Activities & Forms


We are working to update this page with current information and registration forms. We appreciate your patience and excitement about the 2021 Chautauqua Festival!


  • Please click the associated links for rules and registration information. 

  • Registration for daily workshops starts June 15 at the Wythe Arts Council office in the Haller House, located at 195 W Washington Street right behind the park.

  • The office will be open from 10 to 5:30 M-F that week.

  • Fees, if required, are paid at registration. The following week, during the Festival, registrations will be taken at the Chautauqua office located in the gazebo near the park entrance.

  • Register early since many of the events fill up fast. 


Art/Photograpghy - TBD

Indoor Art & Photography Application

Art and Photography Facebook Page

Bazaar - July 31 & August 1

Registration form coming soon!

Saturday, July 31 the doors will be open from 10 am until 7 pm. 

Sunday, August 1, the doors will be open from 12 pm until 6 pm.


Join us for the Chautauqua Bazaar! Up to 60 vendors including jewelry, local authors, handsewn items, painted crafts and so much more.

Balloon Festival - July 30,31, & August 1 

Hot Air Balloon Rally Information 

Friday Evening Balloon Flight - July 30,  at 5:30 pm on the Wytheville Community College Lawn

Saturday Morning Balloon Flight - July 31 at 6:30 am on the Wytheville Community College Lawn

Saturday Evening Balloon Flight - July 31 at 5:30 pm on the Wytheville Community College Lawn

Sunday Morning Balloon Flight - August 1 at 5:30 am on the Wytheville Community College Lawn
Follow The Chautauqua Balloon Festival on Facebook for up to the minute updates.


Brews and bands - canceled



Car Show ~ June 27 - TBD

Facebook Car Show Page


Chautauqua 5K Road Race

Register here for the 5K through Active

Facebook 5K Road Race Page

Course Map

Chautauqua festival Pageant - TBD 

Chautauqua Festival Pageant Application


Creative Writing Contest - Online

The Chautauqua Festival Creative Writing Contest 2021 is currently accepting entries! Although our ceremony will not happen this year, organizers hope to return to normal for Chautauqua 2022. Please submit entries by Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Submit your entries to Deanna Bradberry, 670 North Third Street, Wytheville, Virginia 24382.
Email with any questions!

Attached is the SWVA Today article that includes the guidelines.

Creative Writing Guidelines

2020 Writing Contest Results

Doll & Toy Show - TBD

Doll & Toy Show Facebook Event Page

Festival of Trees - December

Festival of Trees Guidelines and Entry Form

Flower & Table Show - TBD

Flower Show Categories

Entry Form

Facebook Event

Fur Fest Pet Show - TBD

Pet Show Facebook Event Page

Parade - TBD

Parade Information

Parade Registration Form


Quilt & Needlework - TBD