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Bellefonte Arts Festival

Celebrating Local Art since 2009

Visual Arts, Performance Arts, and Culinary Arts

Always on the third Saturday in May, (unless there is a world wide pandemic... or rain!)

Saturday, May 18th, 2024  10a - 5p.  Rain date Sunday 19th.

Entrance is free so you can buy more art!

Join us all day for a fun day filled with art,

friends, and shopping in Bellefonte, DE.


The Bellefonte Arts Festival was founded by Valerie White and Damon Betz in 2009 as a way to gather and showcase the rich pool of talented local artists and musicians in the Town of Bellefonte, Delaware. The first street festival consisted of 12 art vendors, 4 local bands, two food vendors and indoor dining and drinks at the Bellefonte Cafe. It has grown in the past  years to now host 56 art vendors, a beer tent, a kids korner, and a food truck food court. With the popularity of the outdoor festival, an indoor year round shop was created to house over 40 artists who sell their handcrafted works year round. While we still say the Town of Bellefonte is Delaware's best kept secret, more and more people are discovering what makes this tiny town so special. We hope you'll agree.

Bellefonte Arts Festival Registration is now closed for 2024.

Thank you for your overwhelming response!

See you on the Boulevard!

With much gratitude and appreciation

In 2009 a very special relationship began and an art festival was born. Little did they realize when they sat down to dream up this event that it would grow and unite an already uniquely close-knit and artistic community.

Damon Betz performed with his band Black Cheese at the very first festival.  He has scheduled the performance line-up each year since, and provided Barbeque for several years, all while keeping Valerie White sane and calm.  He is leaving a giant hole in the arts and music scene, and in the Bellefonte Community.


Thanks for all the love, laughter, and music.

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