First things first: Here is the Facebook event for this show. Be sure to RSVP, and share it widely with your business and personal networks on all your social media channels! We’ll be boosting the event as the show gets closer, but the more people we have ‘interested’ and ‘going’ before that happens, the bigger the crowds!
- Saturday: 9am-6pm
- Sunday: 10am-5pm
On Saturday morning, there is a large parade that takes place around the park where we’re vending. While we don’t expect the parade hours (10am-noon) to be super buy for vending, feedback from last year was that vendors wished we had been open before the parade, as the crowds gathered in the area. So this year we’ll be open starting at 9am, though you are welcome to open your booth as early as 8am if you’d like, as that is when people start assembling around the park to get in position for the parade.
Load-in will be on Friday, August 4th. You will be entering right at the corner of the baseball diamond, outlined in white below.
Here’s an overhead with access lanes in white. Wide vehicles will have to move west (to the left) and turn south. Regular cars can move directly south behind the backstop of the soft ball field.
Is not provided, as the organizers don’t have a good way to bring power down the vendor lines without adding a big tripping risk. So, be sure to bring battery-operated lights for when it gets dark (easily purchased at Ikea or at the hardware store).
- Booth size is 10′ x 10′
- You will need to bring your own EZ-up
- There will be overnight security, so you won’t have to tear down your booth on Saturday night. Although, do not leave anything super valuable, as it is not the responsibility of UCU or Magnolia Summerfest
- If you are a food-related vendor, you’ll need to make sure you have your temporary food service permit on hand in case the Health Department comes to check
- PLEASE bring weights for your tent. Last year we had a lot of issues with unweighted tents blowing over after the sun went down. A simple solution if you don’t have sandbag or other tent weights is to buy simple 1 gallon water jugs at the grocery and tie those to the feet of your tent.
The 10% of sales that we mentioned is part of your booth fee, is required by the Seattle Parks Department for any vending that takes place within a city park. When you load in on Friday, we’ll give you an envelope with your business name written on it. Once the weekend is over, you’ll put your 10% fee in the envelope (cash, or check made out to Seattle Parks Department — and this is just on the honor system), and hand it to us during load-out.
Sunday load-out will start at 5pm. Cars can come on the grounds.