If you did not participate in the 2016 Hootin an Hollarin festival and are interested in displaying your booth for 2017 season, you must complete the Waiting List Application.

DO NOT COMPLETE a vendor application until we have informed you of your booth eligibility for the 2017 season. Applications for this year's show were handed out during the 2016 festival.

Also, please note that by applying for the waiting list you are not guaranteed a spot. You will be put on a waiting list. Click the button below for the Waiting List Application.

Waiting List Application

Vendors who participated last year (2016) have until March 31, 2017 to submit a Vendor Application.


Vendor Application


1/18/2017 - Added 2017 Waiting List and Vendor Application

Vendors: Marshmallow guns, rubber band guns and slingshots are prohibited.

Vendor Information in PDF Format

Applications: 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 31, 2017. Waiting list booth assignments will be placed beginning April 1.

Fee Schedule: Craft Booths – 12’ x 12’ (approx.) space - $75. Food Booths pay 15% of GROSS receipts—require $50 deposit to hold space. Electricity is included.

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.

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: 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.

Supervision: All booths must have an adult supervisor or an adult in charge at all times.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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