Every year, the poster and T-shirt art for the Fairfax Festival is decided through our annual Poster & T-Shirt Contest. Entries are submitted and voted on by the Festival Committee.

The winning entry will be the artwork judged to best capture the spirit and essence of the upcoming Festival.

There is no cost to enter. This contest is open to all artists high school age and up.

The winning artist also agrees to create the back of the t-shirt, which includes the music lineups.

How and When to Submit Your Entry

The deadline for Entry Forms and Artwork is 11:59 Thursday, March 28th.

1.    Fill out an Intent to Submit form linked here.

2.    Read the Contest Rules and the Artwork Requirements below. If your artwork doesn’t meet the requirements, we won’t be able to consider it.

3.    When your artwork is finished, email a digital copy of your artwork to Brenna Gubbins at

  • Include your name and phone number
  • If you aren’t able to scan your artwork, please take a high-quality digital photograph.


Contest Rules

  • The judges' decision is final.
  • The chosen artwork image reproduction and reproduction rights become the property of the Fairfax Festival and the Town of Fairfax.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the 1st Place winner. 1st Place will be awarded $350. The artist will also have the option to use a booth space to exhibit and sell their work in the heart of the event. If booth space declined, there is no alternate compensation.
  • No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
  • Please make sure your entry form is complete and accurate. Art work submitted which can not be matched to an entry will not be accepted!
  • An artist is allowed more than one entry, but only one piece of artwork can win.
  • The winning artist agrees to create the back of the t-shirt, including stage line-ups. 

Artwork Requirements

  • Only original artwork will be considered. Clip art or reproductions of other artists’ work are not accepted.
  • Artwork must include the following:

45th Annual Fairfax Festival and EcoFest
June 8th & 9th 2024
Parade, Saturday 10 AM
Friday Night Movie at The Baseball Field 8PM, June 7

  • Artwork should be 11x17 inches or able to be scaled to that size.
  • Digital Files must be 300dpi or higher and in CMYK mode. They can be TIFFs and EPS files but PDF is the best option.
  • No logos of any kind, including the Fairfax Festival or the EcoFest logo, may appear in the design.


Artist's Agreement

  • The chosen artwork image reproduction and reproduction rights for T-shirts and posters become the property of the Fairfax Festival and the Town of Fairfax prior to the festival and up to one month after the end of the festival.
  • The winning artist agrees to create the back of the t-shirt, including stage line-ups.

Fill Out an Intent to Submit Form

Fill out the following form to submit your poster entry

Winning poster coming soon!

Thank you to all of the amazing artists who submitted work.

Holly Pearson artwork chosen for the 2023 Fairfax Festival Poster, depicting a skeleton in a redwood grove on Bolinas park
Fairfax Festival 2016 Poster
Fairfax_Festival_Poster_2018 (1)
The winning poster from 2013
Fairfax Festival Poster 2015

The Fairfax Festival embodies the values that are dear to all Marinites: community, family, social responsibility, sustainability and, of course, a great party.

It kicks off with a traditional Family Film Night in the Ballfield on Friday night. Join us for the parade at 10 AM on Saturday, then enjoy two days of celebrating the good things in life and in Fairfax.

Come hear great local music at three stages, shop for crafts and flea market treasures, enjoy fresh, wholesome food, beer, organic wine tasting, entertain the kids in our expanded children’s area, and ponder social and environmental issues at the Ecofest. Once again we will have US PureWater filtered water stands so you can refill your water containers.

The Fairfax Festival offers something for everyone who attends. The Festival is put on by a volunteer group of your friends and neighbors. We take special pride in being a 100% volunteer group (no outside promoter needed). So come enjoy our hometown event, and be sure to support your local craftspeople, artists, flea marketers, breweries, and food purveyors.