Last Fridays Artist and Vendor Information


2019 marks the 21st season of Last Fridays, held from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on the last Friday of each month from April to September. The Hillsborough Arts Council seeks high quality handmade arts and crafts from local artists and craftspeople to be exhibited at this premier event. We also welcome non-profits.

The main objective of Last Fridays is to promote community by inviting people to Historic Hillsborough to enjoy diverse quality family-oriented entertainment, to purchase handmade arts and crafts from local and regional artists and craftspeople, and to learn about local 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations.



Vendor spaces for artists/craftspeople, non-profits, and political campaigns from Orange County are provided. Vendors are required to provide their own tables and chairs. No electricity source is available.  APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED BEGINNING MARCH 1. No on-site applications will be processed. 


To allow efficient processing, applications and payments should be submitted by the Friday before the month’s event. Applicants that have not paid will be notified and payment requested. However, all applicants will be notified by email of their assigned location (see map below). NOTE: If space is available, all legitimate applications will be assigned a space. The earlier the payment is received the more likely the spot will be located in a high traffic area.


When a vendor submits an application with payment, Hillsborough Arts Council does their due diligence to verify that a not-for-profit organization has received their 501C3 and that an artist is a serious craftsperson. If there are no more vendor spaces available at the time of an application and payment, the applicant will be notified and placed on a wait-list. 


When a vendor applies and pays for all 6 Last Fridays events they will:

  • Be assigned a space within the section of their choice: artist, high traffic, quiet area (39-48, 100-102).

  • Be listed on the Last Fridays webpage with a link to their website (if applicable).


All vendors write one check or money order payable to the Hillsborough Arts Council for their booth fee or use the PayPal link provided at the end of the online application.



Last Fridays Event Date    

April 26                               

May 31                               

June 28                               

July 27                               

August 30                           

September 27

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