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vendor and exhibitor information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor or exhibitor (non-food) for Hoopfest 2020! We are always looking for new food vendors and exhibitors to help enhance the overall experience for the 250,000 people that are in Spokane for Hoopfest. For those interested in applying to be a vendor or exhibitor, please complete the steps below.

VENDORS

Riverfront Park Food Vendors
For 2020 Riverfront Park food vendors, locations will include the Howard Bridge, Locust Lawn and Clock Tower Meadow. Move-in will take place on the morning of Thursday, June 25th, with operation option for Thursday afternoon and Friday. There will be one fee for all park locations based on the amount of space used. In order to be a vendor in the park, all vendors must part of the Riverfront Park Qualified Vendor Program, which will require an application if accepted into the Hoopfest vendor program. Riverfront Park food vendors will have the ability to sell beverages but must purchase all beverage products through the Riverfront Park beverage program. Returning vendors have priority.

Street Food Vendors
Street food vendor locations are spread out throughout all of downtown Spokane and are subject to June 27th and 28th operation only, with strict move-in/move-out requirements. There will be one fee for all street locations based on the space used. Street food vendors are not allowed to sell beverages of any kind unless approved through Hoopfest prior to the event. Returning vendors have priority.

EXHIBITORS

Riverfront Park Exhibitors
For 2019 Riverfront Park exhibitors, locations will include the Rotary Fountain Plaza, Locust Lawn and newly available Central Plaza just west of the U.S. Pavilion. There will be two zones in Riverfront Park with varying fees based on anticipated foot traffic. Riverfront Park exhibitors will have the option to operate on Thursday and Friday, June 25th and 26th.

Street Exhibitors
Street exhibitor locations are limited to a few select areas on the site and are subject to Saturday and Sunday, June 27th and 28th operation only. There will be one fee for all street exhibitors based on the amount of space used.

APPLICATION PROCESS​

Step 1: Complete the below Hoopfest 2020 Vendor/Exhibitor Application. No fee or deposit is required. Your business, products you are selling, past performance and prior health district reports (if applicable) will be evaluated. All applications are due by March 23, 2020 – no exceptions. If accepted, a vendor/exhibitor packet will be sent to you on April 1, 2020. If you are not accepted, a rejection letter will be sent to you at that time.

Please note – receipt and return of the application form does not mean you have automatically been accepted as an Authorized Vendor or Exhibitor for Hoopfest 2020. For past vendors and exhibitors, if we do not receive the completed form by March 23, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in Hoopfest.

Step 2: If accepted, fill out and return all requested information sent to you in the vendor/exhibitor packet including payment by May 1, 2020. Insurance certificates, layout drawings, information sheets, food and tax permits (if applicable and fire safety paper will all be required in order to participate in Hoopfest 2020. For vendors accepted, we will also have a mandatory Vendor Meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 2pm at the Hoopfest offices.

Questions?
For all questions, please contact Connor Walsh at connor@spokanehoopfest.net or 509-624-2414 ext. 105.