Summer Arts Festival

The Summer Arts Festival is the premiere, three-day arts event of the region held in conjunction with the annual Yankton Riverboat Days Celebration. The festival is held in picturesque Riverside Park which borders the mighty Missouri River. Held annually on the third full weekend in August under the coordination of Yankton Area Arts, the juried show features over 120 fine artists and fine craftsmen from around the country. Each year an estimated 100,000 people attend this community celebration.

The 34th SAF Festival will be held August 17-19, 2018. 

For further information contact the Yankton Area Arts office at 605-665-9754. 

Artist Information


Based on vendor & customer feedback, the Yankton Area Arts Board of Directors has made changes to the booth fee schedule for the 2018 Summer Arts Festival. Premium locations have been identified and marked green on the festival map below. Premium locations are $275 per 12’ by 12’ space. Additionally, Select locations have been identified and marked purple on the map. Select locations are $250 per 12’ by 12’ space. Yellow spaces on the map are Standard locations and will be charged as follows: Single = $225, Double = $425, Triple = $625. Certain corner spaces, marked pink on the map, are at the Standard rate plus an additional $25 surcharge per corner space. The rates for Standard spaces have remained unchanged from last year.

Example A: Stalls 34 & 35 = Standard Double Rate + Corner Surcharge = $425 + $25 = $450

Example B: Stalls 1 & 2 = Premium Rate + Premium Rate = $275 + $275 = $550

Y18 Vendor Information and Rules.pdf

2018 Artist Application

Art Festival Map

2017 Barn Quilt Tour

2017 Barn Quilt Booklet.pdf

Addresses of 2017 barn quilts.pdf

Highlights from the 2017 Summer Arts Festival