Artists and Vendor Tips

WELCOME to the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival

Participating artisans are selected through a jury process based on quality, originality and marketability. Approximately 190 artisan vendors from locations throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the US convene in Coupeville for this 2 day arts and crafts festival.

Festival Hours:

10 AM – 6 PM Saturday
10 AM – 5 PM Sunday

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Traveling to Coupeville on Whidbey Island, WA

  • Travel the North route (from Mt. Vernon/Bellingham) – drive the scenic route of Highway 20, across Fidalgo Island and Deception Pass Bridge. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. This route brings you through Oak Harbor – approximately 10 miles north of Coupeville
  • Travel the South route (from Seattle) – requires a 20 minute ferry crossing between Mukilteo, Snohomish County, WA to Clinton, on Whidbey Island in Island County. Ferries run every half hour.
    • ** Travel advisory ** Long traffic lines are part of weekend travel on the Mukilteo to Clinton ferry route. There are NO reservations allowed or required on the Mukilteo to Clinton Ferry. Check or call 511 for scheduled sailings and travel advisories.
  • Travel from the West or Hood Canal (from the Olympic Peninsula) – requires a 30 minute ferry crossing between Port Townsend and Coupeville. RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Check or call 511 for scheduled sailings and to make a reservation. NOTE: The Coupeville Ferry terminal is almost 5 miles from the festival, and there is currently no weekend public transportation available. A car or taxi is recommended.

Need accommodations? BOOK EARLY – Coupeville is a small community, population 1,865. Hotels, B&B’s, etc. fill up quickly. There are larger hotels in Oak Harbor, 10 miles to the north. Visit the following for information on Coupeville and Oak Harbor accommodations.

Want to camp? Washington State Parks on Whidbey Island require reservations.

Ft. Casey State Park

Ft. Ebey State Park

WA State Park

All participants must check-in through the Vendor Check-in parking lot. Check-in packets provided upon arrival.

FRIDAY night vendor check-in begins promptly at 4:00 PM. Selected Friday check-ins receive a designated check-in time with their email booth number and check-in time notification.

SATURDAY morning check-in begins at 5:30 AM. No assigned times. All traffic needs to be off Coupeville Streets by 9:00 AM. A Saturday morning hospitality cart tours festival grounds with coffee, tea and hot chocolate between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM.

Parking: The Coupeville Boys and Girls Club works in partnership with the Coupeville Festival Association to provide parking for festival visitors and vendors.

For Artists and Vendors: There are designated Free Parking areas in the parking lot near the Library. Follow the signs for Vendor Check-in. Artists and Vendors MUST leave their Parking Pass (comes with your check-in packet) on the dash of their vehicle. The parking pass permits free parking AND provides a way to locate you should an emergency arise.

For visitors: There is good signage for paid parking coming from the highway and Main Street. All day parking is $5. Proceeds support the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club.

Downtown Parking Closed at 4:00 PM on FRIDAY of festival weekend! Take the No Parking after 4:00 PM signs seriously! Vehicles parked in the no parking zones after 4:00 PM on Friday WILL be towed at the owner’s expense.

Downtown Restaurants are open during festival set-up and when street parking is closed. Park by the Library, in the designated parking area or by the Post Office and walk downtown. No fee for parking until festival opens on Saturday morning.

When you are in Coupeville, the BEST place to find additional information is the INFORMATION BOOTH. The Information Booth is located at the corner of Coveland and Alexander Streets.  You can purchase a T-shirt, poster, wine glass or other items at the Information Booth.

ATM on site – inside the Recreation Hall/Juried Art Gallery building at the corner of Alexander and Coveland Streets.

When packing out, your booth must be completely torn down and packed onto the curb before you will be allowed to bring your vehicle down!