2023 Details

Hatch Fest (the event formerly known as Maker Faire) will be held on Saturday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with Juneteenth Celebration and St. Michael’s Strawberry Festival

HATCH stands for Hamilton County Arts, Technology, Craft, and Heritage, and this  festival is a multi-faceted celebration of all that makes Hamilton County such a wonderful place! Artisans, Makers and Craftspeople from Noblesville and surrounding areas will have amazing one-of-a-kind creations to sell and area nonprofits and businesses will be on display around the Courthouse Square with activities, demonstrations, performances and more. This event combines the St. Michael’s Strawberry Festival, SERVE Noblesville’s F.U.N. fest, and a gathering of makers and artists from Nickel Plate Arts, and Juneteenth festivities. Support local emerging entrepreneurs, do some Father’s Day shopping, celebrate Juneteenth, and grab some strawberry shortcake! We can’t wait to see you this June.

For additional information regarding plans for Juneteenth and if you would like to be involved, contact amcgill@nickelplatearts.org


Nickel Plate Arts’ Hatch Fest will showcase the works of our talented local artisans and makers on the downtown Noblesville Courthouse Square. Thanks to the Hamilton County Community Foundation, this year all Kid Entrepreneurs–makers ages 17 and under–will have their booth fee waived! This event will happen in conjunction with St. Michael’s Strawberry Festival, a beloved (and delicious!) annual event! Come snack on a delicious strawberry shortcake while perusing a variety of handmade goods, including wood items, handmade books, pottery, bath and body items, craft art, jewelry, home decor, and more. Plus this year we will partner with FUN Fest with SERVE Noblesville. Don’t miss this family-friendly event!

If you are a local artisan, handmade maker, or craftsperson with an interest in selling your wares and/or demonstrating your skills at this high-traffic event, please submit your information in the form to your right. If you have trouble with the online form, please email Les Reinhardt at LReinhardt@nickelplatearts.org.

2023 Application Timeline

2023 Early Bird Deadline: April 28 at Noon
Handmade makers, artisans and craftspersons who submit by this date will
receive additional social media promotions leading up to the event.

Early Bird Acceptance or Wait List Notification: May 2 

2023 Application Deadline May 26 at Noon
This is the latest anyone can apply for Hatch Fest. Due to demand, a
waiting list may be generated.

Notification of Selection or Wait List Status: May 31

Please Note:

  • This laid-back event is intended for first-time art fair participant, though all skill levels are welcome.
  • Priority will be given to handmade makers, artisans, craftspeople, and first time art fair participants.
  • The $30 non-refundable booth fee is REQUIRED, to confirm a booth space.  You will not be assigned a space at the fair until your fee is paid.
  • All vendors are responsible for their own booth furnishings, including any tents, tables, chairs, displays, and electrical cords. This is a rain/shine event so plan accordingly.
  • Nickel Plate Arts will assist vendors in connecting to electricity as it is available.

We will review all vendor applications to ensure that they meet our vision for recognizing the maker community in the Nickel Plate Arts region. Because we have limited space, several criteria will be reviewed in consideration of each vendor. Please email Les at LReinhardt@nickelplatearts.org with any questions.

Get Involved

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for this event?

Each person, organization and business has a thread to contribute to make the fabric of our community a better place to live. You can share your thread with us by becoming a corporate sponsor. Complete the form here to start a conversation.

Take a peek at some images from Hatch Fest past:

2023 Hatch Fest Application