Vendors General Information


  • Held Annually the weekend following Father’s Day
  • Approximately 20,000+ Visitors Annually throughout the weekend
  • Arts & Crafts, Food, and Farmers Market Item Vendors
  • Shopping Hours 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22, 2024
  • Other weekend activities: live music, carnival, children’s games, fishing contest, cornhole tournament, 5/10k run walks, grand parade + more!


GENERAL VENDOR INFORMATION (Art & Craft, Non-Profit & Sponsors)

  • 110 vendors are accepted. Registration and payment are NOT a guarantee to be accepted into our event.
  • All vendors must register and pay online. Registration opens on Jan. 3, 2024.
  • $225.00 per space
  • Participation in previous events does not reserve your space for this year’s event.
  • The deadline to request last year’s location is May 17, 2024, or until full. No exceptions.
  • A late fee of $25 will be added to applications and payments received after 5 PM on May 17, 2024.
  • Booth space size is 10’ by 20’ on an asphalt street. No other sizes are offered.
  • Vendors are required to provide their own tents and tables.
  • Electricity is available for an additional cost. Spaces are limited.
  • No generators or propane tanks allowed.
  • No water provided.
  • Vendor layout is determined by the Event Coordinator to be best for vendors and festival-goers. No changes or booth swaps are permitted after mapping is complete.
  • To apply we require a complete application including WI Seller’s Permit number, photos and/or description of the products you plan to sell, and complete payment.
  • Once you have completed and paid for registration you will receive a confirmation email that registration has been received. Please allow 5-7 business days for confirmation.
  • If accepted you will be contacted with your booth space assignment in early June.


  • No commercial or buy/sell items are allowed to be sold at this event. All items must be hand-produced domestically, either individually or by a non-assembly line process.
  • All designs must be of an original concept belonging to the artist/craft person selling this product.
  • Items sold must incorporate original work on at least half of the size of the items.
  • You will be required to remove any items in your booth that were not submitted to and approved by the Vendor Review Committee.
  • Booth shelters, tents and tables are to be supplied by the vendor.
  • Vendors must be present during the entirety of the festival. Any vendor who vacates their booth space will not be invited to return.


  • You may guarantee your last year (2023) booth space with an additional fee if you apply by the May 17, 2024, deadline, or until full. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you have a space request.
  • We cannot guarantee booth spaces unless the additional fee is paid. If you have a space request different than the guaranteed space, please email and your request will be noted.
  • To create the most effective event layout, vendor booth assignments will be based on the type of product sold and space availability at the discretion of event coordinators.


  • No motor homes, campers, overnight sleeping or generators are allowed on city streets in the vicinity of the event.
  • Vendor parking is limited to those areas specified by event coordinators. You will be asked to move vehicles and trailers from unauthorized parking areas and are expected to comply.
  • At the discretion of event organizers, vendors are not to display or sell products that are the same as or similar to products sold by HACC member local businesses or business you may sell product to.
  • Event coordinators and volunteers will be on site Friday morning at 6 AM for event set-up. There is NO VENDOR SET-UP PRIOR to 6 AM or you will be required to vacate the street at the request of the City of Hayward Police Department.
  • Vendors are responsible for maintaining a clean booth space and removing all trash from their space at the end of the festival. Trash may not be left at the curbside, please take it with you or dispose of it properly in the large receptacles on Second Street.
  • There will be a $25 fee on any returned payment.
  • This is an outdoor show – please be prepared for rain or shine! We do not issue refunds or roll over registration fees.


  • All Food Vendors requesting space must register and pay online.
  • Food Vendor Spaces are limited. Registration and payment are NOT a guarantee.
  • Participation in previous events does not reserve your space for this year’s event.
  • This is three-day festival for food booths from 9 AM to 10 PM on Friday, June 21, 9 AM to 11 PM on Saturday, June 22 and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, June 23.
  • Wisconsin Food License # required. No exceptions.
  • General Liability Insurance required for your rented space. No exceptions.
  • If you are not accepted as a vendor you will receive a full refund.
  • A late fee of $25 will be added to applications received after 5 PM on March 22, 2024.
  • You are responsible for cleaning your area of all debris. Do not leave your garbage on the curb, please bring it to the large dumpsters on Second Street.
  • Any vendor caught dumping grease or garbage will not be allowed to return.
  • Only those menu items noted on your application and accepted by the Vendor Review Committee may be sold at Musky Fest. Any vendor selling food not
    pre-approved by the Review Committee will be required to remove the item(s) from their menu.
  • Acceptance provisional on passing State Health Inspection. Contract with HACC becomes null and void if vendor fails inspection and will be asked to shut down.
  • Vendors must be present during the entirety of the festival. Any vendor who vacates their booth space will not be invited to return.


  • A Wisconsin Sellers Permit is required unless appropriate exemption information can be provided. No exceptions.
  • For Sellers permit information visit or call 1-608-266-2776.
  • FAQ for Sellers Permits can be found here.


  • Set-up 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM on the Friday of Musky Festival.
  • You may drive to your booth to unload and load as quickly as possible.
  • Once unloaded Free Parking is available in our designated vendor parking lots.
  • NOTE: Set-up and attendance is to be considered at your own risk. Security is not on site. Lost, stolen or damaged belongings with not be insured by the festival.


  • All vendors (art & craft, non-profit & sponsors) must remain set-up until close of Festival at 5:00 PM on both days. Food vendors please see above for festival hours.
  • Tear-down must be done in a timely manner.
  • Electricity will be cut off to food vendors at the close of the festival.
  • Please load as quickly as possible once vehicle is at your booth.
  • Anyone leaving early will be asked not to attend following year.
  • Please have booth packed up as much as possible before bringing vehicle to booth


  • Festival is held rain or shine. No rain date will be held.
  • No refunds for cancellations or no shows.
  • Emergencies will be addressed with documentation.

2024 Vendor Fees

Art & Craft

Base Fee $225
Guarantee Fee $30
Electricity $40
Late Fee $25

HACC Member

Base Fee $110
Guarantee Fee $30
Electricity $40
Late Fee Waived


Base Fee $90
Guarantee Fee $10
Electricity $40
Late Fee Waived


Base Fee Waived
Guarantee Fee Waived
Electricity Waived
Late Fee Waived


Base Fee $500
Guarantee Fee N/A
Electricity Included
Late Fee $25

HACC Food Member

Base Fee $425
Guarantee Fee N/A
Electricity Included
Late Fee Waived