Art and Craft Fair

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and fully intend to hold the 2020 Art and Craft Fair at this time.  Note: booth fees are fully refundable for any reason up to two weeks before the Festival, and all fees will be fully refunded in the event that we need to cancel.

The 2020 Art and Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, August 29 & Sunday, August 30 from 9am – 5pm each day.  The Art and Craft Fair features artists and crafters offering a diverse selection of handmade, original products including jewelry, metal/glass art, folk art, fiber, ceramics, embroidery and so much more!  Commercial products, including buy/sell items, are not allowed – everything is 100% handcrafted goods!

Proceeds from booth fees at the Art and Craft Fair will go to the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Education Foundation, which will use the funds to increase participation by underrepresented groups in the visual and performing arts in District schools.  

Booth Registration

Registration for 2020 is now open!  Click below for a downloadable registration form.  You may mail in a check to the address on the form, or pay by credit card using the link below.

Reserve by May 31 and save $25!

Rules and Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, please read the FAQs and Rules below.  If your question is not answered, feel free to contact us at

Q: When and where is this year’s Art and Craft Fair?

A: This year’s Fair will be held on August 29 and 30, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Fireman’s Park in Middleton next to Middleton High School.

Q: Why aren’t the Middleton Jaycees running the Art and Craft Fair?

A: The Middleton Jaycees have disbanded as an organization as of 2020. Former members of the Middleton Jaycees will be assisting the Foundation in a smooth transition of the Art and Craft Fair, and have transferred over all registrations they have received to date. The Foundation is extremely grateful for the many years of service of the Jaycees to the Art and Craft Fair and the Good Neighbor Festival!

Q: What is the cost?

A: The cost is $125 per booth space if you register on or before May 31st. The cost is $150 per booth space after May 31st. Double size booth space is available for $250/$300 per booth. Applicants by mail must have their application postmarked and mailed on or before May 31st to be eligible for the discounted price.  Post dated checks will not be accepted.  Applications with post dated checks will be returned to the vendor and their application will not be considered until a valid check is received. Applications will not be processed until full payment is received. All applications must be made online or postmarked by August 17.

 Q: If I have registered and am later unable to attend can I receive a refund of my registration fee?

A: Yes. All refund requests must be submitted in writing (email or mailed) at least two weeks before the Festival. Refunds will not be given for adverse weather or after the cutoff date. 

 Q: When will I know my booth number and when can I set up?

A: Booth numbers will not be available until registration on Friday. Registration will run from 10 a.m. -7 p.m. on Friday, and resume at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday. You may set up your booth after you register with the Art and Craft Fair Coordinator at the registration table, which will be visible from North Avenue. Please do not set up before you register with the Coordinator as you may be out of position and then must be required to move. If you are unable to register Friday before 7 p.m., you must wait until Saturday morning to register, receive your booth assignment and set up your booth.

Q: How big are the booths?

A: Booths are 15′ wide by 10′ deep. These are blank spaces, to be filled with your own tent and products.   

Q: Is this a juried show?

A: No. The Art and Craft Fair is not juried or judged.

Q: Am I guaranteed the same booth I had last year or my requested booth?

A: No. Booths are assigned to applicants in the order they are received based on their requests. Reasonable efforts are made to assign vendors their first or second choice. If we are unable to assign your first or second choice we will try to assign you a booth near your requested area.  The Coordinator reserves the right to move your booth assignment outside your preferred area for safety reasons to accommodate your requests to use special equipment (such as generators).  

***Booth requests are not guarantees***

Q: Where can I drop off my merchandise?

A: Many vendors use North Avenue to drop off their merchandise. Please be aware that North Avenue is a public street that is subject to parking restrictions during the Good Neighbor Festival. You may use North Avenue only as an unloading zone and stay there for only 60 minutes so other vendors are able to utilize that space to unload as well.  On Friday at 5:30 p.m., North Avenue will be closed for a short period of time for the Good Neighbor Festival’s kiddie parade, and traffic will not be able to move in or out of the area.

Q: Will there be people to help me unload/load my merchandise?

A: We are planning to recruit high school art club students to assist with loading and unloading. If you choose to use these volunteers, neither the volunteers nor the Art and Craft Fair are responsible for any damage.  

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: The show will continue as scheduled regardless of rain. There are no refunds due to adverse weather. In the event of rain, sawdust will be provided for the aisles only. Vendors are responsible for sawdust in their booths should they need it. Vendors are required to rake up all sawdust used in their booth prior to leaving the show. Use of straw is not allowed by the City of Middleton.

Q: Is there security overnight?

A: Yes. The Good Neighbor Festival provides security to monitor the park overnight.  However, the festival grounds cover a large area, and the security personnel cannot be everywhere at all times. Vendors are encouraged to take all valuable items with them when they leave for the night, including cash drawers/lock boxes.  Neither the Good Neighbor Festival or the MCPASD Education Foundation is responsible for any lost, stolen, damaged goods or property.

Q: Are refreshments offered to vendors?

A: No. We cannot offer free refreshments to vendors such as coffee and donuts as other non-profit organizations sell these items in other areas of the festival.

Q: If I need to use the restroom or leave my booth will there be someone there to watch it for me?

A: We are not able to provide a booth sitting service.  Restrooms are located in the middle of the festival.

Q: Where will the Art and Craft Fair Coordinator be during the show if I have a question?

A: The Coordinator will be on the Good Neighbor Festival grounds during the hours of the art show and circulating regularly throughout the art show area.  A cell phone number will be provided to vendors to contact the Coordinator during the Festival.

Q: May I sell commercial products?

A: No. Commercial products are not allowed. Only original handmade goods may be sold at the art show.  All decisions about originality will be made by the Coordinator and are final.  The sale of ‘buy/sell’ items is a violation of the show rules and immediate grounds from dismissal from the show.

Q: May I sell food products?

A: Yes, but the product you sell must be handmade, cannot be a product that trustee organizations sell, and all food items must be approved by the Coordinator prior to the show. 

Q: May I provide services?

A: The sale of services such as caricatures, face painting, tattooing (temporary or permanent) and massage is not an authorized.  Any vendor selling services will be asked to discontinue the sale of said service or asked to leave the show without a refund.

The Good Neighbor Festival is a community celebration in Middleton, WI, held the last weekend of August since 1964.