Chautauqua Festival

Chautauqua 2018

What is Chautauqua Festival?

Join us at the Longview Public Library for Chautauqua Festival 2018 on Saturday, April 14th from 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM! This event is FREE and is all about celebrating all the rich, diverse culture that Longview has to offer, including live music & performances, local authors, artists, & artisans, food trucks, face-painting, and so much more!

Chautauqua Festival 2018 Performance Schedule

10:30 AM - Downhome Cloggers (Plaza Stage 1)
11:00 AM - Lisa Egner: Texas Master Gardener (Moeschle Room)
11:00 AM - Theatre Longview Improv (Plaza Stage 2)
11:30 AM - ArtsView Children's Theatre (Plaza Stage 1)
12:00 PM - Lake Country Harmony Chorus (Moeschle Room)
12:00 PM - Kornpop: Balloon Artist (Plaza Stage 2)
12:30 PM - Broughton Line Dancers (Plaza Stage 1)
 1:00 PM - Sharon Brown Keith: Local Author (Moeschle Room)
 1:00 PM - Painting With A Twist (Plaza Stage 2)
 1:30 PM - Maryah McHam and Martyn Popey: Jazz Duo (Plaza Stage 1)
 2:00 PM - Fellowship of Christian Swordsmen (Moeschle Room)
 2:00 PM - Flower Pot Decorating (for kids) (Plaza Stage 2)
 2:30 PM - Longview Martial Arts (Plaza Stage 1)

Vendor Booths

Vendor booths will be available for you to promote your books, photography, art, creations, etc. for only $20.00! Vendors may rent a 10’ X 10’ booth space and must provide their own booths (table, chairs, tent, etc.). Vendor booth spaces are outdoors on the Longview Public Library Plaza, and a tent is strongly recommended for sun protection. Also keep in mind that it might be windy! There is a limited number of sites available with electricity.
Reserve Vendor Booth

Vendor Rules

- Chautauqua Festival is a public event for all ages. All vendors, vendor booths, and vendor merchandise must be family-friendly in nature.
- Longview Public Library reserves the right to deny admission or eject any person violating the Library's rules, local, state, or federal laws, or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by management. 
- All vendors consent to having their names, images, and/or likenesses captured in print, photographs, and/or video by the Longview Public Library and reproduced for educational and/or promotional purposes.

What does "Chautauqua" mean?

The Chautauqua (”sha-tauk-wa”) Movement was a traveling cultural tent show that toured across America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was known for bringing culture to countless communities with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers, and specialists of the day. Former United States President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that Chautauqua is “the most American thing in America.” It is in this spirit that we celebrate all of the rich culture that Longview and its surrounding areas have to offer! 


Longview News-Journal article about Chautauqua Festival 2018
Photos from Chautauqua Festival 2017 
Photos from Chautauqua Festival 2016
Photos from Chautauqua Festival 2015