Fall 2019 Northampton

Fall Northampton Applications


Three County Fairgrounds • Northampton, MA
October 12, 13 & 14, 2019
240 exhibitors

About the Show

The Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton is New England’s most exciting and prestigious show of fine and functional art. Taking place during the busy holiday weekend, this event attracts strong attendance, an educated clientele and extraordinary media coverage. 30% of the show’s attendees live in the region; 70% travel to Northampton from New England, New York and beyond.

Located on Interstate-91 just 15 minutes north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, Northampton is under an hour from Hartford, the Berkshires and southern Vermont; under two hours from Boston, Albany and southern Connecticut; less than three hours from New York City. Designated ‘The Best Small Art Town in America’, Northampton is a cultural, dining and shopping destination for visitors from all over the Northeast.

Thank you and your team for putting on a great show.  I have literally been getting daily emails with questions about commissions and follow up orders since the show. After a few years exhibiting in Marlboro and this first year at Northampton, I find your shows to be professionally run and well attended. I just wanted you to know that it really makes a difference in artists lives!
– 2017 Exhibitor

The Facility

The Three County Fairgrounds is set against rolling hills by the majestic Connecticut River, and is highly visible to the millions of tourists driving on I-91. The show is completely under cover and takes place entirely indoors in three buildings. All indoor spaces are carpeted, with a mixture of natural and artificial light.

A limited number of outdoor spaces are available for those artists showing large-scale sculpture. The Sculpture Promenade provides exhibiting artists with a beautiful setting for landscape oriented pieces. Outdoor areas also provide additional placement for sculpture installations, greenery, and a convenient resting area for attendees.


Paradise City furnishes wall-to-wall carpeting in all indoor spaces, jewelry lock-up, dedicated exhibitor rest rooms and parking, help with load -in and load-out, and advance color promotional materials are provided at no charge. Full convention services, including pipe and drape rental and drayage, are available.

Paradise City’s Festival Dining Tent, popular with exhibitors and attendees alike, is a microcosm of Northampton’s vibrant restaurant scene, with recipes that span the globe. The great food and live performances by regionally acclaimed musicians on the Soundstage provide an upscale respite for collectors navigating the show.