FAQs

Q: Where is the Sweet Pea office?

A: The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Jacobs Crossing building at 424 E. Main St., Ste 203B. Enter the lobby by the Sage Salon and proceed up the stairs to the second floor.  Office hours: Sept-May, Tues-Fri, 11-3; June-Aug, Tues-Fri, 11-5

Q: Why do volunteers have to purchase their own admission?

A: Volunteers who give three or more hours of their time to the Festival will receive a free 3-day admission band to attend the Festival.  Only volunteers giving less than three hours are asked to purchase their own band in support of the Festival.

Sweet Pea’s mission is to promote and cultivate the arts. If a net gain is realized from a Festival it is given back to the community in the form of grants for the arts and art education, special projects, and park improvements. Due to increasing operational costs, Sweet Pea has not realized a net gain in the recent past. Unfortunately, giving free admission to every volunteer, regardless of time volunteered would be further detrimental to the ability for Sweet Pea to support the arts community.

Q: Where is Jacobs Crossing?

A: Jacobs Crossing is located at 424 E. Main on the south side of the street, across from the Rockford Coffee just down from the corner of Main and Rouse. Look for the sweet pea windsocks at the lobby entrance during Festival week. View map >

Q: Where can I find information about the Sweet Pea Run?

A: Registration information is available at: http://winddrinkers.org/sweetpea/.

Q: What do I need to do to have an arts & crafts booth?

A: The Sweet Pea Arts and Crafts Show is a juried event. Artists submit pictures of their work to Sweet Pea, via an online application service, starting in early February. The application deadline is at the beginning of April. Jurors select the participants and artists are notified mid-April. If you are interested in participating in the future, please watch our website for details in late January each year. For more information see the application instructions.

Q: Who runs the Sweet Pea Festival?

A: The Sweet Pea Festival is governed by a 42 member Board of Directors and would not be possible without the help of hundreds of Festival-time volunteers from the community.

Q: Where do the profits go?

A: All proceeds from the Sweet Pea Festival are given back to the community! Sweet Pea is a non-profit organization. All money raised above what is needed to put the Festival on is given back to the community in the form of grants for the arts, arts education, and special projects.

Q: What is not permitted at the Festival?

A: No alcohol (outside of the Beer & Wine Garden), pets, smoking, weapons, unauthorized vendors, vehicles.

Q: Am I allowed to use Sweet Pea’s name or logo in my advertising?

A: Yes, but there are certain restrictions. Please read Sweet Pea’s Logo & Name Usage Guidelines. If you have further questions please call our office at 406.586.4003.