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K9 Carnival

Saturday July 27th


Cedarburg City Hall Lawn 

DOGS WELCOMED! Something that we can’t say during all our other festivals, but this one is just for dogs (and their people)! Come and be a part of celebration all things pooch, with a marketplace, demonstrations, meet & greet with some of the cutest pups around, food and drinks! We will even have dog rescue organizations on hand pre-screening for fostering and adopting.

THIS FESTIVAL IS CURATED - The goal is to have a diverse offering of products with a solid mix of established vendors and new-to-the-scene vendors, as well as to keep from over saturating any one category.  

​THIS APPLICATION IS FOR K9 Carnival 2024 vendors:

  • Artisanal Vendors - those who handcraft items such as collars, leashes, or pet-related food products

  • Marketplace Vendors - those who resell pet items

  • Service Providers – Rescue organizations, vet clinics, pet groomers, trainers, dog walking, waste collection, etc..

  • Other 





  • $10 non-refundable application fee is required with application. ​

  • Vendors booth fees are $75 for ONE 10x10 space. You are allowed to purchase up to two spaces, space allowing.

  • Service provider booth fees are $100 for ONE 10x10 space. You are allowed to purchase up to two spaces, space allowing.

  • Booth fees are nonrefundable. No exceptions made. 




BOOTH SPACES AND SETUP - NOTE: Booths will be in the City Hall lawn or in the Community Center parking lot.

  • Single booth spaces are 10’ x 10’, double booth spaces are 10’ x 20’

  • Tents larger than your selected booth area are not permitted.   

  • Booth spaces are on blacktop/cement or in grassy area. Your contract will indicate which area you will be in.

  • All booths must be weighed down with a minimum 50lb weight per side. Vendors must supply their own weights (sandbags or water weights, not pole circular weights). Tent stakes will not work for booths located on cement. FOC is not responsible for damaged or blown over tents.

  • Electricity is NOT available

  • Vendors must supply all of their own tents, tent walls, chairs, tables, etc. 

  • No sharing of booth spaces is permitted

  • Load-in/set-up is on Saturday, July 27th  beginning at 9am

  • Vendors must be in their booths and set up by 12pm.

  • Booth permits are required to be posted and visible at all times in booth.

  • There are no festival specific parking areas. Vendors will need to park on city streets.


April 1st - Applications are available online


May 1st – Application deadline


May 15th – Vendors notified via email of application acceptance or rejection. Up to 10 vendors may be put on a waitlist. Contracts will be sent to accepted vendors at this time as well. 

May 31st – Vendor contract with booth payment and all forms due. If a vendor fails to submit items by due date their space will be forfeited to a waitlisted vendor.


June 1st – Waitlisted vendors notified regarding participation


Early July – Load-in information sent to vendors via email​


Festivals of Cedarburg welcomes applicants in the following categories to use this application to apply: makers, resellers, and service providers of canine/pet related items and services


Festivals of Cedarburg reserves the right to refuse or reject an incomplete application, or any products we feel are not appropriate for the integrity of the Festivals. The sale of weapons, alcohol, or tobacco is prohibited. Decisions made by Festivals of Cedarburg staff are final. 



Please practice patience and understanding with everyone at this fun art and community festival. During set-up, the days of the event, and take-down, vendors are expected to behave respectfully toward all event staff, volunteers, their fellow vendors, and festival guests. If any vendor is observed to be disrespectful, Festivals of Cedarburg reserves the right to refuse participation in subsequent events. It is MANDATORY that each participant read and sign the Festivals of Cedarburg Code of Conduct in order to participate.


Applications submitted are reviewed by Festivals of Cedarburg. Selection is made based on a number of criteria when looking at vendor applications including quality of items, presentation, attractive booth set up, and price point. Exclusions can include but are not limited to: duplication (too many accepted vendors of similar product), space allowance, and if the vendors product doesn't fit with the festival atmosphere. Submissions that do not meet eligibility requirements (see Eligibility, above) will not be accepted.

Festivals of Cedarburg can accept approx. 25 vendors/booth spaces to participate in K9 Carnival. Acceptance decisions are final. Up to 5 vendors may be waitlisted. Please refer to the important dates listed above. 

Four (4) digital images that accurately represent the products to be sold must be included with the vendor's online application form. Vendors must also submit one (1) booth image. Booth images are taken into account during the jury process.


Accepted vendor application images may be used for festival publicity purposes. All vendors will be credited if their images are used (vendors will be tagged if social media handles are provided in application).

Applicants who are accepted into the festivals are required to provide a completed Wisconsin Temporary Sales form and proof of event insurance with minimum coverage of $300,000. A SSN or FEIN is required of all participating applicants in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Temporary Events Program. Artists not conforming to Wisconsin Department of Revenue regulations may not exhibit. Contracts cannot be processed until all required materials (contract, booth fee, tax form, proof of insurance, code of conduct) are received. 


We require a minimum of $300K insurance coverage for your booth, you can check your home owner or renters insurance or you can get affordable temporary insurance:

Unless special arrangements have been made with Festivals of Cedarburg, correspondence (including acceptance) will be sent to the email address provided through the online application system. It is the responsibility of the vendor to check their email regularly. PLEASE notify Festivals of Cedarburg of changes to email addresses or contact info/mailing address. THIS IS IMPORTANT AS WE SEND BOOTH PERMITS VIA USPS MAIL.

Images submitted on application must be representative of the items exhibited at the festivals. During the festivals, Festivals of Cedarburg staff have the authority to require that any items deemed not consistent with the submitted material, ineligible (see Eligibility, above), or otherwise inappropriate, be put away.  

Per federal statute, the Festivals of Cedarburg is not liable for copyright infringement by artists, and it is the legal responsibility of every artist to comply with all applicable copyright and intellectual property laws.

FOR REGULAR FESTIVALS: Per City of Cedarburg ordinance 7-14-1, Festivals Celebration Permit: Prohibition of Animals, pets are NOT allowed in the festival grounds or Cedar Creek park for special events. Non-service animals will be asked to leave the event. *THIS ORDINANCE IS LIFTED FOR THIS LOCATION DURING K9 CARNIVAL ONLY



Once a vendor has accepted, no application or booth fee refunds will be granted for vendors who withdraw from the show. The event will be held rain or shine. In case of severe inclement weather, no refunds will be given.

FESTIVALS OF CEDARBURG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to work toward sustaining a vital and healthy business and retail community by showcasing the city’s attributes, encouraging tourism, fostering civic, cultural, and educational interests.

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