applications & info
Items marked with and asterisk (*) are currently under review for the 2023 season and will be available in the coming weeks.
The food concessions along Water Street have long been a staple of Lakefair week. Traditionally this has consisted entirely of registered IRS 501 non-profit vendors as a fund-raising opportunity. In 2023, we also have limited availability for commercial for-profit vendors and local business to join the festival!
Returning non-profit vendors receive priority placement, and we maintain a waiting list for first-time entries as space permits. Note application does not guarantee acceptance, and a member of Lakefair will reach out to coordinate after the initial application.
*vendors (arts & crafts)
The vendor section at Lakefair offers a variety of unique craft items for visitors, with an emphasis on handmade items by artists and craftspeople. There is some commercial availability and a limited number of community non-profit spaces as well. Booths are available in 10x10 and 10x20 footprints, spaces are issued in the order received and repeat vendors in good standing receive priority placement.
Businesses that don't qualify for an arts & crafts booth may be accepted as part of a Sponsorship Agreement with Capital Lakefair. Sponsor packages are flexible and offer a variety of marketing opportunities in addition to a booth, see sponsorship opportunities for more information.
*Apply for Arts & Crafts Booth (coming soon)
*Release of Liability
Come and take part in one of the largest parades in the region!
*Apply for Grand Parade (coming soon)
*Release of Liability
Every summer Capital Lakefair hosts a weekend of fun and camaraderie for our out of town festival guests. This year includes the annual Presidents' Dinner, Saturday Dinner, Sunday Farewell Breakfast and Hospitality Room all weekend.
The Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake is the official host of Capital Lakefair's Hospitality Weekend. Make your reservation online or by calling 360.943.400. Reservations fill quickly so book soon!
*Register Hospitality Packet (coming soon)
*Download Packet (PDF)
*seniors' day (50+ in the park)
Lakefair's 50+ in the Park features a great variety of live entertainment, vendors, activities, prizes and giveaways! The event takes place at Heritage Park near the entertainment main stage. (2023 TBD)
Unfortunately we've had to make the difficult decision to suspend the annual Lakefair Car Show for the 2022 season. Thank you to all who have participated in the past, we hope to bring this community event back soon. (2023 TBD)
We have certain items available for rent when not in use by Lakefair, including a single/double-door ice trailer and wash trailer for food related clean up. Rentals are subject to approval by Capital Lakefair and are on a first-come basis. Please contact us with inquiries as early as possible to avoid scheduling conflicts.
Open Rental Agreement (PDF)