A completed application is required for all booths, crafters, attractions and demonstrations. New applicants: please enclose a photo or sample of your work.
Deadline: Deadline to receive applications is March 31st. Waiting list booth assignments will be placed beginning April 1st.
Craft Booths – 12’ x 12’ (approx.) space - $75. Arts and Crafts: All products must be handcrafted and indigenous to the Ozarks. No off-the-shelf or manufactured items may be sold! No consignments, flea market or commercial booths.
Food Booths pay 15% of GROSS receipts—require $50 deposit to hold space. Electricity is included. All food booths must comply with the guidelines established by the MO Dept. of Health. It is recommended that a propane heat source be used for cooking.
Sales Tax: The State of Missouri requires that sales tax be collected according to state guidelines. We are required to turn in a list of all participants to the state.
Spaces: Booth spaces are on an asphalt surface. A canopy or tarp is recommended for shade. There is no staking. You must provide all tables and display items.
Refunds: Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by August 15 or you may choose to apply the fee to reserve your space for the following year. NO REFUNDS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
Supervision: All booths must have an adult supervisor or an adult in charge at all times.
Restrictions: Marshmallow guns, rubber band guns and slingshots are prohibited. Music may not be played by any booth or food vendor without prior consent from the booth coordinator. The Hootin an Hollarin committee reserves the right to remove any item from the show that may be dangerous or offensive to festival participants.
Hours: The official kick-off for Hootin an Hollarin is 5 p.m. on Thursday evening; activities begin on Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. Square dancing begins at 9 p.m. each night. Vendors are encouraged to stay open for sizable crowds.
Check-in and set-up: There will be no set-up prior to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please check in at the Hootin an Hollarin Information Booth—a map is available on the web-site.
Parking: There is no parking on the square except to load and unload, then vehicles must be moved. There is no vehicle entry to the square during parade times and periods with high crowd traffic. If vendors wish to leave before the end of the festival, all sale items, tents, tables, etc. must be carted out.
Emergency: If you have an emergency during the festival, please call the number listed below, or stop by the Hootin an Hollarin Information Booth.
LaVese Ericksen – 417-989-0462
Hootin an Hollarin
P.O. Box 488
Gainesville, MO 65655