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Everything you need to be an artist at Harrisburg Fringe

So you’re thinking about applying for the Harrisburg Fringe?

Below are some things you need to know before completing your application to make sure that you’re fully ready to apply and enter the Fringe Lottery! Select an button below to learn more.

The 1st Annual Harrisburg Fringe Festival takes place July 6-9, 2023.


What is a BYOV or Bring Your Own Venue?

A BYOV is a performance venue operated by a partner venue as an extended branch of the Harrisburg Fringe. Tickets are still available for these shows on our website, but there is limited tech, venue, and marketing support.

If you have questions about the BYOV process, please email Co-Producer, Chris Gibson, at


Perform in a non-traditional space.

In addition to Festival Managed theatre performances, Harrisburg Fringe also allows artists the opportunity to present shows in a Site-Specific format. These are considered to be “found spaces” not in a traditional theatre space. For example: outside underneath a tree, in an empty retail space, or someone’s backyard!


Artists are responsible for securing their location, technical, and staffing needs. 


Co-Producers, Brianna Dow and Chris Gibson will reach out to you to talk through your concept to approve.  If accepted, the administration fee is $50 and must be paid within 72 hours of approval. Application must be submitted to be considered for the Site-Specific format.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Co-Producer Chris Gibson at


Visual Fringe is the visual art subset of the Harrisburg Fringe Festival that features drawing, painting, sculpture, design, jewelry making, and much more.

Visual Fringe will be located at several Harrisburg galleries. More information coming soon!

If you have a question, please contact Co-Producer Brianna Dow at


Kids Fringe is a one-day, kid-friendly fringe festival happening on Saturday during the Harrisburg Fringe. Performances, workshops, meet and greets, and interactive art experiences are offered by touring and local Fringe artists, local arts organizations and local artists.


Kids Fringe is on July 8, 2023 from 10am-4pm outside at the 1300 Block of 3rd Street, Harrisburg, in the lot next to the Broad Street Market and Across from Radish and Rye.

If you are interested in being a vendor, performer, or volunteer at Kids Fringe, please contact


The Outdoor Stage is open on Saturday of the Festival, providing entertainment from music to poetry, and so much more! The stage is located in the Kids Fringe area located on the 1300 Block of 3rd Street. There is a small platform stage and is great for local musicians, performers, and also for Fringe Artists, this is a great opportunity to perform material that is different than your show!

Amplification needs will be discussed with each booked act during the booking process and ultimately will be at the discretion of Fringe staff.

To apply to play on the Outdoor Stage or if you have any questions, please contact

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