HUBFEST is full! All booth spaces have SOLD OUT. If you are interested in becoming a vendor next year, applications will be available on Monday, January 5, 2015.
The application deadline for bands has passed. Inquiries for HUBFEST 2015 can be sent to e.radley@theADP.com beginning in October, 2014.
HUBFEST was developed by the Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce in October of 1985 to provide a community event for families. The festival started with 100 booths and attracted 5,000 people. In 2013, HUBFEST had over 200 booths and attracted tens of thousands of people to the area. Although the event is held in downtown Hattiesburg, many vendors and visitors from neighboring cities and states come to support HUBFEST. In 2013, HUBFEST featured vendors from seven different states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.
HUBFEST offers a variety of art for consumers of all tastes. At the heart of the festival is the Juried Arts section, featuring only fine-art items from paintings to pottery. Vendors in this area must submit photos of their work to be approved by a selection committee. If fine arts aren't what you're seeking at HUBFEST, there are hundreds of crafts, businesses and services spread throughout the rest of Downtown Hattiesburg.
HUBFEST features four stages of entertainment, with something for everyone to enjoy. Be entertained by headlining acts making regional or national headlines, or check out some of the great local talent featured here in Greater Hattiesburg.
Every festival is measured by the delicious food it brings. HUBFEST does not disappoint. With two food courts, HUBFEST offers everything from local fare to traditional festival treats.
This one-day event is sure to put a smile on your (and the whole family's) face! With a conglomeration of art, music and food, there's without-a-doubt something for everyone. If one of those three don't fit your fancy, visit the Children's Village for games to entertain children of all ages, or visit the Children's Art Show featuring artwork from area schools. Guests can also enjoy a variety of sanctioned events, which are events hosted by other organizations to help celebrate in the fun, going on the week before and during HUBFEST.