Artisans’ Gallery and Swap Meet!

Activities taking place at the Clarion Hotel Ballroom

Clarion Hotel

1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
BreyerFest continues after dark at the Clarion! Visit the Artisans' Gallery and Swap Meet for awe-inspiring shopping!

Artisans' Gallery

Thursday, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

BreyerFest is proud to host the hobby's finest artists and craftsmen. Artists will be on hand to display and sell their custom creations. The Artisans' Gallery is the perfect place to find a very special addition to your collection. For more information on participating as an artist, please see the Artisans' Gallery application.

Be a part of the event that showcases talented artists from the world of model horse collecting and beyond! Artists will be featured in the event program! Please note, you must be accepted by May 5th to be included in the program.

Early Bird Special: Secure your table by April 1st and receive a BreyerFest Guest Pin FREE!

Media may be original sculpture, bronze, wood, resin, clay, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, oil painting, pencil portraiture, custom tack, and customized Breyer models. Subject should be equine-related, but may also include other animal subjects as well. Submitting an application does not constitute acceptance into the Artisans' Gallery. Pictures and/or samples of the artist's work must be submitted to Breyer with completed application and full payment for approval.

You must be a three-day ticket holder to display and sell in the Artisans' Gallery.

Click Here for the Artisans' Gallery Application

Join the Swap Meet!

Friday, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Clarion Hotel Ball Room

Are you looking to sell or trade some of your Breyer models? Do you want to check out what other collectors are doing to customize their models, or get some tips and tricks for your own? The Swap Meet is the place for you!

Interested in having a table at the Swap Meet?


A limited number of tables are available so book yours early!

BreyerFest Breakables Live!

Thursday, 3:00 pm
A great way to kick off BreyerFest! This show is restricted to equine models made of china. Due to the delicate nature of the models, only show participants are permitted past the viewing area. Registration required.

Class List
Entry Packet
Entrant Form

Best Customs Contest

Good Things Come In Small Packages!


The Best Customs Contest was introduced in 2015 to honor the work of the many fine artists working in the Model Horse Hobby. The contest honors the best of the best in customizing and has been very popular the last two years. With the addition of a fifth division this year, we believe that we finally have something here for everyone! These divisions include: Excellence in Finish Work, Fantasy, Most Extreme Custom, Best Custom for Performance Excellence (shown with Tack and Rider), and Theme. This year's theme is ‘Good Things Come in Small Packages' so you can expect to see lots of Paddock Pals, Stablemates, and Mini Whinnies.

Prizes include a Special Edition BreyerFest Best Customs Traditional Model for the first place winner of each division and Special Edition Stablemates Best Customs Models for the second and third place winners of each division. The winners and our finalists will receive a special Rosette as well.

To enter you will need to submit a photo of your custom to [email protected] for initial judging no later than Thursday, June 15th, 2017, 11:59 pm EST. No late entries allowed! The three finalists for each division will be notified on/about July 1, 2017 and will be responsible for getting their model to BreyerFest to be displayed at the Artisans' Gallery.

For more information and the complete rules click here!