Good Neighbor Festival Art and Craft Show Information
  • Over 100 booths with Handmade Wood Crafts, Jewelry, Pottery, stone work and More. Great Gift Ideas!!
  • Dates: Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26, 2018.
  • Hours: 9am - 5pm each day (times subject to change)
  • Location: Fireman's Park, Middleton, WI (located next to Middleton High School)
  • Sales of Commercially Available Products are NOT ALLOWED.
  • Click here for the 2018 Good Neighbor Festival Art and Craft Show vendor application!
  • If you have questions concerning the Art Fair please read the FAQs.  If your question is not answered feel free to contact the Art Show Coordinators, at goodneighborfestartfair@gmail.com.
  • The 2018 Good Neighbor Festival Art and Craft Show Rules.

  

Art Show FAQ

Q: When are the dates, times, and location for this year's art and crafts show?

A: This year's show will be held on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday August 26th from 9am to 5pm (times subject to change) at Fireman's Park in Middleton next to Middleton High School.

 

Q: How do I apply?

A: You can download an application and mail it to the following address:

                        Middleton Jaycees

                        PO Box 620154

                        Middleton, WI 53562

 

Q: What is the cost?

A: The cost is $125 per booth if you register on or before May 31st. The cost is $150 per booth after May 31st. Applicants 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 postmarked by August 18th.

 

Q: How big are the booths?

A: Booths are 15' x 10'.  The 15 foot side is adjacent to the aisle were customers walk while the 10 foot is how deep the booth is.  

 

Q: Is this a juried show?

A: No. While the Art Show Coordinator does ask for proof of originality the show does not have a formal jury.

 

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, August 26th. Registration will run from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24th and resume at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25th. You may set up your booth after you register with the Art Show Coordinator at the registration table which will be visible from North Avenue. Please do not set up before you register with the Art Show Coordinator as you may be out of position and then must be required to move.   We cannot guarantee early (Friday) registration outside of the noon to 4:00pm scheduled registration time.  If you are unable to register Friday you must wait until Saturday morning to register, receive your booth assignment and set up your booth.  ***times subject to change within a week prior to show to ensure a member is available to conduct registration***

 

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 Art Show 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: 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 to the Middleton Jaycees at least two weeks before (postmarked and mailed no later than August 11th, 2018) the art show start date.  Refunds will not be given for adverse weather or after the cutoff date.  

 

Q: Where can I drop off my merchandise?

A: Many vendors park on North Avenue to drop off their merchandise. Please realize that North Avenue is a public street that is subject to no 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 parking to unload as well.  On Friday, August 24th at 5:30 p.m., North Avenue will be closed off 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: No. While an effort may be made to secure volunteers to help vendors, the Middleton Jaycees and the Good Neighbor Festival Art & Craft Fair do not guarantee help for loading and unloading.  Many of the city’s non-profit organizations are already busy this weekend with their own fundraising throughout the festival.

 

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, the Middleton Jaycees will provide sawdust for the aisles only. Straw is not authorized by the city of Middleton. 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.

 

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.  The Middleton Jaycees are not responsible for any lost, stolen, damaged goods or property.

 

Q: Do the Jaycees offer refreshments to vendors?

A: No. The Middleton Jaycees 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: The Middleton Jaycees do not provide a booth sitting service.  Restrooms are located in the middle of the festival.

 

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

A: The Art Show Coordinator will be on the Good Neighbor Festival grounds during the hours of the art show and circulating regularly through the art show area.  In the event you need to reach the Art Show Coordinator during the show, ask someone at the GNF Concession stand to page them.

 

Q: May I sell commercial products?

A: No. Commercial products are not authorized.  Only original handmade goods may be sold at the art show.  All decisions about originality will be made by the Art Show 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 homemade, cannot be a product that trustee organizations sell, and all food items must be approved by the Art Show Coordinator prior to the show.  The Middleton Jaycees/Art Show Coordinator reserve the right to deny/restrict the selling of any food product for any reason by any art show vendor at any time.

 

Q: May I provide services?

A: The sale of services such as face painting, tattooing (temporary or permanent), massage, etc... is not an authorized aspect of the Good Neighbor Festival Art and Crafts Show.  Any vendor selling services without the prior approval of the Art Show Coordinator will be asked to discontinue the sale of said service or asked to leave the show without a refund.