St. Martins Fair

On April 2, 2018, the Franklin Common Council approved adoption of Ordinance No. 2018-2322, establishing the "St. Martins First Monday of the Month Market Fair" from May through October from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

The St. Martins First Monday of the Month Market Fair will be centrally located and focused at the St. Martins Market Square Gazebo, 11230 W. Franklin Street, the first Monday in May through the first Monday in October from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. annually.   

THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES TO THE ST. MARTINS LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENT.  This will continue to be held along St. Martins Road on the Sunday before Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Labor Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.    

Selling Hours:

First Monday of the Month (May thru October) - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday of Labor Day Weekend - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Monday of Labor Day Weekend - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vendors at this fair sell an assortment  of merchandise including clothing, shoes, hardware and household items, paper products, pet supplies, cleaning supplies, sporting equipment, gift items, dried flowers and arrangements, furniture, antiques, shrubs, flowers, fruits and vegetables, prepared food, and other miscellaneous merchandise.  Special music groups also entertain the crowd throughout the Labor Day weekend event.

To sell or entertain at the St. Martins First Monday of the Month Market Fair or the Labor Day Weekend fair, vendors and entertainers must fill out an application to obtain a permit from the City of Franklin.  The permit entitles the holder to sell goods and services or operate entertainment or amusement for either a single space up to 15 feet of street frontage (available at Labor Day Fair only) or a space of over 15 feet and up to 30 feet of frontage at the fair; additional space after 30 feet is available for $5 per extra foot.  Permits must be purchased through the Office of the City Clerk, City of Franklin, 9229 W. Loomis Road, or by calling 414-425-7500.

The City does not provide spaces for vendor booths at this Fair.  Anyone interested in selling at the fair must go out to the fair area and inquire at the businesses and homes for space rentals.  The City does not keep a list of persons having space for rent.

Permit Fees: 

Food &
Monthly Fee Dates (excludes Labor Day Event) $25 $25
Annual Fee not including Labor Day $110 $60
Annual Fee including Labor Day (30 ft.) $210 $160
Annual Fee including Labor Day (15 ft.) $130 $80
Issued at Fair including Labor Day (30 ft.) $310 $260
Issued at Fair including Labor Day (15 ft.) $230 $180
Non-Intoxicating & Soda/Water Beverage $5 $5
Late Fee for Renewals $25 N/A
Pre-Inspection Fee (new or monthly applicants) $25 N/A


Contact Information:

City Clerk's Office
9229 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-425-7500
Fax:  414-425-6428

Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Martins Fair Event!

2018 St. Martin Fair Dates:

First Monday in May thru
first Monday in October
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Except Labor Day)

May 7, June 4,
July 2, August 6,
October 1

Labor Day Weekend Fair Event
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.