What a VESTIVAL!

VESTIVAL sets itself apart as “not your typical event.” One word describes VESTIVAL and that word is “unique.” Families with children really appreciate the imaginative children’s activities. Foodies love the fresh and local food offerings. The music? Outstanding. Typically, about a dozen bands play throughout the day on 3 stages. From interactive art project booths to quality crafts for sale, it is a celebration enjoyed by all generations.

What: Vestival: South Knoxville’s Art & Heritage Festival
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Where: Candoro Arts & Heritage Center at the historic Candoro Marble Company site at the corner of
681 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920
and
4450 Candora Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920

Every spring, visitors flock to this annual art and heritage festival known to locals as “VESTIVAL.” Proceeds from the event go toward the preservation and programs that take place at the historic marble building. Visit the VESTIVAL Facebook Page.

Join us for an extra special year where we honor and celebrate the people’s history of Vestal and surrounding communities with stories, artifacts, and images from the past!

Vendor FormInterested in being vendor at VESTIVAL? Click here to fill out the online form or download a PDF of the form

















Sponsorship FormInterested in being sponsor of VESTIVAL? Click here to fill out the online form or download a PDF of the form



15 years ago, VESTIVAL began as an effort to celebrate the heritage of Vestal and South Knoxville and has since become one of Knoxville’s favorite yearly events for South Knox residents and outsiders alike to gather around food, music, and art!

Join us for an extra special year where we honor and celebrate the people’s history of Vestal and surrounding communities with stories, artifacts, and images from the past!

Vestival takes place on the grounds of the Historic Candoro Marble Building, a beautiful building that began as the office and showroom for Candoro Marble Co., and now serves as home for Candoro Arts and Heritage Center, a non-profit that serves as a community space for honoring this rich heritage through art and education.

Any amount of support you can lend to the production of this event is appreciated! Any proceeds generated from this free community event will support the programming efforts of Candoro.

Sponsorship and donation opportunities are tax deductible and include public acknowledgement at various levels. Please fill out the form below to help make the 15th year of Vestival its best ever.





Maryville Pike Stage Bands:
11:30 am To Be Announced
12:30 pm To Be Announced
1:30 pm To Be Announced
2:30 pm To Be Announced
3:30 pm To Be Announced
4:30 pm To Be Announced
5:30 pm To Be Announced


Candoro Cafe Stage:
12:00 NOON To Be Announced
1:00 pm To Be Announced
2:00 pm To Be Announced
3:00 pm To Be Announced
4:00 pm To Be Announced


Grassy Stage:
To Be Announced: Performances at 1:10 & 3:10
To Be Announced: Performances at 2:10 and 4:10


For years since the closing of the marble business, artists and musicians have been drawn to the Candoro Marble Building because of its inspirational architecture and beautiful grounds.







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Scenes from VESTIVAL 2014 (photos generously provided by John Capps, Jr.)



How much: Suggested $5 per person donation at the gate.
All donations go to Candoro Arts & Heritage Center.

What makes VESTIVAL so special? VESTIVAL features the following forms of entertainment: Mothers Day Brunch, Hula Hoopers, Dancers, Acrobatic Dancers, and Art Exhibits! The event is free, but a $5 donation is greatly appreciated. Participation in this annual fundraising event keeps Candoro Marble Company growing and helps South Knoxville thrive.

Woo Hoo! Let us know if you plan to attend VESTIVALThe beautiful main building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It serves as a main hub for the Vestal Community. VESTIVAL is special time of year when South Knoxville focuses on how it will shape itself — its design, its future. VESTIVAL is all about community empowerment. This event reflects the pride of South Knoxvillians who enjoy gathering at their very own  historic site and participating in something beautiful. View scenes in the photo gallery.

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a scene from Vestival, photo by Jay Baird



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