Participate in the Brookings Summer Arts Festival

Over 75,000 visitors come to the Brookings Summer Arts Festival annually. Big draws to this free event are the high quality artists and fine craft vendors, great food, continuous entertainment throughout park, and educational activities.




Children's Area


Edibles & Naturals

The Edibles and Naturals area, formerly Regional Products, has craftsmen who produce gourmet packaged cottage foods and natural skin products. Artisans in this area are chosen based on originality, product offering, craftsmanship, presentation, and popularity. Preference is given to local artisans. These products must be made by the artist, no buy-sell items will be considered. Edible and Naturals booth space is awarded at the discretion of the Edibles & Naturals Booth Committee.

We are currently seeking craftsman who make gourmet edibles and skin naturals. If you are interested in participating in this area of the Brookings Summer Arts Festival please contact the Edibles & Naturals Booth chair.


Phone: (605) 695-1587



In addition to the great works of art, the Brookings Summer Arts Festival has become known for the entertainers performing on the Bandshell and stages set up throughout the park. Performers sing, dance, and spin yarns for people of all ages. Over the years acts have become successful in the music industry, and fresh, new talent as well as established performers are always on the festival program schedule.

If you are interested in performing at the festival or would like more information, please contact us.


Phone: (605) 692-2787



While art is what pulls the crowds in, food booths have become a major draw.  Thousands of hungry visitors are looking for new, interesting and original food from the 38 slots available in the park for non-profit and profit organizations. All applicants are juried by the committee.

Please contact us if you have any questions.



Living History

Join our committee!

The Brookings Summer Arts Festival started with a group of citizens with an idea to put on an art festival and we are now the largest two-day arts festival in South Dakota.  It takes a diverse group of volunteers to put the festival together and we could use your help. Members coordinate art and food booths, entertainment, children’s and antiques areas, parking, security, and so much more!

Please contact us at or (605) 692-2787 with any questions and for meeting times.