The Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival is completely free to the public and we'd like to keep it that way. It is made possible by a group of dedicated volunteers and by contributions from our generous sponsors and festival supporters like you.

Click the Donate Now link above to make a donation.

Listen to Louie Bluie's music

Watch the Louie Bluie Promo Video

Official Artwork for 2014 Festival

This year’s official festival art was created by Deseree Horseson, a 17-year-old Campbell County High School student.

Become a Louie Bluie Volunteer

The Louie Bluie Festival is an ALL-VOLUNTEER run event. Our Louie Bluie volunteers are very important in making our festival the BEST in our region.

Learn more and signup to volunteer.

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Louie Bluie Crafters

Our crafters are skilled in the hand-me-down traditions of these Cumberland Mountains as well as those with more contemporary appeal. They include basket weaving, wooden toys and games, handmade bird houses, woodworking and carving, stitchery, rug hooking, hand-painted china, and countless objects skillfully and imaginatively transformed.

2013 Best Decorated Booth Award winner Jackie Holloway

Visit our Craft Village page for Craft Vendor application and tips on booth decoration.

Louie Bluie Artists

Fine artists working in oils, water color, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, and pen and ink offer canvasses for the walls of home or office that reflect the skills and techniques of paint and brush.
Learn more about our Judged Art Show

2013 Sponsors

View a complete list of our Festival Sponsors.

Official Festival Hotels:
Comfort Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Hampton Inn

Looking for other fun things to do while you're in the area? Check out Edge Trekker where you can plan your whole trip.

Photos on this website courtesy of Gary Heatherly Photography, Pook Pfaffe, Peter Koczera and Candy Barbee.

Vendors & Exhibitors


NOTE: applications as a vendor for Arts & Crafts are due by September 8, 2014

Download 2014 Application & Guidelines

Download Craft Booth Presentation Tips

Download Tips on Photographing Your Craft or Art



The Festival will be awarding a "best-decorated" booth award!  Winning booth will have a big blue ribbon posted on the booth together with a "Best Decorated Booth" sign designed to attract the attention of festival attendees.  Winning booth information will be announced from all three performing stages.  Winning Crafter will get a full refund of the entry fee!

2013 Best Decorated Booth Winner, Jackie Holloway

Download 2012 Booth Judging Criteria



Plan to join us for another great day at the Seventh Annual Louie Bluie Festival at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, Tennessee!   We're looking forward to receiving your application before the deadline.

CATEGORIES: We are accepting three vendor categories: 

  1. Artists/crafters selling handmade products/artifact collectors/book authors; $60 per booth/$45 if early entry
  2. Non-profit** entities who want to sell products; $60 per booth/$45 if early entry
  3. Non-selling (i.e. historical/educational display; “non-profit or  information-only” display)  pay no fee.
    LIMITED TO TEN ENTRIES. The first FIVE applications by qualified NPO's will pay no fee for a 10' x 10' space. This is a first come/first served opportunity. The next five NPOs will pay the same fee as Categories 1 and 2 above, first come/first served. (Non-profit means your organization holds a 501(C) status from the IRS and the State of Tennessee) Contact Craft Village chairpersons to determine if spaces are still available.
    Note: Candidates for political office or representatives of political causes or parties DO NOT qualify as a vendor

BOOTH FEE: $60 PER SPACE. DEADLINE: Application must be postmarked no later than September 8, 2014.  Applications postmarked after September 8, 2014 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

EARLY ENTRY DISCOUNT FEE: $45. DEADLINE: Application must be postmarked no later than July 21, 2014.  Discount applies to Category 1 and 2 exhibitors.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  All entries paid by July 21 (and not cancelled before festival) may have a photo uploaded on the Louie Bluie website before festival and remain on the website for one year!

COST: This is a straight fee only opportunity (no commissions, or combinations of commissions and fees). You may send check or money order, payable to “CCC-Louie Bluie Music & Art Festival“. Sorry, no credit cards accepted.

SALES TAX:  We may be required by the Tennessee Dept. of Revenue to submit your name and address in advance. It is your responsibility to comply with state sales tax law.  

TENTS: This festival is an outdoor event. All vendors must be under a tent because weather is a factor. All spaces approximately 10’ x 10’. All vendors must provide their own tent, display table, chairs, and signs. Vendors must erect their own tent (you'll be notified of set up times.  If your tent is larger than 10 x 10 you will be required to rent two spaces.

PRODUCTS: The Louie Bluie Music & Art Festival is dedicated to artists and artisans whose products are created or crafted by hand, reflecting skills of the individual. Imported or commercially produced products are not appropriate. Sale of any live animal or plants is prohibited. Candidates for political office or representatives of political causes or parties may not qualify as a vendor. Signage announcing SALE, CLOSEOUT, or CLEARANCE is prohibited.

RETURNED CHECKS: There will be a $35 NSF fee charged for returned checks. This fee, plus the full booth fee must then be paid in cash or money order before application deadline in order to reserve space. 

CANCELLATION: Category 1 exhibitors (see description above) who cancel by Friday, Aug. 15, will be refunded half of the fee paid. Cancellations after this date mean your fee is forfeited, no refund.

VENDOR PACKET INFORMATION: Parking decals, festival grounds layout map and other information will be sent via postal mail approximately two weeks before festival.

The mission of the Campbell Culture Coalition is to enhance cultural opportunities of the citizenry, preserve the culturally significant past, and support the cultural talents of our youth, who are our future.