StateoftheOzarks Fest

SOTOFEST is a day-long festival celebrating traditional and emerging cultures of the Ozarks. Hosted by StateoftheOzarks Magazine in the historic Downing District of Hollister, Missouri, SOTOFest features traditional craftsmen, contemporary artists, Ozarks history, local food, Ozark Mountain music, modern dance, cosplay, European combat, and more. Event is free and open to the public.

By order of the chieftain —

NO ELECTIONEERING, PROSELYTIZING, OR PETITION-GATHERING ON FESTIVAL PROPERTY.

STATE OF THE OZARKS FEST ’20 SCHEDULED

Hollister, MO (September 8, 2020) — State of the Ozarks Media has scheduled the fourth annual StateoftheOzarks (SOTO) Fest for 10AM to 6PM, Saturday, September 19, 2020, in downtown Hollister.

“We are very happy to bring a sense of community and normalcy into downtown this year,” notes festival co-organizer Joshua Heston.

Returning event favorites include Order of the Red Boar, a regional Medieval live-steel fighting group, Queen City Beard & Mustache Federation’s afternoon beard competition, Silver Anvil Metal Craft shows, Southern Missouri Arts Connection live painting, and La’Mik Cosplay.

New events for 2020 include mixed martial arts demonstrations by Independent Fighting Systems with Ian Garrison, the Song of Hope Stage hosted by Marshall Howden and vocalist Luke Acker, and interactive Ozark history and cowboy displays with Brent and Becky Paschall.

Many regional artist, craftsmen, business and food vendors are also scheduled, along with a traditional flint-knappers camp and a roving Viking shield wall.

A number of safety protocols are in place, as per the City of Hollister, including increased booth spacing and added hand-washing stations.  Guests are encouraged to show respect for others’ personal space and mask-wearing is encouraged but not required within city limits.

Festival sponsors include Victory Chiropractic, First Community Bank of the Ozarks, Hodges Insurance of Sparta, Missouri and the Hollister Farmers Market.

The festival is free to the public.

Interested in being a StateoftheOzarks Fest vendor? Please check out our Vendor Application Page HERE. To find out more on Facebook, click HERE.

SOTOFest Application Form:

Phone Number*:

I am a StateoftheOzarks Member:
YesNo

I understand SOTOFest includes a juried arts & crafts fair and my work may be subject to the jury process:
Yes

ABOUT YOUR FESTIVAL SPACE:

I am interested in applying for (at Member Price):

I am interested in applying for (at non-Member Price):

I request electricity access*
YesNo

My booth will contain a high heat source*
YesNo

I will bring a trailer onto the festival space as part of my display*
YesNo

If yes, operating width and length (including tongue and open doors) are:

ABOUT SET-UP:

I understand I am responsible for any damages that may occur to my property*:
Yes

I understand I MUST provide my own 10x10 tent of any color and also table(s):
Yes

I understand I MUST provide FOUR (4) 25-pound weights* with line per tent*:
Yes

I agree to read and abide by the LOAD IN and LOAD OUT plan (below)*:
Yes

What is your preferred Call-Time*:

I agree to keep my booth set up from festival open to close 10AM-6PM*:
Yes

Do you have any special needs / concerns? Please include here:

THE LAST BIT:

I understand that submission of form does not guarantee acceptance:
Yes

I understand that IF my SOTO Membership comes up for renewal prior to SOTOFest, I will be REQUIRED to renew as a member in order to participate in SOTOFest:
Yes

I understand that I will not be eligible for a refund on my booth(s) fee AFTER August 1 of this year:
Yes

I understand that, if accepted, I will receive a StateoftheOzarks invoice (by Square™) in the amount I have specified above:
Yes

For StateoftheOzarks Member Application, CLICK HERE.