Art and Craft Fair

The 2022 Art and Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28 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.  Our art and craft fair features 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.  

Our application for 2022 will be released soon!

Rules and Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the following Rules and FAQs.  If your question is not answered, feel free to contact us at goodneighborfestartfair@gmail.com

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

A: This year’s Fair will be held on August 27 and 28, 2022, from 9 AM to 5 PM, at Firemen’s Park in Middleton next to Middleton High School. The Art and Craft Fair is held in the South end of the Park, which is a grassy area with many trees.

 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 one week before the Festival for any reason. If the Art and Craft Fair is canceled, all fees will be promptly refunded. 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 11 AM to 5 PM on Friday, and from 7 AM to the start of the Fair on 9 AM 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. We ask everyone to set up on Friday if at all possible. If you are unable to register Friday before 5 PM, 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 empty 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 in the past, 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 between 11 AM and 5 PM on Friday, and 7 AM and 9 AM on Saturday. You may stay for only 60 minutes, but preferably less so other vendors are able to utilize that space to unload as well. 

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

A: We have recruited some high school 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: No. 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 approved in advance, must be handmade, and must not be intended to be consumed on site.  

Q: May I provide services?

A: No. 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.