Holiday on the Lakeshore

  Annual Gift Show



  1. What is Holiday on the Lakeshore?

    ** A two-day Gift Show with 40+ retailers and artists under one roof **

    some local, some from out of town, and some from other states!  

    This annual event is held each year on opening weekend of deer hunting and approximately 2,200+ shoppers will attend

  2. Is there an admission charge?

    Yes, there is an admission charge.  We offer two prices.  

    $4.00 per person or $3.00 per person with a donated non-perishable food item.  Children 5 and under are free!

    The event is a fundraiser for our 501(c)3 volunteer group.  All proceeds are returned to Manitowoc County in the form of community grants and academic scholarships.  To find out more about where the proceeds go, please visit out website!

  3. Are children and strollers allowed?

    Yes, but please know that some areas (especially the Atrium) will be difficult to maneuver a stroller.

  4. Who is responsible for organizing this event?

    The event is the primary fundraiser for Service League of Manitowoc County.  Our volunteer members reach out to those in need within our county.  We are actively involved with:

    • meals on wheels delivery for Two Rivers & Manitowoc
    • Card making for meals on wheels recipients
    • Incourage (DVC)
    • Mariners Trail Garden
    • Community Done In A Day Activities

    For more information on our organization, please visit our website:
  5. Who are the Event Sponsors?

    Our 2017 Sponsors can be found on the Sponsorship page!

    We gratefully thank all of our past and present sponsors!

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  1. Who can apply for a booth?

    Holiday on the Lakeshore is a gift show, not a craft show.  Items for sale must be ready for purchase or special ordered for personalization.  If you fit this general description, than you may apply for booth space. 

    Items must be of high quality and booth approval is subject to a review by the merchant committee.

  2. How much does a merchant booth cost?

    Booths prices vary depending on the number of tables you will be using (space) and when you send your completed contract with payment in (early bird is available). 
    More information on the booth cost can be found by clicking on the merchant agreement located on the top of the merchant page.

  3. How many square feet is a merchant booth?

    Due to the layout of the Holiday Inn atrium, specific square foot measurements are not available.  Some booths may appear larger than others due to layout.  

    All booths are made up of 8' x 3' banquet tables, skirted in linen tablecloths.

  4. Who do I contact to ask about becoming a merchant?

    2017 Merchant Chair -- Patti Roth

    or  call 920.242.2753

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  1. Where is my booth located?

    Booths locations are decided on a first come first serve basis.  Contracted merchants will be contacted in early November to discuss location.

    Room layouts will be available for Merchants on Monday, November 14th.

  2. Are there special hotel rates offered for merchants?


    The Holiday Inn has a block of rooms reserved for merchants.  The rate is under negotiation at this time.  These are available for Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday night.

    Rooms may be reserved by calling (920) 682-6000.  Please mention that you are a merchant so the special rate is applied to your account.

  3. When can I begin to set up my booth?

    Holiday Inn will be ready for contracted merchant set up beginning at 7:00 am on Friday, November 18th, 2016.  Special arrangements may be made if a merchant needs to be in earlier.

    We ask that ALL merchants arrive at the Holiday Inn by NO LATER THAN NOON on Friday afternoon and that booths be set up by 2p.

  4. Can I pre-order meals for delivery to my booth?

    Yes, meals are available for pre-order.  These menu options have been emailed to contracted merchants. 

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