Artfest FAQs

Q:  Why is Artfest two weekends?

A:  Because there are two different shows!  When the June Show artists check out, the July Show artists start to set up their booths for the next weekend's Artfest.  Check out our June Show and July Show lists to see which weekend your favorite artists will be here... but plan to discover some exciting new talent in the other show, too!

Q:  Can I bring my dog?

A:  Sorry, pets are not permitted at either Artfest. 

Q: Can I take photographs?

A:  For any photographs that would show an artist's work in detail, we ask that you get the permission of the artist(s) whose work will appear in your picture.  If you want to take photos for your own personal, non-commercial use on the Artfest grounds, you may do so only if the photographs are overview/landscape-type photographs. Photography is not allowed at all in the Artfest Awards Gallery.

Q: Can I return to the show for free?

A:  You may return to the same weekend's show at no additional charge if you pick up a return voucher at the Guest Service Office.

Q. Can I bring outside food or drinks into the show? 

A:  No.  We do have food and beverages available for purchase on-site. 


Below is a listing of some of the local hotels that Boston Mills would recommend.  If you wish to search for your own hotel, consider searching local cities such as Boston Heights, Hudson, and Richfield. 

Courtyard by Marriott - Stow

4047 Bridgewater Parkway, Stow, OH 44224 (view map)

330-945-9722 fax 330-9459822

We offer a discounted ARTFEST rate!  At Courtyard by Marriott Akron/Stow, you'll enjoy the experience of the newly styled, freshly designed open lobby & business library.  The Courtyard allows multi-function use in a fabulously comfortable environment.  Our hotel offers 101 spacious guest rooms & suites.  Begin your day in our Cafe offering a reasonably priced, hot breakfast or visit our 24 hour Market.  Also enjoy our indoor pool & whirlpool or on-site fitness center.  Relax while you enjoy your favorite drink from our nicely stocked lounge.  Best of all, we're located less than 10 miles from Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort!


Boston Mills is surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and our neighbors include various wild animals.  They will happily indulge in "human food" if given the chance... and a raccoon rummaging through booth spaces can cause a lot of destruction. Please do NOT leave anything edible in your booth space overnight!  Bring any snacks with you when you leave, and dispose of food waste properly.