I've had a note from the new director of the Wickford Fine Art Festival, in Wickford, RI. She was the director for 20 years, then left, and for the past few years, there's been a different director each year.
Here's her note, in part: "To maintain the integrity of the festival all artists will be juried in the same fashion, therefore all Wickford Art Association members will juried to be in the festival, even if they are artist members. Only one browse pin per tent is allowed. There will only be artists on the streets of Wickford. No vendors or our sponsors will be allowed next to the artists. Many complained last year about the hawking. We will enforce the rule of no note cards, multiple prints etc."
This has always been a good show for me, and I've not had trouble with sponsors or hawking, etc., as I'm typically on a side street away from the fray.
But I love hearing from a director with passion and plans for improvement.
FYI, this is not a zapp show, and it does have an odd jury system - when you get in, you're in for three years before you're juried again. Personally, I like this, but I know others don't, and I understand why... Here's the website link: http://www.wickfordart.org/art-festival-2017.html