What are the festival hours?
The festival is open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, June 17 and 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 18.
Where do I park?
General parking is available behind the Thomas Worthington High School on 161. ADA/Accessible parking is located behind Kilbourne Middle School. General parking is a 10 minute walk from the Village Green, and a trolley will run regularly to and from the lot and the festival.
All parking is free!
When can I pick up the trolley? How often does it come around?
The trolley will pick up behind Thomas Worthington High School east of the baseball field. It will run every 15 minutes, but may vary slightly depending on traffic. The Village Green is a .5 mile or 10 minute walk from the parking behind the high school. If you have a disability, accessible parking is available behind Worthington Kilbourne Middle School off of Hartford Street.
Where are the restrooms?
Restrooms are located inside the Griswold Center and Worthington Kilbourne Middle School.
Is there an admission cost?
There is no admission cost!
Where is the food?
There are food trucks and vendors around the festival. Food trucks can be found on the southeast and northeast Village Green Drives. Additional food vendors are spread out amongst the green. You can also visit a variety of local restaurants in Old Worthington!
If we get food from the food trucks, where can we eat?
There are several benches around the Village Green Park. You are also welcome to bring a blanket and sit on the grass as there will be several open areas.
Where can I take my adult beverage? Can I walk downtown or back to the parking lot with it?
Worthington has a DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) that extends from South Street to the Village Green Drive. Adult beverages are only permitted in this area.
Where can I find (drinking) water?
There is a drinking fountain with a bottle filler located on the southwest Village Green quadrant.
Where can I find a map of booths?
You can view a map of the booths on our website. QR codes will be posted at the festival with links to the digital program.
What things are there for kids to do?
All weekend long, we’ll have a festival-wide scavenger hunt, as well as a line up of interesting artists demos. You’ll be able to find the schedule on our website.
What if it rains?
The festival will be open rain or shine. In cases of dangerous weather (high winds, lightning, flooding) the festival may delay or cancel. You can view weather updates on our website.
I wanted to buy something else from a vendor! Where can I reach them?
If you missed a vendor and want to reach them, check the Artist page of our website to see if you can access their website. If not, you can reach out to the MAC and we will provide the artist with your contact information.
Do all the artists take any payment other than cash? Can they do credit card or Venmo?
Most artists do take Venmo and card, but it varies for each artist and vendor.
How do I apply as a vendor next year?
Artists can apply for the festival on ZAPP in November. Food vendors should visit our website in November for application information. Sponsors should email email@example.com for more information.
Where is the McConnell Arts Center?
The McConnell Arts Center is located at 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH 43085. Unfortunately, the building will be closed during the festival, but we hope you come back to visit us this summer!
Can I bring my dog?
With the heat and close proximity of tents, we ask that any friends with wagging tails are left at home. We love dogs here at the MAC, and that’s why we want to make sure they are safe!
Why did your location change from the MAC to the Village Green this year?
Fun fact – The Worthington Arts Festival was originally held on the Village Green! When ownership of the festival transferred to the McConnell Arts Festival, we wanted to connect it to our beautiful building and gallery. However, the construction of Thomas Worthington High School sent us back to the Village Green for the next 3 years. We are excited to be back in our original home!
Are all of the businesses still open in Worthington?
Yes! We encourage all of our patrons to check out the amazing businesses in Worthington.
Will the Farmer’s Market still happen on Saturday?
Yes! The Worthington Farmer’s Market will be open on Saturday from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Some artists will open their booths at 8:00 AM to coincide with the Farmer’s Market opening. You can see more information about the Farmer’s Market on their website.
What restaurants are in Worthington?
Worthington has a variety of excellent restaurants. Old Bag of Nails Pub, the Whitney House, Worthington Tavern, Dewey’s Pizza, Jet’s Pizza, Peace Love and Little Donuts, Highline/Kitties Cakes, Bubbles Tea Company, La Chatelaine, and Joya’s are all within walking distance of the festival.
Will there be music?
At this time the Worthington Arts Festival only features visual artists.