623-742-6050.

Autumnfest

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23

WHERE: Anthem Community Park, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem

cost: Free

INFO: onlineatanthem.com/autumnfest