2020 Midwest Handmade WI Artisan Fair Application

August 22nd- 23rd 2020

La Crosse Center South Hall A-B

300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse WI 54601

Friday Load in (times TBD)

Saturday Set up 7am-10am Sell 10am-4pm

Sunday Restock 9-10am Sell 10am-4pm Take Down 4pm-7pm

Business Name__________________________________

I sell (Specifics Please) __________________________________

Owner Name____________________________________

Phone Number: ________________________



WI State Sales Tax ID #_________________________________

How Long is your Load in and Set up?                                           Do you plan to load in on Friday?

Social Media/website:

If you sell online would you like a free feature on our FB page?

Wisconsin Booth Information (Circle One)

10x10 $160- Or  10x20 $320

If you need to make payments please contact us when submitting your application.


I need Electric (1 plug) Add $60.  Yes/No

Placement Requests:

Vendor Referral:

Participating Maker with the most referrals of other vendors who participate will receive $25 cash.

How did you hear about this event?

By filling out and submitting this Application I agree to:

Follow all La Crosse Center Rules and Regulations and will be held responsible for any damages I (the vendor) create.

-All Vendors must set up own booth.

-Self-promoting this show in the best interest for everyone. It takes a village. However, we will be heavily advertising in a multitude of ways. Please do not create an event page separate from our main event.  https://www.facebook.com/events/168753013819813/

-I agree that I will not take down my booth before the end of the show, or I will not be allowed back for subsequent shows.

-I’m aware that Midwest Handmade may use a gift certificate as a promotion to entice shoppers to share the event- and if the certificate is used in my shop, Midwest Handmade will pay me the certificate dollar amount in cash as soon as possible after I receive it that day. It is only to be used at the show. (please flag a MH staff member)

-You will be held fully responsible for any damage to the La Crosse Center or other vendors that you cause.

-This event is handmade only- if you are found to be selling items that are not handmade by you or repurposed in some way your booth will be immediately removed. You will not be refunded.

-No E-cigs or tobacco products or Weapons.

-NO duct tape or webbed tape can be adhered to any place.

-You must bring your own tables, chairs, table covers are a must, methods for taking payment, small bills and change, etc.

-Food vendors can provide a bite size or 1 oz sample, but foods must be packaged for later consumption. You must have a cottage food license.

-Spaces are non-refundable. (in the event our show is cancelled, you would be refunded)

-We will have staff throughout the event that can watch your booth while you go to the bathroom, take a quick break, etc.

-I know that if one of my product lines is already full for this event, I may not sell or showcase it during the event.  (Meaning you sign up as rustic crafts, and soap is already full when you apply, you will not also be able to sell soap)

Ramp parking is free on the weekends


Signature and Date:


Payment and applications can be mailed to:

Christy Arneson

545 Highland St W        Annandale, MN 55302

(Checks can be made out to Christy Arneson)


Please  let us know if you need to make monthly payments

Applications can also be sent via email. If you want to pay by credit card please do not send a check- we will send you a Square invoice to your provided email upon approval, you can then pay online with a credit or debit card.  Please email a picture that best shows your work, and a photo of your booth for advertising/jury purposes to:  MidwestHandmade@yahoo.com


Our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/168753013819813/


Please join our merchant group on Facebook:


This group would be a good resource for any vendors who want to split the cost of a hotel room with another vendor along with answering questions and getting to provide input on what you like in a good show. We also post which ways we are advertising for each show as applicable.




All vendors are required to sign and return this Hold Harmless Agreement with their Vendor Application.

By acceptance of this agreement, the exhibitor waives all claims against the La Crosse Center and Midwest Handmade for any and all liability for any damage, injury, theft, or loss incurred before, during, or as a result of the Midwest Handmade Artisan Fair. The exhibitor will indemnify and hold harmless La Crosse Center and Midwest Handmade from any and all claims, actions, or judgments arising from and related to the exhibitor’s participation in the Midwest Handmade Artisan Fair, including the acts of the exhibitor’s employees and helpers.


Print Name_____________________________________________