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Arts & Crafts

This years’ Octoberfest Arts & Crafts Show will take place on Saturday, September, 25, 2021. We will begin accepting applications online on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12 noon CST. Apply early, spots fill up fast.

Meghan Warner
Event Coordinator
Appleton Downtown Inc.

Djuanna Hugdahl
Community Partnership Director
Appleton Downtown Inc.


Enter Your Information

Wisconsin Law (sec73.03 (38), Wis. Stats.) requires that each operator of a swap meet, flea market, craft fair, or similar event must report to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue the name, address, social security number, and the Wisconsin seller's permit number (if available) of each vendor selling merchandise at the event. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted we may contact you to provide us with your social security number or Wisconsin seller's permit number.

I verify that the items I will be selling are made by me through a handcrafted process.


Farm market produce is not permitted.

Soaps, hand lotions and other related handmade products must have labeling approved by the Weights & Measures division of the Appleton Health Department.

Booth Location

New this year, Octoberfest booths will be located on the Lawrence University Campus grounds. Please review the map, prior to making your selection, as numbers and locations have changed.

Arts and Crafts Map

When selecting preference, please request either sections A, B, C, D, College Avenue – on street booths, or Youth Vendor Artists (18 years and younger).

Octoberfest takes place rain or shine on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Booth fees are due by July 30, 2021.

The booth fee is non-refundable with the following exception:
In the event that Octoberfest is cancelled for any reason, booth fees may be refunded at the sole discretion of Appleton Downtown Inc. with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.

You are responsible for your own tables, chairs, and booth furnishings. Octoberfest begins at 9:00AM and continues until 6:00PM. You may begin to set up after 5:30AM (once the Appleton Police Department deems it safe to begin). All vehicles must be removed from the site by 8:00AM.

Your booth must remain set up until the event ends and you cannot bring vehicles onto College Avenue until authorized by the Appleton Police Department, usually around 6:15PM.

Please review the booth layout map to request your preferred location. Please note, this year, applicants may be placed on the Lawrence Campus grounds or on College Avenue.

Please note any special needs you may have and we will do our best to accommodate.

Fee is $150 per booth. You will have twelve feet (12') of depth and each booth is twelve feet (12') wide.

***Compliance with current COVID protocol will be required of all Vendors. This may include, but may not be limited to, the use of masks and hand sanitizers as well as appropriate booth spacing.

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