Guilford County Parks is looking for some talented local crafts people and some tasty food providers to take part in the upcoming “2022 Bur-Mil Fall Fest.”

The outdoor event, which is going to be free to all despite rampant inflation everywhere else – and will be “family-friendly” as well – will take place at Bur-Mil Park at 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Guilford County Park Supervisor Todd Moore said this week that the county’s parks workers are proud to consistently host and highlight “extremely talented artists and craftsmen from within and around Guilford County.”

“It is always a great event for small businesses to showcase their brand and products to a new audience,” Moore added.

The Guilford County Parks Department was created as a stand-alone department in 2021 and parks staff has been holding a lot of special events in an attempt to get people familiar with the parks’ offerings.  In July, there were multiple special events – and the department has held classes for people who have never, for instance, used the kayaks before or used other parks’ amenities.

The Bur-Mil Fall Fest in October will offer activities for both children and adults, including bounce slides, a hayride and various demonstrations.

Space for vendors is limited and applications will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 30. Festival organizers have noted that they’ll prioritize local artists who specialize in handmade items, food vendors and nonprofit organizations.

The cost is $25 for an exhibitor or non-food vendor and $100 for food vendors.

Parks officials note that vendors are expected to arrive early and stay for the entire event.

Visit for event details as well as to fill out a vendor application.

For more information on the event, you can visit or follow Guilford County Parks on Facebook @guilfordcountyparks.