Cow Chip Arts & Crafts Fair

Updates as of March 24, 2021:

Thank you for your patience as we work to offer a safe and rewarding Cow Chip Arts & Crafts Fair to our vendors and community. The Cow Chip Arts & Crafts Fair will move forward on Saturday, Sept 4 from 9am-5pm. 

The entire Cow Chip Festival will look a little bit different this year, and the art fair is no different. Larger aisles, fewer vendors, and an altered layout will all be used to help keep folks safe. If you were juried in as a vendor in 2020, please check your email for instructions on how to proceed.

New Vendors: At this time we are not accepting applications from new vendors to join the event. This may change though once we see how many returning vendors decide to participate. Further updates will be posted to this page, so stay tuned!

Save the Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021 | 9am-5pm

Applications for the 2021 Cow Chip Arts & Crafts Fair will open in early 2021. More details will become available at that time. Vendors who were accepted into 2020 will automatically receive a spot in the 2021 event. Please check your email for details.

Over the years, the lighthearted tradition continues! We welcome you to attend the annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival! The arts and crafts fair is a part of this festival, which sees over 40,000 attendees each year. This is one of the region’s largest events, and we invite you to submit an application to be a part of it! Our fair hosts 150 vendor spaces, which guarantees a wide variety of art and craft items for sale!

Cow Chip Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 9am-5pm. This one day, outdoor art fair is held in Marion Park, Prairie du Sac, WI., along the parade route for the larger Festival. 

Eligibility: All exhibited work must be original in concept and must have been created by the accepted applicant. 

Not Allowed: Food vendors (including dry dip mixes, salsas, samples, and honey), buy/sell items, consignment pieces, work made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, stencils, or prefabricated forms, and imported items.

Booth spaces are 15ft x 15ft, outdoor only, with no electricity access. Booth spaces are assigned based on date of application, and we will do our best to honor requests. Applications are juried blind by a committee based solely on media category and photos that are submitted.

Media Categories Accepted:

  • Fiber
  • Bath/Body/Candles
  • Ceramics
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Jewelry
  • Floral
  • Leather
  • Other

How to Apply: Zapplication

  • Both new and returning vendors must completely fill out the online application in full, including at least 5 photos of the work you plan to sell.  Previous participation in the event does not guarantee continued acceptance.
  • Applicants will be juried in May by a committee, based solely off of the photos provided. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent after jurying is complete.
  • Jury fee: $25 | Booth fee if invited: $85
  • No additional commission on sales. Vendors are responsible for collecting and paying sales tax

*Note: River Arts Inc is not accepting paper applications for this event. All applications, photos, and payments must be submitted using Zapp.

Stay tuned for the application to go live in January 2021!