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We invite you to participate in the Carroll County Arts Council’s annual holiday fundraiser. This event attracts hundreds of visitors to our community and is a marvelous way to get in the holiday spirit.

November 10, 2017

Donation Drop Off Dates

Saturday, November 18, 10am – 4pm
Monday, November 20, 10am – 4pm
Tuesday, November 21, 10am – 7pm
Late entries cannot be accepted

New this year we will also welcome donations of original holiday and winter-themed artwork and other fine crafts.

Participation Guidelines

  • Our visitors have come to expect extraordinary entries and we encourage our decorators to help us maintain these artistic standards. Whether your entry is comical or elegant --- make sure it stands out in the crowd! Visit our website for photographs of entries from previous years.
  • All wreaths do not have to have a “Christmas” theme --- seasonal and year-round wreaths are welcome.
  • Please limit the size of your entry to no larger than 32 inches in any dimension.
  • Kids are welcome to participate – but we strongly encourage them to work WITH an adult to make sure their wreath is of the quality that would appeal to our bidders. There is not a special “kids” category.
  • Fresh wreaths or those with perishable or live decorations are discouraged.
  • Plug-in decorative lights can be used. If battery operated lights are used, replacement batteries must be provided by the decorator so that the wreath can remain lit for the full 10 days.
  • Gift cards or other special items are most welcome! Be sure they are securely attached to your wreath for security purposes, or presented in a separate envelope for CCAC to give to the high bidder.
  • If you wish to donate gift certificates or merchandise with a value of $100 or more we will gladly provide a wreath created by a talented artist to accompany your donation.


The public will vote for their favorites and CCAC will also present artistic awards in a variety of categories.

Be Our Guests

Decorators and artists will be our guests for a special viewing on the big screen of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” performed by The Wiener Staatsballett with screenings at 11:00am or 2:00pm on Saturday, December 2nd. Vouchers for 2 complimentary tickets will be given out when you drop off your donation.


As this is an Arts Council fundraiser and a family event, we reserve the right not to display a donation that is deemed inappropriate, offensive, unsafe, too large, of unacceptable quality, or is not pre-registered.

By entering this event I agree to the terms stated in the Registration Guidelines and agree that all submitted items become the property of the Carroll County Arts Council (CCAC) and will be sold to benefit them. Any unsold items will be disposed of at the sole discretion of the CCAC. By entering the Festival I also agree to allow my name and images of my submission to be retained indefinitely and used by the CCAC in any future print or electronic promotion, publicity materials, or retail products.




Once you have registered you will receive an email reminder within one week of the drop-off dates.



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