The Vendor & Exhibitor Application Is Now Open!
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor or exhibitor for Hoopfest 2021! 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.
Riverfront Park Food, Merchandise, and Arts/Crafts Vendors
For 2021 Riverfront Park vendors, locations will include the Howard Bridge, Locust Lawn and Clock Tower Meadow. Move-in will take place on the morning of Thursday, September 9th, with operation option for Thursday afternoon and required for Friday (food only). Pricing will vary based on vendor type and booth size. 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, Merchandise, and Arts/Crafts Vendors
Street food vendor locations are spread out throughout all of downtown Spokane and are subject to September 11th and 12th operation only, with strict move-in/move-out requirements. Pricing will vary based on vendor type and booth size. Street food vendors are not allowed to sell beverages of any kind unless approved through Hoopfest prior to the event. Returning vendors have priority.
*Please note that we do not accept any apparel vendors.
The deadline to apply is May 31.
Riverfront Park Exhibitors
For 2021 Riverfront Park exhibitors, locations will include the Rotary Fountain Plaza, Locust Lawn and newly available Central Plaza just west of the U.S. Pavilion. Pricing will vary based on location and booth size. Riverfront Park exhibitors will have the option to operate on Thursday and Friday, September 9th and 10th.
Street exhibitor locations are limited to a few select areas on the site and are subject to Saturday and Sunday, September 11th and 12th operation only. Pricing will vary based on booth size.
*Please note that we consider exhibitors to be any booth that is not directly selling items from their booth.
The deadline to apply is May 31.
Sidewalk Vendor: $35
Sidewalk Vendor Upgrade: $300
Regular vendor with Business Improvement District (BID) discount: Varies on location
The deadline to apply is June 30.
Step 1: Complete the Hoopfest 2021 Vendor/Exhibitor Application once it opens on April 5th. 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 May 31st – no exceptions. All applicants will be notified of their status in the event by June 1st.
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 2021. For past vendors and exhibitors, if we do not receive the completed form by May 15th, 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 July 1st. 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 2021.
For all questions, please contact Connor Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-624-2414.
The deadline for Vendors and Exhibitors to apply is May 31.
The deadline for Downtown Business Vendors is June 30.