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Activities & Forms

We are working to update this page with current information and registration forms.

We appreciate your patience and excitement about the 2024 Chautauqua Festival!


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

  • Registration information for daily workshops will be posted soon.

  • 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/Photography show - June 15-22, 2024 10 - 5 pm

The Art & Photography Show will exhibit a variety of artists' work during the week of the Chautauqua Festival. Please find registration forms and entry instructions below:

Entry forms must be received by mail before June 9th. Works must be delivered to the former Wytheville Community Center downstairs at the corner of 4th and Spring Streets on Thursday, June 13, from 4 pm to 7 pm. No work will be accepted before 4 pm or after 7 pm. Checks are to be made payable to “Wythe Arts Council, Ltd.”

Entries must be picked up on Sunday, June 23 between 10 am & 2 pm.

Indoor Art & Photography Show

Art Tags

Outdoor Arts & Crafts Vending

Art and Photography Facebook Page

Balloon Festival - June 14, 15, & 16, 2024 

Hot Air Balloon Rally Information 

Friday Evening Balloon Glow - June 14,  at 7 pm on the Wytheville Community College Lawn

Saturday Morning Balloon Flight - June 15 at 6 am on the Wytheville Community College Lawn

Saturday Evening Balloon Flight - June 15 at 6 pm on the Wytheville Community College Lawn

Sunday Morning Balloon Flight - June 16 at 6 am on the Wytheville Community College Lawn
Follow The Chautauqua Balloon Festival on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates.

Cars in the Park ~ JUNE 22, 2024, 9 am-noon

Withers Park, 200 W. Monroe Street.

Chautauqua's Cars in the Park Facebook Event page


Chautauqua 5K Road Race - June 22, 2024 9AM

Sponsored by Alpha Therapy 
Date: June 22, 2024
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Start and Finish – 4th Street in front of Wytheville Recreation Center

Race Day Registration: 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM on 4th Street

Entry Fee: $30.00 - Pre-registration:
Must be received in the mail by Wednesday, June 21
Or by registration/paid entry fees before 6:00 PM June 21, 2023
at Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park Information Gazebo
$35.00 - Day of Race: At race event registration
All entrants will be divided into the following 20 divisions (gender/age brackets):
Gender: Male or Female
Age Brackets: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over
1) First, second, and third place finishers will receive an award in each age group, in addition to 1st and 2nd overall male and female.

2) Registrants will receive a Chautauqua Festival in the Park 5K recovery tee shirt (while supplies last).


Register Here

Chautauqua Craft Show & Bazaar- June 15 & 16, 2024

The Craft Show & Bazaar will feature handmade art and crafts along with your favorite goodies on the upper level of the 4th Street Civic Center. 

Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16 - the doors will be open from 9 am until 5 pm on Saturday and 12 pm until 5 pm on Sunday. 

Vendors find the Craft Show application and rules through the link below, and email for any additional information.

Craft Show & Bazaar Application

Chautauqua Festival Pageant - June 8, 2024 4 pm

George Wythe High School Auditorium

For more information, visit the Pageant page

Chautauqua Festival Pageant Application


Creative Writing Contest - June 21, 2024

The Chautauqua Creative Writing Committee is now accepting entries for our 2024 contest. Participants must be amateur authors. We are accepting entries in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Entry is free for students in 6th through 12th grade; adults must include a $15 entry fee payable to the Wythe Arts Council. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners at our awards ceremony. The deadline for submissions is May 27.

Our awards day will be Friday, June 21, from 3 pm - 5 pm at the Millwald Theatre. Author David Joy will speak at our awards ceremony. We are hoping to organize a small "community reads" program around his book. If you have any questions, contact Julia Tomiak at  or visit Chautauqua's Creative Writing Website

Information and Guidelines

Creative Writing Flyer

Flower & Table Show - June 21 & 22, 2024 10 - 5 pm

The Flower & Table Show will be returning to the upper level of the 4th Street Civic Center. Flower show entries will be accepted and Table Show setup will occur on Thursday, June 20, 2024. Flower show entries are open to the public at no cost. Table Show entries are open to individuals & businesses in the community at no cost, however, pre-registration is required.

Entry forms can be found here

Flower Show categories can be found here

Flower & Table Show Facebook Event Page

Fur Fest Pet Show - Friday, June 21, 2024 3 PM

Register at the event to enter for Biggest Pet, Smallest Pet, Best Trick, Look-Alike, and Costume Contest.  
We love to see all your pets! This year's pet show will be held at Elizabeth Brown Memorial Park in the field behind the shelter. 

Parade - June 15, 2024 10 am

The Chautauqua Parade will kick off the festival Saturday at 10 am, with the lineup beginning at 9 am.


Application Form to enter

Toy SHOW- June 18 & 19, 2024 10-5 PM

The Chautauqua Toy & Doll show is making a return to the festival. Entries will be accepted Monday, June 17th, 3 pm to 6 pm. Entries are open to the public at no cost. All entries must be picked up on June 19 between 5 - 7 pm. 

Toy & Doll Show Guidelines

Artist of the day

Artists will set up at Elizabeth brown park 

Brews and bands - MAY 18, 2024

Withers Park - Wytheville, VA

Visit the Brews and Bands page for updates.

Festival of Trees - December 2024

Festival of Trees Guidelines and Entry Form

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